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Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate List

Until you’ve consumed all of the best Pastry books, can you even claim to be a true fan?

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

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListThe 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…
Author(s): R. Andrew Chlebana

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

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListFrench 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 Pastry 101 you’re only a…
Author(s): Betty Hung

3. The Pastry Chef’s Companion: A Comprehensive Resource Guide for the Baking and Pastry Professional (2008)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListWith more than 4,800 terms and definitions from around the world plus ten appendices filled with helpful resources, The Pastry Chef’s Companion combines the best features of a dictionary and an encyclopedia. In addition to the current terminology of every component of pastry, baking, and confectionary arts, this book provides important information about the origin and historical background of many of the terms. Moreover, it offers coverage of flavor trends, industry practices, key success factors, a resources list, illustrations, and phonetic pronunciations….
Author(s): Glenn Rinsky, Halpin Rinsky, Laura

4. Bake Like a French Pastry Chef: Delectable Cakes, Perfect Tarts, Flaky Croissants, and More (2018)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListMaster the art of French baking with 70 accessible step-by-step recipesHow do croissants get their flaky layers? What is the difference between pastry cream and Bavarian cream? What is genoise cake? Can millefeuilles really be made in a home kitchen? For anyone who has asked themselves about the secrets of French pastry, Bake Like a French Pastry Chef holds these answers and many more.Created by the Parisian cookie masters Michel et Augustin, this comprehensive guide starts from the batters, doughs, and creams that form the building blocks of French pastry and includes complete recipes for everything…
Author(s): de Rovira, Michel, Augustin Paluel-Marmont

5. Pastry Chef Because Badass Is Not An Official Job Title: Journal Paper Notebook for Friends & Coworkers Funny Note Taking Book (2019)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListFeatures: There is ample room inside for writing notes and ideas. It can be used as a notebook, journal or composition book.We have a variety of amazing Notebooks and Journals for kids available in a wide selection on interiors including: Love this design but need a different interior format? Just click on our brand “MSquared Designs” to find the rest of our selection!School Notebook or Personal Journal for writing, essays or notes.Perfect for Homeschooling, Teachers, Students or Parents.”p>Features: There…
Author(s): MSquared Designs

6. Evolution. Techniques and Ingredients for Modern Pastry. (English/Spanish) ()

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListIntroducing new and advantageous ingredients, simplifying the processes, improving the performance and applications of each product; in short, optimizing the technical side of pastry to the maximum. This is what evolutionary pastry is about, which Jordi Puigvert practices and teaches all over the world as a technical advisor for countless firms. And this is in fact the subject which this book, published by Grupo Vilbo and So Good.. magazine, revolves around….
Author(s): Jan 1, 2012

7. Teatime Pastries and Punishments (Teatime Classic Whodunit Cozy Mystery) (2019)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListA dead body in the koi pond of the Twigsledge Flower Show is nothing unusual for amateur sleuth Ida Johnston who is vacationing in the English village where the show is being held. She’s sure she can solve the crime before afternoon tea, especially since she already has her first suspect – the strange cat-attracting woman who is vacationing in the cottage next to her.Elspeth Whipple is no slouch when it comes to solving murders, either. It hasn’t escaped her notice that the strange scone-stealing woman in the cottage next to her doesn’t seem to be disturbed by the body. Could that be because the woman put it…
Author(s): Leighann Dobbs

8. Study Guide to accompany Baking and Pastry: Mastering the Art and Craft (2015)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListPraised by top pastry chefs and bakers as “an indispensable guide” and “the ultimate baking and pastry reference,” the latest edition of  from The Culinary Institute of America improves upon the last with more than 300 new recipes, photographs, and illustrations, and completely revised and up-to-date information on creating spectacular breads and desserts. Covering the full range of the baking and pastry arts and widely used by professionals and readers who want to bake like professionals, this book offers detailed, accessible instructions on the…
Author(s): The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

9. Puff Pastry Cookbook: Top 50 Most Delicious Puff Pastry Recipes (2016)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListPuff pastry is the definition of elegant simplicity. With decadent buttery layers of light, flaky dough, along with incredible versatility, puff pastry is an essential component of effortless yet sophisticated baking. Puff pastry is a classic staple that can serve as a base to many types of dishes. As you will find in this recipe book, puff pastry can be used to create a delicious breakfast, tasty snacks, amazing desserts and even dinner dishes. These puff pastry recipes are so good, you will surely be overwhelmed by their amazing taste. Easy to follow steps!Each of the recipes has easy to…
Author(s): Julie Hatfield

10. Cake Designer’s Sketchbook: dotted and lined pages for cake decorators and bakers to sketch cakes and take notes (2019)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate Listsketchbook for cake decorators and designers to sketch out ideas, take notes, and jot down colors and reminders….
Author(s): A Ansley

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListBest Selling Author Kathy Gary has created the 4th in her Ethnic Dishes series. In Polish Desserts! Polish Cookie, Pastry and Cake recipes, Kathy provides detailed instructions to traditional Polish favorites such as “Angel Wings” cookies, kolaczki and mazurek. For those who are familiar with these delicious desserts you will enjoy making your own. For those who are not familiar, you will be delighted to bring these recipes into your home and make them a part of your family traditions!…
Author(s): Kathy E. Gary

12. Rosalia’s Bittersweet Pastry Shop (2016)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListIn Rosanna Chiofalo’s touching novel, a unique pastry shop features mouthwatering creations that have the power to change one woman’s life… Food writer Claudia Lombardo has sampled exquisite dishes by the world’s greatest chefs. But when she hears about the remarkable desserts that are created in a pastry shop operated out of a convent in the sleepy Italian hillside town of Santa Lucia del Mela, she wants to write a book featuring the sweets and the story behind their creator—Sorella Agata. But the convent’s most famous dessert—a cassata cake—is…
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo

13. Pastry & Dessert Techniques (2014)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListPastry & Dessert Techniques presents 35 proven pastry techniques that can be used by novice cooks, culinary students, apprentices, and seasoned veterans of the professional kitchen to create both sweet and savory pastries as well as desserts. Large, step-by-step photos showcase the execution of foundational techniques being used to create 65 elegant pastries and desserts. Some of the recipes contain variations or subcomponent recipes. Digital learner resources are integral to this book.Part I: Foundational Pastry Techniques explains foundational pastry techniques and the technique recipes that help build the skills needed to make…
Author(s): Daniel M. Pliska

14. Austrian Desserts: More Than 400 Recipes for Cakes, Pastries, Strudels, Tortes, and Candies (2016)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListFor Austrians, dessert is the culmination of any meal—the crowning achievement that can make or break a culinary experience. In this beautifully photographed cookbook, Austrian pastry master Toni Mörwald, and award-winning restaurant critic Christoph Wagner share the secrets to crafting more than four hundred perfect Austrian desserts. From Old World traditional dishes, such as Linzer torte and apfelstrudel, to contemporary and diet-conscious recipes, Austrian Desserts has it all. With easy-to-understand instructions, Mörwald and Wagner allow chefs of any…
Author(s): Toni Mörwald, Christoph Wagner

15. Austrian Desserts and Pastries: Over 100 Classic Recipes (2016)

 Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate ListWhether it’s delicious esterhazyschnitten (meringue slices with buttercream filling), fluffy schaumrollen (puff pastry rolls filled with soft vanilla meringue), or classic Bundt cake, these desserts represent the finest of Austrian cuisine. Viennese pastry chef Dietmar Fercher offers 180 of his irresistible recipes, photographed by Konrad Limbeck with mouth-watering results.Delve into the history behind each scrumptious dessert, enjoy personal anecdotes from the chef, learn baking tips that show you how to make different types of dough from…
Author(s): Dietmar Fercher, Andrea Karrer, et al.

Best Pastry Books: The Ultimate List

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Tartine: A Classic Revisited: 68 All-New Recipes + 55 Updated Favorites (Baking Cookbooks, Pastry Books, Dessert Cookbooks, Gifts for Pastry Chefs)

Author(s): Elisabeth Prueitt, Chad Robertson
ID: 2435428, Publisher: Chronicle Books; Revised edition, Year: October 1, 201, Size: 38 Mb, Format: epub

Sunny-Side Up: More Than 100 Breakfast & Brunch Recipes from the Essential Egg to the Perfect Pastry

Author(s): Waylynn Lucas
ID: 2443726, Publisher: Rodale Book, Year: 2019, Size: 227 Mb, Format: epub

Pastry Love

Author(s): Chang, Joanne;Teig, Kristin
ID: 2579610, Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt;HMH Books, Year: 2019, Size: 72 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are absolutely hot items according to The New York Times, others are composed 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 books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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