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The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook

More Than 100 Recipes from the Best Little Bakery in the South

The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook
Cheryl Day By (author)
Griffith Day By (author)
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7.6 X 9.8 in
272 pg

COOKING / Courses & Dishes / Desserts
COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / American / Southern States
COOKING / Methods / Baking


New York Times best seller
Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance Cookbook of the Year
Fire up your oven with recipes Food & Wine calls “down-home and fabulous . . . classics with a little something extra.”

Nationally recognized and locally adored for its decadent homespun desserts and delicious rustic breads, Back in the Day Bakery is a Savannah landmark. As Paula Deen says in her foreword, Cheryl and Griff Day “bake decadent treats, but they also bake wonderful memories that stay with you forever.”

To celebrate the bakery’s tenth anniversary, this duo has written a book filled with customers’ favorite recipes. It’s packed with Cheryl and Griff’s baking know-how plus recipes for their famous Buttermilk Biscones, Old-Fashioned Cupcakes, Chocolate Bread, Cinnamon Sticky Buns, S’more Pie, Almond Crunchies, Drunk Blondies, Pinkies Chocolate Lunch-Box Treats, Rustic Cheddar Pecan Rounds, and much more. Irresistible full-color photographs of food and behind-the-scenes bakery shots will give readers a glimpse into the sweet daily life at the bakeshop. Celebrating family traditions, scratch baking, and quality ingredients, The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook is like a down-home bake sale in a book.


“Down-home and fabulous, the recipes . . . are classics with a little something extra.” —Food & Wine

“A delightful marriage of the sweet and savory . . . Cheryl and Griff honor these time-tested classics even as they infuse them with vibrant, unpredictable layers of flavor.” —Savannah Magazine

“Beautifully photographed and charmingly conversational, and full of recipes I’m dying to try.”
Minneapolis Star Tribune
“Old-fashioned American treats with a healthy dose of Southern flair. . . . A well-rounded baking book suitable for home cooks of all levels.” —Library Journal

“Impressive yet decidedly unfussy baked goods.”
“Their recipes are easy, but irresistible.”
Toronto Globe and Mail

Author Bio

Cheryl Day founded Back in the Day Bakery, in Savannah, Georgia, along with her husband, Griff, in 2002. They are the authors of two baking books, Back in the Day Bakery Made with Love and The Back in the Day Bakery Cookbook, which was a New York Times bestseller. Cheryl is a leader in the protest baking movement and the cofounder of Southern Restaurants for Social Justice. She’s also a member of the James Beard Foundation Food and Beverage Investment Fund for BIPOC Leadership Committee. Cheryl is an avid collector of vintage cookbooks; her enthusiasm for enriching lives through the time-honored art of scratch baking is one of her most endearing qualities, along with a few dance moves she picked up in her days as a Soul Train dancer. Follow her on Instagram @cherylday.

Griffith Day and his wife, Cheryl, founded Back in the Day Bakery in Savannah, Georgia, in 2002. They're both self-taught bakers; Griff's interest in baking was piqued by the magical sourdough starter that his mother kept in the family kitchen when he was a child. He is the master behind the flavorful breads and the creative savory menu at the bakery, and his pioneering spirit complement's Cheryl's enthusiasm to create Back in the Day's unique atmosphere. Together they comprise a sweet and savory tour de force!