Top 10 Best Baking Books

Baking is a piece of cake with these helpful books. Even the kitchen-phobic will not be able to resist dusting off their aprons and giving some of these tasty treats a try. From traditional favourites to brand new bakes, enjoy the top 10 best baking books for polishing your culinary skills!

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1. Mary Berry Baking Bible

Mary Berry

With over 60 years of baking experience, Bake Off legend Mary Berry brings us an assortment of over 250 fool-proof recipes. This timeless classic belongs on everyone's bookshelves; from novice baker to master chef, we all need a bit of Berry wisdom to guide us through the kitchen. Illustrations, full-colour photographs and handy tips accompany this definitive collection, making it an iconic staple of the baking world.

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2. Mug Crumbles

Christelle Huet-Gomez

A crumble can fix a surprising amount of problems in life. But who has time to wait patiently by the oven door? In this mouth-watering book, enjoy 30 recipes to be made in less than 5 minutes in the microwave! The ultimate comfort food is only a few tablespoons away with these easy-to-follow recipes. Suitable for even the most apprehensive bakers, 'mug crumbles' are the ultimate comfort food!

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3. Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar

Isa Chandra Moskowitz

In this quirky guide to vegan cooking, enjoy 100 delicious recipes, all suitable for vegans. Recipes use almond milk, canola oil and other vegan products to make irresistible cookies and bars. Join Isa and Terry on this fabulous journey in pursuit of cookie jar domination! From the all-time alliterative favourite 'Classy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies' to the innovative 'Green Tea Walnut Biscotti', there's something for everyone!

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4. Baking Made Easy

Lorraine Pascale

Lorraine brings unprecedented glamour to the world of baking, and this book is an enchanting collection of some of her best bakes! With 100 simple bakes to tempt you into the kitchen, 'Baking Made Easy' has a recipe for every occasion. Effortlessly twisting together old and new in this mouth-watering hardback, Lorraine is revolutionising cookery, one bake at a time!

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5. Bake Yourself Happy

Emma Hart

Sometimes we all need a spoonful of sugar to lift our spirits; 'Bake Yourself Happy' is the perfect pick-me-up! Find recipes for 'Cheering Food' in this truly scrumptious collection. Not only will your stomach thank you for these tasty treats, your mind will be better for it! Perfect for a rainy day, this book captures the healing properties of baking (and of course, eating!).

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6. Have Your Cake and Eat It

Mich Turner

Mich Turner's book is jam-packed full of nutritious yet delicious recipes! A healthy lifestyle does not have to mean saying goodbye to your favourite bakes. Featuring alternatives for gluten, fats, sugars, and dairy, 'Have Your Cake and Eat It' is the perfect combination of healthy and tasty! From Mich Turner, celebrity baker and owner of the Little Venice Cake Company, this book is a brilliant addition to any kitchen.

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7. Scandilicious Baking

Signe Johansen

Embrace the Nordic lifestyle with this selection of recipes from Scandinavia. From moreish muesli bread to pumpkin cheese, this book incorporates modern twists into traditional Scandinavian recipes. Fall in love with the 'hygge' lifestyle with this timeless collection. Enjoy a selection of cosy treats for chilly winter nights, as well as some fresh summer favourites.

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8. Cheesecake

Hannah Miles

The humble cheesecake has evolved hugely since its invention in Ancient Greece. Experiment with brand new flavour combinations, such as salted honey, or adopt an international favourite such as Japanese Cherry Blossom. Perfect for dinner parties or lazy afternoons, 'Cheesecake' has a recipe for every occasion. With enough cheesecake to fill your wildest dreams, this book is not to be missed!

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9. Tea Fit for a Queen

Historic Royal Palaces

Discover the regal history behind your cuppa with this charming recipe book. Transform your teatime with over 40 recipes inspired by the Historic Royal Palaces. Royal family baking secrets are revealed, including the Queen's favourite snack, and the cake eaten at the royal wedding! Accompanied by gorgeous photos of famous palaces, and an introduction by the renowned historian Lucy Worsley, this book is fit for a Queen!

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10. The Cardamom Trail

Chetna Makan

Push your baking boundaries with these exotic yet familiar recipes. Explore the tastes of India through vibrant flavours such as cardamom coffee cake or mint and green mango chutney. Create truly magical bakes and discover new flavours and methods with this enchanting book. Featuring colourful spices and aromatic herbs, these recipes are guaranteed to get your stomach grumbling!

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    A tv tie-in with Lorraine Pascale, the model baker. Supermodel turned patisserie chef Lorraine Pascale is the BBC's new home baking heroine. In this gorgeous new cookbook to accompany the series, Lorraine shares her expertise, passion and her all time favourite sweet and savoury recipes. Baking is back and as a qualified baker with years of experience in some of the country's hottest restaurants, Lorraine knows just how to create modern, delicious and inspiring recipes. Here you'll find 100 mouth watering recipes for every kind of baked goody -- including breads, cakes, tarts, pies and much much more. Lorraine Bakes draws on her training to reveal all her top baking shortcuts, cheats, confessions and tips on how to create wonderful tasting food that will inspire both seasoned cooks and novices. Whether for time crunch suppers, dinner parties for your closest friends, laid back tea parties or lazy breakfasts for your loved one, there are recipes for every occasion. You'll find new twists on old favourites -- like Lorraine 's Incredibly Naughty Mini Toad-in-the-Hole or her Baked Alaska with Champagne Strawberries, along with modern classics like Parmesan Lollipops and Pumpkin and Chestnut Empanadas. So, whether you're a kitchen adventurer or cautious cook, get the oven on, it's time to discover the modern delights of baking. Urban, sexy, independent and effortlessly stylish Lorraine will be a breath of fresh air to the world of cookery.
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    This definitive collection from the undisputed queen of cakes brings together all of Mary Berry's most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you'll ever need. Mary's easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, "Mary Berry's Baking Bible" will prove to be a timeless classic.
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    This is the ultimate guide to dairy-free cookies and bars from the authors of "Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World and Veganomicon. Going vegan doesn't mean giving up dessert. In this sweet 'n sassy guide, Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero's vegan world domination mission continues with dairy-free batches of everyone's favourite treat-cookies! From classic favourites to fancy delights, "Vegan Cookies Are Invading Your Cookie Jar" features 100 original recipes with beautiful colour photographs throughout. It's full of Isa and Terry's signature advice on ingredients, baking tools and tricks, how to share your cookies, and even what cookies to eat for dinner. Delicious recipes include Classy Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies, Oatmeal Raisin Cookies, and Green Tea Walnut Biscotti.
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    Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan provides you with a number of show-stopping recipes that mix spices, herbs and Indian ingredients with traditional Western baked favourites in this brilliant baking book.

    From sponge cakes with cardamom and coffee filling to puff pastry bites with fenugreek paneer and swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, the book is full of exotic and extraordinary creations.

    There is detailed information on all the spices used and the book also includes recipes for beautiful breads and small savouries.
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    Discover the secrets of great baking with Scandilicious flair...Scandinavian baking is among the best in the world. Deeply ingrained in the culture, it is a distinctive part of the Nordic identity, history and well-being. Welcome to a place where cakes made with real butter are celebrated rather than feared, where entire festivals are dedicated to baking and where it is believed there is nothing quite like the thrill of making one's own bread, Christmas biscuits or cardamom buns. Following on from the success of SECRETS OF SCANDINAVIAN COOKING...SCANDILICIOUS, Signe Johansen shares with us a mouth-watering selection of traditional and modern baked treats. Think moreish musli bread hot from the oven; pumpkin, cheese and sage muffins that pack a real flavour punch; and irresistable redcurrant mazarin tart or upside-down blueberry cake - perfect for summer entertaining.
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    Everyone loves a slice of cheesecake to round off a delicious meal and this book from Hannah Miles presents 60 classic and original recipes for this tasty dessert.

    From tropical coconut to raspberry ripple and chocolate toffee crunch to toasted marshmallow, you'll find something incredible. One of the oldest desserts in existence, you can trace cheesecakes right back to ancient Greece. This book shows you how to make classics, fruity versions, bakes inspired by your favourite chocolate bars and even gourmet recipes including creme brulee and salted honey.

    There are also party cheesecakes that will delight a crowd and even international sensations like Japanese cherry blossom and Italian tiramisu.
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    Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good cup of tea and a delectable cake? Inspired by the rich heritage of London's most iconic royal palaces, Tea Fit for a Queen is a regal collection of charming recipes inspired by the UK's royal heritage sites.

    From delicious tarts to scones, champagne cocktails, sandwiches and much more, this handy-size hardback offers a wealth of recipes for classy nibbles, while also providing an overview of each palace from which the recipes are inspired.

    Filled with stunning photographs and published in association with Historic Royal Palaces, you can be sure that these tasty recipes get the royal seal of approval. The Coronation Chicken Finger Rolls and Carrot Cakes with Butter Cream certainly got a big thumbs up from Book People staff.
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    Following in the tasty footsteps of Mug Cakes and Mug Cakes: Chocolate comes Mug Crumbles - and it's full of even more sweet treats that can be made in a matter of minutes with little preparation!

    Perfect for when you want to treat yourself, there are 30 recipes to enjoy and they range from the classic apple crumble to pear and ginger and rum and raisin.

    A brilliant little book full of mouth-watering crumbles that you'll love making and eating.
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    We all know that baked treats can warm our hearts as well as our stomachs. This collection of delicious recipes is peppered with thoughtful quotes and bursting with perfect pick-me-ups, from piping-hot pies to sinful double-chocolate muffins. Bake these recipes and be down in the dumplings no more!
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    Mich Turner, celebrity baker and owner of the Little Venice Cake Company, shows how you actually can have your cake and eat it with this hand-picked selection of healthier and more nutritious cakes and bakes.

    Complemented by simply mouth-watering photography, the recipes in this book make use of alternatives for gluten, fats, sugars and dairy. You'll find tempting ideas for cakes, cookies, meringues, bars, muffins and cupcakes.

    Designed to accommodate your personal diet and lifestyle, these sweet treats also come with step-by-step instructions and are suitable for all levels of baker. Among our favourite recipes were the peach melba muffins and hazelnut meringue with mango and passion fruit.