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The Vintage Baker: More Than 50 Recipes from Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles (Hardcover)
This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and—surprise! —a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware—really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts—this is a gem.
About the Author
Jessie Sheehan is the coauthor of Icebox Cakes (Chronicle Books) and has contributed to many other cookbooks. She writes, bakes, and develops recipes for sweets in Red Hook, Brooklyn, not far from her beloved Baked, the bakery where she got her start.
Alice Gao is a New York City–based photographer.
"The hard-won result of collection, testing, and tweaking hundreds of heirloom recipes gathered from vintage baking booklets, Jessie Sheehan's The Vintage Baker is a sweet blend of cheeky nostalgia and modern-day baking innovation. Expect to find revamps of classic standards like silky Bavarian Pie with a Mexican Hot Chocolate twist, rich Devil's Food Cake with espresso undertones, and a glossy chocolate- and ginger-glazed update of Molasses Doughnuts."
-Bake From Scratch Magazine
A Washington Post Best cookbook of 2018!
"When I came across The Vintage Baker, I knew it was for me. Just reading it puts me in a very happy place." - Nigella Lawson