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Best Baking Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

There are countless Baking courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. How Baking Works: Exploring the Fundamentals of Baking Science, 3rd edition. (2010)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe essence of baking is chemistry, and anyone who wants to be a master pastry chef must understand the principles and science that make baking work. This book explains the whys and hows of every chemical reaction, essential ingredient, and technique, revealing the complex mysteries of bread loaves, pastries, and everything in between. Among other additions, How Baking Works, Third Edition includes an all-new chapter on baking for health and wellness, with detailed information on using whole grains, allergy-free baking, and reducing salt, sugar, and fat in a variety of baked goods. This detailed and informative guide…
Author(s): Paula Figoni

2. Baking: 1001 Best Baking Recipes of All Time (Baking Cookbooks, Baking Recipes, Baking Books, Baking Bible, Baking Basics, Desserts, Bread, Cakes, Chocolate, Cookies, Muffin, Pastry and More) (2016)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfHave you ever dreamed about baking scrumptious cakes, luscious cheesecakes, crunchy cookies and healthy muffins?! How tempting does Nutella Banana Tart or Brownie Cheesecake sound?! If just the thought of those desserts tingled your taste buds, you’ve come to the right place! This book is just what you need to get you started towards learning what baking is, how it works and how it can be done at home without much hassle, professional equipment or any special baking skill.Baking has evolved so much the last couple of years. It went from the very basic flour and water mixture Egyptians used to make centuries ago to the famous…
Author(s): Emma Katie

3. Bread Baking for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Baking Kneaded Breads, No-Knead Breads, and Enriched Breads (2018)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrom beginning home baker to artisanal bread makerBaking a perfect loaf of bread is part science and part magic. Created from four simple ingredients of flour, yeast, water, and salt, breadmaking is one of the most difficult (and delicious) baking endeavors. Bread Baking for Beginners is a rare bread cookbook for true beginners to keep their bread baking on the rise.Complete with step-by-step photographs and straightforward instructions, this beautiful bread cookbook offers a tasty collection of recipes for kneaded, no-knead, and enriched breads. In addition to important info on everything from prep and…
Author(s): Bonnie Ohara

4. Easy Baking From Scratch: Quick Tutorials Time-Saving Tips Extraordinary Sweet and Savory Classics (2018)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfMake everything you bake personal with the simplest scratch recipes and tutorials from Easy Baking from Scratch.You don’t need to be a top pastry chef to make baked goods from scratch. Easy Baking from Scratch offers the easiest recipes, time-saving tips, and quick tutorials so that anyone can bake homemade treats.From basic kitchen prep to time-saving tricks, this baking cookbook helps you develop essential baking skills with step-by-step baking techniques and tutorials. With over 100 simple baking recipes for classic baked goods, Easy Baking from Scratch is your…
Author(s): Eileen Gray

5. Black Girl Baking: Wholesome Recipes Inspired by a Soulful Upbringing (2018)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFor Jerrelle Guy, food has always been what has shaped her―her body, her character, her experiences and her palate. Growing up as the sensitive, slightly awkward child of three in a race-conscious space, she decided early on that she’d rather spend her time eating cookies and honey buns than taking on the weight of worldly issues. It helped her see that good food is the most powerful way to connect, understand and heal. Inspired by this realization, each one of her recipes tells a story. Orange Peel Pound Cake brings back memories of summer days eating Florida oranges at Big Ma’s house,…
Author(s): Jerrelle Guy

6. Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats (2016)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf“Baking for Two is a lifesaver for those of us who don’t usually have a crowd to feed! Tracy takes the math out of shrinking down recipes so you can get on with making the food.” -Natasha Bull, author of the blog Salt & LavenderMost baking recipes are meant to serve eight or more. But when you’re baking for a smaller household, leftovers either go to waste or straight to your waist. Luckily, Baking for Two has reengineered your favorite baking recipes to achieve the same delicious results in perfectly sized portions. With Baking for Two you’ll create foolproof, scaled-down versions of your favorite sweet and savory baked goods….
Author(s): Tracy Yabiku

7. The Advanced Art of Baking and Pastry (2017)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThe main goal of    is to present the right balance of topics and depth of coverage, encompassing items produced in the bakeshop, including breads, Viennoiserie, creams, pies, tarts, cakes, and decorative work in a professional manner that is easily approachable for the advanced baking and pastry student and professional.  This is accomplished by providing theoretical information along with tested recipes and detailed step-by-step procedures.  This approach to learning builds the student’s confidence and skills, as well as an increased understanding of the material. In addition, a supplemental…
Author(s): R. Andrew Chlebana

8. The 10th Anniversary Edition A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking (2017)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfTimeless Jewish holiday traditions are alive and delicious in this new edition of A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking! A Julia Child First Book nomiee, this beautiful, fully updated edition is a lovingly assembled collection of one of the world's oldest and most beautiful baking traditions – the Jewish Kitchen. It included revamped favorites along with new classics – contemporary spins. Includes the now-famous Majestic Moist Honey Cake and Matzoh Buttercrunch, New York Bagels, Montreal Bagels, tons of cheesecakes, rugulah and more. This is a classic book to have and hold and share the…
Author(s): Marcy Goldman

9. French Pastry 101: Learn the Art of Classic Baking with 60 Beginner-Friendly Recipes (2018)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfFrench baking is now more approachable than ever with Beaucoup Bakery co-owner and Yummy Workshop founder Betty Hung’s beginner-friendly, easy-to-follow recipes.Start with basics like pastry cream and pâté sucrée, then work your way up to indulgent all-time favorites such as Lemon Madeleines, Crème Brûlée, Éclairs, Lady Fingers and Chocolate Torte. You’ll learn how to simplify recipes without sacrificing taste―like using ready-made puff pastry―or, if you prefer, how to whip up these sweet treats from scratch.Whether you’re new to baking or looking to expand your skills, with French…
Author(s): Betty Hung

10. Super Simple Baking for Kids: Learn to Bake with over 55 Easy Recipes for Cookies, Muffins, Cupcakes and More! (2019)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfEasy-peasy recipes for first-time bakersWhen it comes to baking, even the littlest hands are eager to start mixing up tasty treats. Super Simple Baking for Kids equips new bakers with the most fun and easiest-ever recipes to whip up. Cookies, muffins, and cakes galore are sure to leave even grown-ups asking for more.Beginning with the basics, kids ages six to eight will learn key baking skills like how to separate eggs or knead dough. When these techniques are mastered, they can cook up over 55 super yummy recipes with confidence. (If only they were old enough…
Author(s): Charity Mathews

11. The Great Scandinavian Baking Book (1999)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfRecipes for savory and authentic morsels from the north country, now in paperback!Food is the heart of a Scandinavian home: scrumptious pies, delicate pastries, millions of cookies, and, of course, savory breads. Each country—Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland—has its specialty and no one goes hungry. In this mouthwatering collection, Beatrice Ojakangas calls on her own Scandinavian heritage and wide-ranging knowledge of baking to produce the definitive cookbook for this rich cultural heritage.Because Ojakangas stresses ease of…
Author(s): Beatrice Ojakangas, Rudy Luoma

12. Cake Confidence (2019)

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your BookshelfThere's always something to celebrate in life, and there's no better way to celebrate than with some decadent, mouthwatering cake! No matter your confidence in baking, Mandy Merriman–the Blondie of the popular blog Baking with Blondie–is here to help you think outside the cakebox and create easy, delicious, beautiful cakes that you'll definitely want to show off. Dust off your apron and get ready to create some buttercream joy. This book contains frosting/stacking/decorating step by step tutorials, sure-fire buttercream step by step tips, and recipes that are guaranteed to bake up beautifully every…
Author(s): Mandy Merriman

Best Baking Books that Should be on Your Bookshelf

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some baking books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Essential Uses: Baking Soda, Salt, Vinegar, Lemon, Coconut Oil, Honey, and Ginger: The Ultimate Wellness, Beauty, and Healthy-Home Bible

Author(s): Tricia Swanton
Publisher: Thunder Bay Press, Year: 2019, Size: 96 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2389858

Baking with Less Sugar: No Sugar Dessert Recipes for Natural Sweet Lovers

Author(s): Carla Hale
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Year: 2018, Size: 997 Kb, Download: epub
ID: 2234408

Baking Artisan Bread with Natural Starters

Author(s): Mark Friend
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing, Year: 2018, Size: 41 Mb, Download: epub
ID: 2269903

Heritage Baking: Recipes for Rustic Breads and Pastries Baked with Artisanal Flour from Hewn Bakery

Author(s): Ellen King, John Lee, Amelia Levin
Publisher: Chronicle Books, Year: 2018, Size: 52 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 2326478

No-Fail Gluten-Free Bread Baking: Classic Bread Recipes for the Texture and Flavor You Love

Author(s): Pamela Ellgen
Publisher: Rockridge Press, Year: 2018, Size: 2 Mb, Download: azw
ID: 2332826

Advances in heat transfer unit operations: baking and freezing in bread making

Author(s): Georgina Calderon-Dominguez, Gustavo F. Gutierrez-Lopez, Keshavan Niranjan
Publisher: CRC Press, Year: 2017, Size: 11 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1606358

Professional baking

Author(s): Wayne Gisslen, J. Gerard Smith
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Year: 2017, Size: 36 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1629475

Baking Problems Solved

Author(s): Stanley P. Cauvain
Publisher: Woodhead Publishing, Year: 2017, Size: 3 Mb, Download: pdf
ID: 1694524

Please note that this booklist is not final. Some books are truly hot items according to Chicago Tribune, others are drafted by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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