Are you looking to get your baking skills up to scratch? Let these books by the pros guide you on your journey.
In All About Cake , Christina Tosi takes us into the sugar-fueled, manically creative cake universe of Milk Bar. From two-minute microwave mug cakes to gooey Crock-Pot cakes, from Bundts and pounds to their famous cake truffles and, of course, their signature naked layer cakes, this book will help bakers of all levels to indulge in flavors like classic Birthday Cake and true originals such as Pretzel Cake with Stout Ganache and Honey Frosting. Along the way, Tosi reveals the method behind her team's creativity--the formulas and matrices that will allow you to invent any cake flavor you can imagine.
Taylor-Tobin, Alanna, author, photographer
Fruit-based desserts that celebrate rich, gluten-free flours for fantastic flavor.100+ Recipes Featuring Corn, Oat, Chestnut, Almond, Buckwheat, Sorghum and Other Gluten-Free Flours Have you indulged in a golden corn flour biscuit that tastes like sunshine, or experienced the earthy sweetness of chestnut flour? Did you know teff flour smells of malted chocolate milk, and mesquite flour of freshly-baked gingerbread? Set aside your bland all-purpose flour to celebrate the compelling flavors of a wide array of nut- and grain-based alternative flours that are packed with flavor and are good for you, too. From peak-of-season fruit pies nestled in an irresistibly crunchy crust, to cookies that positively melt in your mouth, author Alanna Taylor-Tobin offers more than 100 wholesome treats utilizing easily accessible alternative grains and flours for every taste and baking level.Now let's get baking-let's reinvent dessert.
McDermott, Kate, 1953- author
"A new baking bible." (*Wall Street Journal)"If there's such a thing as a pie guru, it's Kate McDermott." (*Sunset Magazine)"The next best thing to taking one of her classes."(*The Washington Post)"Gorgeous...a dream of a cookbook." (*Eat Your Books)"Heartwarming and funny...an instructive debut." (*Library Journal)"Utterly exquisite, will steal your heart. RUN, don't walk, to order your copy. (**The Blender Girl)"Not just on crusts and fillings but life itself. A keeper." (***Atlanta Journal-Constitution) "Whether you're a seasoned pie hand or a beginner with more enthusiasm than skill, Kate's got you covered." (Dorie Greenspan)"One of the best books written on the topic." (Publishers Weekly)Kate McDermott, who learned to make pie from her Iowa grandmother, has taught the time-honored craft of pie-making to thousands of people. Here she shares her secrets to great crusts (including gluten-free options), fabulous fillings, and to living a good life. This is the only PIE cookbook you need.
In Bakeclass Anneka Manning gives readers a personalised baking class at home in this beautiful, must-have reference, which features over 90 sweet and savoury recipes -- many accompanied by variations. BakeClass is an accessible, practical guide for any home cook who wishes to develop or improve their baking ability, regardless of their current skill level. Unlike other baking books, it follows a unique lesson sequence that builds your know-how and confidence in a progressive and practical way to help you become the baker you want to be. In hints and tips throughout the book Anneka shares all the clever tricks she has learned over decades as a baking authority.
Beranbaum, Rose Levy, author
The latest and most comprehensive baking book yet from best-selling author and "diva of desserts" Rose Levy Beranbaum and winner of the 2015 IACP Cookbook Award for BakingLegendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum is back with her most extensive "bible" yet. With all-new recipes for the best cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, breads, and more, this magnum opus draws from Rose's passion and expertise in every category of baking. As is to be expected from the woman who's been called "the most meticulous cook who ever lived," each sumptuous recipe is truly foolproof--with detail-oriented instructions that eliminateguesswork, "plan-aheads," ingenious tips, and highlights for success. From simple everyday crowd-pleasers (Coffee Crumb Cake Muffins, Gingersnaps, Gooseberry Crisp) to show-stopping stunners (Chocolate Hazelnut Mousse Tart, Mango Bango Cheesecake, White Christmas Peppermint Cake) to bakery-style pastries developed for the home kitchen (the famous French Kouign Amann), every recipe proves that delicious perfection is within reach for any baker.
Stafford, Gemma, author
From chef and online baking star Gemma Stafford, you can get more than 100 accessible, flavor-packed recipes that anyone can make--anytime, anywhere--in her very first baking cookbook.
Gemma Stafford--chef and host of the top online baking show Bigger Bolder Baking--has worked as a pastry chef at a monastery in Ireland, a Silicon Valley tech startup, and a Michelin-starred restaurant in San Francisco, and now brings her incredible desserts to life every week for millions of viewers via YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, and her popular website, BiggerBolderBaking.com. Gemma hopes to restore baking as an everyday art, and this dessert cookbook is your guide.
BAKE WITH CONFIDENCE100+ sweet and simple dessert recipes for maximum deliciousness with minimal effort Use just a few common ingredients and basic kitchen tools for bold twists on cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, and more Every recipe has gorgeous color photography and step-by-step instructions that anyone can follow with ease
ANYTIME BAKINGAn approach unique among baking cookbooks, the chapters are organized by the basic tools you'll need--such as Wooden Spoon & Bowl, Rolling Pin, or No Oven Needed--so you can choose the recipes that are most convenient for you during any spur-of-the-moment craving
BOLD NEW RECIPES & CLASSICSSurefire hits include Chocolate Lava Pie, Baked Cinnamon-Sugar Churros, Gemma's Best-Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies, "In Case of Emergency" One-Minute Mug Brownie, Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake Ice Cream, and many more BONUS: A chapter on Bold Baking Basics includes essential techniques, tips, and in-a-pinch substitutions so you can whip up Gemma's irresistible desserts with confidence
An updated new edition of the essential resource for professionals and seasoned home bakers
Hailed as a "revelation" when it first appeared in 2004, Jeffrey Hamelman's Bread is a legendary resource praised by baking luminaries from around the world. Explaining complex techniques with simple and helpful illustrations, the book includes recipes for a vast array of breads, including sourdoughs, brioche, authentic rye breads, flat breads, French breads, and much more.Features nearly 150 detailed, step-by-step recipes, along with vivid drawings and photographs showing techniques and finished products Written by Jeffrey Hamelman, one of fewer than 200 Certified Master Bakers in the United States and a recipient of the Golden Baguette Award (2005), the highest honor bestowed by the Bread Baker's Guild of America Fully updated to include the latest techniques, methods, trends, and bread varieties
Whether you're an aspiring or practicing professional baker or a dedicated home hobbyist, Bread is the ultimate resource for almost any variety of bread you can imagine.
Bread Bread Bread offers an enticing collection of easy-to-follow recipes, as well as expert advice and shortcuts, for making fantastic bread at home. The more than 100 recipes include classics like focaccia and fougasse as well as more complex breads such as fig and hazelnut baguettes, naan, and thin multi-grain crisp bread.
From scones to baguettes, pizzas to quick breads, this comprehensive collection from a master baker demystifies expert baking for home cooks. The easy-to-follow recipes will appeal to first-time bakers as well as seasoned enthusiasts.
TOC and sample recipes:
LOAVES: walnut bread, whole grain spelt bread, gotland loaf, carrot loaf
BAGUETTES AND ROLLS: cellar French rolls, raisin rolls, overnight-rising baguettes
BREAD TO ACCOMPANY MEALS: chapatti, flour tortillas, pita bread, hamburger buns
PIZZAS: pizza dough, feta and eggplant pizza, chorizo pizza, garlic and arugula pizza
THIN BREADS: soft thin bread, honey crisp bread, sourdough crisp bread
QUICK BREADS: scones, apple scones, quick loaf with seeds and nuts
SOURDOUGH BREAD: coffee and cranberry bread, plum bread
SWEETBREAD: braids, cardamom rusks, saffron buns, croissants
From the simple pumpernickel and rye loaves, no-knead breakfast rolls to bagels, pancetta and portabella mushroom pizza to pain au chocolate, cinnamon buns to bread sticks, with over 100 recipes there's something for every meal and every craving in Bread Bread Bread !
Weiss, Luisa, author.
German baking is legendary and informs baking traditions the world over- Christmas cookies, coffee cakes, delicate tortes, soft seeded rolls, and hearty dumplings all have their origins in Germany (and Austria). In Classic German Baking , blogger and author Luisa Weiss--who was born in Berlin to an Italian mother and American father, and married into a family of bakers with roots in Saxony--has collected and mastered the recipes most essential to every good baker's repertoire. In addition to the pillars of the German baking tradition, like Christmas stollen, lebkuchen , and apple strudel , Weiss includes overlooked gems, like eisenbahner --an almond macaroon paste piped onto jam-topped shortbread--and rosinenbr tchen --the raisin-studded whole wheat buns that please a child's palate and a parent's conscience--to create the resource that bakers across the world have long wanted.
Kerwien, Erica, 1962-
Have your cake--and stay keto too! With Everyday Keto Baking , there's no need to deprive yourself of the breads, muffins, and other treats you love. Instead, learn to make keto-friendly (low-carb, high-fat) versions of your favorite baked goods using real-food ingredients. This is the only keto baking book you'll ever need.
Inside you'll find more than 80 recipes specifically geared to the keto diet. Most recipes rely on coconut flour and almond flour , two of the most popular alternative flours on the market. Coconut flour is an all-natural flour made only from coconut; contains no gluten and no grain; and is low in digestible carbs and high in fiber, making it a favorite among keto, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, and low-glycemic lifestyles. Its pure, slightly sweet taste is subtle enough that even coconut haters won't be able to detect it, and it lends itself perfectly to baked goods, creating results far superior to many other "healthy" treats. Alongside other healthy ingredients like eggs and low-carbsweeteners, the recipes in this book have been carefully created to not only taste delicious, but also help you meet your macros (your target ratio of protein, fat, and carbs on keto).
Enjoy all the special treats you once thought were off-limits, such as: Fluffy Pancakes Cheesy Bagels Garlic Cauliflower Breadsticks Chocolate Zucchini Bread Cinnamon Streusel Cake Strawberry Rhubarb Cobbler Chocolate Chip Cookies Red Velvet Cupcakes Cheesecake Brownies Spinach Feta Quiche Everyday Keto Baking gives you limitless options for enjoying baked goods without guilt . The only thing you need to worry about now is keeping them away from everyone else!
[Publisher's Note: Everyday Keto Baking is a revised and adapted version of the original book The Healthy Coconut Flour Cookbook .]
McDowell, Erin Jeanne, author.
Top food stylist and Food52 's popular baking columnist shares her baking secrets.
When people see Erin McDowell frost a perfect layer cake, weave a lattice pie crust, or pull a rich loaf of brioche from the oven, they often act as though she's performed culinary magic. "I'm not a baker," they tell her. But in fact, expert baking is not at all unattainable, nor is it as inflexible as most people assume. The key to freedom is to understand the principles behind how ingredients interact and how classic methods work. Once these concepts are mastered, favorite recipes can be altered and personalized almost endlessly.
With the assurance born out of years of experience, McDowell shares insider tips and techniques that make desserts taste as good as they look. With recipes from flourless cocoa cookies and strawberry-filled popovers (easy), through apple cider pie and black-bottom crème brûlée (medium), to a statuesque layer cake crowned with caramelized popcorn (difficult), and "Why It Works," "Pro Tip," and make-ahead sidebars with each recipe, this exciting, carefully curated collection will appeal to beginning and experienced bakers alike.
Johnston, Karlynn, author
An approachable book for all skill levels, Flapper Pie And A Blue Prairie Sky covers everything you need to know about being a modern-day old-fashioned baker: how to set up your kitchen and stock your pantry, and tips for handling tricky techniques like making pie dough and releasing a cake from the pan. The recipes cover everything from cakes to candies, doughnuts to dainties and pies to puddings, with the same gorgeous photography that has made The Kitchen Magpie a go-to blog for passionate home bakers.
Medrich, Alice, author
Winner, James Beard Foundation Award, Best Book of the Year in Baking & Desserts
In this monumental new work, beloved dessert queen Alice Medrich applies her baking precision and impeccable palate to flavor flours--wheat-flour alternatives including rice flour, oat flour, corn flour, sorghum flour, teff, and more. The resulting (gluten-free!) recipes show that baking with alternate flours adds an extra dimension of flavor. Brownies made with rice flour taste even more chocolaty. Buckwheat adds complexity to a date and nut cake. Ricotta cheesecake gets bonus flavor from a chestnut flour crust; teff is used to make a chocolate layer cake that can replace any birthday cake with equally pleasing results. All of the nearly 125 recipes--including Double Oatmeal Cookies, Buckwheat Gingerbread, Chocolate Chestnut Soufflé Cake, and Blueberry Corn Flour Cobbler--take the flavors of our favorite desserts to the next level.
The book is organized by flour, with useful information on its taste, flavor affinities, and more. And because flavor flours don't react in recipes the same way as wheat flour, Medrich explains her innovative new techniques with the clarity and detail she is known for.
From Portland's most acclaimed and beloved baker comes this must-have baking guide, featuring recipes for world-class breads and pizzas and a variety of schedules suited for the home baker.
There are few things more satisfying than biting into a freshly made, crispy-on-the-outside, soft-and-supple-on-the-inside slice of perfectly baked bread. For Portland-based baker Ken Forkish, well-made bread is more than just a pleasure--it is a passion that has led him to create some of the best and most critically lauded breads and pizzas in the country.
In Flour Water Salt Yeast , Forkish translates his obsessively honed craft into scores of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, all suited for the home baker. Forkish developed and tested all of the recipes in his home oven, and his impeccable formulas and clear instructions result in top-quality artisan breads and pizzas that stand up against those sold in the best bakeries anywhere.
Whether you're a total beginner or a serious baker, Flour Water Salt Yeas t has a recipe that suits your skill level and time constraints: Start with a straight dough and have fresh bread ready by supper time, or explore pre-ferments with a bread that uses biga or poolish. If you're ready to take your baking to the next level, follow Forkish's step-by-step guide to making a levain starter with only flour and water, and be amazed by the delicious complexity of your naturally leavened bread. Pizza lovers can experiment with a variety of doughs and sauces to create the perfect pie using either a pizza stone or a cast-iron skillet.
Flour Water Salt Yeast is more than just a collection of recipes for amazing bread and pizza--it offers a complete baking education, with a thorough yet accessible explanation of the tools and techniques that set artisan bread apart. Featuring a tutorial on baker's percentages, advice for manipulating ingredients ratios to create custom doughs, tips for adapting bread baking schedules to fit your day-to-day life, and an entire chapter that demystifies the levain-making process, Flour Water Salt Yeast is an indispensable resource for bakers who want to make their daily bread exceptional bread.
Haedrich, Ken, 1954-
Let them eat cake -- and vegetables, too! Award-winning cookbook author Ken Haedrich serves up 150 delicious baked goods that are full of fresh fruits, vegetables, and herbs and go far beyond zucchini bread and carrot cake. From Bacon, Cheddar, and Fresh Corn Muffins to Fresh Fennel and Italian Sausage Pizza, Spaghetti Squash and Parmesan Quiche, and Brown Sugar Rhubarb Tart Squares, these scrumptious recipes add nutrition plus amazing flavor to every meal of the day. The breadth of this collection is stunning, and you'll be amazed that baked goods this tasty also deliver your daily dose of fresh vegetables.
As a follow-up to Layered , Tessa Huff returns with Icing on the Cake to dive deeper into dessert decoration and the presentation of layer cakes and other showstopping treats. Providing the confidence home bakers need to get creative, Icing on the Cake guides readers from cake pan to presentation to dessert plate. Organized by style, each dessert showcases a different decorative element, artistic pastry technique, or presentation idea. With hundreds of beautiful photos, including lots of step-by-steps, Icing on the Cake is a richly illustrated guide for creating delicious, beautiful desserts that will be the grand finale of any gathering.
Packed with clear instructions and essential information on ingredients, special equipment, and storage, Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking contains everything you need to bake with confidence.
Every area of baking is covered with 350 recipes covering a huge range of sweet and savory classics including quiches, pies, breads, and cookies. Classic recipes such as quiche lorraine and New York cheesecake are demystified and presented in a clear and accessible step-by-step format.
If you want to produce the perfect tart, bake a cake fit for a king, or serve up a souffle that won't sink, Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking will guide you through every single stage with clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions that have proved so popular with DK's readers.
Patrick-Goudreau, Colleen, author
Baking without eggs or dairy is a joy and equally as delectable with The Joy of Vegan Baking, Revised and Updated Edition .
Whether you want to bake dairy- and egg-free for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, this updated edition of The Joy of Vegan Baking lets you have your cake and eat it, too! With familiar favorites including cakes , cookies , crepes , pies , puddings , and pastries this book will show you just how easy, convenient, and delectable baking without eggs and dairy can be.
Winner of the VegNews magazine award for Cookbook of the Year in 2008, The Joy of Vegan Baking has been updated, with all new photography and freshly revised recipes that use the latest natural ingredients and techniques. Learn just how easy it is to enjoy your favorite homespun goodies without compromising your health or values.
These treats are free of saturated fat, cholesterol, and lactose, but full of flavor. Recipes include Chocolate Chip Scones , Lemon Cheesecake , Dessert Crepes , Cinnamon Coffee Cake , Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes , Raspberry Sorbet , Soft Pretzels , Blueberry Cobbler , and Chocolate Almond Brittle .
A seasoned cooking instructor and self-described "joyful vegan," author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau lays to rest the myth that vegan baking is an inferior alternative to non-vegan baking, putting it in its rightful place as a legitimate contender in the baking arena. More than just a collection of recipes, this informative cookbook is a valuable resource for any baker.
Moore, Christine, 1963-
"When you eat Christine Moore's food, you feel happy and well served by life."
-- Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize-winning food writer, Los Angeles Times
One of California's most acclaimed bakers is sharing her very best recipes, all adapted and carefully tested for the home cook. Extensively photographed and rich with Christine Moore's down-home warmth and wisdom, it inspires home cooks to make her rustically beautiful, always delicious cookies, cakes, pastries, savory baked goods, breads, rolls, bars, puddings, and so much more. Little Flower Baking is beautifully packaged, and every recipe has its own gorgeous photo--a rarity in cookbooks, and a great boon for the home baker.
Hay, Donna, 1971-
Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes,biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.
Seneviratne, Samantha, author
A 2016 James Beard Award nominee featuring more than eighty recipes from New York-based food writer and author of the popular dessert blog Love, Cake .
Raise your desserts to a whole new level of flavor with The New Sugar & Spice , a collection of more than eighty unique, unexpected, and uniformly delicious recipes for spice-centric sweets. Veteran baker Samantha Seneviratne's recipes will open your eyes to a world of baking possibilities: Her spicy, pepper-flecked Chile-Chocolate Truffles prove that heat and sweet really do go hand-in-hand, and a fresh batch of aromatic, cinnamon-laced Maple Sticky Buns will have the whole family racing into the kitchen.
Discover new recipes from around the globe, such as Sri Lankan Love Cake or Swedish-inspired Saffron Currant Braid. Or, give your classic standbys a bold upgrade, such as making Raspberry Shortcakes with zingy Double Ginger Biscuits. Filled with fascinating histories, origin stories, and innovative uses for the world's most enticing spices--including vanilla, cinnamon, peppercorns, and cardamom-- The New Sugar & Spice guarantees that dessert will be the most talked-about part of your meal.
Chang, Joanne, author.
A must-have baking bible from the James Beard award-winning baker and owner of the beloved Flour bakeries in Boston.
James Beard award-winning baker Joanne Chang is best known around the country for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry Love is her most personal and comprehensive book yet. It includes 125 dessert recipes for many things she could never serve in the setting of a bakery--for example, items that are best served warm or with whipped cream on top. Nothing makes Chang happier than baking and sharing treats with others, and that passion comes through in every recipe, such as Strawberry Slab Pie, Mocha Chip Cookies, and Malted Chocolate Cake. The recipes start off easy such as Lemon Sugar Cookies and build up to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake. The book also includes master lessons and essential techniques for making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more, all of which make this book a must-have for beginners and expert home bakers alike.
*One of Food & Wine's Essential New Cookbooks for Fall*
*One of Food52's Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019*
*One of Bon Appetit's Fall Books We've Been Waiting All Summer For*
A Everyone has a favorite style of cake, whether it's citrusy and fresh or chocolatey and indulgent. All of these recipes and more are within your reach in Simple Cake, a love letter from Brooklyn apron and bakeware designer Odette Williams to her favorite treat. With easy recipes and inventive decorating ideas, Williams gives you recipes for 10 base cakes, 15 toppings, and endless decorating ideas to yield a treat--such as Milk & Honey Cake, Coconut Cake, Summer Berry Pavlova, and Chocolatey Chocolate Cake--for any occasion. Williams also addresses the fundamentals for getting cakes just right, with foolproof recipes that can be cranked out whenever the urge strikes. Gorgeous photography, along with Williams's warm and heartfelt writing, elevate this book into something truly special.
Sheehan, Jessie, author.
This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and--surprise! --a tiny, authentically vintage, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tasks in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware--really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts--this is a gem.
Lopez, Michelle, author
Michelle Lopez--the wildly popular and critically acclaimed blogger behind Hummingbird High --teaches busy people how to make cookies, pies, cakes, and other treats, without spending hours in the kitchen.
If anyone knows how to balance a baking obsession with a demanding schedule, it's Michelle Lopez. Over the past several years that she's been running her blog Hummingbird High , Lopez has kept a crucial aspect of her life hidden from her readers: she has a full-time, extremely demanding job in the tech world. But she's figured out how to have her cake and eat it too.
In Weeknight Baking , Lopez shares recipes for drool-worthy confections, along with charming stories and time-saving tips and tricks. From everyday favorites like "Almost No Mess Shortbread" and "Better-Than-Supernatural Fudge Brownies" to showstoppers like "a Modern Red Velvet Cake" and "Peanut Butter Pretzel Pie" (it's vegan!), she reveals the secrets to baking on a schedule.
With rigorously tested recipes, productivity hacks, and gorgeous photographs, this book is destined to become a busy baker's go-to. Finally, dessert can be a part of every everyday meal!