Best Baking Books 2021| Easy To Make Bread, Dessert, Snack, Cookies, Chocolate and Cake

Baking books

Our favourite baking books tell you about genius desserts from pastry chefs to beautiful step by step photos for making incredible pies for your family and friends. Baking books solve practical problems, like what to make urgently when you have a short time, what to bring to a newly vegan friend’s potluck, making a midnight snack, what to prep on the weekends. But baking books are all about pleasure.  Whether you’re working on a layer cake for a surprise or baked goods to snack on every evening, these books full of bread and dessert recipes will help you to decide in whichever direction you need to go. So grab your baking essentials, get your apron on and make something delicious to amaze yourself, your friends and your family.

Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More [A Baking Book]
Author: François, Zoë
Published at: 16/03/2021
ISBN: 1984857363

The expert baker and bestselling author behind the Magnolia Network original series Zoë Bakes cakes explore her favourite dessert cakes! with more than 85 recipes to create flavorful and beautiful layers, loafs, Bundts, and more.

The cake is the ultimate symbol of celebration, used to mark birthdays, weddings, or even just a Tuesday night. In Zoë Bakes Cakes demystifies the craft of cakes through more than eighty-five simple and straightforward recipes. Discover treats such as Coconut Candy Bar Cake, Apple Cake with Honey-Bourbon Glaze, and decadent Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake.

With step-by-step photo guides that break down baking fundamentals like creaming butter and sugar and expert knowledge to guide you, anyone can make these delightful creations.  Featuring everything from Bundt cakes and loaves to a beautifully layered wedding confection, He shows you how to celebrate any occasion, big or small, with delicious homemade cake.



Life Is What You Bake It: Recipes, Stories, and Inspiration to Bake Your Way to the Top: A Baking Book
Author: Lomas, Vallery
Published at: 07/09/2021
ISBN: 059313768X

The winner of The Great American Baking Show shares her story of personal growth and more than 100 delicious recipes. Vallery debuts her first baking book. With 100 recipes for everything from Apple Cider Fritters to Lemon-Honey Madeleines and Crawfish Hand Pies to her Grandma’s Million Dollar Cake. Vallery shares heirloom family recipes from her native Louisiana, time spent in Paris, The Great American Baking Show, and of course sweets and bread inspired by her adopted hometown, New York City. Vallery’s “when life gives you lemons, make lemon curd” philosophy will empower legions of bakers and fans to find their inner warrior and bake their best life.



100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More
Author: Kieffer, Sarah
Published at: 25/08/2020
ISBN: 1452180733

Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive—there's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this cookie recipe book. 

This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs. • Highly giftable with a textured case and a ribbon marker • Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S'mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more • A great pick for the home baker in search of a new bake sale recipe or someone who just loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer's blog and Instagram



The British Baking Book: The History of British Baking, Savory and Sweet
Author: Ysewijn, Regula
Published at: 08/09/2020
ISBN: 1681885670

A meticulously researched, beautifully written, and richly photographed cookbook celebrating the recipes, ingenuity, history, and heritage of British baking. With over 100 iconic recipes, The British Baking Book tells the wonderfully evocative story of baking in Britain and how this internationally cherished tradition has evolved from its rich heritage to today’s immense popularity of The Great British Bake Off. 

With lavish imagery and evocative narrative, the expert-baker author details the landscape, history, ingenuity, and legends and show-stopping recipes that have made British baking a worldwide phenomenon. From cakes, biscuits, and buns to custards, tarts, and pies, authentic recipes for Britain’s spectacular sweet and savoury baked goods are included here like pink-frosted Tottenham cake, jam-layered Victoria sandwich cake, quintessential tea loaf, sweet lamb pie, Yorkshire curd tart, and more. Illustrating the story of how British baking evolved throughout the country, many of the recipes have a sense-of-place heritage like Dorset apple cake, Whitby lemon buns, Cornish cake, Grasmere gingerbread, and Scottish oatcakes. Evocative and fascinating, this cookbook offers a guided tour of Britain’s best baking. 



The Baking Bible
Author: Beranbaum, Rose Levy
Published at: 28/10/2014
ISBN: 1118338618

Legendary baker Rose Levy Beranbaum is back with her most extensive “The Baking Bible” yet. With all-new recipes for the best cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, bread, and more, this magnum opus draws from Rose’s passion and expertise in every category of baking.

Each sumptuous recipe is truly foolproof with detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork, “plan-ahead,” 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.



Tasty Dessert: All the Sweet You Can Eat (An Official Tasty Cookbook)
Author: Tasty
Published at: 16/04/2019
ISBN: 0525575901

5 sweet treats from Tasty to inspire, delight, and satisfy any level of home baker

Ready to rise from baking newbie to MVP? Tasty Dessert gives you the lowdown on baking basics, from building a fuss-free pantry to mastering easy-as-pie twists on old favourites. You’ll stuff, layer, frost, and meringue your way to the cherry on top of pretty much every meal. If Confetti Birthday Soufflé, No-Bake 16-Layer S’mores Cake, and Sour Cherry Fritters don’t float your boat (are you feeling ok?), here are 75 recipes for any hankering, mood, or occasion, whether you’re jonesing for a sugar adventure with friends or having a late-night dessert emergency. Just don’t forget to save a piece of it for yourself.



Cook's Illustrated Baking Book
Author: America's Test Kitchen
Published at: 11/06/2018
ISBN: 1945256818

The popular all-in-one baking book is now in full colour! Now you can find it all at your fingertips 450+ definitive recipes for all your favourite cookies, cakes, pies, tarts, bread, pizza, and more, along with kitchen-tested techniques that will transform your baking. Recipes range from easy to more ambitious and our trademark expertise shines through each one. Discover why spreading the dough and then sprinkling the berries leads to better Blueberry Scones, why cubed versus shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese makes all the difference in our irresistible Cheese Bread, how we found three ways to squeeze more lemon flavour into our Lemon Bundt Cake, and how to keep the best Buttermilk Waffles your family will ever taste warm and crispy. 

An illustrated Baking Basics chapter at the front of the book provides information on key ingredients and equipment and lays the groundwork for a lifetime of baking success. A shopping guide at the back recommends favourite go-to brands. These recipes represent all the wisdom of the bakers that came before us as well as all we've learned through literally thousands of trial-and-error sessions in our kitchens.




The Bread Baker's Apprentice, 15th Anniversary Edition: Mastering the Art of Extraordinary Bread [A Baking Book]
Author: Reinhart, Peter
Published at: 06/09/2016
ISBN: 1607748657

WINNER OF THE JAMES BEARD AND IACP AWARD.

Learn the art of bread making through techniques and recipes for making pizza dough, challah, bagels, sourdough, and more! En route, Peter distils hard science, advanced techniques, and food history into a remarkably accessible and engaging resource that is as rich and multitextured as the loaves you’ll turn out. In this revised edition, he adds metrics and temperature conversion charts, incorporates comprehensive baker’s percentages into the recipes, and updates methods throughout. This is original food writing at its most captivating, teaching at its most inspired and inspiring and the rewards are some of the best bread under the sun.



The Vanilla Bean Baking Book: Recipes for Irresistible Everyday Favorites and Reinvented Classics
Author: Kieffer, Sarah
Published at: 08/11/2016
ISBN: 1583335846

A beautiful and thoughtful baking book with 100 recipes for delicious treats and desserts from the founder of the Saveur Award–winning Vanilla Bean baking blog. Readers find the Vanilla Bean blog while hunting for the perfect chocolate cake or cinnamon roll recipe, or another everyday favourite. They stay for founder Sarah Kieffer’s simple approach to home baking, the utterly transporting, dreamlike quality of her photography, and her evocative storytelling. 

The Vanilla Bean Baking Book is Kieffer’s debut cookbook, with 100 delicious tried-and-true recipes for the home baker. From everyday favourites such as Lemon Bread and Peanut Butter Cookies to inventive twists on classics such as Burnt Honey Buttercream Cake with Chocolate, Coffee Blondies, and Apple-Blackberry Turnovers, these irresistible treats will delight and inspire.



Bake from Scratch (Vol 2): Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker (Bake from Scratch (2))
Author: Hoffman, Brian Hart
Published at: 15/03/2018
ISBN: 1940772486

This collection of more than 600 recipes from the second year of the award-winning Bake from Scratch magazine features endless inspiration and instruction for home bakers. From the essential hot cross buns and coffee cakes to grilled South African bread and seasonal recipes for baking with strawberries, rhubarb, plums, and more, this hard-cover, the high-quality cookbook is the go-to resource for those looking to bake artisan goods at home.

You'll find recipes for simple one-layer crumb cakes, decadent tarts and vibrant holiday wreath bread, as well as flavorful, stunning baked goods for every season and occasion. No matter your skill level, you can learn to master a variety of baking techniques with these dependable, easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by lush full-colour photography.



The Nordic Baking Book
Author: Nilsson, Magnus
Published at: 15/10/2018
ISBN: 0714876844

In The Nordic Baking Book, Nilsson delves into all aspects of Nordic home baking - modern and traditional, sweet and savoury - with recipes for everything from bread and pastries to cakes, cookies, and holiday treats.

No other book on Nordic baking is as comprehensive and informative. Nilsson travelled extensively throughout the Nordic region - Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden - collecting recipes and documenting the landscape. The 100 photographs in the book have been shot by Nilsson - now an established photographer, following his successful exhibitions in the US.



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