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Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Compelling Recipes

Joy the Baker Cookbook

Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Compelling Recipes

by Joy Wilson

Publisher: Hyperion

Publication Date: February 2012

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Featured Recipe: Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies

Joy the Baker Cookbook includes everything from”Man Bait” Apple Crisp to Single Lady Pancakes to Peanut Butter Birthday Cake. The author’s philosophy is that everyone loves dessert; most people are just looking for an excuse to eat cake for breakfast. Joy Wilson, the voice behind the popular blog Joy the Baker, is obsessed with butter, sugar, cream, and dark chocolate. Joy’s love for sweets began at an early age with her father, a fanatical pie baker, and her mother, a cake decorator. Joy quickly learned that the shortest route between her and a warm batch of brownies was a bowl, wooden spoon, and hot oven. Joy is a self-taught baker whose obsession was honed as a Ben and Jerry’s cake decorator and a professional baker in various bakeries in Los Angeles. In her first cookbook, Joy illustrates that muffins are best served warm, bread should be studded with chocolate, and even avocados can be made into cake. It’s a simple celebration of butter, sugar, and flour.

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