If you’ve been casting lovelorn glances at your standing mixer as you hurry through each day’s endless to-do list, fret no longer. Lopez’s cheery and creative collection of time-saving recipes will reunite you with your mixing bowls. One bite of her Supernatural Brownies and you’ll be making baking a part of your everyday. Recommended By Lucinda G., Powells.com
Synopses & Reviews
Michelle Lopez — the wildly popular and critically acclaimed blogger behind Hummingbird High — teaches busy people how to make cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats, without spending hours in the kitchen.
If anyone knows how to balance a baking obsession with a demanding schedule, it's Michelle Lopez. Over the past several years that she's been running her blog Hummingbird High, Lopez has kept a crucial aspect of her life hidden from her readers: she has a full-time, extremely demanding job in the tech world. But she's figured out how to have her cake and eat it too.
In Weeknight Baking, Lopez shares recipes for drool-worthy confections, along with charming stories and time-saving tips and tricks. From everyday favorites like "Almost No Mess Shortbread" and "Better-Than-Supernatural Fudge Brownies" to showstoppers like "a Modern Red Velvet Cake" and "Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie" (it's vegan!), she reveals the secrets to baking on a schedule.
With rigorously tested recipes, productivity hacks, and gorgeous photographs, this book is destined to become a busy baker's go-to. Finally, dessert can be a part of every everyday meal!
"A riot of quirkiness and eccentricity, and the mood of the book, which shifts from droll humor to melancholy to gentle vulnerability, is unclassifiable — and just right." Kirkus
"These are the recipes all home bakers want and need in their arsenal — plus tons of creative, inspiring variations — and Michelle breaks them all down into easy-to-execute parts. Weeknight Baking will turn any home baker, no matter their skill level, into a baking ninja." CLAIRE SAFFITZ, host and contributing editor at Bon Appétit
"Michelle is not only an amazingly creative cake maker and pie artist but she's also an efficiency queen! With this book, everything from a freshly baked cookie to a freaking from-scratch wedding cake is within reach, no matter how crazy your schedule is." MOLLY YEH, award-winning author of Molly on the Range and Food Network Host
"Michelle is an incredibly smart baker, and it shows on every page of this book: in each delicious recipe, the detailed but achievable techniques, and her beautiful garnish and decor ideas. She has done all the legwork to make truly accessible recipes that taste (and look!) like you slaved over them all day." ERIN MCDOWELL, author of The Fearless Baker and frequent contributor to The New York Times Food Section and Food52
About the Author
Michelle Lopez is the baker, blogger, and photographer behind Hummingbird High, which has twice been a finalist for Saveur's "Best Baking Blog." Outside the blogosphere, she has worked in finance and tech. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon. Weeknight Baking is her first book.