This month we are highlighting books from the Adult and Youth collections about baking. It’s the perfect time of the year to turn on the oven and bake something delicious, and we have all the recipe books you will need to get started. Don’t forget to stop by and see the Life is What You Bake It display in our Local History Display Case.
Selections from the Adult Services collection:
The baking bible / Rose Levy Beranbaum
Legendary 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 eliminate guesswork, “plan-aheads,” ingenious tips, and highlights for success.
Bread on the table : recipes for making and enjoying Europe’s most beloved breads / by David Norman
The baker behind Austin’s cult favorite bakery and beer garden Easy Tiger’s explores the European breadmaking traditions that inspire him most–from the rye breads of France to the saltless ciabattas of Italy to the traditional Christmas loaves of Scandinavia. Norman also offers recipes for traditional foods to accompany these regional specialties, so home bakers can showcase their freshly made breads alongside a traditional Swedish breakfast spread, oysters with mignonette, or country pâté, to name a few examples.
The weekend baker : irresistible recipes, simple techniques and stress-free strategies for busy people / Abigail Johnson Dodge
Want to start baking (again) but can’t find the time? The Weekend Baker makes it easy with its unique organization. Recipes are grouped by how long they take, from the simple to the elaborate. Need a dessert in under an hour? Turn to Baker’s Express and whip up Emergency Chocolate Cupcakes. Like to plan a bit more? Try the Glazed Apricot-Plum Galette in Baking in Stages–there’s no pie plate, no crimping, no double crusts. Want a sophisticated dessert for your dinner party? You can make the Lemon Chiffon Pie with Pretzel Crust and store it in the fridge for up to three days.
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.
The cake book / Tish Boyle
From humble pound cakes to elegant wedding cakes, the art of cake-making is as popular as ever. Now award-winning author, editor, and former pastry chef Tish Boyle unlocks the secrets to great cakes in a comprehensive book that’s filled with practical guidance on equipment and techniques as well as irresistible recipes and mouthwatering inspiration for today’s cook. Includes 100 full-color photographs and tempting recipes such as Banana Walnut Chiffon Cake and Espresso Meringue Rounds.
The perfect cookie : your ultimate guide to foolproof cookies, brownies & bars / the editors at America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen aggregates many years of cookie baking knowledge, breaking down key steps and recipe techniques in this comprehensive cookbook that features recipes for any cookie you can dream up–from favorite cookie jar classics to new and unique cookies, brownies, bars, and candies for any occasion.
Selections from the Youth Services collection:
The children’s baking book / Denise Smart
Instructions for making bread, pastry, muffins, cakes and cookies. Includes more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes.
Cool stuff to bake / Stephanie Turnbull
Contains step-by-step instructions, ideas, techniques, tips and suggestions for a great range of baking recipes.
Bakers / Tami Deedrick
Briefly describes the tasks, clothing, and education of a baker. Includes a recipe for peanut butter cookies.
Bake it : 150 favorite recipes from best-loved DK cookbooks / senior editor, Carrie Love
A guide to baking for kids presents over one hundred recipes, including tangy lemon tart, blueberry ripple cheesecake, basic white bread, pretzels, and strawberry pavlova.
Sesame Street B is for baking : 50 yummy dishes to make together / Susan McQuillan
Presents fifty nutritious and fun recipes to bake for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus snack time and special occasions that young readers can help with.