Recipes from The Joys of Baking

The Joys of Baking Cookbook

Author Samantha Seneviratne believes that every baking project begins with a spark-a desire, a craving, a memory, or a feeling-and through baking that spark is made real. Inspired by the gumption and charm of the classic, bestselling cookbook The Joy of Cooking, this cookbook focuses on the joys that make up everyday life and 75 ways to bake yourself back up when you feel like you’ve hit the bottom. Each chapter explores one of five themes and provides recipes paired with touching, humorous, and thoughtful essays and beautiful photos throughout.

A loaf of lemon cream cheese Danish bread on a piece of foil with a knife lying beside it.

Lemon Cream Cheese Danish Bread

All the cream cheesy goodness of an individual Danish that you’ve come to love. But in pillowy bread form. Which makes it oh so easy to snitch just a smidgen more.

A whole maple cream pie, topped with whipped cream on a round wire rack.

Maple Cream Pie

A buttery, flaky crust filled with sweet maple custard and topped with swirls and clouds of whipped cream. Sigh.