Thursday, November 3, 2011

Chefy Says: The Butch Bakery Cookbook Review & Giveaway

  • Hardcover: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470930888
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470930885

Cookbooks are a passion of mine.  My wife can attest to the fact that, because I have over a thousand cookbooks right now.  It is relaxing for me to be able to sit down and go through all the different recipes.  I was very pleased when Shelly's Bits and Pieces was afforded the opportunity to review The Butch Bakery Cookbook by David Arrick with Janice Kollar. 

About the book: 
This is not your mother's cupcake cookbookThe Butch Bakery does cupcakes like nobody else. You can forget the pretty sparkles and the flowers on top, forget the pastel cupcakes for Easter or Halloween. These aren't cupcakes for little kids, but grown-up cupcakes full of contemporary, inventive flavors—like bacon, whiskey, coffee, and cayenne pepper.
The Butch Bakery Cookbook offers cupcakes for the twenty-first century—like a cupcake imbued with two different liqueurs or a devil's food cake made truly diabolical with a dose of chili powder. These are serious sweets. They're delightfully different and dangerously delicious.
  • Author David Arrick has received tremendous media coverage since opening Butch Bakery
  • Perfect for dessert or cupcake lovers who are tired of the same old vanilla or chocolate cake with icing on top
For anyone who wants a dessert that breaks the mold and challenges the taste buds with modern flavors and inspired ingredients, The Butch Bakery Cookbook delivers the goods—seriously.

After reading the back cover of this book, I knew I had to jump on to some baking.   One of my favorite recipes was "Rush Hour," which is "a stout-spiked gingerbread cupcake topped with ginger butter cream.  My gingerbread loving wife fell in love with these cupcakes!  They might be a bit too gingery for some, but we loved them.  I also have baked the "Mojito" cupcakes.  They were delicious as well, but I will admit that I omitted the peppermint extract from the frosting because Shelly is not a huge peppermint fan.  My neighbor devoured these cupcakes, and I must admit, these were my favorite.  I plan to bake the "Rum and Coke" cupcakes next, I think the guys will enjoy them during the football game Sunday.  

This cookbook is not full of your normal, everyday recipes!  These are kicked up!  I really like the section after every recipe that is open for notes.  A good chef or baker always tweaks recipes!  


Disclosure: This book was provided to me to facilitate my review. All opinions expressed are honest and are those of myself and my family. No monetary compensation was received for this review!


sabrina said...

Chocolate cupcakes!

Anonymous said...

I like carrot cake cupcakes, or ones with a filling. I am not big on icing.

Ellen said...

Vanilla with Cream Cheese frosting

Rose Powell said...

I'm a chocolate cupcake fan!

alyaia75 said...

Probably carrot cake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting!

Anonymous said...

I love cupcakes--and I LOVE the icing too--all about the sprinkles and yummy stuff on top as well. Would enjoy this cookbook for the holidays!

Unknown said...

I am a plain girl.. love me a good vanilla, but every once in awhile I like to experiment. And definitely like the cake more than frosting most of the time

Carol M said...

chocolate cupcake, chocolate filling, chocolate frosting YUM

Patricia said...

This cookbook sounds like it has wonderful recipes! I love to bake.

Patricia H.

Turning the Clock Back said...

I am all for anything chocolate...cupcake, frosting, sprinkles....chocolate anything!

Kelynnma said...

Vanilla Buttercream.. mmm!


mary fallon said...

banana nut with walnuts and whipped cream frosting