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.
Pound cake is not the sexiest of treats, I’ll give you that, but it is one of the most comforting and satisfying. Moreover, it is the perfect blank canvas and takes beautifully to being zhuzhed up with a dollop of whipped cream and a handful of berries or a scoop of your favorite ice cream. This particular pound cake calls for buttermilk, which adds a lovely tenderness to the cake, and reminds me of the Sara Lee version with which I grew up – and […]
A Dutch Baby Pancake is not only a sight to behold, what with its light and eggy batter that miraculously climbs the sides of the vessel it’s baked in, but it is easy-peasy (like a billion times easier than making individual pancakes on the stove top), one-bowl (okay, one blender) and incredibly delicious. And – in case you were wondering – a Dutch Baby Pancake is not in fact Dutch at all, but is German, and apparently gets its name due to a “corruption” of […]