Joy Wilson believes that everything is better with pie. And caramel. And definitely ice cream. Her world is pretty sweet: she dabbles daily in butter and sugar as her blogging alter ego, Joy the Baker. Her new book, Joy the Baker Homemade Decadence, is packed with 125 of Joy’s favorite, supereasy, most over-the-top, totally delicious treats, such as Dark Chocolate, Pistachio, and Smoked Sea Salt Cookies; Butterscotch Cream Pie with Thyme-Marshmallow Meringue; Mint Chocolate Chip Cake; and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream. After all, every day is an opportunity for sweets.
Most people in the blogging world know Joy the Baker -- her first book published in 2012 to wide acclaim from her fans and friends. I tried a few recipes - they were good but nothing that were spectacular.
Joy's new book seems more promising Chocolate, Pistachio, and Smoked Sea Salt Cookies; Butterscotch Cream Pie with Thyme-Marshmallow Meringue; Mint Chocolate Chip Cake; and Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream all sound wonderful.
The photos are beautiful and there are some interesting flavor profiles.
The book is broken down into --
Cookies, Brownies and Bars
Pies, Crumbles and Cobblers
Layer Cakes, Cupcakes and Skillet Cakes
Ice Cream Social
The brunch section looks delicious! Lemon poppy seed pancakes! Whole wheat, peach and fresh sage scones! French onion quiche! Some other recipes that stood out -- chocolate dipped banana bread biscotti, chocolate dipped cookie dough balls, pear, cranberry and pecan crumble and a huge ice cream section.
I think I will enjoy baking through this book.
Thanks Blogging for Books for the opportunity to review this book.