The Art of Baking Blind

The Art of Baking Blind


There are many reasons to bake: to feed; to create; to impress; to nourish; to define ourselves; and, sometimes, it has to be said, to perfect. But often we bake to fill a hunger that would be better filled by a simple gesture from a dear one. We bake to love and be loved.

In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookbook writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published The Art of Baking, her guide to nurturing a family by creating the most exquisite pastries, biscuits and cakes. Now, five amateur bakers are competing to become the New Mrs. Eaden. There's Jenny, facing an empty nest now that her family has flown; Claire, who has sacrificed her dreams for her daughter; Mike, trying to parent his two kids after his wife's death; Vicki, who has dropped everything to be at home with her baby boy; and Karen, perfect Karen, who knows what it's like to have nothing and is determined her facade shouldn't slip.

As unlikely alliances are forged and secrets rise to the surface, making the choicest pastry seems the least of the contestants' problems. For they will learn--as Mrs. Eaden did before them--that while perfection is possible in the kitchen, it's very much harder in life, in Sarah Vaughan's The Art of Baking Blind.

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  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*

    I'm going to gif the hell outta this review. So all you gif haters have something to [email protected]#ch about this week. Rejoice!Back in the 1960's Kathleen Eaden wrote the ode to baking. Not only did she do that ...

  • Bianca

    I recently read The Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, so when I saw this on the library overdrive, I immediately borrowed it wanting to experience more of her writing.This was a well-crafted stor...

  • Rebecca Foster

    (3.5) “While perfection might be possible in baking, in life, well, it’s impossible. The perfect wife, the perfect child, the perfect mother? None of us can be these. They’re mere fancies.” Th...

  • Yodamom

    AudiobookAs a fan of The Great British Bakeoff this was too temping to pass up. I don't think I even read the books description all the way before I was purchasing it. "What a joy" see I sounded like ...

  • Laurie ? The Baking Bookworm

    My Review: It shouldn't come as a shock that I picked up this book. First off, the cover was beautiful (I adore teal) and it caught my attention right away. Second, it's about baking, y'all! I thought...

  • Zarina I knew anything about the contents of this novel I had already fallen in love with the striking turquoise colour of its packaging and the simple yet very...

  • Shelleyrae at Book'd Out

    The Art of Baking Blind is pleasant debut novel for British journalist Sarah Vaughan.In 1966, Kathleen Eaden, cookery writer and wife of a supermarket magnate, published 'The Art of Baking', her guide...

  • Kim

    Eaden and Sons are running a baking competition to find the new face for their baking campaigns. Mrs Eadon wrote The Art of Baking in the 1960's and the book is still very popular. The new campaign wi...

  • Claire

    The Art of Baking Blind is a lovely ode to The Great British Bake Off, one of my favourite TV programmes. The story alternates between the competition to find the new Mrs Eaden and the competition's i...

  • Anne

    Over the past couple of years there's been a flurry of novels published with covers and titles that include cakes and chocolate and cafes. It would be easy to assume that Sarah Vaughan's The Art of Ba...