What We’re Reading: Home Baked Comfort

Nothing adds warmth to a home like the comforting aromas of fresh-baked goods right out of the oven, whether they’re cookies, muffins, breads or pies. In her new book Home Baked Comfort, author Kim Laidlaw combines old favorites like gooey cinnamon rolls and banana bread with fresh twists on sweet treats, such as whoopie pies with salted dulce de leche.

In addition to her favorite mouthwatering creations, Laidlaw offers an overview of her favorite tools and ingredients, baking tips for experts and newcomers alike, and step-by-step photos to guide readers through recipes. Throughout the book she highlights bakers across the country – from Elisabeth Prueitt and Chard Robertson of San Francisco’s famous Tartine Bakery to Angie Dudley, behind the popular blog Bakerella.

If the sound of dark and sticky gingerbread or chocolate marshmallow-cream cupcakes isn’t enough to tempt you, photos of the delectable dishes will do the trick. Soft batters and icing drizzles, toasted nuts and cookie crumbs – the rustic, intimate mood of the pages will have you reaching to preheat the oven in no time.