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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?

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 Author(s): R. Andrew Chlebana

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.
Author(s): Betty Hung

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.
Author(s): Glenn Rinsky, Halpin Rinsky, Laura

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?
Author(s): de Rovira, Michel, Augustin Paluel-Marmont

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?
Author(s): MSquared Designs

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.
Author(s): Jan 1, 2012

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.
Author(s): Leighann Dobbs

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.
Author(s): The Culinary Institute of America (CIA)

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.
Author(s): Julie Hatfield

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

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.
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo

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.
Author(s): Daniel M. Pliska

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.
Author(s): Toni Mörwald, Christoph Wagner

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.
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

The Art and Practice of Handmade Sourdough, Yeast Bread, and Pastry [A Baking Book]

Author(s): Marc Vetri; Claire Kopp McWilliams; David Joachim
ID: 3026047, Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale, Year: 2020, Size: 413 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

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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