by Jessie Sheehan
2018, Chronicle Books

The Vintage Baker was published by Chronicle Books in May of 2018. It includes over 50 old-fashioned recipes for sweets and treats, from my vintage recipe booklet collection, that have been twisted and tweaked for the 21st century baker. Each headnote includes some history about the dessert and its ingredients, and almost all are accompanied by a vintage image from my collection. Alice Gao took the photos for the book and they are spectacular.

Icebox Cakes book cover

by Jessie Sheehan
2015, Chronicle Books

Icebox Cakes is my first book, and I am extremely excited about it – not surprisingly – as I am a huge icebox cake fan. I’m not just expressing my love of icebox cakes because I coauthored a book about them in which I developed the recipes. Instead, when it comes to sweets (okay, all food), I love super-simple, homey desserts (my next book is unlikely to include a recipe for croquembouche), and if such desserts include pudding or whipped cream or graham crackers, I’m basically in heaven.