A self-taught cook and blogger gives 100 recipes of deliciousness in "Joy the Baker Cookbook" by Joy Wilson.
With lovely and large photographs of delicious looking treats, Wilson includes a chapter on kitchen tips to make the most out of your home baking experience.
The book is then divided into five more chapters - Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes and other lesser breakfast items, I Need a Hug or a Brownie Maybe Both, Oh Happy Day, I Think I Just Ate Chocolate for Dinner and Have Dessert Will Travel. Every chapter has an introduction by Wilson written with her characteristic quirky wit.
“Joy the Baker Cookbook” gives rice cereal treats a twist with some peanut butter added to the mix. (Photo by Amy Phelps)
Pancakes Pancakes Pancakes has recipes for breakfast or even snacks. There's such yummy delights as Oatmeal Raspberry Ginger Scones, Vegan Pumpkin Pecan Bread, Extra Crumb Coffee Cake, Bacon Black Pepper Waffles, Toasted Coconut Dutche Baby with Banana and Pineapple, Oatmeal Cookie Pancakes and lots more.
I Need a Hug Or a Brownie Or Maybe Both is intended to be the ultimate comfort food chapter.
There's such delicious-looking goodies as Chocolate Brownie Cookies with White Chocolate and Roasted Macadamia Nuts, S'Mores Brownies, Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, Banana Coconute Cream Pie, Baked Chili Cheese Fries and lots more.
Oh Happy Day is recipes for celebrations like Texas Sheet Cake, Peanut Butter Birthday Cake, Red Velvet Marble Cake, Vegan Chocolate Avocado Cupcakes with Vegan Chocolate Buttercream, Strawberry Cookie Dough Ice Cream and much more.
I Think I Just Ate Chocolate For Dinner is all things chocolate like The Perfect Cup of Hot Chocolate, Chocolate Fudge Brownies with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting, Chocolate and Salty Peanut Butter Ice Cream, Single Girl Melty Chocolate Cake, Easy White Chocolate Mousse and more.
Have Dessert, Will Travel is recipes that are intended to be portable, like Cream Cheese Pound Cake, Trail Mix Cookies, Orange Gingerbread Squares with Cream Cheese Frosting, Lavender Lemon Bars and more.
I found a recipe for Browned Butter Peanut Butter Crispy Rice Treats and immediately made it, remembering a recipe for Breakfast Bars back in my 4-H days which were basically this and remembered how to die for they were.
These were no exception. Adding peanut butter to the marshmallow and butter mix before stirring in the crispy rice cereal and pressing it into a pan makes this crispy bar treat extra special. This was intended to be browned butter, but my mom didn't have butter and I soon learned margarine doesn't "brown." I want to try this one again to see if the browned butter makes much of a difference in taste.
Who am I kidding, I want to devour the treats again!
"Joy the Baker Cookbook" is published by Hyperion. It is $19.99.
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