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Oh my gosh I can’t believe I finally get to say out loud. I have a cookbook coming out!!! I feel like I’ve been sitting on this secret forever.
It seems like ages ago that I received an e-mail asking if I would be interested in writing a cookbook in helping beginning bakers. It was a serious pinch me moment.
A “Is this really happening to me?” moment. After a few rounds of screaming and dancing around my kitchen, a phone call to the parents of course it was then time to roll up the sleeves, tie the apron strings and get to work. It’s been months of hard work, a few failed recipes in there, and many trips to the grocery store but it’s been all worth it. Having my own cookbook has been one of those BIG dreams you never think is going to happen.
But it did. And it’s here. My very own cookbook. Wow. Oh wow. The cookbook officially drops on Christmas Eve, but you can pre-order now so I wanted to make sure to let you know ASAP. And I wanted to share with you more about the book in this post…
What’s The Title Of Your Cookbook?
The title of the book is Beginner’s Baking Bible. It has over 130 recipes to get anyone started baking in the kitchen. Plus tips, tricks, and techniques to have you successfully whip up any treat for your friends and family.
What’s The Beginner’s Baking Bible Cookbook About?
Well as you could probably imagine, it’s all about beginner baking. Baking intimidates a lot of folks, but this book is aimed at helping out those folks that want to start to dip their toes into the dessert world. It’s chock full of tips, tricks, and techniques, (and a TON of recipes! Over 130!) so you can begin to master baking in your own kitchen.
Here is a sneak peak of the chapters:
Chapter 1: The Beginner’s Baking Kitchen
Chapter 2: Starting Skills
Chapter 3: A Collection Of Cookies
Chapter 4: Basically Brownies And Bars
Chapter 5: Perfect Pies, Galettes, Tarts, and Quiches
Chapter 6: Can’t Fail Quick Breads And Masterful Muffins
Chapter 7: Captivating Cakes And Cupcakes
Chapter 8: Beautiful Breads, Biscuits And Crackers
Chapter 9: Fantastic Frosting And Glazes
Behind The Beginner’s Baking Bible Cookbook
When Callisto Media contacted me back in May and asked if I would be interested in writing a book, I immediately said YES. Are you kidding me?! Um, dream come true.
I always thought a cookbook of my own was a major pipe dream. I’m a self taught baker so a cookbook seemed like something left to the pastry professionals. Not someone like me. And I started this blog almost 10 years ago to simply catalog the different recipes that I whipped up in my own kitchen. An online recipe diary if you will.
It was about 10 years ago, I had this dream of wanting to go back to pastry school to pursue my love and passion for baking. Unfortunately all the school loans in the world prevented me from doing this. So I started this blog to feel like I wasn’t giving up on my dreams.
I’m a full time teacher, and the blogging has always been my hobby, therapy, and simply passion on the side. Never in a million years did I think this was possible.
And over the years, it’s grown to so much more than that – to developing recipes, creating recipes for major companies, and now THIS. Seriously pinch me.
Since May I’ve bought more flour, sugar, butter, and eggs then I have ever before. Seriously my grocery bills were out of control. I had ingredients in bulk taking up every inch of my house.
So I’ve been knee deep in recipe testing over the summer. My counter was full at one point of 8 pies, 10 quick breads, and too many muffins to count. My friends and family reaped the rewards of course. My dog was there to lap up any crumbs. And my amazing fiance helped me with all those dishes and stressed out moments when recipes failed and found their way to the trash.
Yes at one point, this one recipe failed on me 5 times. But I refused to give up, and just kept tweaking recipes, measuring, mixing, and chugging along. What a whirlwind it’s been.
And thank you….
And I just want to say a BIG old thank you to you. Because I truly don’t believe I’d have this opportunity if it weren’t for all my amazing readers who check out my blog again and again. So thank you and I hope you love all the recipes that I created for this book.
But it’s been beyond worth it. Because the Beginner’s Baking Bible cookbook is NOW available for pre-order. I’m hoping that this book helps so many people gain the confidence to jump in the kitchen, skip past those cake mixes in the store, and bake their own treats from scratch. Baking from scratch (as I have always said) really doesn’t have to be difficult.
If you have any questions regarding the book don’t hesitate to leave me a comment below! And don’t forget to pre-order the book!
And as always happy baking!