Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021



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

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone 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

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone 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

                 

3. Larousse Patisserie and Baking: The ultimate expert guide, with more than 200 recipes and step-by-step techniques and produced as a hardback book in a beautiful slipcase


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Larousse Patisserie and Baking is the complete guide from the authoritative French cookery brand Larousse. It covers all aspects of baking - from simple everyday cakes and desserts to special occasion show-stoppers. There are more than 200 recipes included, with everything from a quick-mix yoghurt cake to salted caramel tarts and a spectacular mixed berry millefeuille. Special features on baking for children, lighter recipes and quick bakes, among many others, provide a wealth of ideas. More than 30 extremely detailed step-by-step technique sections ensure your bakes are perfect every time. The book also includes workshops on perfecting different types of pastry, handling chocolate, cooking jam and much more, demonstrated in clear, expert photography. This is everything you need to know about pastry, patisserie and baking from the cookery experts Larousse.

  • Author: Larousse
  • Publisher: Octopus Books (September 3, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

4. Fruit Cake: Recipes for the Curious Baker


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Named one of the Best Cookbooks of 2020 by  Food + Wine , David Lebovitz, and Delish.com, and one of the Best Baking Books of 2020 by  Pastry at Home  and  Dallas Morning News “Jason’s love of shaking up tradition is evident. Adding fruits to bolster flavors in familiar baked goods is groundbreaking . . . steering us to experiment, try new combinations of flavors, and expand our baking vocabulary.” —From the foreword by Martha Stewart Jason Schreiber, one of New York City’s most influential and popular food stylists, combines aesthetic flair and flavor in 75 whimsical recipes that celebrate fruit and cake in all their festive and delicious glory. In gorgeous photos and dozens of fresh and flavorful recipes, acclaimed food stylist Jason Schreiber shatters misconceptions about that most maligned of desserts—fruitcake—by imaginatively breaking with convention as he pays homage to the delicious combination of fruit and cake. Forget those dried artificially dyed candied doorstops that everyone regifts and passes on. Fruit Cake is a tasty epicurean tour through dozens of cakes and other pastries that use a variety of fruits, combining them with diverse fillings, as well as liquor, nuts, and more. Interwoven with the recipes are stories, anecdotes and asides that are just as charming and intriguing as the lush, full-color photos that accompany them. Each recipe in Fruit Cake showcases one of thirty-eight fruit, whose natural sweetness and juice make desserts that are perfectly moist and sweet without being overpowering. Indulge your taste buds with his beautiful, fanciful creations, including: Constant Cravings—cakes like Raspberry Tea Cake and Polenta Pound Cake with Spiced Mandarins that will satisfy your cravings at any hour of day Out of Hand—finger-focused treats perfect for pocketing or dressing to impress, such as Mango Coconut Cashew Bites and Blueberry Ginger Studmuffins Showstoppers—cakes for the spotlight that you can humblebrag about “just throwing together,” including Passionfruit Lime Pavlova and Horchata and Roasted Plum Sorbet Cake All Rise—the next best thing to eating sumptuous creations like the Blood Orange Bee Sting Cake or Bourbon Peach Kugelhopf, and other sumptuous creations is smelling the just-risen yeasted dough Soaked—try one slice of these decadent cakes that marinate in booze for days—whether it’s the likes of the Pomegranate Molasses Cake or the Fig, Port, and Chocolate Cake—and you’ll need a designated driver Filled with divine desserts for all seasons, this wonderful cookbook will forever change the way you think about fruit and cake.

  • Author: Jason Schreiber
  • Publisher: William Morrow Cookbooks (November 10, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

5. Southern Grit: 100+ Down-Home Recipes for the Modern Cook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

A modern take on Southern cooking with 100+ accessible Southern recipes and hospitality tips, from Kelsey Barnard Clark, 2016 Top Chef winner and Fan Favorite From preeminent chef, multitasking mom, proud Southerner, and 2016 Top Chef winner Kelsey Barnard Clark comes this fresh take on Southern cooking and entertaining. In Southern Grit , Kelsey Barnard Clark presents more than 100 recipes that are made to be shared with family and friends. Indulge your loved ones in delicious modern Southern meals, including Bomb Nachos, Savannah Peach Sangria, Roasted Chicken and Drippin' Veggies, and six variations of Icebox Cookies. Featuring beautifully styled shots of finished dishes and the Southern home style, as well as Kelsey Barnard Clark's tips for stocking the pantry, entertaining with ease, and keeping your house guest-ready (with or without toddlers). Readers of Magnolia Table by Joanna Gaines and Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon, fans of Kelsey Barnard Clark and her stint on Top Chef , and any home cooks who love cooking and serving Southern food, have a young family, and like to host guests will appreciate these modern homemaking tips, the approachable instruction, and the contemporary repertoire of recipes that brim with flavors of the Deep South. SOUTHERN FOOD IS PERENNIALLY POPULAR: With 100 simple recipes that cover all occasions, plus entertaining tips throughout the book, Southern Grit has wide-ranging appeal for the broad audience of people who love Southern flavors. TOP CHEF WINNER & FAN FAVORITE: Kelsey Barnard Clark is a self-branded "spicy Joanna Gaines." Her personality and talent were showcased on Top Chef , leading her to win the title of Fan Favorite in addition to winning the season overall—only the second time in 16 seasons when that's happened. Perfect for: • Fans of TOP CHEF and Kelsey Barnard Clark • Southerners and fans of Southern cooking • Home cooks who like to host and entertain • Home cooks with young families

  • Author: Kelsey Barnard Clark
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (August 10, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1797205571
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 1.2 x 10.3 inches

                 



6. Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

  • Author: Reese Witherspoon
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Illustrated edition (September 18, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1501166273
  • Dimensions: 7.38 x 1.1 x 9.19 inches

                 

7. The Great British Baking Show: Love to Bake


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Love to Bake is The Great British Bake Off 's best collection yet - recipes to remind us that baking is the ultimate expression of thanks, togetherness, celebration and love. Pop round to a friend's with tea and sympathy in the form of Chai Crackle Cookies ; have fun making Paul's Rainbow-coloured Bagels with your family; snuggle up and take comfort in Sticky Pear & Cinnamon Buns or a Pandowdy Swamp Pie ; or liven up a charity cake sale with Mini Lemon & Pistachio Battenbergs or Prue's stunning Raspberry & Salted Caramel Eclairs . Impressive occasion cakes and stunning bakes for gatherings are not forgotten - from a novelty frog birthday cake for a children's party, through a towering croquembouche to wow your guests at the end of dinner, to a gorgeous, but easy-to-make wedding cake that's worthy of any once-in-a-lifetime celebration. Throughout the book, judges' recipes from Paul and Prue will hone your skills, while lifelong favourites from the 2020 bakers offer insight into the journeys that brought the contestants to the Bake Off tent and the reasons why they - like you - love to bake .

  • Author: Paul Hollywood
  • Publisher: Quercus (December 22, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-0751583052
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 1.05 x 10.05 inches

                 

8. BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Winner of the 2018 James Beard Foundation Book Award (Baking and Desserts) A New York Times bestseller and named a Best Baking Book of the Year by the Atlantic , the Wall Street Journal , the Chicago Tribune , Bon Appétit , the New York Times , the Washington Post , Mother Jones , the Boston Globe and more "The most groundbreaking book on baking in years. Full stop."— Saveur From One-Bowl Devil’s Food Layer Cake to a flawless Cherry Pie that’s crisp even on the very bottom, BraveTart is a celebration of classic American desserts. Whether down-home delights like Blueberry Muffins and Glossy Fudge Brownies or supermarket mainstays such as Vanilla Wafers and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream, your favorites are all here. These meticulously tested recipes bring an award-winning pastry chef’s expertise into your kitchen, along with advice on how to “mix it up” with over 200 customizable variations—in short, exactly what you’d expect from a cookbook penned by a senior editor at Serious Eats . Yet BraveTart is much more than a cookbook, as Stella Parks delves into the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats. With a foreword by The Food Lab ’s J. Kenji López-Alt, vintage advertisements for these historical desserts, and breathtaking photography from Penny De Los Santos, BraveTart is sure to become an American classic.

  • Author: Stella Parks
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (August 15, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0393239867
  • Dimensions: 10.5 x 8 x 1.1 inches

                 

9. Bread Baking Basics: Recipes for Mastering Bread, Dough, and Flour


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Learn simple and fun techniques for making the perfect sourdough, pizza crust and more with this complete beginner’s guide to bread baking.   Author Gregory Berger started making bread as a hobby. Now, he’s an award-winning baker who has created recipes for some of Sacramento’s top restaurants. In Bread Baking Basics , Berger shares his no-fuss, no-fear approach to making the perfect loaf, with easy-to-follow recipes that don’t require digital scales, thermometers, or specialty flours.   Berger shares practical tips on everything from buying yeast to knowing how long to let your dough rest. He also shares inspiring quotes and insights about the joy of mastering new skills. In Bread Baking Basics , you’ll discover: · The do's and don’ts of making Sourdough bread starters · Gluten-free bread recipes and baking tips · Healthy toast recipes and advice on healthy, local eating · Creative salad and pizza ideas alongside lessons on moderation and enjoyment

  • Author: Gregory Berger
  • Publisher: Mango Media (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

10. Nathalie Dupree's Favorite Stories & Recipes


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Biscuit, Muffin & Scone Baking - August 2021

Personal stories and recipes reveal the culinary journey of the James Beard Award–winning “Queen of Southern Cuisine” ( Southern Living ).   Nathalie Dupree is a storyteller, and in this delightful book she shares her favorite culinary stories, tracing her journey from a budding cook for her college friends through her years as a restaurant cook and cooking instructor. Her activist spirit, humor, feisty personality, and authoritative knowledge of cooking make this a must-have cookbook for everyone who’s watched her on TV, read her articles, or invoked her name in a conversation about Southern food. “In Dupree’s gastronomy, a fine meal is as much about enjoying people as it is marveling at mashed potatoes, though marvel you will.” — Charleston City Paper   Includes color photographs

  • Author: Nathalie Dupree
  • Publisher: Gibbs Smith (January 21, 2020)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine