Baking is as much about feeding someone's heart and soul as it is about nourishing their body. It's also about kindness and generosity: whether it's a pie or a tray of cookies, baking is always meant to be shared.
The Little Island Bake Shop by Jana Roerick features a collection of 80 easy recipes designed to satisfy almost any craving. Freshly baked muffins are a perfect start to the morning, while grab-and-go cookies make delectable treats throughout the day. Looking to make celebratory occasions even more special? Jana's signature pies and cakes are as simple to make as they are delicious. The cookbook also includes a savoury dishes designed to nourish: comforting pot pies, satisfying quiches, lamb patties, and even homemade pickles.
Lastly, a section devoted to the essentials-basic pastry doughs, frostings, glazes, crumbles, and custards-will have you mastering the basics in no time. The Little Island Bake Shop is a wonderful collection of everyday bakes designed for cooks of every skill level. From a Perfect Pound Cake to irresistible Chocolate Chip Cookies to a crowd-pleasing Sour Cherry Apricot Pie, this is simple comfort food at its best.
Since graduating with a culinary degree from George Brown College, Jana has built a successful career as a professional baker, has taught baking courses and workshops, and is an active community supporter and fundraiser. Her bakery Jana's Bake Shop-which has been serving delicious homemade desserts to Salt Spring Island for more than fifteen years-has been profiled in numerous publications including An Edible Journey, Gulf Island Driftwoods and Aqua magazine and received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Jana currently lives with her husband Lane and their dog Monty on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.
'Jana Roerick is a phenomenal baker, and her mouth-watering pies are incredibly delicious. I'm thrilled that she is sharing her recipes with the world!' - Meg Tilly, award-winning author and actress
'This book is a feast of good taste and quality is the prime ingredient.' - Raffi, C.M., O.B.C., singer, author, and founder of Child Honouring
'Jana has a talent for comfort baking: pies, cakes, cookies and all those treats that remind you of home.' -Julie Van Rosendaal, cookbook author and CBC food columnist