David Muniz and David Lesniak own and run Outsider Tart, the first American bakery in London. Rachel Allen, author of eight best-selling books, is a popular chef on the BBC’s Saturday Kitchen and teaches at Ireland’s prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School.
Rediscover the authentic taste and quality of 120 delightful home-baked classic American treats. A bumper-size celebration of home-style baking, these simple yet deeply satisfying brownies, muffins, cookies, and cakes are the essence of home baking, yet most people only know these as staples of the supermarket bakery aisle.With roots in New Jersey and Mississippi respectively, David Muniz and David Lesniak’s mission is to introduce a new generation of bakers to the genuine taste and authentic quality of these classic American treats when made from scratch and baked at home. They share their irresistible favorites, such as blueberry muffins, chocolate walnut brownies, and peanut butter cookies. They also include new takes on some old standbys, like white chocolate and raspberry cupcakes and red velvet cheesecake. Of course, the book also features an array of variations on the signature item at their acclaimed bakery: the whoopie pie, for which they have single-handedly created a craze in Britain.