Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer

Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer

Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer is a perfect collection of holiday and winter recipes to get you in the spirit of the season. The instructions are easy to follow and the images are stunning. This is a great cookbook to gift someone on your list or to keep for yourself.

Baking for the Holidays by Sarah KiefferTitle: Baking for the Holidays: 50+ Treats for a Festive Season
Author: Sarah Kieffer
Also by this author: 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: September 7, 2021
Rating: five-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

A charming holiday baking cookbook brimming with delicious, indulgent recipes, cozy winter photography, and lots of holiday cheer from Sarah Kieffer.

Here's a festive holiday baking book to celebrate this very special time of year. Sarah Kieffer, author of 100 Cookies, beloved baker behind The Vanilla Bean Blog, and creator of the "bang-the-pan" method offers more than 50 delicious recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps, and all those Christmas, Hanukah, and New Year's Eve parties.

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 cozy holiday imagery, a lovely, clean aesthetic, and easy yet innovative recipes, this is a go-to cookbook for baking enthusiasts, anyone who loves the holiday season, and, of course, fans of Sarah Kieffer and her hugely popular cookie book, 100 Cookies.

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Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer

If you are looking for a recipe book that has classic holiday baked goods and cozy winter recipes, then this is one to try. It has a simple and beautiful layout, as well as some personal stories that Kieffer shares with each recipe. Fans of her blog and her other cookbooks will enjoy this glimpse into the baker’s life.

While the recipes are explained in simple terms, some of them are a bit more labour intensive than others. However, there is a good mix between quick and time consuming recipes. That being said, novice bakers might have difficulty with some of the recipes in the book.

❀ Contents: Baking for the Holidays

    • Morning Breads and Pastries
    • Holiday Desserts
    • Gift Giving
    • Beyond Christmas
    • Extras

This is such a fun and inspirational book of recipes for the holiday season. It even includes a classic Sarah Kieffer playlist to put you in the mood. I am looking forward to creating quite a few of these treats this year.

About Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer

Sarah Kieffer is the self-taught baker, photographer, and blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Blog. She lives in Minnesota.

28 thoughts on “Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer

  1. Cindy Merrill says:

    I do this every year! I My special bake for the holidays is my great grandmother’s cider pie , it’s like a pecan pie only it tastes like apples.

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