Baking is a really good hobby that can ensure you eat healthy homemade things such as bread and stay on budget as well. Getting started with baking is really simple and there are a lot of great baking books out there to get you going.
Here are five baking books that you should consider whether you are a complete beginner or a bit more seasoned baker.
Short And Sweet
This Dan Lepard book was recommended by the Guardian article as one of the must-have baking books to get when you are starting out your baking hobby. It teaches you a lot of great little tips and tricks that will make baking just a little bit easier.
It has a good selection of savory and sweet recipes and it really does a good job in making the baking experience easier for you. The tips do make the book worthwhile even if you have some experience in baking.
Pie: 300 Tried-and-True Recipes for Delicious Homemade Pie
This great baking book by Ken Haedrich is a must-have book for anyone who likes to eat pies. It has a good combination of both sweet and salty recipes and will teach you all about the basics of baking pies.
The good thing about the book is that it introduces you to a lot of different types of pastries. Once you master these it is really easy to start making your own great pie combinations.
Bread: A Baker’s Book of Techniques and Recipes
Bread is one of the best things to bake. If you start baking your own bread you will end up saving a lot of money and will eat a lot more healthily at the same time. This book by Jeffrey Hamelman is a really good book for starters and will teach you all the basic techniques.
There are a lot of other good books that have a little bit more recipes for baking bread. But you should give this book a go if you want to properly master the techniques behind great quality bread.
Cookies are great things to bake and they even make great homemade gifts. If you want to learn all about cookies then this book by Carole Walter can really get you started.
It has a lot of recipes from very basic simple recipes to more laborious recipes for all the experienced bakers.
It sets off with a good section that teaches you the basic techniques and it is really easy to return to these instructions later on as well. The pictures in this book also hit the mark and are a great addition to the overall quality.
King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking
If you are really health conscious then the best book to go with is King Arthur Flour Whole Grain Baking. It has a huge amount of recipes that use the healthy whole grain to make amazingly tasty products.
Whole grain has a wide range of health benefits and you don’t need to worry about not having great tasty recipes.
There are fantastic chocolate croissants and even puff pastry recipes to ensure you can satisfy your sweet tooth and be healthier at the same time.