So I bit the bullet and bought Joy the Baker's new cookbook, Homemade Decadence on Amazon pre-order. Yes, I couldn't even wait until it's actual release. OMG you guys, this cookbook is awesome. I love reading a cookbook like an actual book, cover to cover, reading the food "chapters," in sequence in addition to the little blurbs and notations that give you insight into the baker/chef's vision.
This cookbook is seriously mouth-water inducing. Some favorites from my first reading: for brunch: whole wheat, peach, and fresh sage scones, sour cream coffee cake with brown butter glaze, and roasted-potato breakfast nachos (hello, yum!)…Sweets: chocolate-malted oatmeal cookies with salted peanuts; dark chocolate, pistachio, and smoked sea salt cookies….Pies and Cakes: apple pie with cheddar-bacon crust, and of course, the cookbook cover's chocolate-peanut butter pretzel layer cake. YUM!
I might have to cook and bake my way through this Julie & Julia style. For real.