Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share (Hardcover)

Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share By Cheryl Day, Griffith Day Cover Image

Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love: More than 100 Recipes and Make-It-Yourself Projects to Create and Share (Hardcover)


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New York Times Bestseller

Cheryl and Griffith Day, authors of the New York Times bestselling Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, are back with more recipes to make with love. Who needs store-bought when baking things at home is so gratifying? In this follow-up to their smash-hit first book, the Days share ways to lovingly craft not only desserts, but also breakfast pastries, breads, pizza, and condiments. The book features more than 100 new recipes, including some of the bakery's most requested treats, such as Star Brownies and the Cakette Party Cake, as well as savories like Chive Parmigiano-Reggiano Popovers and Rosemary Focaccia. Cheryl and Griff share their baking techniques and also show readers how to put together whimsical decorations, like a marshmallow chandelier and a best-in-show banner. With pure delight woven throughout the pages, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love is sure to please Cheryl and Griff's fans nationwide.
Cheryl Day is a New York Times bestselling cookbook author, a James Beard Award semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef, a self-taught scratch baker, and an entrepreneur. With her husband, Griffith Day, she is a cofounder of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, and coauthor of The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook. Cheryl is a cofounder of Southern Restaurants for Racial Justice and a founding member of the leadership committee for the James Beard Foundation Investment Fund for Black and Indigenous Americans. Cheryl lives with Griff, her baking soul mate; Story, their beloved dog; and a vast collection of vintage cookbooks in Savannah. Keep up with Cheryl at and on Instagram at @cherylday, where she lives out her mantra to “slow down and enjoy the sweet life.”

Cheryl Day and Griffith Day are self-taught bakers who founded Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. Their latest cookbook, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love, is a national bestseller, and they were semifinalists for the 2015 James Beard Foundation Award for Outstanding Baker. Cheryl honed her skills in her mother’s and grandmother’s kitchens, and her enthusiasm for enriching lives through the time-honored art of scratch baking is one of her most endearing qualities (along with a few dance moves she picked up in her days as a Soul Train dancer!). Griff’s interest in baking was piqued by the magical sourdough starter that his mother kept in the family kitchen when he was a child. He is a master of flavorful breads and creative savory dishes. Cheryl and Griff got married in their bakery, and the recipe for their wedding cake appears in their first cookbook, the New York Times bestseller The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.
Product Details ISBN: 9781579655563
ISBN-10: 1579655564
Publisher: Artisan
Publication Date: March 24th, 2015
Pages: 312
Language: English
“Baking magic.”
Southern Living

“Sensational, homey desserts.”
Food & Wine
“Fancy but friendly.”

“New-fashioned twists on time-tested favorites, from cookies to crisps to cake. Tip: it’s best read with a cold glass of milk.”
Country Living
“Fancy but friendly.”
“A winning blend of tasty recipes and easy crafts.”
Library Journal, starred review
“This is a terrific sequel, and fans of Southern baking (not to mention baking in general) will want to add it to their collection.”
Publishers Weekly
“ ‘Scratch-baked’ delights. . . . Comforting love at first bite.”

“Back in the Day Bakery has been a monumental success in creating a wonderful community through scratch cooking. This book enables you to use that same sensibility at home to reconnect to Southern baking.”
—Hugh Acheson, chef and author of A New Turn in the South
“Cheryl and Griff Day continue to share the love and homemade goodness in their second cookbook. If you thought it just couldn’t get any better, you’re in for a treat. Warning: Eat before reading!”
—Carla Hall, cohost of The Chew and author of Carla’s Comfort Foods
“The Days’ hearts shine through in each and every page of this book as they share their joy for helping people live a handmade life—their book is positively made with love.”
—Angie Dudley, blogger of and author of Cake Pops
“Cheryl and Griff Day’s new book shows us how to fill everything we bake with the secret ingredient in all great food: love.”
—Grace Bonney, blogger and author of Design*Sponge at Home

"There's a special sorcery Cheryl and Griff Day perform at Back in the Day Bakery, the Savannah landmark where butter and sugar, memory, and community come together to create a sense of enchantment and wicked fun. In Made with Love, the Days finally reveal the secrets to their handmade pursuit of happiness, from the unfailingly practical—don't wash strawberries before freezing—to the alluringly whimsical: Let chandeliers made of marshmallows into your life, too!"
—Matt Lee & Ted Lee, authors of The Lee Bros. Charleston Kitchen