Claire Ptak claims not to like Banana Bread or Carrot Cake and both were left off her bakery menu for a long time despite them being the most requested items. I can only say that consumerism works because I am so grateful that Claire relented and gave us a banana bread recipe.
I have always found a chocolate chip cookie a bit overrated. They were always either too bendy, like those 5 for a pound, supermarket bakery cookies that almost bend in half before they snap, or too brittle like a classic pack of Maryland Cookies. Despite never being a huge cookie fan, I bought Claire Ptak’s The Violet Bakery Cookbook for this recipe.