The Vanilla Bean Baking Book

Recipes for Irresistible Everyday Favorites and Reinvented Classics

Publisher: Penguin Canada
Sarah Kieffer knows that you don’t have to be a professional baker in order to bake up delicious treats. Though she started out baking professionally in coffee shops and bakeries, preparing baked goods at home for family and friends is what she loves best—and home-baked treats can be part of your everyday, too. In The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, she shares 100 delicious tried-and-true recipes, ranging from everyday favorites like Chocolate Chip Cookies and Blueberry Muffins to re-invented classics, like Pear-Apple Hard Cider Pie and Vanilla Cupcakes with Brown Butter Buttercream. Sarah simplifies the processes behind seemingly complicated recipes, so baking up a beautiful Braided Chocolate Swirl Bread for a cozy Sunday breakfast or a batch of decadent Triple Chocolate Cupcakes for a weeknight celebration can become a part of your everyday baking routine. Filled with charming storytelling, dreamy photos, and the tips and tricks you need to build the ultimate baker’s pantry, The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is filled with recipes for irresistible treats that will delight and inspire.

PRAISE FOR

“With a welcoming ease, Sarah Kieffer creates recipes that appeal to tradition and homespun comfort, but with a subtle modernity that makes the tried-and-true into something new. The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is the fully realized extension of Sarah’s much-followed style, and it will surely appeal to an enormous audience.” —Tara O’Brady, author of Seven Spoons

“In The Vanilla Bean Baking Book, Sarah creates a collection of stunning, instant family classics. She understands the beauty and simplicity of perfect everyday baking recipes and teaches us how to achieve those envied crinkly tops, deep flavored custards, and fluffy sweet breads.” —Ashley Rodriguez, creator of the Saveur award–winning blog Not Without Salt

“The Vanilla Bean Baking Book
has a permanent place in my kitchen for referencing morning, noon and night. These are recipes for today’s baker, simple and modern, yet laced with nostalgia. An exquisite cookbook, perfect for any occasion.” —Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, editor of the Saveur award–winning blog Simple Bites and author of Brown Eggs and Jam Jars

“The Vanilla Bean Baking Book
is flat-out gorgeous and full of heart. Sarah masterfully writes and photographs every recipe so anyone can recreate her artful sweets.” —Zoë François, author of The New Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day

“Loaded with brilliant recipes, lush photography, and the kind of smart baking tips that turn home cooks semi-pro, Sarah’s passion for baking leaps from the page and goes airborne; it’s contagious.” —Amy Thielen, James Beard award–winning author of The New Midwestern Table

“If someone of great importance announced at a moment's notice that they were coming over for a slice of cake, I would turn to Sarah and place all of my trust in her words. Her recipes are as solid as they are beautiful, and I know this from years of following her blog and baking from her recipes. Trust this book, it's a gem.” —Molly Yeh, creator of the Saveur award-winning blog My Name is Yeh