1/27/15

Homemade Decadence


"Irresistibly sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, fluffy, creamy, crunchy treats"
True, true, true, true, true!

It warms my heart and boosts my spirit whenever I see another home baker be so awesome and successful! Joy the Baker is a blogger/ writer/ cook-booker/ podcaster extraordinaire, and I was so happy to receive her second book, Homemade Decadence, this Christmas.
This book is an ooey gooey delight for any baker, from morning to late-night. It's full of frothy cocktails, cloud-like cream pies, and yummy ice cream recipes (See Orange Chocolate Ice Cream). Joy's book covers all bases. It's also a feast for the eyes, with lots of creative and beautiful pictures; one for each recipe! Which is definitely something I can appreciate. Another thing I really like is that all of the cakes or donuts or bars are unique, being just slightly different from the norm, and the sweet/salty flavor combinations are on point. And it's not gimickey or odd for oddities sake, it just has just really great flavor combinations that you'd wish you had thought of before, like "Peanut Butter Banana Cream Pudding Pie", or "Peach, Brie, and Dark Chocolate S'mores." Have mercy.
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Pretzel Layer Cake
Baked Grilled Cheese w/ Ham and Cherry Jam
Peanut Butter Cream Pie

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