Throwing down in the kitchen isn’t all about whipping up savory dishes. While we love spending time trying out recipes from our favorite Kenyan or Caribbean foodies, Black women know how to do the damn thing on the pastry side too.
After all, who doesn’t like getting their hands on a sweet treat that will have you licking your fingers from time to time? From moist cakes and decadent pies to mouth-watering biscuits, we found a few baking Black women who do it all.
If you’ve got a tasty craving that needs to be satisfied, let these three baking bosses introduce you to the sweet life. Grab some flour and your mixer because these ladies are dishing out recipes that we’re sure you’ll want to try this weekend. Enjoy!
Attention, attention, Danni Rose ain’t got no time for your calorie counting or your diets. Her site Stove Top Kisses is for women who like to cook and eat well, something she knows about first hand. The biscuit-sopping queen has lost 100 pounds and counting by turning her carbs into curves, all while whipping up decadent recipes like deep-fried dumpling ala mode, homemade caramel cake, and buttermilk biscuits.
Chocolate For Basil
Jerrelle Guy never imagined she’d be a baker, especially considering she has a degree in illustration. Yet the 29-year-old has already released her first cookbook, Black Girl Baking, been nominated for a James Beard Award, and earned the praise of celebrated chefs like Carla Hall. Her love for weird combos like black bean brownies and brown sugar strawberry jalapeno lime pie are what have made her a fan favorite.
Jem of the South
If you’re looking for that down-home, soul-filled baking like your grandma used to do, then Tamara Eckles of Jem of the South is your woman. Tamara has been baking since she was a teen and it shows in every dish she creates. Her traditional baking style (she get it from her momma) is what southern baking should be. Don’t believe us? Whip up her old fashion southern pound cake and have your entire life changed. Thank us later.