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



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

1. 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 Pastry 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

                 

2. The Great British Baking Show: Love to Bake


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Pastry 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

                 

3. French Pastry Made Simple: Foolproof Recipes for Éclairs, Tarts, Macarons and More


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

A No-Fuss Guide to the Delicious Art of Pâtisserie Unleash your inner pastry chef with Molly Wilkinson’s approachable recipes for all of your French favorites. Trained at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, Molly takes the most essential techniques and makes them easy for home bakers, resulting in a collection of simple, key recipes that open up the world of pastry. With friendly, detailed directions and brilliant shortcuts, you can skip the pastry shop and enjoy delicious homemade creations. Master base recipes like 30-minute puff pastry, decadent chocolate ganache and fail-safe citrus curds, and you’re on your way to making dozens of iconic French treats. You’ll feel like a pro when whipping up gorgeous trays of madeleines and decorating a stunning array of cream puffs and éclairs. Along with classics like The Frenchman’s Chocolate Mousse, Profiteroles and Classic Mille-Feuilles, learn to assemble exquisite showstoppers such as Croquembouche and Caramel Mousse Tartelettes with Poached Pears in Ginger. This go-to guide shows you all the tips and tricks you need to impress your guests and have fun with French pastry.

  • Author: Molly Wilkinson
  • Publisher: Page Street Publishing (June 8, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1645672173
  • Dimensions: 7.61 x 0.45 x 9.13 inches

                 

4. How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations (Dessert Cookbook)


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

How to Cook That Dessert Cookbook: Pastries, Cakes and Sweet Creations “How to Cook That is the most popular Australian cooking channel in all the world, and it’s not hard to see why.” ― PopSugar Amazon Best Cookbook for Month of June 2021 and Editor's pick Best Books of 2021 So Far #1 Best Seller in Chocolate Baking, Confectionary Desserts, Pastry Baking, Garnishing Meals, Holiday Cooking, Main Courses & Side Dishes, Cookies, and Cooking by Ingredient Offering a fun-filled step-by-step dessert cookbook, Ann Reardon teaches you how to create delicious and impressive pastries, cakes and sweet creations. Join food scientist Ann Reardon, host of the award-winning YouTube series How to Cook That , as she explores  Crazy Sweet Creations .  An accomplished pastry chef, Reardon draws millions of baking fans together each week, eager to learn the secrets of her extravagant cakes, chocolates, and eye-popping desserts. Her warmth and sense of fun in the kitchen shines through on every page as she reveals the science behind recreating your own culinary masterpieces. For home cooks and fans who love their desserts, cakes, and ice creams to look amazing and taste even better.  Take your culinary creations to influencer status, you’ll also: Learn to make treats that get the whole family cooking Create baked goods that tap into beloved pop culture trends Impress guests with beautiful desserts Readers of dessert cookbooks like  Mary Berry’s Baking Bible  by Mary Berry,  Cake Confidence  by Mandy Merriman, or  Pastry Love  by Joanne Chang will love  How to Cook That: Crazy Sweet Creations .

  • Author: Ann Reardon
  • Publisher: Mango (June 15, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1642505788
  • Dimensions: 8.1 x 0.7 x 10.1 inches

                 

5. The Magnolia Bakery Handbook: A Complete Guide for the Home Baker


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

Published in celebration of Magnolia Bakery on the eve of its twenty-fifth anniversary, a beautifully photographed book offering nearly 150 scrumptious recipes and tips, tools, and techniques accompanied by 250 photographs and illustrations destined to be the favorite resource for the home baker. When it opened its doors in 1996, Magnolia Bakery quickly became a landmark and destination in New York City. Fans lined up around the block to get a taste of the shop’s freshly-baked cupcakes, cakes, banana pudding, cheesecakes and much more. Today, Magnolia Bakery can be found in shops in New York City, Boston, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Dubai, Manila, and Bangalore.  Bobbie Lloyd, Magnolia Bakery’s Chief Baking Officer, has played a critical role in maintaining the company’s reputation for handmade baked goods, and its authenticity and excellence throughout its growth. Bobbie has worked to update its classic treats, introduced new temptations, and carefully expanded the business both online and in new locations across New York and the world. The Magnolia Bakery Handbook is the first book Magnolia Bakery has published since the business was sold by the founders in 2007. Gorgeously designed, filled with irresistible creations, it is sure to become an essential staple for home bakers. Along with almost 150 recipes, all beautifully photographed, Bobbie shares hundreds of tips, tricks, techniques, and must-have tools for successful baking.  Inside you’ll find everything you need to make the classic desserts of Magnolia Bakery at home. Chapter include:  Invaluable Tips and Techniques for the Home Baker The Ingredients Used in My Kitchen and at Magnolia Bakery Tools of the Trade Cakes  Cupcakes From the Cookie Jar Brownies and Bars Pies and Crisps Muffins Scones and Coffee Cakes Ice Box Desserts Banana Pudding Base Recipes: Buttercreams and Icings, Crumbs and Crusts, Fillings and Sauces, Adornments Sources Whether you have a craving for Magnolia Bakery’s popular banana pudding, classic icebox cake, or their rich double fudge brownie, The Magnolia Bakery Handbook shows you how to make it and bake it right.

  • Author: Bobbie Lloyd
  • Publisher: Harper Design; Illustrated edition (October 27, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0062887214
  • Dimensions: 8.3 x 1.3 x 10.1 inches

                 



6. Pastry Love: A Baker's Journal of Favorite Recipes


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

A must-have baking bible from the James Beard award–winning baker and owner of the beloved Flour bakeries in Boston. James Beard award–winning baker Joanne Chang is best known around the country for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry Love  is her most personal and comprehensive book yet. It includes 125 dessert recipes for many things she could never serve in the setting of a bakery—for example, items that are best served warm or with whipped cream on top. Nothing makes Chang happier than baking and sharing treats with others, and that passion comes through in every recipe, such as Strawberry Slab Pie, Mocha Chip Cookies, and Malted Chocolate Cake. The recipes start off easy such as Lemon Sugar Cookies and build up to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake. The book also includes master lessons and essential techniques for making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more, all of which make this book a must-have for beginners and expert home bakers alike.   *One of Food & Wine’s Essential New Cookbooks for Fall* *One of Food52’s Best Cookbooks of Fall 2019* *One of Bon Appetit’s Fall Books We’ve Been Waiting All Summer For*

  • Author: Joanne Chang
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (November 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0544836488
  • Dimensions: 7.94 x 1.27 x 10 inches

                 

7. Paul Hollywood's Bread


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

Get baking with the master baker and judge of The American Baking Competition ! Paul Hollywood's new book is all about bread - how to make it and how to use it. Not only does Paul teach you exactly how to make a variety of breads, but for each one there is a spin-off recipe that shows you how to make a fantastic meal of it. The book has six chapters, each with five bread recipes - plus the spin-off recipes for main courses. Not only are Paul's recipes delicious but they are also foolproof, with comprehensive step-by-step photographs. Try your hand at a basic white bloomer, which can be come a savory picnic loaf; stilton and bacon rolls, which are excellent served with celery soup; fluffy crumpets, which become the base for eggs Benedict; spinach doss, which is a natural pairing with chickpea masala; ciabatta, which the Italians have traditionally used as a base for tomatoey panzanella; pizza bases, which can become home-made fig, Parma ham and Gorgonzola pizzas; or white chocolate and raspberry bread, which makes for the best bread pudding you've ever tasted.

  • Author: Paul Hollywood
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition (June 4, 2013)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Regional & International
  • ISBN: 978-1408840696
  • Dimensions: 7.53 x 0.94 x 9.9 inches

                 

8. Bake from Scratch (Vol 5): Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker (Bake from Scratch, 5)


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

Meet the cookbook for bakers, by bakers. This new recipe collection from the brilliant minds behind Bake from Scratch magazine is a triumph of dough and batter. After five inspiring years of innovative recipes, travel, and the celebration of bakers and cultures worldwide, we bring you this dazzling collection of more that 650 new recipes. From towering layer cakes to simple stir-together brownies, this cookbook offers something for every kind of baker, from novice to expert. Showcasing fresh, seasonal ingredients and celebrating tradition and history this cookbook will provide the ultimate inspiration for baking. With gorgeous photography accompanying each baked good, you’ll find a wealth of visual inspiration and step-by-step tutorials to guide you from beginning to bake. All recipes have been tested and retested with the home baker in mind, formulated to be both accessible and exciting. Celebrate the joy of artisanal baking while you master yeasted breads, layer cakes, cookies and more.

  • Author: Brian Hart Hoffman
  • Publisher: 83 Press (March 23, 2021)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1940772868
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.6 x 10.9 inches

                 

9. The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook: 60 Sweet and Savory Recipes for Your Oven and Mini Donut Maker


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

The deliciously easy donut cookbook for heavenly homemade baked donuts Who doesn’t love a good donut? From sugared or sprinkled to frosted or filled, donuts are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth and sweeten your day. The best part is you don’t need to fuss with frying to whip up these fun, flavorful treats at home. The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook shows you how mouthwatering―and mess-free―donuts can be right from your oven or donut maker, providing plenty of tried-and-true tricks and tasty recipes for beautifully baked donuts, donut holes, mini donuts, and more. From sweet staples, such as Old-Fashioned Cake Donuts to creative savory bakes like Jalapeno-Cheddar Cornbread Donuts, this donut cookbook serves you dozens of delightfully simple recipes to match every craving, along with perfectly paired frostings, glazes, and toppings. The Easy Baked Donut Cookbook includes: (Do)nuts and bolts ―Learn the ins and outs of baking with foolproof advice on mastering measurements, knowing your oven, time-saving shortcuts, and tons of troubleshooting tips. Time to make the donuts ―This donut cookbook offers dozens of step-by-step recipes for cake and yeasted donuts―including holiday-ready Gingerbread Donuts, and even drool-worthy Doggie Donuts for your pup! Hole new world ―You’ll find donuts for every season and reason in this donut cookbook with easy recipes for donut holes, pops, and other donut-inspired desserts, like Coffee and Donuts Trifle and Quick and Easy Beignets. From classic Old-Fashion Donuts to dunk in your morning coffee to fun Pizza Donuts your kids will love, Easy Baked Donut Cookbook has everything you need to whip up bakery-worthy baked donuts―no fryer required.

  • Author: Sara Mellas
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (June 2, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1647390327
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.47 x 9.25 inches

                 

10. Magpie: Sweets and Savories from Philadelphia's Favorite Pie Boutique


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

Magpie Artisan Pie Boutique is a jewel in Philadelphia's food-town crown, and you can recreate it at home! Since 2012, the pocket-size shop on South Street in Philadelphia has been turning out flaky crusts and luscious fillings. Now this book serves up Magpie's seasonal menu for home bakers everywhere: the fruity, creamy, and nutty pies; hand pies, pot pies, and quiches; and even pie shakes and pie "fries," all fine-tuned to exacting standards and with lots of step-by-step instruction for that all-important crust. Baker-owner Holly Ricciardi's upbringing deep in the Central Pennsylvania countryside provided the basis for Magpie's perfect synthesis of classic favorites and new twists-alongside down-home favorites like Sweet Crumb Pie and Shoofly Pie you'll find Holly's bourbon-infused update of her great-grandmother's special butterscotch pie as well as the ingenious (and instant-sellout) Cookie Dough Hand Pies. More than 90 recipes also include sweets like: Cranberry Curd Mini Meringue Pies Blueberry Rhuby Rose Pie Chocolate Blackout Pie And savories like: Summer Squash Pie Ham-Leek-Dijon Potpies Quiche Lorraine From crusts to crumbles and sumptuous savories to sweet confections, there's a Magpie pie for every occasion.

  • Author: Holly Ricciardi
  • Publisher: Running Press Adult (September 15, 2015)
  • Genre: History, Americas