Our Baking Consultant at Large (and former Test Kitchen Manager) Erin McDowell recently published her first cookbook, The Fearless Baker: Simple Secrets for Baking Like a Pro. Erin's been a Food52er since the beginning, and over the years, she's shared many tricks of the trade and hundreds of recipes with us. She's packed her book full of some of those tips and tricks (and many, many more new ones) and recipes, of course—so it's no surprise that The Fearless Baker clocks in at nearly 400 pages!
We'll be baking through her book it all month long in our Baking Club and learning from Erin along the way. And, not to worry if you don't have a copy of her book yet, we've got plenty of recipes to get you started (and a giveaway below!). Her book starts off with cookies and bars, so we will, too. Here are 7 of Erin's recipes for them:
Ready to join in the fun with the Baking Club? We're giving away two copies of The Fearless Baker, each with a matching purple bandana, so you can channel your inner Erin. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post by Sunday night—winners will be selected Monday morning. (Giveaway open to US addresses only.)