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Best Baking Cookbooks

Whisk your way to baking perfection with the top-rated baking cookbooks, as recognized by culinary bloggers and food critics.

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The Cake Bible
Rose Levy Beranbaum - 1988-09-20
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A culinary classic, this book is the ultimate guide for anyone who wants to make delicious, exquisite cakes. Written by a renowned writer for food magazines, newspapers, and The New York Times, this book breaks down even the most complex techniques into easy-to-follow recipes. Discover how to make buttery, tender layer cakes in under five minutes with perfect results every time, create the most fabulous chocolate cake with just three ingredients, and make cakes with less sugar but maximum flavor and texture. With recipes for every major type of cake, this is a must-have for any home baker.
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Nadiya Bakes
Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More
Nadiya Hussain - 2020-09-03
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Get ready to satisfy your sweet tooth with this cookbook filled with over 100 delicious, Americanized recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, tarts, and puddings that will become staples in your home. Written by the beloved host of the Netflix series "Time to Eat" and "Nadiya Bakes," and winner of "The Great British Baking Show," this ultimate baking resource offers simple and achievable recipes for every type of baked good that will entice beginners and experienced pastry makers alike. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits to Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya's creations will have you hooked!
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Desserts from London's Ottolenghi [A Baking Book]
Yotam Ottolenghi, Helen Goh - 2017-10-03
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Indulge in the exotic flavors of fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio, and cardamom with over 110 innovative recipes for cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes, and ice cream in this stunning new baking and desserts cookbook. From Tahini and Halva Brownies to Persian Love Cakes and Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut, and Rosewater, you'll find something to delight everyone, from simple mini-cakes to showstopping layer cakes.
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The Baking Bible
Rose Levy Beranbaum - 2014-10-28
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Discover a legendary baker's extensive "bible" of foolproof baking with all-new recipes for cakes, pies, tarts, cookies, candies, pastries, breads, and more. With detail-oriented instructions, ingenious tips, and highlights for success, each recipe is truly foolproof. From everyday crowd-pleasers to show-stopping stunners, this comprehensive guide proves delicious perfection is within reach for any baker.
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Mary Berry's Baking Bible
Over 250 Classic Recipes
Mary Berry - 2010-02-01 (first published in 2009)
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Discover a timeless classic in the world of baking with Mary Berry's Baking Bible. This beautifully packaged edition is filled with 250 foolproof recipes, including the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake, and Hazelnut Meringue Cake. From muffins to scones and bread and butter pudding, this comprehensive cookbook has everything you need to become a baking expert. With easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips, it's perfect for both beginners and experienced cooks. Let Mary Berry's years of experience guide you to baking success, with full-color photographs and beautiful illustrations that will inspire and delight. Don't miss out on this ultimate baking resource.
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Revised Edition
Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad Robertson, Alice Waters - 2006-08-24
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An utterly fresh, inspiring, and invaluable cookbook: Every once in a while, a cookbook comes along that instantly says "classic." This is one of them. Acclaimed pastry chef Elisabeth Prueitt and master baker Chad Robertson share their secrets, fabulous recipes, and expertise to create a truly priceless collection of culinary delights."One peek int...
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Pastry Love
A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes
Joanne Chang - 2019-11-05
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Explore a comprehensive collection of 125 dessert recipes from the James Beard award-winning baker and Flour bakery owner, Joanne Chang. Pastry Love is a must-have for baking enthusiasts and beginners alike, featuring easy-to-follow recipes for Lemon Sugar Cookies to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake. The book also includes master lessons and essential techniques on making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more. Discover the joy of baking with Pastry Love.
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Cheryl Day's Treasury of Southern Baking
Cheryl Day - 2021-11-09
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Explore the delicious flavors and history of Southern baking with Cheryl Day's latest cookbook. Discover the secrets behind classic recipes like flaky biscuits and skillet cornbread, as well as unique twists such as cold-oven pound cake and sweet tea custard. Organized by category, this tome features savory and sweet baked goods, slow breads, coffee and loaf cakes, and beloved pies. From French madeleines to Mexican concha buns, Day showcases an evolving South and recognizes the powerful history behind the creators of our favorite Southern recipes. Don't miss out on Cheryl Day's baking at its best.
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The Last Course
The Desserts of Gramercy Tavern
Claudia Fleming, Melissa Clark - 2019-11-12 (first published in 2001)
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Discover mouth-watering dessert recipes seasonally organized by fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs, spices, dairy, and chocolate in this cookbook. Indulge in Blueberry-Cornmeal Cakes, Tamarind-Glazed Mango Napoleons, Truffled Rice Pudding and more of the 175 recipes included. Feast your eyes on 85 full-color photos highlighting the delicious desserts featured in the book.
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The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs
100+ Sweet and Savory Recipes that You'll Love to Bake, Share and Eat!
America's Test Kitchen Kids - 2019-10-01
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Empower your young chef to become confident and engaged with this ultimate baking book! From breakfast to breads, pizzas to cakes, America’s Test Kitchen provides step-by-step photos and recipes that have been tested by over 5,000 kids to ensure they’re perfect for all skill levels. With tips and techniques, this cookbook encourages curious experimenters to become pros in their own kitchen. Start baking amazing treats today!
BraveTart by Stella Parks
The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak
Sister Pie by Lisa Ludwinski
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion by Abbie Gellman RD MS CDN
The Book on Pie by Erin Jeanne McDowell
Baking with Dorie by Dorie Greenspan
Baking for the Holidays by Sarah Kieffer
Gluten-Free Flavor Flours by Alice Medrich
Cookies by Jesse Szewczyk
Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz
Baking by Dorie Greenspan
Flour by Joanne Chang
BakeWise by Shirley O. Corriher
Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan
Beginner's Baking Bible by Heather Perine
Black Girl Baking by Jerrelle Guy
Food Network Magazine by Food Network Magazine
Pieometry by Lauren Ko
Simple Cake by Odette Williams
Baking School by Matthew Jones, Justin Gellatly, Louise Gellatly
Stork by Stork
Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts by Biscuiteers Baking Company Ltd
A Good Day to Bake by Benjamina Ebuehi
Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey
The Bread Baker's Apprentice by Peter Reinhart
Jane’s Patisserie by Jane Dunn
Tartine Bread by Chad Robertson
Momofuku Milk Bar by Christina Tosi
The Pie and Pastry Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
100 Cookies by Sarah Kieffer
My Bread by Jim Lahey
Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart
Life Is What You Bake It by Vallery Lomas
Super Good Baking for Kids by Duff Goldman
Mooncakes and Milk Bread by Kristina Cho
Super Simple Baking for Kids by Charity Mathews
Zoë Bakes Cakes by Zoë François
Snacking Cakes by Yossy Arefi
Bread Toast Crumbs by Alexandra Stafford
Small Batch Baking by Saura Kline
The King Arthur Baking School by King Arthur Baking Company
Milk Bar by Christina Tosi
The Art of French Pastry by Jacquy Pfeiffer, Martha Rose Shulman
Advanced Bread and Pastry by Michel Suas
Midwest Made by Shauna Sever
Bread by Jeffrey Hamelman
Baked to Perfection by Katarina Cermelj
Christmas Baking by Joyce Klynstra, Laura Klynstra
Happiness Is Baking by Maida Heatter
Easy Baking From Scratch by Eileen Gray
Bake Up! Kids Cookbook by Nicole Hendizadeh
The Essential Book of Vegan Bakes by Holly Jade
Dappled by Nicole Rucker
Baking Class by Deanna F. Cook
Rose's Baking Basics by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Taste of Home Ultimate Baking Cookbook by Taste of Home
The Pastry Chef's Guide by Ravneet Gill
The Cookie Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
Snackable Bakes by Jessie Sheehan
The Hot Bread Kitchen Cookbook by Jessamyn Waldman Rodriguez, Julia Turshen
The Sweet Roasting Tin by Rukmini Iyer
Comfort by Candice Brown
Baking at République by Margarita Manzke, Betty Hallock
Martha Stewart's Fruit Desserts by Editors of Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart
Sugar, I Love You by Ravneet Gill
Middle Eastern Sweets by Salma Hage
Brooks Headley's Fancy Desserts by Brooks Headley
In the Sweet Kitchen by Regan Daley
Natural Baking by Carolin Strothe