I absolutely adore Tate’s Bake Shop. Have I ever been? No, It’s not close enough for me to just hop on over. This may be a good thing, however, since their stuff is fabulous--I’d be there every single day! The cookies, the brownies, the bars…and that’s just the tip of the iceberg!
Giveaway is CLOSED. The random winner is #43, Jamie. Congrats, Jamie! And thank you to everyone that entered.
I can personally vouch for the thin, ultra crisp cookies. They’ll make you swoon. And want more. The butter and brown sugar really shine in these, as do the soft chocolate chips. The brownies? They’re the epitome of melt in your mouth, fudgy, chocolatey goodness. They’re what other brownies can only dream about being like. You want to swoon? Get your hands on some of Tate’s brownies--trust me on this!
Kathleen King, the baking genius behind Tate’s Bake Shop, has written her second Tate’s cookbook, Tate's Bake Shop: Baking For Friends. Just like her first, Tate's Bake Shop Cookbook: The Best Recipes from Southampton's Favorite Bakery for Homestyle Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Muffins, and Breads, this one is packed full of recipes you’ll actually make. You don’t need exotic ingredients or 12 pans and 50 hands. These aren’t recipes you’ll dream of making one day because they’re so complicated--you can make these now. They’re the ones you’ll reach for again and again, and make for your family and friends.
That’s not to say that they won’t impress, because these recipes certainly will! Here are just a few of them as I flip through the book: Three Berry Crumb Pie, Cinnamon Swirl Scones, Ginger Plum Muffins, Pfeffernusse (my mom loved these for the holidays!), Chubby Tate’s (the thick, soft and chewy cousin of Tate’s signature ultra crispy chocolate chip cookies), Vanilla Bean Chiffon Cake, Blackout Cupcakes, and so many more.
So far, from this book, I’ve made:
- The Milk Chocolate Cake, which is bordering on brownies and is not nearly as sweet as you’d think, but delectable.
- The Raspberry Chocolate Scones, which are as far as you can get from dry scones, and have a nice touch of orange zest.
- The Hurricane Irene Cookies, which are chock full of good cookie things--oats, chocolate chips, coconut, pecans and toffee bits, and like the cake I mentioned above, not as sweet as you’d think, but a fabulous chewy cookie with lots of great texture.
I have many more recipes bookmarked to try, as well. The Breakfast Cookies are definitely being made in the next week or so. Cookies for breakfast? I’m in!
The folks at Tate’s have generously offered to give a Cookie and Bar Tower to one of you lucky readers, and trust me when I say it, you want this. Your taste buds want this. Heck, I want this, ha! I’ll put my order in for one soon so I can splurge and share it for the holidays, but one of you can have this now!
It includes three 7-oz boxes of cookies, one each of chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and white chocolate chip macadamia nut. Two rich, buttery raspberry bars, two chocolate chip and walnut loaded blondies, and two rich, dense and fudgy plain brownies round out this crowd pleaser. Each 7-oz box contains approximately 12 cookies, and bars measure 4" x 2.75"
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1. Leave a comment on this post and let me know what you’re most looking forward to trying--the cookies, the raspberry bars, blondies or brownies, and be sure to use a valid email address!
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That’s it--easy! I’ll choose a comment (using the random number generator) next Monday, December 10th and announce the winner on Tuesday. The winner will have 48 hours to get back to me or I’ll choose another name. Good luck!
Disclaimer: I received a copy of Tate’s Bake Shop: Baking for Friends at no charge. My opinion is my own and not influenced in any way.