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Butter Baked Goods began as a tiny bakery in Vancouver. Opened in 2007 by Rosie Daykin, the bakery is a pink-and-pistachio slice of heaven, its counters overflowing with irresistible treats. Not long after opening, word got out about the bakery’s marshmallows, and Butter Baked Goods soon became known as the home of the very best gourmet marshmallow in North America, a delicious morsel that can now be found in more than 300 stores. The recipe for Butter’s Famous Marshmallows is just one of the gems tucked inside the pages of this beautiful book. Other recipes include:
And a whole chapter dedicated to BUTTER CREAMS AND FROSTINGS, with Rosie’s top tips for “spreading the love”!
But don’t be intimidated! Every recipe in Butter Baked Goods has simple instructions written in an accessible and easy-to-follow style, plus tips on how to stock your pantry and your toolbox with everything that you’ll need to get started. Everyone can create Butter’s delectable desserts—from grandmothers who have been baking all their lives to teenagers making their very first cupcakes. Rosie’s baking is not about trickery, flamboyance, or hard-to-find ingredients, but about great-tasting, homemade treats that celebrate life’s milestones: birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, baby showers, bridal showers, or just that gloomy afternoon when you need a little pick-me-up. Butter Baked Goods showcases nostalgic home baking at its very best.
About the Author
ROSIE DAYKIN is the owner of Butter Baked Goods and has been a passionate home baker since she was six years old. After a successful career as an interior designer, she transformed her dream of opening a bakery into a phenomenal success story. Butter Baked Goods has a bustling little café in Vancouver and Rosie’s baked goodies can be found at more than 300 fine retailers around the world. She lives in Vancouver with her husband, Paul; their daughter, India; two fat cats; and a small dog.
JANIS NICOLAY is an award-winning photographer who has been shooting interiors, lifestyle, and food stories for more than ten years. Her work has been featured in dozens of publications, including Country Living, House & Home, Travel & Leisure, and Vogue Living Australia. She lives in Vancouver.
“What a marvelous cookbook! Rosie’s exquisite gourmet marshmallows put her on the map (and fly off our shelves at Joan’s on Third). Her wonderful Butter Baked Goods is an essential, accessible book of baking, filled with Rosie’s delicious recipes for classic sweets—and beautiful photography that bring Butter home.” —Joan McNamara, owner of Joan’s on Third, Los Angeles
"The Butter Baked Goods cookbook is as inviting as a bakeshop window. In reading the curated recipes and taking in the enticing photos, you will be convinced you can actually smell the goodies in the oven! Passionate home cooks know that baking is about that treasured process, and Rosie will have you rushing into the kitchen to bake." —Anna Olson, Food Network host and author of Back to Baking
"From the taste, to the packaging, to the love baked into each item, Butter Baked Goods inspire a wonderful sense of nostalgia. These heartfelt, timeless recipes are sure to be enjoyed by generations to come, and with this book, readers can recreate the warmth of Butter Baked Goods in their own home." —DEAN & DELUCA
“Long before I met Rosie Daykin, I met her baked goods. The tarts, the cupcakes, the cookies, the various delectable bars that were all so incredibly delicious it became soul-crushing to choose one over the other. As regulars, we came to know Rosie—the sweetie behind the sweets—and it wasn’t long before we fell in love with her too. She’s an amazingly talented woman, and a wonderful human being. Still, if I had to choose between her and one of her Dream Bars, it’d be a tough call. Maybe with this cookbook I can make my own" —Brent Butt, actor, comedian and creator of Corner Gas
"The lost art of old-fashioned family baking is preserved and made simple, accessible and beautiful in Butter Baked Goods. This cookbook is a celebration of the memories shared through baking, with recipes that will have you running back to the cookie jar for more. Rosie has grown her business well beyond the bakery yet preserves the magic, keeping baking as it's meant to be—easy and totally delicious." —Trish Magwood, chef and author of In My Mother's Kitchen
“Rosie’s book is as yummy as stepping into her delicious bakery. Her inspiring recipes for scrumptious cakes, pies, and cookies will delight all of us who love to bake.” —Sherry Yard, award-winning chef, author, and owner of Helms Bakery
“Paging through this beautiful book, I am thrilled to see so many of the iconic sweets of my childhood. There are cookie bars with sticky coconut bottoms and chocolate tops as shiny as mirrors. Plush white sugar cookies like feather down. And homemade marshmallows thrown into every kind of butterscotch and chocolate situation imaginable. Pretty, unpretentious, and totally doable, these recipes require just two simple things to spring to life: a throbbing sweet tooth and a hot oven.” —Amy Thielen, author of The New Midwestern Table
“The Butter Baked Goods cookbook is a truly appealing collection of homey and nostalgic baked good that any passionate home baker would love! Filled with fresh takes on timeless treats such as muffins, cookies, scones, and pies along with on-point instruction and charming photography, Rosie’s recipes will surely become your favorites, too.” —Emily Elsen and Melissa Elsen, authors of The Four and Twenty Blackbirds Pie Book