Who doesn't salivate when they step into a kitchen fresh with the smells of newly baked cakes, cookies, cupcakes, muffins, pies or tea breads? There's just something particularly appealing to us, something almost universal, about American home baking - whether it's the familiarity of the flavors, the history, or the ease of it all.
- Some months back, Cee first approached us about creating a cookbook of her favorite recipes. She started sharing the influences that initially led her to start baking and how she's developed more as a baker since living in Bangkok. Right away, we could tell she was serious about her craft. After that meeting, we got a real sense of her vision and felt it was imperative to share Cee's dedication to the art of baking with all of you.
- Along the way we got to know each other, had lots of fun and even gained a pound or two. We tried to express this book in terms as simple as ABC in the hope that you'd be as overjoyed as we were after tasting all the recipes. What's most important to us isn't that you try all the recipes, or even perfect one of them, but just to get you into the kitchen and experience the miracle of baking. While creating these desserts, we guarantee you'll make your own good times and memories and be able to feel as much love as we felt creating this book.
- So...don't hesitate, turn the page, turn on your oven and turn yourself into a great baker! Happy baking!