Bake the Book: 'Joy the Baker Cookbook'

20120405-200545-joy-the-baker-cookbook.jpgWe're pretty easy to please here at Sweets. Put a blurb on the cover of your cookbook reading, "A Celebration of Butter and Sugar," and you've already won our hearts. But we were already quite confident that Joy the Baker Cookbook, the newly released blog turned cookbook from the adorable Joy Wilson, was going to be a good one after all of the time we spend browsing her blog.

Taking the same fun, sweet, and just a little sassy tone that we love, Wilson has put together a book filled with one hundred of her favorite comforting sweets and a handful of savories. But Wilson's idea of comfort sweets has a little more panache than a workaday cupcake or a blasé brownie. Her banana bread gets spiked with bourbon, chocolate chip cookies are enlivened with brown butter, and a birthday cake is flavored with peanut butter. It's easy to love the way that Wilson thinks.

For the next two weeks we'll be baking our way through Joy the Baker beginning with an Extra Crumb Coffee Cake (because the crumb topping really is the best part), followed by Peanut Butter Bacon Cookies, as well as a few other innovative goodies.

Win A Copy!

Thanks to the generous folks over at Hyperion, we are giving away five (5) copies of Joy the Baker Cookbook this week.

All you have to do is tell us about your favorite baking blog in the comments section below.

The standard Serious Eats contest rules apply.

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