Welcome to a different rendition of my Newest Recipe Testing sequence.
A lot of thrilling issues to share with you as we speak! I believed it could be enjoyable to take a break from recipes, and present you some cookbook behind the scenes.
Fourth Cookbook Coming in 2025
As I’ve talked about a couple of occasions, I’m engaged on my fourth cookbook. It’s going to be my largest, most polished e-book but: 100 recipes overlaying many baking classes like breads, muffins, pies, truffles, cookies, cupcakes, and so forth. A handful of recipes shall be from my web site, however most (about 75) shall be fully new and unique to the e-book. So in between the brand new recipes you discover revealed on my web site, I’ve additionally been testing new recipes for the e-book!
These days I’ve been working my method via the cookie chapter, in addition to the yeasted breads chapter.
The e-book shall be revealed in 2025. I’m giving myself sufficient time and artistic house to supply my finest work for this challenge, whereas concurrently protecting my web site up to date with new content material. (And protecting my head on straight.)
Anyway, right here’s a sneak peek at a number of the not too long ago developed cookbook recipes. I promise they’re definitely worth the wait. This isn’t the images you’ll see within the e-book; these are images taken for reference throughout the testing course of.
Chocolate cherry cookies: A chewy, additional fudge-like cookie with a candy maraschino cherry within the heart. And naturally, a beneficiant drizzle of melted chocolate on prime. This one took a little bit of testing because the cherry launched loads of liquid and created over-spreading.
This fall-favorite recipe for brown butter pumpkin oatmeal cookies is getting a glow-up for its debut in print, with a bit of sprinkle of pumpkin pie spice on prime of the brown butter glaze. The toughest half about testing these cookies and rewriting the recipe for the e-book was figuring out precisely how a lot moisture it’s essential blot out of the pumpkin… and determining write that within the directions! (The simplest half was discovering loads of individuals who needed to style take a look at them.)
You might have tried chocolate crinkles, and perhaps even lemon crinkles, however ohmygoodness you haven’t really cherished a crinkle cookie till you’ve tried these pistachio crinkles. They virtually soften in your mouth, and style testers RAVED. I’m actually enthusiastic about this new cookie recipe.
Right here’s one other peek at these, earlier than I found out get them to correctly crinkle just like the photograph above. I had plenty of blissful buddies and neighbors and even my dentist (who else brings cookies to their dentist?!) style take a look at the primary few batches.
I additionally stepped off the crushed cookie path and in a distinct path with a savory cookie recipe! These slice-and-bake-style savory cookies are good for including to a cheese and charcuterie board, or just having fun with with a glass of wine. I do know they don’t appear to be a lot (that is simply an iPhone photograph!), however they’re salty, peppery, herby, and arduous to cease consuming.
And what’s a cookie chapter with no new vacation cookie recipe?! These chocolate peppermint sandwich cookies embrace a festive peppermint buttercream. Even Santa must wait till the e-book comes out to strive these. Sorry, Santa!
I additionally spent loads of time engaged on a brand new crumb cake-style cookie. These cookies had been an absolute mess after I first began. The crumb topping both (1) unfold in every single place or (2) appeared like floor beef. The ultimate recipe you’ll discover within the e-book stays properly placed on the cookies, they usually’re much less ground-beefy-looking. LOL. Excuse the blurry photograph, this can be a screenshot of a video I took…
You’ll additionally discover these fan-favorite peanut butter oatmeal chocolate chip cookies within the e-book, too!
Have you ever seen my Instagram stories concerning the strawberry lemon cookie saga? The swirl idea simply wasn’t working; the feel was method off and the lemon taste wasn’t shining via as a lot as I needed. In some unspecified time in the future, I had to surrender and transfer on. Nevertheless, you’ll discover one other strawberry lemon cookie and whereas they aren’t swirled, they’re EVEN BETTER… and possibly my favourite new cookie recipe within the e-book. I’ve the remainder of my workforce testing them this week.
There shall be about 15 cookie recipes within the e-book, so that is just a bit preview. 🙂
Shifting on to the yeasted bread chapter…
I can’t get sufficient of this cinnamon raisin swirl bread, which I tailored from my do-it-yourself cinnamon swirl bread, with some changes. It’s tremendous comfortable, additional cinnamon-swirly, and makes probably the most scrumptious cinnamon raisin toast.
I get loads of questions on making do-it-yourself sandwich bread with complete wheat flour, and normally level readers within the path of this multigrain bread. However I’ve a brand new sandwich bread recipe going within the e-book that features oats and complete wheat flour, and it’s unbelievably comfortable and flavorful.
Proper now, I’ve new recipes for jalapeño cheddar bread and brioche-style sandwich rolls within the works, and also you’ll you should definitely discover my in style pizza dough and comfortable pretzel recipes within the e-book as properly. That is my 1st cookbook with some savory recipes in it. (Quiche, stromboli, tacky popovers!)
My workforce and I are additionally testing seasonal pie/crisp recipes proper now utilizing spring and summer season fruits that you could’t get some other time of yr. I’ve by no means been extra excited to work on a challenge, and I can’t watch for it to all come collectively. Thanks in your endurance!!
Extra to come back quickly. Within the meantime, I’m sharing some behind-the-scenes snippets on my Instagram Stories, so you should definitely pop in and verify them out.
Q: Which of those new recipes are you most excited to strive?