I love to bake. It’s very true. I like to cook – but I love to bake. Anything with chocolate or sweet is a favorite of mine. When I saw that Joy had a new cookbook out called Homemade Decadence, I knew I wanted to check it out. Withe subtitle of “irresistibly sweet, salty, gooey, sticky, fluffy, creamy, crunchy treats,” how could we go wrong?
Joy the Baker blogs at JoytheBaker.com. I’ve pinned many of her recipes on Pinterest, too. Just like her blog recipes, her cookbook was filled with beautiful pictures that make you want to bake these recipes and eat them – immediately, if not sooner.
Homemade Decadence is divided into 5 sections – (1) Brunch, (2) Cookies, Brownies & Bars, (3) Pies, Crumbles & Cobblers, (4) Layer Cakes, Cupcakes & Skillet Cakes, and (5) Ice Cream Social. I want to make recipes from all of these sections! What I like about Joy’s cookbook is that her recipes are made with every day ingredients. There are one or two special ingredients in a couple recipes, but I could bake majority of her recipes by going straight to my pantry. I also appreciated how Joy told a short story about each recipe before sharing the actual recipe.
The top recipes that I want to bake from Homemade Decadence? Lemon-Poppy Seed Pancakes, Roasted Potato Breakfast Nachos, Lemon Meringue Cookies, and Pumpkin Ice Cream. Oh, and Egg Nog Ice Cream is also on my list.
If you are a baker, check out Joy the Baker. If you like sweets, check out Homemade Decadence. You’ll be glad you did – on both accounts!
Please note that I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.