Fans of the blog, Sally’s Baking Addiction, don’t need any explaination to introduce the popular website to them, but those who haven’t visited might want to know exactly who Sally is. She’s a home baker who started putting the recipe for the goodies she baked for family and friends online, and the homestyle baked goods attracted such a following that she ended up leaving her job to work full time on the blog. This story alone isn’t a reason enough to check out a copy of her new book, Sally’s Baking Addicition, but it does give you an idea of the amount of passion that went into writing it and putting these recipes together.
The recipes in the book are the kind of things that you would want to bake for your family on a lazy weekend. They’re approachable recipes that don’t require an unusual ingredients and can probably be made with things that you already have in your kitchen. The book includes chapters on Breads and Muffins; Breakfast; Brownies & Bars; Cakes, Pies & Crisps; Candies & Sweet Snacks; Cookies; Cupcakes; and Healthier Choices. The last chapter features recipes that have whole grain ingredients, are wheat-free or vegan, for those looking to either bake something for friends with special dietary needs or just for something a little bit lighter than some of the other recipes in the book. The recipes are accompanied by baking tips and suggestions for ingredient substitutions. The layout of the book is easy to read and there are photos – either of the recipe in progress or the finished baked goods – accompanying every recipe.
This is a book that will get the most use as an everyday baking book and it offers a little bit of everything, so you’ll probably find at least a few recipes that will suit your needs as you flip through the pages. You’re not going to find as much detail in the book as you would with a more focused, single-subject book, but the books with variety are often the ones that you keep in your kitchen and reference again and again when you bake for friends and family!