Most of my grandmother’s dessert recipes had one thing in common: butter. It was used in the baking and to grease the pans, adding the highest level of buttery goodness possible. In Butter Baked Goods by Rosie Daykin (2013) you will be seduced by over 100 recipes from a Vancouver-based bakery sensation. This book is a must-read for anyone serious about their baked goods. It is also a great introductory tool for novices. From pantry essentials, tools, and techniques to nine chapters full of pastry, cakes, pies (I already plan to make the chocolate espresso pecan pie), and more. Stunning photos and tips accompany each recipe. With a mix of traditional and more modern baking designs, this one is worth going back to time and time again.
– Jesse Roberts