Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer


A charming holiday baking book brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the “bang-the-pan” method.

Delight family and friends with edible gifts and whip up some delicious baked goods to treat yourself through the long winter months after the holidays have ended. Recipes include: Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark, Meyer Lemon-White Chocolate Scones, Pear-Almond Danish Bread, Hot Chocolate Cake, and Pumpkin Pie with Candied Pepita Streusel. With happy, festive photography and anyone-can-do-it recipes, this is a perfect holiday gift sure to please anyone in your life who loves to while away the winter months in their warm and cozy kitchen.

Sarah Kieffer is quickly finding a place on my cookbook shelves. While many of the recipes in Baking for the Holidays are familiar to me, Kieffer has included plenty of suggestions for twists on originals – unusual thing you can add to cakes, breads, and pastries – that add new life to old classics.

Every recipe I tried resulted in delicious, well-baked goodies, due to Kieffer’s careful and detailed instructions. She’s a good writer, and very attentive to detail, which makes her a great writer of cookbooks! The photography is full of luscious images of cakes, cookies, pastries and other delectable items.

My favorite “new” recipe is the one for Morning Buns, which I will be adding to my rotation of special items to bake for holidays.

Buy this for the baker in your life!

Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Published By: Chronicle Books
Thanks to Netgalley for the review copy