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Best Baking Books

For the beginner to advanced, sweet or savory, these cookbooks are from trusted names and awarded chefs. Experience the comfort of freshly baked goods and the satisfaction that comes from making it yourself with these delicious recipes!

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Weeknight baking : recipes to fit your schedule / Michelle Lopez

With rigorously tested recipes, productivity hacks, and gorgeous photographs, this book is destined to become a busy bakers go-to.

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The good book of southern baking : a revival of biscuits, cakes, and cornbread / Kelly Fields

A comprehensive, contemporary collection of more than 100 beloved Southern baking recipes from the James Beard Award-winning Kelly Fields of the New Orleans bakery Willa Jean.

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Scandinavian from scratch : recipes for buttery cookies, tender cakes, flaky pastries, and hearty rye bread / Nichole Accettola

A carefully curated collection of 75 recipes for luscious cookies, cakes, tarts, pastry, rye bread, and smørrebrød at the heart of Scandinavian baking traditions.

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The bread bible / Rose Levy Beranbaum

Provides a complete education in the art of baking, with thorough sections on types of flour, equipment, and other essentials. Easy-to-use ingredient tables provide both volume and weight, for surefire recipes that work perfectly every time.

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How to bake everything : simple recipes for the best baking / Mark Bittman

New bakers will appreciate Bittman’s opinionated advice on essential equipment and ingredient substitutions, plus extensive technique illustrations. The pros will find their creativity unleashed with guidance on how to adapt recipes to become vegan, incorporate new grains, improvise tarts, or create customized icebox cakes using a mix-and-match chart.

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Cheryl Day’s treasury of Southern baking / Cheryl Day

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, as well as accompaniments and drinks to serve alongside.

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Baking with Dorie : sweet, salty & simple / Dorie Greenspan

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.

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Living bread : tradition and innovation in artisan bread making / Daniel Leader with Lauren Chattman

A pioneer who revolutionized artisan bread baking presents sixty recipes inspired by bakers around the world. 2020 James Beard Award winner.

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Baking / James Peterson

That’s the premise of Baking, revered cooking teacher James Peterson’s master course in baking fundamentals. In more than 350 recipes and auxiliary techniques–most accompanied by illuminating step-by-step photographs–Peterson lays the foundation for lifelong baking success.

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Martha Stewart’s baking handbook / Martha Stewart

Classic, tried and true recipes!

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Dessert person : recipes and guidance for baking with confidence / Claire Saffitz

Presents professional tips and troubleshooting strategies for sweet and savory dessert recipes, including apple and concord grape crumble pie, crispy mushroom galette, and malted forever brownies.

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The Magnolia Bakery handbook : a complete guide for the home baker : baking made easy with 150 foolproof recipes & techniques / Bobbie Lloyd

Published in celebration of Magnolia Bakery on the eve of its twenty-fifth anniversary, a beautifully photographed book offering nearly 150 scrumptious recipes and tips, tools, and techniques accompanied by 250 photographs and illustrations destined to be the favorite resource for the home baker.

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Sister Pie : the recipes & stories of a big-hearted bakery in Detroit / Lisa Ludwinski             

A collection of favorite recipes for sweet and savory pies from the owner of Detroit’s Sister Pie bakery features such options as ginger peach biscuit, toasted marshmallow butterscotch, and sour cherry bourbon pie.

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Sweet enough / A Baking Book / Alison Roman

A simple, stylish cookbook full of desserts that come together faster than you can eat them–from the New York Times bestselling author of Dining In and Nothing Fancy. Make simple cakes that dirty only one bowl.