I am a fan of Bunner’s Bakeshop. I don’t think you can walk in there and not be immediately won over by the sweet smell of vanilla frosting and not want to salivate on the window case display of vegan gluten free items. When I heard that the owners Ashley and Kevin had created a cookbook, well, I had to buy a book.
Is it just me or is that old school Pyrex just to die for? If I was rich I think I’d spend half my money on collecting them. That and opening an animal sanctuary.
The recipes are really rather simple and easy to follow. The table of contents is as follows:
Breakfast of Champions
Cookies, Bars & Squares
Sweet Pies & Tarts
Frosting & Toppings
Is that not enough to get you excited? I mean COME ON! Ooh, the Savouries part includes recipes for: Spicy Cheddar Biscuits, Herb & Garlic Biscuits, Savoury Pastry, Mexi Pockets, Pizza Pockets, Veggie Pot Pie, Mac & Cheese and Pizza. DROOOOL. I cannot tell you how many times the Veggie Pot Pie has saved me at holiday time meals. I love, love, love the recipes in this book and I’m thankful Ashley & Kevin decided to share them with everyone.
Also, I have to admit their donuts are probably the most amazing donuts I’ve bit into in a while. Okay, my mom’s homemade donut were pretty fantastic too. She made two kinds: Krofne and Princess Krofne, both are delicious and good luck making that vegan/gluten free. I know I wouldn’t bother attempting, but they’re nice to look at.
Anyway, this book is worth getting even if you’re not vegan/gluten free just for the simple fail safe recipes that are sure to please the pallet.
The only disappointing part of this book is the lack of gingerbread recipe. When I was a kid I loved going to the bakery section at A&P, yes, this is how old I am. They always had gingerbread men cookies year round with hard frosting on them. Sometimes they had Sesame street characters, or whoever was popular at the time. I BEGGED my mother for one, and finally that magic day happened when I got one and I ate it so happily.
OTHER than the no gingerbread man recipe the book is perfect.
This book is PERFECT! There IS a gingerbread man recipe, thing is I have an e-book copy, so it was a matter of doing a search to find it. I believe it is page 203 with the physical copy.
Here’s the link to get your own copy:
I decided to make a banana chocolate chip muffin from the book and it turned out excellent AND freaking delicious. Not a surprise. Yes, my muffin is small, but it packs a punch!
There are quite a few recipes that blow my mind and you’ll have to find out for yourself.