Books on Baking
Are you looking to get your baking skills up to scratch? Let these books by the pros guide you on your journey.
50 things to bake before you die : the world's best cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, and more from your favorite bakers, including Christina Tosi, Joanne Chang, and Dominique Ansel
Reedy, Allyson, author
Turn your home-baking skills into professional-grade desserts with this mouthwatering baking book featuring recipes from some of the most incredible bakers and bakeries--including Tieghan Gerard, Joanne Chang (Flour Bakery), Chelsey White, Christina Tosi (Milk Bar), Daniel Boulud, and more! This heavenly collection of dessert recipes--gifted to us from the greatest bakers and chefs from small-town cafe owners to fancy restaurateurs to TV show hosts--is a call to arms, to action, to revolution! Or, at the very least, a call to turn on the oven.
Bake : my best ever recipes for the classics
Hollywood, Paul, author
"The only book you'll ever need to create perfectly delicious cakes, pastries, biscuits, breads, pizzas and desserts time and time again. Featuring more than 80 recipes!"--back cover.
Baked to perfection : delicious gluten-free recipes with a pinch of science
Cermelj, Katarina, author
From proper crusty bread, pillowy soft cinnamon rolls and glorious layered cakes to fudgy brownies, incredibly flaky rough puff pastry and delicate patisserie - everything that once seemed impossible to make gluten-free can now be baked by you. Katarina Cermelj shares the best techniques for the recipes, and each recipe is accompanied by expert tips, useful scientific explanations and occasional step-by-step photography to help you achieve gluten-free perfection.
Baking school : lessons and recipes for every baker.
In its first full-color cookbook, the renowned Baking School at King Arthur shares more than 100 recipes and essential techniques.
Baking science : foolproof formulas to create the best cakes, pies, cookies, breads and more!
Frances, Dikla Levy, author.
Baking with Dorie : sweet, salty & simple
Greenspan, Dorie, author
"Say "Dorie Greenspan" and think baking. Every recipe is signature Dorie: easy-beginners can ace every technique in this book-and accessible, made with everyday ingredients. Are there surprises? Of course! You'll find ingenious twists like Berry Biscuits. Footlong cheese sticks made with cream puff dough. Apple pie with browned butter spiced like warm mulled cider. It's a book of simple yet sophisticated baking. Like all of Dorie's recipes, they lend themselves to being remade, refashioned, and riffed on"-- Provided by publisher.
Bigger bolder baking every day : easy recipes to bake through a busy week
Stafford, Gemma, author
In this must-have for any home baker, online sensation and master pastry chef Gemma Stafford shares an all-new collection of simple yet irresistible recipes for every baking opportunity - from breakfast, brunch, and teatime to dinner party desserts, leisurely weekend projects, and sweets for the everyday. Featuring 125 new mouthwatering recipes for any home baker to bake with confidence every day.
Cake & loaf : satisfy your cravings with over 85 recipes for everyday baking and sweet treats
Miller, Nickey, author
Cheryl Day's treasury of Southern baking
Day, Cheryl, author.
"In a tome filled with recipes for both savory and sweet baked goods and pastries, Day shows that the creators of our favorite Southern recipes--from cathead biscuits to chess pie--were the slaves who worked in the kitchens of the grand home and plantations of the South. Today these recipes have become a beloved part of American cuisine, and Day shares the secrets to making all the Southern baking mainstays, like flaky buttery biscuits and skillet cornbread, and creative twists, like a cold-oven pound cake and sweet tea custard"-- Provided by publisher.
The cookie bible
Beranbaum, Rose Levy, author
The ultimate cookie cookbook, from author of The Baking Bible Rose Levy Beranbaum. This is your must-have cookie book, featuring nearly every cookie imaginable, from rustic Cranberry Chocolate Chippers to elegant French macarons, and everything in between-simple drop cookies, rolled-and-cut holiday cookies, brownies and other bars, pretty sandwich cookies, luxurious frosted or chocolate-dipped treats, and much more. With legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum's foolproof recipes-which feature detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork, notes for planning ahead, ingenious tips, and other golden rules for success-it's easy to whip up a batch of irresistible, crowd-pleasing cookies anytime, for any occasion.
Dessert can save the world : stories, secrets, and recipes for a stubbornly joyful existence
Tosi, Christina, author
The James Beard Award–winning founder of Milk Bar and host of Bake Squad shares her personal stories and wisdom for igniting passion, following your joy, and creating a satisfying life. Dessert connects us heart-to-heart like almost nothing else. It brings us together in good times and bad, celebration and solace. It marks big and small milestones and creates memories of comfort and joy. And Christina Tosi, the founder and CEO of Milk Bar, believes it can save the world. Does the combination of sugar, flour, and butter have some magical ability to fix all the craziness of our modern existence? Of course not. Tosi knows a cookie is just a cookie—but bringing the joy a cookie holds into every area of your life most definitely can. The spirit of dessert—the relentless, unflinching commitment to finding or creating joy even when joy feels hard to come by—is what can save us. And then we, in turn, can each save the world. Tosi shares the wisdom she learned growing up surrounded by strong women who showed her baking’s ability to harness love and create connection, as well as personal stories about succeeding in the highly competitive food world by unapologetically being her true self. Studded with personal and unorthodox recipes, Dessert Can Save the World reveals the secret ingredients for transforming our outlooks, our relationships, our work, and our entire collective existence into something boldly optimistic and stubbornly joyful.
A good day to bake : simple baking recipes for every mood
Ebuehi, Benjamina, author
"A Good Day to Bake is full of 70 sweet and savory baking recipes for any day of the week, led by flavor"-- Provided by publisher.
The great British baking show : favorite flavors
Tuck into your all-time favorite flavors and a good sprinkling of Bake Off magic with our easy-to-follow recipes. A feast for both the eyes and the taste buds, these flavorful bakes will leave you inspired to mix and match different combinations, or to indulge yourself with some classic tastes and textures.
How to bake anything gluten-free : over 100 recipes for everything from cakes to cookies, bread to festive bakes, doughnuts to desserts
Excell, Becky, author
Mary Berry cooks to perfection
Berry, Mary, 1935-, author
She knows the details that will make all the difference - the secret of the perfect from-scratch ham glaze, how to make featherlight fruit muffins, and the key to a super-crunchy crumble topping. In this inspiring cookbook, full of exciting new recipes, Mary shows you the steps that you can take to make your cooking extra special. Imagine Mary is in your kitchen with you, sharing her tips and tricks, so that you can achieve perfect results every time, just as she does.
Modern Asian baking at home : essential sweet and savory recipes for milk bread, mooncakes, mochi, and more ; inspired by the subtle Asian baking community
Lieu, Kat, author
"Inspired by the global "Subtle Asian" community, Modern Asian Baking at Home features exciting, contemporary Asian-inspired ingredients and techniques bakers of all levels will want to add to their repertoires"-- Provided by publisher.
The savory baker : 150 creative recipes, from classic to modern
America's Test Kitchen offers this one-of-a-kind collection, which focuses solely on the savory side of baking and explores a vast array of flavor possibilities from baked goods around the world.
Savory baking : recipes for breakfast, dinner, and everything in between
McDowell, Erin Jeanne, author
"From the New York Times bestselling author of The Book on Pie and The Fearless Baker, a savory baking book for delicious baked goods at any time of day"-- Provided by publisher.
Simply vegan baking : taking the fuss out of vegan cakes, cookies, breads, and desserts
Cox, Freya, author
Vegan baking doesn't have to be difficult or boring - it can be simple and delicious! With the simplest recipes using ingredients readily available from your local supermarket, this is the book for anyone interested in vegan baking. Whether you're new to baking or to veganism, you'll find these recipes reassuringly easy, and everyuone will be amazed that your bakes are vegan.
Snackable bakes : 100 easy-peasy recipes for exceptionally scrumptious sweets and treats
"What is a snackable bake? An utterly scrumptious, round-the-clock treat that can be assembled in 20 minutes or less! One-bowl, simple, fast, easy-peasy baking recipes made Jessie Sheehan's TikTok videos a hit, with millions of views and plenty of fans. Her lickety-split recipes were a game-changing addition to foodie culture when she joined the platform. Sheehan's fuss-free approach, dynamic energy, and kitchen-savvy advice are all on display in this must-have new cookbook. Here, Sheehan explodes the snackable sweets scene with 100 recipes that minimize time but maximize fun. Peppermint Stick No-Churn Ice Cream, Summer Peach Fritters, Extra Crumb Snacking Cake, Deeply Chocolaty Baked Donuts with Buttermilk Glaze and Sprinkles are just some of the treats that come to life in this crave-worthy cookbook. With vibrant photography and enviable flavors, this of-the-moment book will be loved by anyone with an impatient sweet tooth"-- Provided by publisher.
The sweetapolita bakebook : 75 fanciful cakes, cookies & more to make and decorate
Paint, doodle, and sprinkle your way to stunning one-of-a-kind sweets. The world of Sweetapolita is sparkly and sprinkly and charming as can be, with 75 recipes for everything from pretty homemade cookies to decadent layer cakes. But what really sets these treats apart are interactive designs that let everyone in on the fun of decorating: Painted Mini Cakes are served with edible "paint" for guests to personalize at the table, the fondant-covered tiered Chalk-a-Lot cake is paired with homemade edible "chalk," and Rainbow Doodle cookies are made for kids to go to town on with edible markers. Rosie Alyea, the creator of the Sweetapolita blog, frolics in flour and frosting, and she loves to get her two young daughters involved, too. The pages of her debut book are full of playful ideas that will inspire creativity in bakers of all levels--including a recipe for making sprinkles at home and numerous ways to showcase them, such as the Sprinkle-Me-Silly Pizza with rainbow jimmies and nonpareils galore. With 75 full-color photographs of cookies, cakes, and more plus step-by-step technique tutorials, The Sweetapolita Bakebook will change the way bakers decorate, while entertaining every kid--and kid-at-heart.
Ultimate baking cookbook : 575+ recipes, tips, secrets & hints for baking success
Taste of Home Books, author.
"Now more than ever, home cooks are flexing their baking muscle by preparing from-scratch breads, golden biscuits, wow-worthy cakes, snackable cookies and other sensational sweets. Whether you're a novice baker or a pro, this book has all the recipes, hints, tips and tricks you need to bake up an impressive specialty. With Taste of Home Ultimate Baking Cookbook, you'll uncover the secrets today's home bakers rely on most. Want to bake crescent rolls like Grandma? Follow the how-to photos for the perfect result. Wondering how to make the perfect pie crust? See the step-by-step directions for sweet success. Want to learn how to master sourdough bread? We'll show you how, from sourdough starter to the perfect rise to the best bake. Entire chapters walk you through the basics of yeast and quick breads, cheesecakes, pies, bagels, brownies, coffee cakes, cobblers, cookies, cakes for every occasion and so many other favorites!"--Provided by publisher.
Wild sweetness : recipes inspired by nature
Ho, Thalia, author
From the creator of the award-winning food blog, Butter and Brioche, comes a unique and beautifully designed full-colour cookbook that brings wild flavours to desserts as told through the seasons. In more than 95 recipes, Thalia Ho opens our eyes and taste buds to a celebration of what the wild has to offer - a world of sweet escapism, using flavour to heighten our experience of food.