About Jessie Sheehan

Bio: Jessie Sheehan is a cookbook author, food writer, recipe developer, and baker. She is the author of The Vintage Baker (one of the Washington Post’s best cookbooks of 2018) and the co-author of Icebox Cakes (both published by Chronicle Books). She has developed recipes for many cookbooks, besides her own, and has contributed recipes/and or written for Better Homes & Garden, Rachael Ray Everyday, the Washington Post, Yankee Magazine (October 2020) Epicurious, Food52, Fine Cooking, TASTE, Chowhound, Yummly, Spruce Eats and Little Sous, among others. She blogs at jessiesheehanbakes.com and can be found on Instagram at @jessiesheehanbakes. She likes layer cakes with lots of frosting and cookies that are thick and chewy. Oh, and she has a soft spot for chocolate pudding. She lives in Red Hook, Brooklyn, with her husband and two boys, not far from her beloved Baked, the bakery where she got her start.

March 2020 Recipe – Easy-Peasy Chocolate Mousse

So, this is a recipe for easy-peasy mousse with truly the most perfect of light and fluffy textures. But said texture is not achieved via the traditional method of whipping eggs. It is accomplished instead with a genius hack: melted marshmallows. Now, before you turn the page, or scroll away hurriedly, scoffing at the mere […]

2020-02-29T16:50:18-05:00February 29th, 2020|


I am relatively new to the world of homemade popovers (hollow, puffy, eggy, crispy-edged “muffins,” of a sort) if you must know. In fact, I only started making them a few years back when I was developing recipes for my cookbook, The Vintage Baker. The book is chock full of vintage recipes that I have […]

2020-02-03T14:17:57-05:00February 1st, 2020|

December 2019 Recipe – Truffles

I am a huge fan of anything involving peanut butter and chocolate, and if you add Rice Krispies into the mix, well then I am truly just over the moon. These easy-peasy candies, or, as I like to refer to them when I’m feeling fancy, “truffles,” are an excellent holiday treat to gift a host […]

2020-02-03T14:20:06-05:00December 9th, 2019|

November 2019 Recipe – Pumpkin Chocolate Tart

As I have mentioned before in the pages of this magazine, I am not one of those folks who waits around all year for pumpkin season to arrive. This is not to say that I have anything against fall. I adore autumn and all of its accompanying holidays and sweets, but I am not a […]

2020-02-03T14:22:07-05:00November 1st, 2019|

August 2019 Recipe – Galettes

You might think of a galette as the lazy-baker’s pie, and you might not be wrong. For those of us who love the combination of buttery pastry and lightly sweetened fruit, but don’t totally love the time spent rolling out a perfectly round circle of dough, that is the perfect 1/8-inch thickness; and then transferring […]

2020-02-03T14:26:14-05:00August 11th, 2019|