Beach House Baking Cookbook Giveaway

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Beach House Baking

An Endless Summer of Delicious Desserts

By Lei Shishak


Available at Amazon


About the Author

Lei Shishak is an established pastry chef who trained at the CIA in New York and has worked at restaurants in Sun Valley and Los Angeles. Her formative years were spent working as Michael Mina’s pastry chef at the Stonehill Tavern at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, California. She has been featured in People, Riviera Magazine, Sunset Magazine, Coast, the Los Angeles Daily News, Fine Living, and many more media outlets. She resides in Dana Point, California.

In her first cookbook, Pastry chef Lei Shishak shares her most popular recipes for morning treats, cupcakes, crisps, cookies, pies, ice cream sandwiches, frozen pops, and beverages from her celebrated Sugar Blossom Bake Shop in the charming beach town of San Clemente, California.

Inspired by her beach town location and her love of the sand-and-surf lifestyle, here are some of her “Beach” recipes:

  • Surfin’ P.B.J. Cupcakes
  • Piña Colada Highway Cupcakes
  • Coco Hut Macaroons
  • Boardwalk Butter Cookies
  • Sweet and Salty Beach Bod Brittle
  • Pumpkin Beach Ball Whoopie Pies
  • Malibu Ice Cream Sandwiches
  • Beach House Seashore Cobbler
  • Windswept Cherry Pie

Don’t you love the names of these recipes?

Each recipe in the book has a beautiful, mouth-watering photo.  I love the little stories that go along with each recipe. Many of them have an association with a particular beach or location that makes you feel like you’re taking a culinary journey around the world.

I made two recipes from this cookbook last weekend.  We finally had some summer weather, so I made these Strawberry Frozen Pops.

They taste like Strawberry Sorbet.  I love em’!




Do you want to make them? I have permission to share this recipe!


Strawberry Frozen Pops
Serves 3
Refreshing and delicious!
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  1. 1 pound fresh strawberries
  2. 1/2 teaspoon lime juice (1 lime wedge)
  3. pinch of salt
  4. 1/3 cup of sugar
  5. 1/4 cup orange juice (1 large orange)
  1. Clean, hull, and halve the strawberries. Place in the blender along with the lime juice and pinch of salt.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring the sugar and orange juice to a simmer over medium heat and stir until the sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and pour over the strawberries in the blender. Process until the mixture is completely smooth.
  3. Divide the mixture among your pop molds. Freeze until partially frozen and then insert sticks. (*I placed plastic wrap over the jars before I froze them and inserted the popsicle stick through the plastic wrap. That way, the sticks are all set and you can forget about it.) Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours or overnight.
  1. I used a food processor instead of a blender and it worked fine.
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The second thing I made is the Bountiful Blueberry Scones.


Dave and I loved them! We could hardly keep our hands off of them when they came out of the oven!

I highly recommend this cookbook! I have bookmarked so many recipes, it’s ridiculous!




I’m giving away 3 copies of Beach House Baking!

(Open to the U.S. only.)


*To enter this giveaway, leave me a comment below about this cookbook.

*If you would like more chances to win, you can tweet about this giveaway (once a day).  After you tweet, come back and leave me a comment telling me that you tweeted.  Be sure to tell me your Twitter name so I can check that you did it.  You can copy and paste this on Twitter:  Enter to win a copy of Beach House Baking! @beachtownbaking @janedoiron #Spon

I will pick 3 winners on June 20th at 5 p.m. EST. Good luck!



HERE ARE THE 3 WINNERS! 2014-6-21 9 1 25 2014-6-21 9 2 25 2014-6-21 9 3 42


#182  Kris

#103  Kris I.

#89  Elise

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  1. 2

    Lisa Fineran says

    The book looks amazing. I love using frrsh ingredients in season. This is my favorite time of year and I have grown up at the Jersey shore.

  2. 3

    Vicki Parr says

    These recipes look phenomenal and so perfect for summer. I love using the traditional summertime ingredients!

  3. 10

    Sharie says

    Would love to add this to my collection! Heading to Hilton Head in September and would love to bake some goodies to take along!

  4. 12

    Erika Pedraza says

    My favorite thing to do is bake. I love new recipes especially using the fresh fruits of summer. I would love this cookbook. Thank you!

  5. 21

    Kimberli Bean says

    My boys have been begging me to make popsicles, so I can’t wait to make them the frozen strawberry pops!! What a fun cookbook, looks right up my alley!!

  6. 24

    Faleen Fedol says

    We can always find recipes for a great entrée either for the family and/or also serving when we have a dining room full, but the problem always seems to arise when it comes to finding great desserts to give some diversity. It’s nice to have a really delicious ending to a terrific meal. Thank you for this opportunity.

  7. 26

    Robin says

    My kids love popsicles, and these sound fantastic! I bet you could use other types or fruit too, I am thinking raspberry, yum…

  8. 27


    I haven’t been to the beach in a long time, but I’m sure this cookbook would remind me how it felt to be there. The strawberry pops and blueberry scones look so inviting!

  9. 30

    Connie says

    Your recipes are always awesome. I would love to win your cookbook, even though I don’t have a beach house!

  10. 34

    Samantha says

    Those strawberry pops look so perfect for a hot day at the beach house….I love that they are in mason jars as molds, so creative. All the recipes look so delicious….Piña Colada Highway Cupcakes…YUM!

  11. 37

    Deb says

    These recipes (and pictures) remind me of my Grandmother’s baking, the amazing scents coming from her kitchen, and then the delicious results. I love cookbooks that use ordinary ingredients easily accessible and seasonal freshness. I would love a copy.

  12. 38

    Tonya says

    I would love to have this cookbook! I grew up on the coast of Florida, and now I’m land-locked. It would brighten my day when I’m yearning for the beach!

  13. 40

    Pamela says

    All sounds so yummy! Even the book title sounds wonderful…..who doesn’t like the beach & baking? :-)

  14. 41

    April V says

    I would LOVE to win this book & try all of the recipes with my kids over the summer! That would be an amazing thing to look forward to!

  15. 42

    caroline180 says

    This looks like fun to read and the recipes you shared are keepers. I’d love to have this cookbook. Thanks for the contest.

  16. 47

    Tiffany S says

    Wow, those bountiful blueberry scones look amazing!! I love scones. My husband loves blueberries. The perfect combination! I’d love to win the cookbook for that recipe alone! I can’t imagine how wonderful the rest of the book is.

  17. 58

    momof5 says

    cant believe i’ve never thought to use mason/canning jars for popsicles! that is so creative and so practical!!!

  18. 59

    Kesha says

    The recipes look so yummy! I love the name of the cookbook too! It would be perfect to use at my beach place! Thank you for the giveaway!

  19. 67

    Jeanne says

    Just the name of the cookbook makes me think if I cooked recipes from it I’d feel like I’m on vacation! Love the name. It invokes happy thoughts!!

  20. 78


    I can’t wait to try the recipes you posted from the cookbook! And would love to win a book myself to try even more recipes from it!!

  21. 80

    Tisha Samuel says

    I’ve begun using fresh fruits and other whole, fresh ingredients, and this cookbook is just the thing to cooking with newfound freshness!

  22. 82

    jengd says

    I love the names of the recipes- so fun! My son is going to love the strawberry pops and I just received the silicone pushup molds I ordered from in the mail today. Yay!

  23. 86

    Connie Lee says

    I would love to win this cookbook. I like collecting all sorts of cookbooks, especially dessert ones.

  24. 88

    Mary says

    This cookbook looks amazing! As a mother of 2 children, ages 2 and 4, I would love to have this cookbook! I could’ve eaten the blueberry scones right off the page.

  25. 89

    Elise says

    I would treasure your cookbook. I’m from the Midwest and I am headed to the beach this summer and would love to show off your recipes.

  26. 94

    Cheri says

    Ditto…..Ditto……Ditto on all the previous comments…..Looks like
    a marvelous cookbook and I love cookbooks and would love to win
    this one!!!

  27. 96

    Jayme H. says

    Wow! I really want to get this cookbook based on the recipes you talked about. They are easy and look so yummy. I really need easy and tasty recipe ideas, especially after baby #2 arrives!

    Thanks so much!
    jaymee76 at gmail dot com

  28. 97

    berta says

    I doubt I will ever own a beach house, but I could imagine/pretend I do with the book opened up on my kitchen counter, magic apron on, flour everywhere……. I would love this cookbook!

  29. 101

    Gina T. says

    Love the names of the recipes in the cookbook! I would LOVE to try all of these they sound amazing!

  30. 102

    Judy Burgi says

    I collect cookbooks because I love trying new recipes. This cookbook sounds fabulous! I would be thrilled to win a copy of this cookbook!

    Judy B

  31. 105

    Shelly B says

    It would be great to make the blueberry scones. Never saw a scone recipe with a fruit filling, and the names of the recipes are scrumptious.

  32. 109

    Elisha says

    I woukd LOVE to win this awesome cook book! Feeding 5 almost 6 kids plus the hubby and myself, I need all the help I can get :)

  33. 111

    Linda Jackson says

    I would love this cookbook. I am working with my granddaughter with cooking and this one could have some fun recipes for us. Would pass it on to her eventully if I were to win.

  34. 117

    Michelle Miracle says

    I haven’t been able to find the time to do much baking lately, but these recipes sound delicious, I think I would make the time if I won this cookbook!

  35. 120

    dolores says

    Have I ever won anything ……………….NO……………………Do I love sweets…………..Yes…………………Do I love to bake……………………..Yes…………………..Do I have Grandchildren with a sweet tooth…………….Yes……Would we Love and Benefit from this cookbook……………a resounding YES !!!!!! This cookbook looks so yummy and sounds so yummy………………………………thanks for listening to me and good look to everyone…………………………love your blog……………………dolores

  36. 127

    Teresa Moore says

    I would like to win this cookbook just so I could make the Windswept Cherry Pie! Sounds yummy!

  37. 129

    katklaw777 says

    I have all the ingredients and I am going to make those strawberry pops right now!
    Looks like a great book…thanks!

  38. 131

    Terri S. says

    Those strawberry pops and blueberry scones look so delicious! I’d like to try the recipe for the Coco Hut Macaroons. I would love to win this cookbook and make the yummy summer desserts for my family.

  39. 132

    Monique Bon says

    I would look this cookbook. I love to bake. This looks like it will be a great book. Baking with fresh berries taste amazing

  40. 137

    Erin says

    We are going to the beach this Summer and I want to do a lot of our cooking instead of eating out. This book looks awesome for that!

  41. 147

    Thaydra says

    This cookbook sounds amazing! Just the title alone makes me think of sunshine and summer- two of my favorite things! Both of the recipes you made sound and look delicious. I’m definitely going to have to have a go at those strawberry Popsicles!!

  42. 159

    Danielle says

    Oh these recipes look great!
    This cook book sounds amazing just for the name! I am a stay at home mom to my beautiful 6 month old and I am always looking for new creations to try. This book looks awesome for me

  43. 160

    Sam Stamp says

    I love to Bake & this cookbook is right up my alley. I could make my family some yummy treats. The Bountiful Blueberry Scones are something my Mom, my Gramma & my boyfriend would love!

  44. 171

    Litsa says

    Would love to win this. My kids and I would make some of these desserts n try them out on their daddy. They look amazing. We love to bake so this would be perfect for us.

  45. 176

    Roxianne Higley says

    They ladies in my Friday night sew group would love for me to win this book…It would add new recipes to our dinner party!

  46. 185

    Judy Burgi says

    With names like these, who wouldn’t want to win this cookbook! I love cookbooks and I love baking. I try all my new recipes out on my Adult Sunday School class. Just think of the joy they will have when they sample what I’ve made!!

    ◦Surfin’ P.B.J. Cupcakes
    ◦Piña Colada Highway Cupcakes
    ◦Coco Hut Macaroons
    ◦Boardwalk Butter Cookies
    ◦Sweet and Salty Beach Bod Brittle
    ◦Pumpkin Beach Ball Whoopie Pies
    ◦Malibu Ice Cream Sandwiches
    ◦Beach House Seashore Cobbler
    ◦Windswept Cherry Pie

    Judy B

  47. 187

    Margaret Buckle says

    I love to bake and have been looking for some fun summer recipes…this looks perfect to add to my collection of beautiful cookbooks!


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