Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021



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

1. French Macarons for Beginners: Foolproof Recipes with 60 Flavors to Mix and Match


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

A comprehensive beginner’s guide to making macarons Learn how you can make the kinds of beautiful and delicious macarons you’d expect to find in a Parisian patisserie in the comfort of your own kitchen. French Macarons for Beginners provides foolproof instructions for mastering these notoriously finicky confections. From whipping up the meringue to properly folding and piping the batter, this macaron guide takes you through the process in detail, step-by-step, to help ensure success―starting with your very first batch. This French pastry cookbook includes: Macaron basics ―Bake up picture-perfect macarons with the assistance of complete, easy-to-follow directions. A range of flavors ―Mix and match 30 shell recipes and 30 filling recipes to satisfy your personal taste. Cookie troubleshooting ―Solve problems like cracked shells, grainy ganache, curdled buttercream, and more. With this macaron cookbook, you’ll learn how easy it is to create incredible, colorful sweets in any flavor you can imagine.

  • Author: Natalie Wong
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (December 10, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1646111398
  • Dimensions: 7.52 x 0.42 x 9.25 inches

                 

2. The Baking Cookbook for Teens: 75 Delicious Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

Discover the joy of baking with sweet and savory recipes for ages 13 and up Whether you want to be a professional baker someday or you’re just craving some cookies, this book will help you develop baking skills that last a lifetime. The Baking Cookbook for Teens introduces you to fundamental cooking concepts and offers a fun mix of 75 delicious recipes for putting your new knowledge into practice. Don’t worry if you’ve never set foot in the kitchen―the simple and straightforward guidance in this book teaches you everything you need to know, starting with kitchen safety, proper mixing technique, handling eggs, and more. Once you’ve got that down, dive into beginner-friendly recipes for everything from breakfast treats and desserts to savory breads and pizzas. Go beyond other cookbooks for teens with: Baking fundamentals ―Learn how to bake like a pro with easy-to-understand guides that teach you the basics and set you up for success. Recipes worth celebrating ―Discover handy recipe lists for special occasions, including bake sales, sleepovers, and birthday parties. Ranked recipes ―Find recipes ranked by difficulty, making it a snap to find the ones that fit your skill level. Grab your apron and get baking with The Baking Cookbook for Teens .

  • Author: Robin Donovan
  • Publisher: Rockridge Press (August 7, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Desserts
  • ISBN: 978-1641521376
  • Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches

                 

3. The Great British Baking Show: Love to Bake


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - 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

                 

4. Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen (Weed-Infused Treats, Cannabis Cookbook, Sweet and Savory Cannabis Recipes)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

Bring a new herb into your kitchen with this tasty unique collection of recipes for bite-sized, low-dose sweet and savory cannabis edibles. This cookbook ventures boldly beyond pot brownies with delicious and unique baked confections as well as innovative savory treats. Designed for bakers and cooks of all skill levels, Edibles: Small Bites for the Modern Cannabis Kitchen includes simple recipes like spiced superfood truffles and roasted beet hummus, alongside more advanced recipes like artisanal marshmallows and Gruyére & green garlic gougéres—all brought to life with vibrant photography. Complete with instructions for creating master ingredients such as canna butters, oils, honey, and maple syrup, as well as information on dosage and portions and the science of cannabis, this cookbook slash baking book gives cannabis newbies and connoisseurs alike the info they need to create an easy, safe, and delicious edibles experience. • A DIY recipe book for beginner and advanced cannabis bakers • Contains detailed information on correct dosage and portions • Provides tips, tricks and tools of the trade Author Stephanie Hua is the founder and chief confectioner of the popular gourmet edibles line, Mellows , and co-author Coreen Carroll is a winner on the Netflix television series Cooked with Cannabis , executive chef, and cofounder a dining pop-up, Cannaisseur Series , which hosts curated cannabis and culinary experiences, events, and workshops. Those who like The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles, Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed , and Marijuana Edibles: 40 Easy and Delicious Cannabis-Infused Desserts and other cannabis cookbooks will want to add Edibles to their collection. • Delightful addition to any foodie's book shelf • Thoughtful gift for anyone who enjoys cooking, baking, and eating edibles • Cannabis-curious cookbook collectors will appreciate these unique recipes

  • Author: Stephanie Hua
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books; Illustrated edition (November 6, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Cooking by Ingredient
  • ISBN: 978-1452170442
  • Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.8 x 9.55 inches

                 

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


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - 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

                 



6. Sally's Cookie Addiction: Irresistible Cookies, Cookie Bars, Shortbread, and More from the Creator of Sally's Baking Addiction


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

Bake exquisite cookies, bars, and doughs perfectly every time with Sally’s Cookie Addiction , the long-awaited follow-up to food blogger Sally McKenney’s popular cookbook, Sally’s Baking Addiction . Are you ready to sink your teeth into Brown Butter Toffee Chocolate Chip Cookies ? How about Peanut Butter Nutella Swirl Cookies or Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies ? Featuring a mouthwatering selection of cookies , cookie bars , cookie dough dips , slice-and-bakes , no-bakes , and more, Sally’s Cookie Addiction features dozens of exciting flavors, including chocolate, butterscotch, peanut butter, sugar, coconut, lemon, s’more, and oatmeal, oh my! A world of baking wonder awaits you and all the lucky people you’ll share these treats with. The best part? In Sally’s Cookie Addiction , Sally will tell you how to make each and every cookie in the book ahead of time. So, if you want to start preparing for the holidays , or if you just like keeping cookie dough in your freezer for those critical cookie emergencies , this is your source. Complete with tips on how to bake the perfect cookie and gorgeous photography , Sally’s Cookie Addiction is the only cookie book you need on your shelf. Prepare for your kitchen to be the most popular room in the house while the smells of Warm Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies , Lemon Crème Sandwich Cookies , and Soft-Baked Sugar Cookie Bars emanate from the oven! Hungry for more? Learn to create even more irresistible sweets with Sally’s Candy Addiction and Sally’s Baking Addiction .

  • Author: Sally McKenney
  • Publisher: Race Point Publishing; Illustrated edition (September 19, 2017)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-1631063077
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 1 x 10.5 inches

                 

7. Better from Scratch: Delicious D.I.Y. Foods You Can Make at Home (Williams-Sonoma)


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

Discover sixty delectable recipes inspired by everyday pantry and fridge staples like pickles, bacon, marshmallows, and sriracha chili sauce. From homemade granola and jams to condiments and kimchi, this cookbook is full of easy recipes, helpful tips, and clever ideas for making these favorite items at home. Armed with this collection of do-it-yourself recipes—easy to personalize and customize with the seasons—stock your kitchen with flavor and make delicious gifts for friends and family. You’ll start to rethink what goes into your grocery cart when you realize the endless possibilities, and health benefits, of making these favorite foods from scratch. Whether whipping up your favorite sandwich condiments, fermenting your own sauerkraut, or making beef jerky from scratch, so many kitchen staples are simply better and more nutritious homemade. This collection of do-it-yourself recipes will inspire you to stock your kitchen with made-from- scratch favorites without the added preservatives, sugar, and unpronounceable ingredients found in similar store-bought products. Organized by savory and sweet items, the recipes span classic to innovative and provide solutions for everyday items, inspiration for new creations, and ways to satisfy salty and sugary cravings. You’ll also find expert advice on storing foods, easy and seasonal variations on recipes, and how-to’s for DIY food gifts, trendy sodas and cocktails, and entirely homemade snack platters. These modern DIYs, like homemade chocolate-hazelnut spread, nut milks and butters, infused syrups, and vodka-brined olives, will provide just the arsenal you need to create an endlessly inspiring and tasty kitchen.

  • Author: Ivy Manning
  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (July 8, 2014)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Cookbooks, Food & Wine

                 

8. Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats: Over 100 Recipes for the Modern Baker


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

NATIONAL BESTSELLER Beloved family-owned Canadian bakery Jenna Rae Cakes shares over 100 recipes for its most delectable--and most beautiful--sweet treats. Jenna Hutchinson was in the middle of applying to dental school when she saw an episode of Cake Boss and thought, I can do that! Little did she know, that moment would set her life off in a new direction, and she and her twin sister Ashley would go on to own one of Canada's most successful and celebrated bakeries, Jenna Rae Cakes. Now, in Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats , Jenna and Ashley reveal the tried and true recipes, flavours, and show-stopping designs that put them on the map. Inside you will find recipes for over 100 of the most vibrant and decadent cookie sandwiches, cupcakes, party squares, cakes, macarons, cream puffs, and more. Known for the long list of rotating flavour options they offer each day at the shop, Jenna Rae Cakes and Sweet Treats features all of their fan favourites, including Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Party Squares, Salted Caramel Macarons, Peanut Butter and Jam Cookie Sandwiches, Salted Dark Chocolate Espresso Cake, and many more. Dive in and let the mouthwatering photography inspire you to bake your very own Instagram-worthy treats with spectacular results. With Jenna and Ashley's insider tips, your baking will reach a colourful, flavourful, and stylish new level in no time.

  • Author: Ashley Kosowan
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada (October 6, 2020)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Desserts
  • ISBN: 978-0735236745
  • Dimensions: 8.24 x 1.12 x 10.27 inches

                 

9. Delish Insane Sweets: Bake Yourself a Little Crazy: 100+ Cookies, Bars, Bites, and Treats


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

The first dessert recipe collection from the editors of the wildly popular site and magazine, Delish The editors of Delish.com know one thing for sure: ANYONE can bake an amazing dessert. Crammed with surprising ideas for treats that are both fun and easy, the wildly popular brand’s second cookbook features 100 recipes: new classics and reader favorites that have been shared hundreds of thousands of times. You’ll find all the essentials (Snickerdoodles, Death By Chocolate Brownies, and Extra-Fluffy Vanilla Cupcakes), but also the crazy twists Delish is known for, like Crème Brûlée Cookies, Samoa Cheesecake Bars, and Moscow Mule Cupcakes—plus an entire chapter dedicated to over-the-top cookie cakes and skillet desserts. This indulgent book will appeal to food lovers who bake the way most of us do—sometimes with a boxed mix, sometimes from scratch; as therapy for a bad day; or to impress friends on Girls’ Night.

  • Author: Editors of Delish
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Illustrated edition (October 15, 2019)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0358193340
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 9 inches

                 

10. All About Cake: A Milk Bar Cookbook


Top 10 Best Books to Read in Confectionary Desserts - August 2021

Welcome to the sugar-fueled, manically creative cake universe of Christina Tosi.  It’s a universe of ooey-gooey banana-chocolate-peanut butter cakes you make in a crockpot, of layer cakes that taste like Key lime pie, and the most baller birthday cake ever.    From her home kitchen to the creations of her beloved Milk Bar,  All About Cake  covers everything: two-minute microwave mug cakes, buttery Bundts and pounds, her famous cake truffles and, of course, her signature naked layer cakes filled with pops of flavors and textures.   But more than just a collection of Christina’s greatest-hits recipes (c’mon, like that’s not enough?) this book will be your guide for how to dream up and make cakes of any flavor you can think of, whether you’re a kitchen rookie or a full-fledged baking hardbody.

  • Author: Christina Tosi
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter; Illustrated edition (October 23, 2018)
  • Genre: Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking
  • ISBN: 978-0451499523
  • Dimensions: 8.78 x 0.95 x 10.3 inches