Midwest Made – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter to win a copy of Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland by Shauna Sever in our giveaway below.

Shauna Sever’s Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland is a love letter to the baking culture of the north-central region of the US. These recipes are influenced and drawn from the immigrants who settled there. In this cookbook, you will find gorgeous loaves of Potica (a pastry made with a yeast-raised dough that is rolled or stretched out thinly and then spread with a filling), Dutch letters (a type of pastry or cookie that is filled with almond paste, dusted with sugar and shaped in an “S” or other letter shape), and Belgian pie (a sweet, raised dough pastry that is usually filled with fruit and topped with a cottage cheese topping) alongside Ozark skillet cake and Real deal St. Louis gooey butter cake.

The photographs will tease you into the kitchen to whip up your own Danish Kringle instead of waiting for Trader Joe’s to stock the delicious pastry. The author’s headnotes are worth the price of admission and make you feel as if she is sitting at the kitchen island with a cup of tea while you measure flour and cream butter.

The following recipes from Shauna’s book are available online for our members to try now:

Reading this book has me missing home. I grew up in the Midwest. I spent my childhood there and left in my thirties. I spent 15 years in New York so both places feel like home to me. Both are melting pots of cuisine offerings that are generations old. Italian shops, specialty bakeries and more are available for those of us who love food and history. This book feels like home.

Special thanks to Running Press for offering three copies of this fantastic book in our giveaway below.

Thanks to the publisher for providing three copies of the above-referenced title in our giveaway open to EYB Members in the US. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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107 Comments

  • riley  on  December 6, 2019

    Scandinavian rice pudding

  • JRumi  on  December 6, 2019

    Layered rhubarb cobbler pie

  • lean1  on  December 6, 2019

    Scone top blueberry muffins sounds great!

  • vickster  on  December 6, 2019

    Ginger Molasses Softies

  • Amdona  on  December 6, 2019

    Glazed apple slices

  • lauriesk  on  December 6, 2019

    Candy bar baklava

  • sarahawker  on  December 6, 2019

    Ginger molasses softies

  • Lyla  on  December 6, 2019

    Buttery, yeasted raised coffee cake dough. I already have the coffee!

  • F00dfan  on  December 6, 2019

    I’d like to try the Cheater’s Fudge.

  • didipaterno  on  December 6, 2019

    Cider donuts!

  • cookerbea  on  December 6, 2019

    Ozark skillet cake.

  • NaomiH  on  December 6, 2019

    Potica

  • Shelmar  on  December 6, 2019

    The original Mrs. Braun’s oatmeal cookies

  • dbranigan27  on  December 6, 2019

    I would try Aunt Phyllis’s crusty butter pound cake.

  • matag  on  December 6, 2019

    Browned butter-speckled sugar cream pie

  • Kristjudy  on  December 6, 2019

    Layered rhubarb cobbler pie

  • MarciK  on  December 6, 2019

    Classic cider doughnuts

  • ashallen  on  December 6, 2019

    Both the Potica and Belgian Pie sound super-interesting!

  • erinsuzanne  on  December 6, 2019

    Bluebarb and lime crumble pie

  • Su2cool  on  December 6, 2019

    Swedish Flop sounds VERY interesting

  • elangomatt  on  December 6, 2019

    Chocolate-espresso revel bars sounds really good! This whole cookbook sounds awesome.

  • LeMinou  on  December 6, 2019

    Scone top blueberry muffins

  • roxlet  on  December 6, 2019

    Ginger molasses softies

  • ravensfan  on  December 6, 2019

    Classic cider doughnuts

  • LaurenE  on  December 6, 2019

    Layered rhubarb cobbler pie

  • GranChris  on  December 6, 2019

    Apricot and orange blossom kolacky

  • rivergait  on  December 6, 2019

    Apricot Kolaches (my spelling). Born in Chicago in 1944,left as an infant, heard my mother often speak of the kolaches in the bakeries.

  • kmn4  on  December 7, 2019

    Classic cider doughnuts

  • Dannausc  on  December 7, 2019

    Swedish flop

  • hirsheys  on  December 7, 2019

    Shortcut Danish pastry

  • MiMi60  on  December 7, 2019

    Candy bar baklava would work wonders for my round self.

  • KZielke  on  December 7, 2019

    Frosted Snickerdoodle Bars!

  • fujirw  on  December 8, 2019

    Swedish Flop! Love the namw!

  • Arinelle  on  December 8, 2019

    Real deal St. Louis gooey butter cake

  • Lora724  on  December 8, 2019

    My go-to chocolate chip cookies

  • carajanehunter  on  December 9, 2019

    I fancy trying layered rhubarb cobbler pie first. I love rhubarb!

  • vglong29  on  December 9, 2019

    Danish kringle

  • daniellespinato1  on  December 10, 2019

    Scandinavian rice pudding

  • virjeania  on  December 10, 2019

    I want to try making Cheater’s fudge

  • love2chow  on  December 10, 2019

    Iced lemony bunds cake

  • fmd518  on  December 12, 2019

    Swedish flop

  • davisesq212  on  December 12, 2019

    Classic cider donuts.

  • cecrofts  on  December 12, 2019

    Frosted snickerdoodle bars

  • BatshevaR  on  December 12, 2019

    frosted snickerdoodle bars

  • lpatterson412  on  December 13, 2019

    Swedish flop!

  • Linda013  on  December 13, 2019

    Cider donuts

  • demomcook  on  December 13, 2019

    Iced buttery lemon bundt cake

  • t.t  on  December 14, 2019

    kolaches

  • mpdeb98  on  December 14, 2019

    Five-spice sweet rolls

  • lacinda1968  on  December 14, 2019

    Ginger Molasses Softies

  • erinsuzanne  on  December 14, 2019

    Danish Kringle 😱

  • debbiehb  on  December 15, 2019

    Danish kringle

  • RickPearson54  on  December 15, 2019

    glazed apple slices

  • percussion03  on  December 15, 2019

    Swedish flop

  • lselke  on  December 17, 2019

    Kolaches!

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  December 17, 2019

    Classic cider donuts

  • YasmineAmber  on  December 19, 2019

    Scandinavian rice pudding. My husband loves it!

  • chefthomas  on  December 19, 2019

    Classic cider doughnuts

  • elsid22  on  December 20, 2019

    Scandinavian rice pudding

  • rltalbert  on  December 22, 2019

    Danish Kringle

  • Bethq  on  December 22, 2019

    Double Crust Apple Pie

  • nbyers22  on  December 22, 2019

    Cheaters fudge

  • sequoia55  on  December 23, 2019

    Browned butter-speckled sugar cream pie

  • source.decay  on  December 24, 2019

    Apricot and orange blossom kolacky

  • Laura1  on  December 24, 2019

    Scone top blueberry muffins

  • nadiam1000  on  December 25, 2019

    Apricot and orange blossom kolacky

  • TammyDee  on  December 26, 2019

    The Five Spice Sweet Rolls sounds like something new to me. I’d try that.

  • Kalolina27  on  December 27, 2019

    Kolaches

  • BMeyer  on  December 27, 2019

    scone top blueberry muffins

  • Vanderpham  on  December 27, 2019

    Potica

  • psarocks1  on  December 27, 2019

    Coffee caramel monkey bread

  • Cornfed23  on  December 28, 2019

    Dutch Letters (for my mom)

  • hillsboroks  on  January 1, 2020

    I would make the Apricot and Orange Blossom Kolacky.

  • JJWong  on  January 2, 2020

    I’d love to learn how to bake a simple bran muffin!

  • jezpurr  on  January 2, 2020

    Layered rhubarb cobbler pie!!!^_^

  • pappaslauren  on  January 3, 2020

    Paczki. I moved from Indiana to Oklahoma in 2015, and you can’t get Paczki here in OK!

  • sakcrisler  on  January 3, 2020

    a dutch baby for dinner

  • etesla  on  January 3, 2020

    Bluebarb and lime crumble pie – I love lime with other fruits!

  • Shelley.b  on  January 4, 2020

    Kolaches

  • Cathyschuh  on  January 4, 2020

    ginger molasses softies

  • jluvs2bake  on  January 5, 2020

    paczki

  • lbguerrant  on  January 5, 2020

    Snickerdoodle bars

  • ToPieFor  on  January 5, 2020

    Kranskake

  • JenjiRM  on  January 9, 2020

    Donut loaf!

  • voodoooffood  on  January 9, 2020

    Bluebarb and lime crumble pie

  • cellenly  on  January 10, 2020

    Brewers cheddar bread

  • maggz19671  on  January 10, 2020

    Classic cider donuts

  • RSW  on  January 11, 2020

    Coffee caramel monkey bread

  • banba1  on  January 11, 2020

    Browned butter-speckled sugar cream pie

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  January 11, 2020

    All sound tasty. But going with Bluebarb lime pie.

  • oreganoca  on  January 12, 2020

    Frosted Snickerdoodle Bars

  • dan031082  on  January 12, 2020

    Caramel apple dapple cake

  • HomespunHouse  on  January 12, 2020

    Apricot and orange blossom kolacky

  • Mtetpon  on  January 13, 2020

    donut loaf

  • TheLynchyMob  on  January 14, 2020

    Classic cider doughnuts

  • Racook  on  January 15, 2020

    State Street Brownies

  • lisa59  on  January 16, 2020

    The Frosted Snickerdoodle Bars!

  • AshtasticAwesome  on  January 16, 2020

    Caramel Coffee Monkey Bread!

  • vhfvhf  on  January 16, 2020

    Cheater’s fudge

  • monasli  on  January 18, 2020

    Five spice sweet rolls

  • ToniFoerchBooks  on  January 18, 2020

    Apricot Kohlacki

  • Elve56  on  January 18, 2020

    Swedish Limpa, I love to honor my ancestors through food! Dinner Sisters podcast is reviewing this cookbook on their January 20th episode.

  • smartie101  on  January 18, 2020

    Cider donuts

  • fujirw  on  January 19, 2020

    Five spice sweet rolls!

  • mduncan  on  January 21, 2020

    Nebraskan runzas

  • debrakp  on  January 23, 2020

    English Muffin Bread

  • ktwalla  on  January 23, 2020

    Potica

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