You guys!! We all know that I am no cook — B is the cook in our family. And he’s good at it. But you know one thing I am good at? Baking! And following easy delicious recipes. Enter Milk Bar Life by Christina Tosi.
Not to mention that she is the owner, chef and founder of Milk Bar, AND has a James Beard — she loooooves cookies!
The pictures in this book are beautiful, and the book is broken down into sections. My two favorites being the cookie section (duh) and the “weaknight” section. She has recipes for both sweet and savory cookies (the perfect looking chocolate chip and salt and pepper cookies). And for the “weaknight” section, it’s all about easy and simple — late night concoctions that come from what you probably already have lying around the house.
Each and every section/recipe has a story to go with it — and it’s so amazing to read the story behind the recipe before making it. I decided to make two of the recipes from the book (again, proving it’s do-ability) – the Gretna and the Crock Pot Cake.
The Gretna, pretty much a giant sugar cookie in a pan, was a household favorite — it was so easy to make, and when topped with sprinkles, it can easily be a fun alternative to a cake for a birthday or celebration.
The Crock Pot Cake (best served warm) was so simple to make. You can set the crock pot to six hours in the morning and have a yummy dessert by dinner time. We ate it with some whipped cream, garnished with maraschino cherries.
What I like most about her recipes is that there are no crazy ingredients — you can easily find everything you need in an every day non-specialty grocery store. Plus the recipes take no time at all and are delicious.
This cook book will definitely have a permanent spot on our counter, and be referenced often when we are looking for something amazing to eat.
Disclosure: I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. All opinions are my own.