Barbara’s Baking and Pressure Cooking Cookbooks

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I have a new cookbook coming out in September, so I thought it was the perfect time to share more info about the Baking and Pressure Cooking Cookbooks I’ve published. Two pressure cooking cookbooks and one baking cookbook—but two cookbooks dedicated just to sweets (and even the non-sweets cookbook has a desserts section)! All of these cookbooks have clear directions and use familiar ingredients to make great-tasting meals and sweets.

These books have been a labor of love—I hope you enjoy cooking from them as much as I’ve enjoyed creating them!

All three of Barbara Schieving\'s cookbooks: Dream Puffs, The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, and Instantly Sweet

Long-time followers of BarbaraBakes will know about my obsession with pressure cooking, which I blog about at Pressure Cooking Today. Today, I wanted to let you know about the latest and greatest going on over there: a new cookbook focused exclusively on making sweets in your Instant Pot or other brand of electric pressure cooker!

Instantly Sweet: 75 Desserts and Sweet Treats from Your Instant Pot or Other Electric Pressure Cooker is scheduled for release on September 2018!

Cover image of Instantly Sweet pressure cooker cookbook

For this cookbook, I’ve teamed up with my friend and former Pressure Cooking Today contributor, Marci Buttars from The two of us have created an awesome range of dessert recipes that really harness the strengths of this amazing machine!

Instantly Sweet starts with a quick pressure cooker guide, equipment recommendations, and tips for getting the best results on the dessert recipes. The recipes themselves are divided into the following sections:

  • Quick Breads & Breakfasts
  • Cheesecakes
  • Lava Cakes
  • Cakes
  • Pies
  • Cobblers & Fruit Desserts
  • Custards & Puddings
  • Sauces, Fillings, and Toppings

Basically, we want to be your go-to source for making sweets your Instant Pot or other electric pressure cooker!

➡ Preorder your copy of Instantly Sweet today! 

lava cake and german chocolate cake in Instantly Sweet Pressure Cooker Cookbook

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

I released my first pressure cooking cookbook, The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook, in October 2017.

Front cover for the Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook includes 200 recipes: 50 of the most popular recipes from Pressure Cooking Today and 150 all-new electric pressure cooker recipes that have become new favorites.

The recipes in the cookbook are a good mix of old-fashioned American favorites, international cuisines with an American flair, and healthy meals with trendy ingredients. In addition, they represent a wide variety of skill levels—the most basic are easy enough for my six-year-old grandson to cook by himself with minimal supervision.


THE ELECTRIC PRESSURE COOKER COOKBOOK is available at your favorite local bookstore, and at AmazonBarnes & NobleBooks-a-MillionIndieboundPowellsQuartoKnows, and in Canada at Indigo-Chapters.

Interested in Pressure Cooking?

If you’re interested in pressure cooking but don’t know where to start, I have a library of helpful information at my other blog, Pressure Cooking Today.

instant pot duo plus, the electric pressure cooker cookbook, and pressure cooking accessories

If you’re still deciding on a pressure cooker, I have detailed reviews of popular pressure cookers (including several models of Instant Pot, the Fagor Lux, the Power Pressure Cooker XL, and the budget-friendly Crockpot Express). I also include many helpful tutorials like the Getting Started Guide, Accessory RecommendationsWhich Button to Use Guide, and Easy Recipes for Beginning Pressure Cooker Cooks.

The Electric Pressure Cooker Cookbook also has a detailed starting guide, recipe conversion guidelines, and a helpful troubleshooting section.

Dream Puffs: Shockingly Easy Fun-Filled Treats

Last, but certainly not least, new readers may not be aware that I have a baking e-cookbook devoted exclusively to making cream puffs, eclairs, and profiteroles.

Dream Puffs Front Cover

Released in 2015, Dream Puffs teaches readers to make these looks-hard-but-are-actually-easy desserts. I’m not exaggerating—the pastry shells have a few basic ingredients that come together quick and easy. The fillings are simple as well. But when you put them together, it looks and tastes like you bought these puffs straight from an expensive bakery.

A photo collage of five different versions of cream puffs: s\'mores, birthday cake, chocolate, churro, and graham

There are a wide variety of flavors in this cookbook! I’m a little partial to chocolate eclairs—my favorite dessert as a little girl—but I honestly can’t pick a favorite. (Though, I do keep frozen graham pastry shells on-hand to make toasted marshmallow S’mores Cream Puffs.)

I also have supplemental materials available on my blog: Cream Puff Piping Templates, a How-To Video and Step-by-Step Instructions, and some sample recipes.

I hope you enjoy the recipes in my baking and pressure cooking cookbooks as much as I enjoyed creating them.

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