Today’s cookbook is one I picked up at the library just because it was so gorgeous. Butter Baked Goods: Nostalgic Recipes From a Little Neighborhood Baker was written by Rosie Daykin, the owner of Butter Baked Goods in Vancouver. It’s a pretty standard dessert cookbook with a lot of the basics and a few Canadian goodies thrown in.
Daykin started out as an interior decorator but always dreamed of opening a bakery. She opened the bakery in 2007, published this cookbook in 2013, and published a second cookbook, Butter Celebrates!: A Year of Sweet Recipes to Share with Family and Friends, in 2015.
This cookbook is full of simple desserts with pretty simple directions and standard ingredients, but I think that is why I was drawn to it. The desserts look like things you would really want to eat and bake for others. There are chapters on muffins, drop cookies, rolled cookies, bars, frostings, cakes, cupcakes, pies, and confections. The confections chapter is where this cookbook stand out. Butter’s Baked Goods is most well-know for its homemade marshmallows. This chapter includes the basic marshmallow recipe, plus variations, and some recipes that use the homemade marshmallows as an ingredient.
There are so many beautiful photos of desserts in this cookbook that I’m not sure where to start. But I will be back on Wednesday with one of the recipes I have tried out. Let me know if you have ever cooked from this cookbook or visited this bakery in Vancouver. That’s a long way from home for me!