Pastries from across the pond.

If you ever find yourself in Hackney, east London, don’t miss Violet Bakery, Claire Ptak’s gem of a shop which started as a market stall and quickly gained a ravenous and dedicated following. But if you’re not hopping across the pond anytime soon, you can recreate the experience in your own home with The Violet Bakery Cookbook, packed full of the recipes that made it a hit. Ptak has a not-too-sweet approach to pastries and cakes, but you won’t miss the extra sugar. Butterscotch blondies and Hazelnut toffee cake will satisfy your sweet tooth, and savory cravings are met with all things flaky, cheesy, and herby (like a must-make-now Squash, brown butter, and sage quiche.) Stir, bake, eat, repeat.

Comes with a signed bookplate.

Meet Clare Ptak, the woman behind Violet Bakery’s wild success.

  • Length: 272 pages
  • Author: Claire Ptak (Foreword by Alice Waters)