Good Book of Southern Baking
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As the minister of Southern baking, celebrated pastry chef Kelly Fields has spent decades figuring out what makes the absolute best biscuits, cornbread, butterscotch pudding, peach pie, hummingbird cake, and, well, every baked temptation in the Southern repertoire.
Colorful and sometimes sentimental storytelling introduces each recipe as Fields brings bakers into her world, generously divulging her ingenious tips and tricks (00 flour makes the flakiest biscuits; soaking your cornmeal overnight produces the moistest cornbread). With more than 100 recipes for quick breads, muffins, biscuits, cookies and bars, puddings and custards, cobblers, crisps, galettes, pies, tarts, and cakes—plus dozens of irresistible variations on the standards—this is the new bible for Southern baking.
Willa Jean has been featured in Food & Wine, Garden & Gun, Southern Living, Munchies, Travel + Leisure, Bon Appetit, Eater, GQ, Vogue, The Food Network.
Chef Kelly Fields also won Outstanding Pastry Chef at the James Beard Awards in 2019.