Fat Witch Brownies: Brownies, Blondies, and Bars from New York's Legendary Fat Witch Bakery by Patricia Helding (Rodale, 2010).
The various bar cookies I have made from this book (and that my sister has made) have all been delicious. Every recipe in the book bakes in a 9x9" pan, which is billed as a good thing by the author but since I didn't have a pan that size (I bought one) I found it somewhat irritating. The instructions are clear and given in a logical order. It drives me crazy when you come to a step in the middle of a recipe that calls for melted butter and this is the first mention that melting (and cooling) will be required. Helding doesn't do this, she gives you the preparation steps as part of the directions. Most recipes have a yummy looking picture (just looking can't be fattening right?).
The Butterscotch Bars (p.47) and the Emerald City Brownies (p. 123) were particularly good and I am looking forward to making the Toffee Bars (p. 78) and the Cherry Oatmeal Bars (p. 94).
I would recommend this book for any lover of bar cookies, even if they are new to baking.
This post is linked to Weekend Cooking hosted by Beth Fish Reads.