Cookbooks I Love: Baking Chez Moi
I do the exact same thing every time I get a new cookbook. I sit my tush on the couch with a cup of tea and a stack of sticky tabs and bookmark all of the recipes that I want to try.
When I got my hands on Baking Chez Moi, this is the ridiculous number of recipes I bookmarked:
My husband took a photo of it because he thought it was absurd and hilarious. It looks like I bookmarked every single page! This was by far the most recipes I had ever bookmarked in a cookbook, and it’s not uncommon to only want to try 5-10 recipes from a given book.
It’s probably obvious by now, but this is my favorite baking cookbook of all time. Every recipe I have tried has been wonderful beyond wonderful. And really, would I have expected anything different from Dorie Greenspan? No. She’s an incredible baker.I got the chance to meet Dorie Greenspan a couple years ago at an OXO event in NYC benefiting Cookies for Kids Cancer, and everyone in the room was totally crushing all over her. She’s so funny, incredibly warm and kind, and a joy and privilege to listen to. I have tons of respect for her both as a person and baking master.
If I had to sum up one reason why I love this cookbook so much, it’s this: the recipes are EASY but they’re still impressive and delicious. If you get the book, you’ll see Dorie talk in the first few pages about how real French people don’t bake complicated and finicky things (they buy those types of desserts from the local patisserie). The book is definitely a reflection of this idea. All the recipes are very doable for the average cook, and the results are reliable. Love, love, love.
Here’s the link to the Baking Chez Moi page on Amazon, and I noticed they have some free recipes there for download, a preview of the book with a table of contents, and lots and lots of deserved praise from reviewers and the press.
Hope you enjoyed this post, and if you’re someone ever likes to bake, I highly recommend this book. Happy baking!
This is not a sponsored post. However, I received a complimentary copy of this book after attending the OXO event, but the fact that I didn’t buy it has no bearing on my love for this cookbook. I have bought copies of this book for Christmas gifts for friends and family.