I’ve been sitting on a little secret, my baking friends. No, make that a big secret.

I’ve written a cookbook! Oh, that feels good to say out loud. It’s still amazing and overwhelming and quite unbelievable to be able to say that. Just seeing my name on that cover is enough to make me do a double take. Let me tell you, it’s as much work as you think it is and then a whole lot more. But I’m so proud of it, and I can’t wait for you to see it!

The book is called Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking. The idea behind it is one that I’d had for a while. If you bake with any regularity, you realize quickly that you mostly use the same ingredients over and over. You know before you get started that you’re likely going to need butter, flour, sugar, and some other basic baking staples. And you probably already have all of that in your kitchen ready to go.

The book takes those basic ingredients and then adds 2 to 5 more ingredients to make a whole big variety of baked goods. We’re talking everything from muffins to cookies to cakes to cheesecakes. Fans of BoB’s recipes will recognize my tendency to bake simply with big results. Whether you’re new to baking, a baking whiz, or somewhere in between, we can all appreciate that!

Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking by Jennifer McHenryClockwise from top left: Vanilla Bean Cake with Blueberry Whipped Cream, Coffee Caramel Chocolate Poke Cake, Jam Hand Pies, Fudgy Nut Tart

There are 80 brand spankin’ new recipes in the book, and I really think you’ll love them. After all, I wrote this book for all of you. If you didn’t support this little blog, this cookbook would certainly never exist. So thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

When I’ve started slowly to tell my little secret over the last few months, I often get asked about my favorite recipes from the book. They all kind of feel like my babies, so it’s hard to pick. But I have a special fondness for some, like Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Biscuits and Caramel Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies. Oh, and Quinn wants me to be sure to tell all of you how much he adored the Jam Hand Pies and (his absolute favorite) Vanilla Bean Cake with Blueberry Whipped Cream.

Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking by Jennifer McHenryClockwise from top left: Black and Blue Cheesecake, Chocolate Pecan Pinwheels, Strawberry Pot Pies, Caramel Almond Chocolate Chunk Cookies

Two things that I’m really bad at doing are talking about myself and asking for anything. But I’m biting the bullet here to tell you that I think you’ll really like this book and also to let you know how you can procure your very own copy of it.

So, here’s what you need to know. The book will be available on October 13, 2015. (Just in time for holiday shopping! hint hint wink wink) You can also pre-order it now so you’ll be sure to have it when it’s released.

Many, many thanks to those of you who add my book to your cookbook collection. And even more thanks for following my baking adventures here at Bake or Break! Happy baking!

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    70 Comments on “A Big Announcement”

  1. Congratulations Jennifer!! I’ve been a fan of your blog for quite a while so it’s great to know you will soon be on the book shelves too. Wishing you great success with this exciting news!!

  2. Jennifer,
    Congratulations!!
    I have been following your blog for quite some time and have made many, many of your recipes. I especially love your cookies! I just pre-ordered your book from Amazon. Looking forward to these new recipes.

  3. Congratulations, Jennifer! One can only imagine all the hard work, trial and error, late nights/early mornings, AND a whole lotta butter! I’m eager to get my flour covered paws on your book!

  4. Congratulations!! I am so excited for your book. Can’t wait to try some new recipes..especially ones that make things easier.

  5. Wonderful news! I have no doubt that your book will be a great success. Your blog is one of my favorites. I like your baking style, and your recipes are reliable and delicious. Congratulations!

  6. Congratulations! How exciting! What a labor of love for you. I look forward to adding your book to my collection. Wishing you all the best.

  7. Congratulations – what an accomplishment!

  8. Congratulations Jennifer!!! Your delicious recipes really deserved a book of their own!

  9. EEEEEEEEEEE CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! The book looks spectacular!!!

  10. Congratulations!!! So pleased for you! I am going to Amazon site right now!

  11. Congratulations! I’m so excited for you — your recipes are wonderful and I’ve always had requests for a copy of the recipe for dessert I brought with me to church dinners or to a friends house. I’ve always thought about putting together my own cookbook but felt it’s just such a BIG undertaking but YOU did it! I’m so happy to have been one of your followers ….

  12. Congratulations Jennifer!!!! I have been wishing that you had a cookbook I could buy and now I can!!! So happy and excited for you!!!

  13. Congratulations!! Super excited for you. Just wish the price wasn’t double in Canada.

  14. Congratulations Jennifer – it’s a wonderful concept for a book, I can’t wait to get it!

  15. Congratulations Jennifer! It looks like a great gift for my sister and one for me.

  16. Congratulations!!!! I am going to get some for Christmas presents. Good luck with your first cookbook…. Publish more!

  17. Congratulations! What an accomplishment. Looks divine.

  18. Congratulations, Jennifer. I placed a pre-order with Amazon. I love supporting you because your blog is one of my favorites and is visited more than most because you are so great to find recipes I know I want to make and recipes that also get rave reviews from the eaters. Win-win! I hope this book does well for you. You really are great at this and I hope you keep doing it for a VERY long time!!

  19. Congratulations Jennifer, so happy for you and the rest of us also.cant wait to get the book, I’m going to preorder one for me, mama & Joann.

  20. Wonderful news! Good on you Jennifer! I wonder if it will be available in Australia, maybe not, but I will buy it if I can.

  21. I’ll add my congratulations, as well! That’s fantastic news! I feel really inspired by your blog and I can’t wait to get my hands on this book. Kudos, Jennifer ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Jennifer!! How exciting! Congratulations on this great news!

  23. So so very exciting!! I can’t wait to get my sticky fingers on a copy!

  24. Congratulations! You must be so proud, very well deserved. I have been following you and making your recipes for a while, it’s so nice to see good things happen to good people.

  25. YAYYYYY!!! Congrats! And you are too right about the ingredients. I tend to buy those staples at Sam’s Club because I go through them so quickly! Those little bags of brown sugar and powdered sugar at the grocery store got nothing on me.

  26. Congrats!!! Your recipes are amazing!! Looking forward to your cookbook!

  27. Beautiful! I smiled a little reading the line one of the things I’m really bad at is talking about myself and asking for anything.
    I’m exactly the same. I would love to add your book to my treasured collection, and will. Thank you for putting so much of your heart into what you do. K

  28. This is great!!! I was actually looking on the home page for a way to contact you to ask when the book was coming out!!! Then I saw to the side the teaser information to click on for more information about your new book. I can’t wait to get a copy and lovingly turn each and every page. Oh, and try a few things as well!!! ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you, Jennifer, for all you do. I am so happy I stumbled upon your blog many months ago. I’m enjoying it very much.
    Nancee

  29. Hi, Jennifer,

    I’m going through your book (I bought the Kindle version) and wow…some amazing recipes to try. I totally love your site and come often every day to check into the new recipes (which I keep arguing you are cosmic and psychic and seem to know exactly what ingredient I am wanting to use or what recipe would be THE ONE I want to make today). And though I tend to be more of a web person than a cookbook person these days I love to support those people I feel give and give so much of their time and passion for baking to those of us who are always looking for another recipe to bake. And lastly I have to give you a high-five for including the weights. Most times with cookbooks that’s my biggest reason for preferring the web and my own copy to convert for weights instead of measurements. You did both and that really saves me time and helps me appreciate the book more. Thank you and thank you again for your site, kindred baking spirit and cosmic mindreading…and a great new cookbook.

  30. looks delicious

  31. It’s great to find someone so on the ball

  32. Just recently found your site. I will keep checking out your recipes. I made your Double Chocolate Pudding. I had to make it again as I didn’t get to try any. I got eaten by my husband, grandsons and the missionary boys. So I made another batch so I could have a share too. Keep the recipes coming as I like to make baked goods and desserts.

  33. Hi Jennifer…..After receiving your emails over the last couple of years, and likig the tresults, I just went on line and bought your 5 Ingredient Cookbook. Can’t wait to get it. Thanks for such great recipes, a great set of recipes…and just being who you are….Gail Pine

  34. Congratulations! I’ve been using your recipes for some time! Always good and I am a very tried and true baker. Happy for you!

  35. congratulations were all amazed, keep up the good job, you’re really inspiring

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