The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook by Cheryl Day

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

Nationally recognized and locally adored for its decadent homespun desserts and delicious rustic breads, Back in the Day Bakery is a Savannah landmark. As Paula Deen says in her foreword, Cheryl and Griff Day “bake decadent treats, but they also bake wonderful memories that stay with you forever.” To celebrate the bakery’s tenth anniversary, this duo has written a book filled with customers’ favorite recipes. It’s packed with Cheryl and...

Details The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

TitleThe Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
Release DateMar 6th, 2012
GenreFood and Drink, Cookbooks, Cooking, Nonfiction, Food

Reviews The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

  • Julia Hysell
    I discovered this book sitting on the New bookshelf. The photo of Cheryl and Griffith Day in their bakery, called Back in the Day Bakery, in Savannah, Georgia, on the cover drew me in - big smiles and lots of character, not to mention some old timey charm. I loved it already!Then, I delved into the book, and what fun and functional recipes I found inside. (The photos are lovely and charming as well.) Before those, however, you find some super-use...
  • Monika
    Some of my FAVORITE recipes by my favorite baker, from my days in Savannah, GA. Cheryl is the real deal, and this is such a beautiful book- great, easy to read recipes, gorgoeous photos, and stories from her past and the shop. This bakery not only has the yummiest treats in town (that I'm so happy I can attempt to make at home now), but it is a adorable and a must-stop-in for any foodie stopping in Savannah. HIGHLY recommend you picking up this a...
  • Koeeoaddi
    The cover alone is worth 5 stars, but the inside of the book is beautiful, too, and the recipes for peach blueberry tart and brown sugar cake cinch the deal.
  • Elizabeth
    Oh, yum.Roasted Chicken and Vegetable Cobbler. Herbed Tomato-Chive Tarts. Savory. Brown Sugar Fudge. Vanilla Marshmallows. Confections.Drunk Blondies. Party Favorite. Lavender Shortbread. Mexican Hot Chocolate Shortbread. OMG. Buttermilk Chess Pie. Sweet Potato Pie. Plum Tartlets. Share a slice with someone you HEART. And on top (caramel cream cheese frosting!) of it all, this book is so PRETTY. The endpapers, the fonts, and the photographs made ...
  • Maria
    This is a really awesome cookbook both for newbie bakers as well as seasoned bakers. I consider myself to be in the latter category, and I found this cookbook to have so many recipes I wanted to try, I did not know where to start.The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbooks has more than 100 recipes from Cheryl Day and Griffith Day, owners of the Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, GA. The bakery was founded in 2002, and I sincerely hope to visit it some...
  • Shannon
    (ARC copy generously provided by NetGalley)It's the beginning of September here in Ohio and temps are in the mid-80s. Regardless, after reading this cookbook I'm itching to bake something. Anything. So long as it's from The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook.My maternal grandparents were from the south (West Virginia and North Carolina) and while Granny didn't do a lot of baking by the time I came around - her health wasn't great - I hear her echoed...
  • Nancy
    The photographs alone make this cookbook worthwhile.I love cookbooks that take me back to old kitchens with tried and true recipes - with the smells and tastes of grandma’s house and the simplicity of easier times. For the most part, they are easy recipes. Occasionally you will run into an ingredient that is not readily available on your standard grocery shelf, but if you are determined to take it on, the Day’s have included a resource page.I...
  • Laura
    I've never been to this bakery (though I'm very familiar with the Low Country), so maybe that would change my opinion of this book. There isn't anything wrong here, but there's nothing incredible either. The recipes are sound, but there's very few things that are radical or new. I was put off by the Paula Deen forward (not a fan of her or her cooking); I also felt that the recipes went a little heavy on the butter/sugar. Not that I'd expect a bak...
  • Lacey
    What a gem of a cookbook!! All of the recipes I've tried from this book have come out really well. Although some of the ingredients are a bit hard to find for some recipes, I've used small substitutions (substituting currents with blueberries). Make sure to follow Cheryl's tips- they really DO make a difference: some recipes call for all ingredients to be at room temperature or for you to transfer mix between several bowls. Don't be intimidated, ...
  • Alexandra
    I thought I would like this more than I did because it's all about baked goods and has a retro feel. But I didn't find any recipes that really stood out. I feel like a lot of the recipes I have seen before and nothing really makes them different or special. I'm sure they're delicious. But maybe because I haven't been to this bakery I don't fully appreciate this cookbook. I did enjoy the writing within the book though. And I plan on making the but...
  • Megan
    You wouldn't expect it from a bakery with a name that suggests tradition-steeped food, but the recipes in this book are surprisingly innovative. I love the multitude of pictures, and how can you resist a cookbook where the owners are carrying cookies and holding hands? You can't.Made the pecan chocolate espresso coffee cake in Aug 2015. Super moist cake, with plenty of chocolate and a delicious streusel.
  • PacaLipstick Gramma
    This was such a good cookbook. I loved the old fashioned recipes, and intend to add it to my library (instead of getting it from the library).For those wanting to get back to "real" baking ~ this is a good choice!
  • Sarah
    It’s commonly said that while cooking is an art, baking is a science. To me, that evokes pictures of white-coat, tyrannical chefs weighing out every speck of flour and spooning out the quarter-teaspoon of sugar that pushes the tare that milligram over the “appropriate” amount. That is no way to fall in love with the glorious art of the kitchen and really enjoy the time you spend baking treats for your loved ones. Thankfully, Cheryl and Grif...
  • Jill
    I ended up buying this at the bookstore after renewing a copy several times from the library. The recipes are great classics like: brown sugar banana bread, blueberry buckle, coconut crème pie, chocolate chip cookies, etc. All from scratch and all the recipes are illustrated beautifully and explained in a way that you can understand and replicate at home. This is great for just wanting really good recipes for loved bakery items that make wonderf...
  • Sharon
    I loved the forward and the beginning that Cheryl wrote. The recipes all look amazing, but the ones I tried just did not turn out well for me... Not saying there's a problem with the recipes at all though. I'm sure a better baker than me can make all the amazing treats just perfectly.
  • Flossmoor Public Library (IL)
    3 stars- Ms. Jenn
  • Nancy
    I gained 10 pounds reading it.
  • Lisa
    so many recipes i want to try ! a definite favourite and go to book .
  • Sue
    I borrowed this book and now I think I need to own it! The bacon jam and sunny lemon bars alone are worth a look. Yum! Easy to follow recipes, gorgeous pictures and sweet background stories.
  • Kristal
    Good recipes, but not the true Southern ones I thought would be in a book by a bakery from the South.
  • AdultNonFiction Teton County Library
    TCL Call #: 641.86 Day CJulia - 4 starsI discovered this book sitting on the New bookshelf. The photo of Cheryl and Griffith Day in their bakery, called Back in the Day Bakery, in Savannah, Georgia, on the cover drew me in - big smiles and lots of character, not to mention some old timey charm. I loved it already!Then, I delved into the book, and what fun and function recipes I found inside. (The photos are lovely and charming as well.) Before th...
  • Monica **can't read fast enough**
    Let me just say that I love this cookbook. I'm a southern girl with a sweet tooth. American by birth and Southern by the grace of God. Yeah, I said it... Anyway like I was saying, as a southerner with a sweet tooth this book hits the spot. This book is full of recipes for old fashioned treats; homemade cakes, frostings, pies, puddings,breads, and much more abound within. Don't worry, you definitely don't have to be from the south to appreciate th...
  • Rebecca
    As someone fortunate enough to have lived in Savannah and been an infrequent regular at the Bakery, I was thrilled to find out a cookbook from the Days was coming out. I have yet to bake from the book yet, but I can vouch that if the recipes faithfully reproduce their wares from the shop, they'll be fantastic. My only disappointment was finding out the cookbook doesn't contain information on their staple sandwich items which, in my opinion, give ...
  • Rena
    Great cookbook. I tried the Fresh Strawberry Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Frosting and nearly lost an arm when handing them out to family, neighbors, coworkers, and friends. Everyone loved them, myself included. This wasn't even the recipe that I was going to try first,but I had just picked some strawberries, and thought-why not? I can't wait to try out the Applewood bacon and cheddar Biscones, Ham and Cheese Pastry Puffs, the Blueberry Buckle,...
  • Jocelin
    The recipes in this cookbook looked absolutely mouth-watering. I really liked the introduction that Paula Deen wrote; it was really nice. I first saw this cooking duo on the Martha Stewart Show. They seemed really quirky and fun. The recipes in this cookbook seem really traditional. The first recipe was one for Buttermilk Biscones. They looked like a combination between a biscuit and a scone. Some people think; is there a difference between a bis...
  • Lynn Hotalen
    Reading this little cookbook is like walking into the Savannah bakery itself. You can almost smell the aroma of spices, buttercream and fresh baked bread. It is full of delightful memories from Cheryl and Griffin Day's grandmothers' kitchens where they learned their secrets and fell in love with baking. I also felt like I was walking through a delightful vintage flea market filled with pastel cake tins, cotton aprons and china teacups. It awakene...
  • Mikel
    This is probably a great cookbook for many people however, there were certain things that turned me off. If you love taste of coffee in your chocolate cake, cookies, etc. then this is the book for you. It's not for me. There is also a lot of cardamom used throughout this book, a spice I feel pretty indifferent about. I understand this is a bakery cookbook so repeating and/or very similar recipes makes for a more efficient business but not a diver...
  • Carole
    I really love this cookbook. It might not have low fat, low sugar, or low calorie recipes but that's what makes it so good. All the recipes I've tried have turned out well and have been very tasty. I also love how all the recipes are from scratch; for example lemon pie squares are made from eggs, condensed milk, sugar, lemon juice, etc not from lemon jello mixed with cool whip. I admit I'm a snob when it comes to making things myself, I always fi...