The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook: More Than 100 Recipes from the Best Little Bakery in the South

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Artisan, 2012 - Cooking - 260 pages
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Fire up your oven with recipes from what Paula Deen calls one of the "must-eat-at-places" in Savannah

Nationally recognized and locally adored for its decadent homespun desserts and delicious rustic breads, Back in the Day Bakery is a Savannah landmark. As Paula Deen says in her foreword, Cheryl and Griff Day "bake decadent treats, but they also bake wonderful memories that stay with you forever."

To celebrate the bakery's tenth anniversary, this duo has written a book filled with customers' favorite recipes. It's packed with Cheryl and Griff's baking know-how plus recipes for their famous Buttermilk Biscones, Old-Fashioned Cupcakes, Chocolate Bread, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, S'more Pie, Almond Crunchies, Drunk Blondies, Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats, Rustic Cheddar Pecan Rounds, and much more. Irresistible full-color photographs of food and behind-the-scenes bakery shots will give readers a glimpse into the sweet daily life at the bakeshop. Celebrating family traditions, scratch baking, and quality ingredients, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is like a down-home bake sale in a book.

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Back in the Day Bakery: Made with Love

User Review  - Lisa Campbell - Book Verdict

In their follow-up to The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, married business owners Cheryl and Griffith Day pair more recipes from their acclaimed bakery in Savannah, GA, with creative MIY (make-it ... Read full review

Back in the Day Baking

User Review  - blazer4 -

Was fun to go through all the recipes.They really looked good. Some really interesting ideas of different ways of baking.You can tell they really wanted you to be successful at bakingexplaning in great detail how to follow the recipes. Read full review


The Method to the Magic
The Bakers Tool Kit
A Peek Inside Our Spice Cabinet
Coffee Cakes Quick Breads and Sweet Yeast Breads
Cupcakes and Cakes
Pies Cobblers Crisps and Tarts
Brownies and Bars

Puddings and Custards

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About the author (2012)

Cheryl Day and Griffith Day are self-taught bakers who founded Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. Their latest cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love, is a national bestseller, and they were semi-finalists for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Baker. Cheryl honed her skills in her mother's and grandmother's kitchens, and her enthusiasm for enriching lives through the time-honored art of scratch baking is one of her most endearing qualities (along with a few dance moves she picked up in her days as a Soul Train dancer!). Griff's interest in baking was piqued by the magical sourdough starter that his mother kept in the family kitchen when he was a child. He is a master of flavorful breads and creative savory dishes. Cheryl and Griff got married in their bakery, and the recipe for their wedding cake appears in their first cookbook, the New York Times bestseller The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.

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