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Fall 2021 New Baking Books

The weather is cooler, so why not heat up your kitchen with some delicious baked goods? Whether you're looking for a simple bread recipe or a showstopping dessert for your next family gathering, these new baking books will have you covered, even if you need to leave out gluten or animal products. (And if you're looking for ideas for the rest of your meal, make sure to check out our Fall 2021 New Cookbooks!)

The cookie bible
The cookie bible
by Rose Levy Beranbaum

An award-winning author and legendary baker presents this ultimate cookie book, in which she offers foolproof recipes with detail-oriented instructions that eliminate guesswork for whipping up irresistible, crowd-pleasing cookies for any occasion. 
The best-ever cookie book : 175 tested-'til-perfect recipes for crispy, chewy & ooey-gooey treats
The best-ever cookie book : 175 tested-'til-perfect recipes for crispy, chewy & ooey-gooey treats
by Tiffany Blackstone

The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen editors provide their most delicious cookie recipes from Drop Cookies to Bars, Blondies and Brownies with a special chapter on holiday treats like Chinese Almond Cookies, Hamantaschen, Nan-e Berenji and Coffin Sandwich Cookies. 
Bake it vegan : simple, delicious plant-based cakes, cookies, brownies, chocolates, and more
Bake it vegan : simple, delicious plant-based cakes, cookies, brownies, chocolates, and more
by Maja Brekalo

Who says going vegan means having to give up your favorite desserts? With Maja Brekalo's plant-based, refined sugar-free recipes, you can savor all the sweets you love while still following a healthy vegan lifestyle. Maja, the founder of the Delicious and Healthy by Maya blog, shows readers how to make incredible vegan desserts without a miles-long shopping list or overcomplicated recipe: all you need are all-natural ingredients, her simple, straightforward instructions, and a sweet tooth, and you're ready to go.
Bittman bread : no-knead whole-grain baking for every day
Bittman bread : no-knead whole-grain baking for every day
by Mark Bittman

A former food columnist and author of more than 30 books presents simple, no-knead bread recipes for every taste and grain—including baguettes, hearty seeded loaves, sandwich bread, soft pretzels, cinnamon rolls, focaccia, pizza, waffles, and much more. 
Mooncakes & milk bread : sweet & savory recipes inspired by Chinese bakeries
Mooncakes & milk bread : sweet & savory recipes inspired by Chinese bakeries
by Kristina Cho

A popular food blogger, focusing exclusively on Chinese bakeries and cafes, presents simple, easy-to-make interpretations of classic recipes for the modern baker, including sweet and savory baked buns, steamed buns, Chinese breads, unique cookies, juicy dumplings and more. 
Finch Bakery : Sweet Homemade Treats and Showstopper Celebration Cakes
Finch Bakery : Sweet Homemade Treats and Showstopper Celebration Cakes
by Lauren Finch

Lauren and Rachel Finch, founders of Finch Bakery, share their best-kept secrets to decorating all-out celebration cakes and let you in on their top baking techniques to create indulgent brownies and cupcakes, decadent macarons, stuffed cookies of every kind and your very own versions of their indulgent signature cake jars.
Sugar, I Love You
Sugar, I Love You
by Ravneet Gill

Following on from the bestselling The Pastry Chef’s Guide, Ravneet Gill returns to elevate homemade patisserie to the next level. Having laid down the basics and demystified the technicalities of baking in her first book, this second offering, Sugar I Love You, is a personal love letter to patisserie bursting with color and flavor, sprinkled with personal anecdotes and killer recipes. With detailed recipes encompassing cheesecakes from around the world, multi-layered, multi-textured cakes, sweet doughs to plaits, soufflés, fritters and many more, Ravneet’s signature style and easy-to-follow approach will help the reader build up their baking armory.
Cannelle et Vanille bakes simple : a new way to bake gluten-free
Cannelle et Vanille bakes simple : a new way to bake gluten-free
by Aran Goyoaga

Especially well-known and appreciated for her tender and delicious baking, the recipes in this book will include cakes, pies, tarts, biscuits, cookies, and breads.
Baking with Dorie : sweet, salty & simple
Baking with Dorie : sweet, salty & simple
by Dorie Greenspan

From James Beard Award-winning and NYT best-selling author Dorie Greenspan, a baking book of more than 150 exciting recipes.
Middle Eastern sweets : desserts, pastries, creams & treats
Middle Eastern sweets : desserts, pastries, creams & treats
by Salma Hage

Whether you start your day with something sweet, finish it with something sweet, or make sure sweets are within reach all day long, you'll find serious inspiration in the pages of Salma Hage's latest cookbook for home cooks. The Middle East's wide range of cultures, ingredients, and influences informs the array of dishes she includes -- spiced cookies, cream-filled pancakes, aromatic pastries, and delicious cakes -- with recipes that are easy to follow and celebrate simple-to-source spices and taste combinations.
The best of Artisan bread in five minutes a day : favorite recipes from BreadIn5
The best of Artisan bread in five minutes a day : favorite recipes from BreadIn5
by Jeff Hertzberg

Pulling in a few new tricks, tips and techniques they have learned along the way, the authors have selected their absolute favorite 80 recipes from all five of their books, putting them in one volume that is the only bread book a baker needs. 
The Pie and Tart Collection : 170 Recipes for the Pie and Tart Baking Enthusiast
The Pie and Tart Collection : 170 Recipes for the Pie and Tart Baking Enthusiast
by Brian Hart Hoffman

Featuring 170 recipes for piecrusts, custards, fruit fillings, whipped toppings, and more. From reimagined classics, like Apple Crumb Pie, to creative new takes, like Banana Pudding Meringue Pie, this cookbook is a well of baking inspiration. With tried and tested recipes and photography as your guide, explore the glorious world of artisan pies and tarts from your home kitchen.
Nadiya bakes : over 100 must-try recipes for breads, cakes, biscuits, pies, and more
Nadiya bakes : over 100 must-try recipes for breads, cakes, biscuits, pies, and more
by Nadiya Hussain

The host of the Netflix series Time to Eat and Nadiya Bakes — and the winner of the The Great British Baking Show — shares more than 100 simple and achievable recipes that are suited for beginner bakers and experienced pasty makers alike. 
Baking for the holidays : 50+ treats for a festive season
Baking for the holidays : 50+ treats for a festive season
by Sarah Kieffer

The blogger behind The Vanilla Bean Blog and author of 100 Cookies offers 50 delectable recipes for seasonal brunches, cookie swaps and holiday parties including Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies, Panettone Scones and Triple Chocolate Peppermint Bark.
One Tin Bakes Easy : Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond
One Tin Bakes Easy : Foolproof Cakes, Traybakes, Bars and Bites from Gluten-free to Vegan and Beyond
by Edd Kimber
 
One tin, 70 bakes - whether you want cookies or cakes, pastries or desserts, something fruity, chocolatey or nutty, baking just got even easier. Every bake can be made in the 23 x 33cm (9 x 13in) tin used in the previous book, but Edd will also offer guidance on baking in an 20 x 20cm (8 x 8in) square tin as well as a loaf tin, making these perfectly simple bakes for everyone to try, whatever equipment they have to hand and whoever they are baking for. You only need minimal skill to whip up something sensational - with ideas for bakes made in one-bowl or with 5-ingredients, as well as popular options for vegan and gluten-free treats. One Tin Bakes Easy is full of versatile, achievable and indulgent recipes to wow your friends and family and that you will want to bake time and time again.
Small batch baking : 60 sweet and savory recipes to satisfy your craving
Small batch baking : 60 sweet and savory recipes to satisfy your craving
by Saura Kline

What do you do when you're craving something sweet but don't want to bake a full batch? Small Batch Baking has the perfect solution, with 60 recipes for sweet and savory treats that have been expertly scaled down to make just enough for you! Baking in small batches means fewer leftovers, less food waste, and the ability to eat everything while it's still fresh. This friendly guide breaks it down for you, meaning you won't need to calculate any complex measurement conversions. Just follow the tips and instructions and you'll be whipping up smaller batches of cakes, brownies, breads, pies, and so much more.
The essential cookie companion
The essential cookie companion
by King Arthur Baking Company

With gorgeous new photography, King Arthur's foolproof recipes and clear, encouraging directions empower bakers to make beautifully delicious cookies. From the perfect chocolate chip cookie (whether you prefer it chewy, crisp, or in-between) to simple sugar cookies ranging in flavor from lemon to cinnamon to vanilla, from brownies and blondies to shortbread, graham crackers, macaroons, chocolate biscotti-you'll discover more than 400 delightful cookies in these pages. From classic flavors to modern techniques, these recipes will inspire and satisfy cookie lovers and bakers at every skill level. 
The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook : 50 Traditional Recipes for Every Occasion
The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook : 50 Traditional Recipes for Every Occasion
by Beth A. Lee

Baking is an integral part of Jewish culture and traditions. Whether you're making challah for Shabbat, macaroons for Passover, or babka for family brunch, The Essential Jewish Baking Cookbook helps you capture the essence of traditional Jewish baking in your own kitchen. It’s filled with 50 classic recipes―ones you might remember your bubbe or mom whipping up―with clear instructions to help you make them successfully every time.
Life is what you bake it : recipes, stories & inspiration to bake your way to the top
Life is what you bake it : recipes, stories & inspiration to bake your way to the top
by Vallery Lomas

A former lawyer who won The Great American Baking Show during the season that was unaired due to a judge’s misconduct allegations debuts her first cookbook featuring Apple Cider Fritters, Lemon-Honey Madeleines, Crawfish Hand Pies and Grandma’s Million Dollar Cake. 
Nailed it! : baking challenges for the rest of us
Nailed it! : baking challenges for the rest of us
by Heather Maclean

In this official companion cookbook, the creators of Nailed It! share the tips, tricks, and detailed recipes behind the incredible cakes and baked goods from your favorite episodes, as well as simplified versions of some memorable challenges to give even the most inexperienced baker a fighting chance. With recipes ranging from stress-free cookies and cupcakes you can whip up with ease to the most intimidating cakes ever revealed behind Door #2, this book contains everything you need to put your skills to the test--and have an absolute blast along with way, whether your creation is a mouthwatering masterpiece or a delicious disaster.