cover image Fitwaffle’s Baked in One: 100 Desserts Using Just One Pan

Fitwaffle’s Baked in One: 100 Desserts Using Just One Pan

Eloise Head. Weldon Owen, $27.50 (256p) ISBN 979-8-88674-097-4

Head, who goes by the Instagram handle Fitwaffle, follows up Fitwaffle’s Baking it Easy with a satisfying collection designed to make baking “fun, accessible, and fuss-free.” No fancy equipment is needed; each of these recipes, whether salted caramel poke cake, classic cinnamon rolls, or cookies and cream shortbread, are made in an eight-inch square pan. Busy home bakers will be intrigued by dozens of recipes that use only five ingredients, including cherry slab pie, speculoos cheesecake bars, and peanut brittle. Those on a time crunch will also appreciate treats that employ store-bought ingredients to reduce prep time: cookies and cream–stuffed brownies call for Oreos; gingerbread cookie bars are topped with store-bought mini gingerbread men; and the apple puff tart’s crust is made of purchased pastry dough. Bakers of all levels will be able to follow Head’s straightforward instructions and practical advice. (Wrapping a slightly cooled cake in plastic wrap will help lock in moisture if frosting it the day after baking, for example.) This tasty volume will satisfy any sweet tooth pinched for time. Agents: Eve White and Ludi Cinelli, Eve White Literary. (May)