And baking means trying new recipes and exploring new cookbooks!
And just in case you find a recipe that looks strange, check out our recent blog post on Cookbook Eratta: Does That Recipe Look Wrong to You?
Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
by Ken Haedrich
Includes 300 recipes and pastry making how to’s.
The Cake Book
by Tish Boyle
As the author says, “There’s something magical about the process of makinga cake from scratch, a process that transforms a few simple ingredients–butter, sugar, flour, and eggs–into culinary artistry.”
The Joy of Vegan Baking: the Compassionate Cooks’ Traditional Treats and Sinful Sweets
by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Whether you want to bake dairy- and egg-free for health, ethical, or environmental reasons, The Joy of Vegan Baking lets you have your cake and eat it, too! Featuring 150 familiar favorites — from cakes, cookies, and crepes to pies, puddings, and pastries — this book will show you just how easy, convenient, and delectable baking without eggs and dairy can be.
Cooking gluten-free doesn’t need to take the joy — or the taste — out of holiday foods. This book includes more than 150 innovative recipes from a well-respected cookbook author and expert in gluten-free cooking. The recipes are simple, quick, and made with readily available ingredients found in grocery stores.
In the Sweet Kitchen: the Definitive Baker’s Companion
by Regan Daley
Celebrated pastry chef Regan Daley unravels the mystery of the baking process, explaining the “how” and “why” behind the components that go into making the perfect dessert, and provides the tools and information home bakers need to create delicious recipes of their own in their own sweet kitchens.
Who can resist bruschetta rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil, almond-studded biscotti dipped in coffee or wine, and, of course, a thin-crusted pizza with fresh, sweet tomatoes and tangy mozzarella?
The Dessert Bible
by Christopher Kimball
Master chef & Cook’s Illustrated founder & editor Chris Kimball presents the best & easiest way to make more than 300 of America’s favorite desserts. Kimball also reviews equipment from mixers to rolling pins & discusses which are the best ingredients regarding types of flour, sugar, baking chocolate, & more.
Baking with Julia
Julia Child and America’s best bakers guide viewers through contemporary and traditional baking. Eight complete episodes feature breads, cakes, cookies, pitas, pizzas, croissants, and more.