2008 Gift Guide: Baking Books

2008 Holiday Guide: Cookbooks

I buy a lot of baking books. I love to look at the gorgeous photographs, enticing desserts, and sumptuous breads. When I make dinner I tend to never read a cookbook. Cooking to me is much more abstract and spontaneous. Baking is a completely different beast. Recipes have to be followed otherwise you end up with messes. The science behind baking is a skill that takes years to master. I’ve made recipes dozens of times before I actually found the correct rhythm. If you’ve run out of ideas for holiday gifts try giving a cookbook. Even if someone is not a real baker the photos alone will inspire. Many of the baking cookbooks on the list I already own. Others I have checked out and added to my own personal list. It’s just few more days till the holidays. Luckily amazon will get it there on time!

From top left: Baking $25.20, Baked $19.77, The Sweeter Side of Amy’s Bread $23.07, The Bread Bible $23.10, The Sweet Melissa Baking Book $17.01, Baking For All Occasions $28, Martha Stewart’s Cookies $16.47, Screen Doors and Sweet Tea $21.45, The Modern Baker $23.10, Bakewise $26.40, Dough $19.77, Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook $26.40.

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