Review: Book: Baking for the Holidays- Sarah Kieffer

Title: Baking for the Holidays

Series: Standalone

Author’s Name: Sarah Kieffer

Publisher:  Chronicle Books

Genre: Cookbook

Page Count: 224 Pages

ISBN: 978-1452180755

Author or Book Website: The Vanilla Bean Blog by Sarah Kieffer | Baking Recipes

Link to Amazon purchase page: Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season: Kieffer, Sarah: Books

Link to Goodreads: Baking for the Holidays: 52 Cozy, Seasonal Treats to Get You through the Winter by Sarah Kieffer | Goodreads

Release Date: N/A

How I Got the Book: Review Copy

Summary of the Book:

A charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer.

Here’s a festive holiday baking book to celebrate this very special time of year. Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the “bang-the-pan” method offers more than 50 delicious recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps, and all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year’s Eve parties.

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel.

With cozy holiday imagery, a lovely, clean aesthetic, and easy yet innovative recipes, this is a go-to cookbook for baking enthusiasts, anyone who loves the holiday season, and, of course, fans of Sarah Kieffer and her hugely popular cookie book, 100 Cookies.

GREAT GIFT OPPORTUNITY: With happy, festive photography and anyone-can-do-it recipes, this is a perfect holiday gift alongside a cute apron or baking product. It’s sure to please anyone in your life who loves to while away the winter months in their warm and cozy kitchen.

BELOVED, ACCOMPLISHED BLOGGER AND AUTHOR: Sarah Kieffer is the beloved blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog, which won the SAVEUR Reader’s Choice Best Baking & Desserts Blog in 2014. Her pan-banging cookie technique went viral on the New York Times website. She has written two cookbooks and been featured by Food52, The Today Show, Mashable, The Kitchn, America’s Test Kitchen, Huffington Post, and more.

Perfect for:

• Bakers of all ages
• Holiday bakers
• Fans of Sarah’s bang-the-pan cookies, 100 Cookies, and The Vanilla Bean Blog
• Holiday gift givers.

My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. When I first got this book I assumed that is was only for Christmas, but in the back of the book there is a section called Beyond Christmas. The book is broken up into several sections. Morning Breads and Pastries. One of the recipes in this section that looks good is Nutella Star Bread. There is Holiday Desserts. I want to try the Hazelnut Cheesecake. Gift Giving is where you can things to give away for the holidays. The ones I want to get caramel candies and the Turtle Bars. Then comes the Beyond Christmas section. There is an Extra section that has the recipes for things like: Caramels, candied nuts, and marshmallows. This book does remain me of all the times in the kitchen with my mother, grandmother, and my aunts. I think that is what food is all about. Good things to eat and family and friends.

My Rating of the Book: 5 Stars

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