After working as a pastry chef at a monastery in Ireland, a Silicon Valley tech startup, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco, Gemma Stafford now delights millions of viewers via her online show Bigger Bolder Baking on YouTube, where her sweet treats are elevated with bold flavors and simplified techniques.
Her first cookbook, Bigger Bolder Baking: A Fearless Approach to Baking Anytime, Anywhere (HMH, 2019; $30), combines Stafford’s irresistible recipes and approachable style of baking into one lovely book.
The book includes recipes for more than 100 beautifully photographed cakes, cookies, pies, puddings, and other treats. Surefire hits include Chocolate Lava Pie, Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Churros, “In Case of Emergency” One-Minute Mug Brownie, Ooey Gooey Gingerbread Pudding, and many more. Baking enthusiasts as well as professionals will appreciate this comprehensive collection of dessert recipes. Available at bookstores nationwide.