Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021



Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Dessert Baking. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. 100 Cookies: The Baking Book for Every Kitchen, with Classic Cookies, Novel Treats, Brownies, Bars, and More


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

From celebrated blogger Sarah Kieffer of The Vanilla Bean Baking Blog ! 100 Cookies is a go-to baking resource featuring 100 recipes for cookies and bars, organized into seven chapters. Chocolatey, fruity, crispy, chewy, classic, inventive —there's a foolproof recipe for the perfect treat for everyone in this book. • Introduces innovative baking techniques • Includes an entire chapter dedicated to Kieffer's "pan banging" technique that ensures crisp edges and soft centers for the most delicious cookies • Nearly every recipe is accompanied by a photograph. Recipes range from the Classic Chocolate Chip made three different ways, to bars, brownies, and blondies that reflect a wide range of flavors and global inspiration. This is the comprehensive-yet-charming cookbook every cookie lover (or those who love to bake cookies) needs. • Recipes include Marshmallow Peanut Butter Brownies, Olive Oil Sugar Cookies with Blood Orange Glaze, Red Wine Cherry Cheesecake Swirl Bars, and Pan-Banging Ginger Molasses, S'mores Cookies, Snickerdoodles, and more • A great pick for the home baker who loves cookies, as well as fans of Sarah Kieffer's blog and Instagram • You'll love this book if you love cookbooks like Sally's Cookie Addiction by Sally McKenney; Dorie's Cookies by Dorie Greenspan; and The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America's Test Kitchen.

  • Author: Sarah Kieffer
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC; Illustrated edition (August 25, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

2. Nadiya Bakes: Over 100 Must-Try Recipes for Breads, Cakes, Biscuits, Pies, and More: A Baking Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

The host of the beloved Netflix series Time to Eat and Nadiya Bakes and winner of The Great British Baking Show  returns to her true love, baking, with more than 100 delicious,  Americanized recipes for sweet treats. When Nadiya Hussain, the UK's "national treasure," began cooking, she headed straight to the oven--which, in her home, wasn't used for baking, but rather for storing frying pans! One day, her new husband asked her to bake him a cake and then... she was hooked! Baking soon became a part of her daily life. In her newest cookbook, based on her Netflix show and BBC series Nadiya Bakes, Nadiya shares more than 100 simple and achievable recipes for cakes, cookies, breads, tarts, and puddings that will become staples in your home. From Raspberry Amaretti Biscuits and Key Lime Cupcakes to Cheat's Sourdough and Spiced Squash Strudel, Nadiya has created an ultimate baking resource for just about every baked good that will entice beginner bakers and experienced pastry makers alike.

  • Author: Nadiya Hussain
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (July 27, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0593233733
  • Dimensions: 7.68 x 0.88 x 9.93 inches

                 

3. Dessert Person: Recipes and Guidance for Baking with Confidence


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In her first cookbook, Bon Appétit and YouTube star of the show Gourmet Makes offers wisdom, problem-solving strategies, and more than 100 meticulously tested, creative, and inspiring recipes. IACP AWARD FINALIST • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • Bon Appétit • NPR • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution • Salon • Epicurious “There are no ‘just cooks’ out there, only bakers who haven't yet been converted. I am a dessert person, and we are all dessert people.”—Claire Saffitz Claire Saffitz is a baking hero for a new generation. In Dessert Person , fans will find Claire’s signature spin on sweet and savory recipes like Babkallah (a babka-Challah mashup), Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie, Strawberry-Cornmeal Layer Cake, Crispy Mushroom Galette, and Malted Forever Brownies. She outlines the problems and solutions for each recipe—like what to do if your pie dough for Sour Cherry Pie cracks (patch it with dough or a quiche flour paste!)—as well as practical do’s and don’ts, skill level, prep and bake time, step-by-step photography, and foundational know-how. With her trademark warmth and superpower ability to explain anything baking related, Claire is ready to make everyone a dessert person.

  • Author: Claire Saffitz
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 20, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1984826961
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1 x 11.3 inches

                 

4. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

With little skill, surprisingly few ingredients, and even the most unsophisticated of ice-cream makers, you can make the scrumptious ice creams that have made Ben & Jerry's an American legend. Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream & Dessert Book tells fans the story behind the company and the two men who built it-from their first meeting in 7th-grade gym class (they were already the two widest kids on the field) to their "graduation" from a $5.00 ice-cream-making correspondence course to their first ice-cream shop in a renovated gas station. But the best part comes next. Dastardly Mash, featuring nuts, raisins, and hunks of chocolate. The celebrated Heath Bar Crunch. New York Super Fudge Chunk. Oreo Mint. In addition to Ben & Jerry's 11 greatest hits, here are recipes for ice creams made with fresh fruit, with chocolate, with candies and cookies, and recipes for sorbets, sundaes, and baked goods. The 90-plus authentic recipes are spiced with Lyn Severance's bright, quirky, full-color illustrations.

  • Author: Ben Cohen
  • Publisher: Workman Publishing Company (January 5, 1987)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Beverages & Wine
  • ISBN: 978-0894803123
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.44 x 7.75 inches

                 

5. Binging with Babish: 100 Recipes Recreated from Your Favorite Movies and TV Shows


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The book that 5 million fans of Binging with Babish on YouTube have been waiting for! The internet cooking show Binging with Babish has taken YouTube by storm with views as high as 12 million per episode. For each video, Andrew Rea, a self-proclaimed movie and TV buff, teaches a recipe based on a favorite TV show or film, such as the babka from the classic Seinfeld episode, the beef bourguignon from Julie & Julia , or the timpano from Big Night . This cookbook includes these and other fan-favorite recipes. Some are so delicious that you’ll want to make them for dinner right away, like Bubba's shrimp from Forrest Gump , while others can be saved for impressing a loved one—like the chocolate lava cake from Jon Favreau’s Chef , which the actor/director (who also wrote the foreword) asked to make during a guest appearance on Rea’s show. Complete with behind-the-scenes stories and never-seen-before photos, as well as answers to frequently asked fan questions, Binging with Babish is a must-have companion to the wildly popular YouTube show.

  • Author: Andrew Rea
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (October 22, 2019)
  • Genre: Humor & Entertainment, Television
  • ISBN: 978-1328589897
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.99 x 9 inches

                 



6. Pieometry: Modern Tart Art and Pie Design for the Eye and the Palate


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

New York Times bestseller The pie-making genius behind the popular Instagram account @lokokitchen reveals the secrets of her mind-blowing creations in this gorgeous full-color cookbook featuring 50 incredible sweet and savory pie and tart designs In a few short years, Lauren Ko made all hell bake loose, going from novice pie baker to internet star and creator of today’s most surprising and delightful pie and tart designs. Her unique geometric style uses fruit and dough cut and woven into stunning shapes to highlight color and texture. With an elegant symmetry that matches their knockout flavor, her dazzlingly intricate and inventive designs look difficult to produce, but can be achieved with little more than a knife, ruler, and some patience. In Pieometry, Lauren reveals her secrets, sharing stories about her designs and the inspiration behind them. Warm and funny, she recounts the spectacular piesasters that led to some of her best creations, and breaks down her most beautiful designs, describing how to make naturally-colored dough, intricate weaves, and striking cut-out patterns. Pieometry provides clear, step-by-step instructions, accompanied by helpful photographs, which any patient baker can follow to build these pies from bottom crust to top in their own kitchens. Lauren makes it easy to mix and match doughs, fruits, fillings, and designs, and each recipe includes suggestions for alternative ingredients. Best of all, the beautiful finished pie and tart photos are just as much of a treat to look at as the pies are to eat. But even if you make a mistake here and there, her flavors save the day! When it comes to flavor, Pieometry offers a balance of sweet and savory pies that are a feast for the senses, including: Of a Shingle Mind: Honey ricotta tart with an herbed pastry shell and beets Berried Treasure: Lavender blackberry cream with a shortbread crust and berries Wave of Wonders: Cardamom coffee cream with a shortbread crust and pear Once in a Tile: Pumpkin black sesame pie with a black sesame crust C and Easy: Butternut bacon macaroni and cheese pie with a whole wheat cheddar chive crust Squiggle Room: Grilled cinnamon pineapple pie with a basic butter crust Whether you want to impress at the holidays or just spruce up a family meal, Pieometry is your guide to transforming a rustic traditional dessert into a modern masterpiece.

  • Author: Lauren Ko
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks; Illustrated edition (October 13, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

7. The Book on Pie: Everything You Need to Know to Bake Perfect Pies


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

A  NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER  Look no further than The Book on Pie for the only book on pie you'll ever want or need. Erin Jeanne McDowell, New York Times contributing baker extraordinaire and top food stylist, wrote the book on pie, a comprehensive handbook that distills all you'll ever need to know for making perfect pies. The Book on Pie starts with the basics, including ways to mix pie dough for extra flaky crusts, storage and freezing, recipe size conversions, and expert tips for decorating and styling, before diving into the recipes for all the different kinds of pies: fruit, custard, cream, chiffon, cold set, savory, and mini. Find everything from classics like Apple Pie and Pumpkin Pie, to more inspired recipes like Birthday-Cake Pie and Caramel Pork Pie with Chile and Scallions. Erin also suggests recommended pie doughs and toppings with each recipe for infinitely customizable pies: Mix and match Pumpkin Spice Pie Dough and Dark Chocolate Drippy Glaze with the Pumpkin Pie, or sub in the Chive Compound-Butter Crust for the Croque Madame Pielets . . . the possibilities are endless. With helpful tips, photographic guides, and inspirations—pie-deas—it's almost like having Erin in the kitchen baking pies with you.

  • Author: Erin Jeanne McDowell
  • Publisher: Mariner Books (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0358229285
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 1.15 x 10 inches

                 

8. The Chocolate Touch


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

In this zany twist on the legend of King Midas and his golden touch, a boy acquires a magical gift that turns everything his lips touch into chocolate! Kids will eat this up for summer reading or anytime! Can you ever have too much of your favorite food? John Midas is about to find out…. The Chocolate Touch has remained a favorite for millions of kids, teachers, and parents for several generations. It's an enjoyable story that pulls in even reluctant readers.

  • Author: Patrick Skene Catling
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; Illustrated edition (May 23, 2006)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Growing Up & Facts of Life
  • Dimensions: 5.12 x 0.26 x 7.62 inches

                 

9. Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More [A Baking Book]


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

The expert baker and bestselling author behind the Magnolia Network original series  Zoë Bakes  explores her favorite dessert—cakes!—with more than 85 recipes to create flavorful and beautiful layers, loafs, Bundts, and more.   “Zoë’s relentless curiosity has made her an artist in the truest sense of the word.”—Joanna Gaines, co-founder of Magnolia   Cake is the ultimate symbol of celebration, used to mark birthdays, weddings, or even just a Tuesday night. In  Zoë Bakes Cakes , bestselling author and expert baker Zoë François demystifies the craft of cakes through more than eighty-five simple and straightforward recipes. Discover treats such as Coconut–Candy Bar Cake, Apple Cake with Honey-Bourbon Glaze, and decadent Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake. With step-by-step photo guides that break down baking fundamentals—like creaming butter and sugar—and Zoë’s expert knowledge to guide you, anyone can make these delightful creations.    Featuring everything from Bundt cakes and loaves to a beautifully layered wedding confection, Zoë shows you how to celebrate any occasion, big or small, with delicious homemade cake.

  • Author: Zoë François
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (March 16, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1984857361
  • Dimensions: 8.77 x 1.09 x 9.75 inches

                 

10. Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Dessert Baking - August 2021

A collection of delicious and flavorful frozen treats made from simple, natural ingredients easily found in most pantries from Brooklyn’s beloved and wildly popular ice cream emporium. The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved favorites like Vanilla to adventurous treats inspired by a host of international culinary influences, such as Masala Chai with Black Peppercorns and Apple Crumble with Calvados and Crème Fraîche. Each recipe—from the classic to the unexpected, from the simple to the advanced—features intense natural flavors, low sugar, and the best ingredients available. Determined to revive traditional ice cream making using only whole ingredients sourced from the finest small producers, Ben, Pete, and Laura opened their ice cream business in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, with little more than a pair of buttercup yellow trucks. In less than a decade, they’ve become a nationally recognized name while remaining steadfast to their commitment of bringing ice cream back to the basics: creating rich flavors using real ingredients. Richly illustrated, told in a whimsical style, and filled with invaluable, easy-to-follow techniques and tips for making old-fashioned ice cream at home, The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes captivating stories—and an explanation of the basic science behind these delicious creations. Enjoy these irresistible artisanal delights anytime— The Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Book shows you how.

  • Author: Olga Massov
  • Publisher: Ecco (June 16, 2015)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine