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I bought this book after using Amazon book review and I was so so impressed with the recipes that I could read before actually buying the book. I am a huge cook/baker and have 50 years experience and it was the reason I bought this book because it gave me recipes that are not easily accessible because they are from years gone past. Very happy with my purchase.
I checked this book out from the library and there were so many recipes I wanted to try that I ended up buying a copy. I also own their first cookbook. I've already made the jam muffins which are out of this world yummy! They are basically the muffin equivalent to a jelly doughnut. I've also made the salted caramel popcorn, the raspberry corn muffins and the sweet potato and lemon bread. All incredibly delicious. My only caveat is that the muffins make way more than the recipe says if you use a standard muffin pan. I got 18 of the jam muffins and two dozen of the raspberry corn muffins, when the recipe was only supposed to make a dozen. I freeze the extras but if you've got a small family, you might want to cut the recipes in half. This book has a few more savory recipes that the first one and a few cute craft ideas but it's a very similar book. If you liked the first Back in the Day book you will enjoy this one too.
If you're anything like me and just love good and classic desserts (nothing that calls for crazy ingredients or obscure kitchen tools!) then this is your dessert book! Most of their recipes are classics with a few modern updates, but they still taste like the perfect comfort food they are! Not over complicated! My favorites in this book are their biscuits (they taste like a better version of Popeyes... Yummmm) and their pies! Unlike their first cookbook this one has more of a balance of savory, breads, and sweets. I love them both, so if you love one get the other! Happy baking!
I’ve been to Back in the Day bakery and it was a delightful experience. I bought this cookbook as a sequel to their original cookbook. I’ve been baking for many, many years and am relatively successful with most recipes. With the recipes from both of these cookbooks I’m good about 50% of the time. Don’t think it’s user error because I follow it verbatim. That all being said, they’re beautiful on their artistic merits and makes a good addition to my cookbook collection.
I love this cook book. I saw it and flipped thru it at my boyfriend mom's house and decided I had to buy it. My boyfriend's favorite cake is caramel cake so I made the Caramel Cake With Salted Caramel Frosting....delicious!!! Also made the Buttermilk Waffles With Candied Bacon for breakfast....unbelievable!!! We has some serious sugar food this weekend:-). Easy to follow and the results are just plain yummy.
It is not often that a reprise of a cookbook is as successful as the first. ...well this IS. Savannah is a city of hospitality and great food...this bakery is such a homey spot with owners in residence and full of Southern hospitality. Their recipes are Deep South and like their first book, are not low cal, but use healthy ingredients...no chemicals or trans fats..treats from childhood, made with real care and taste fabulous. I have both their books and they are a 5 Star addition to any cookbook collection!
Beautiful book. We bought a used like new book and it looks brand new. Love the mix of projects and cooking and stories through out the book. Love this couple and the recipes they share. Got their first book years ago. Hope they make more in the future too.