With the latest season of 'The Great British Bake Off' kicking off this week, it's time for us to get back into delicious homemade treats ourselves. We've wracked our brains (and our tastebuds) to bring you our top 5 cookbooks full of great baking goodies. Whether you're dipping your spoon into the world of baking for the first time, or you're a baking veteran looking to try something new. We've got a pick for everyone.
If you're just starting out, this book has a little bit of everything. With over 100 recipes you're sure to find something that really ignites your baking passion. Savoury or sweet, Marcella DiLonardo puts some unique twists on classic homely dishes. So there's no pressure to do it just like grandma's, because yours has smoked gorgonzola. It's different.
For the experienced baker, DiLonardo's fresh takes on classic dishes might give you the spark needed to revisit and revise old recipes. There's really no going wrong with this one.
Looking to make something as cute as it is delicious? Ashley and Jenna of Jenna Rae Cakes have revealed all their sweet secrets in this compilation of their fan favourite treats. With over 100 recipes ranging from cupcakes to cookie sandwiches, you may have a hard time putting this book down to start baking! If you think you might be a fan of Cotton Candy Cupcakes, Lemon Meringue Party Squares, or Salted Dark Chocolate Expresso Cake, then this one is definitely for you.
Macarons are arguably one of the most versatile baking products to hit the market. But have you ever wondered how they're made? Wonder no more! This book will tell you everything you need to know to start making your own crowd-pleasing cookies. From a step-by-step for the perfect shell to smooth fillings, as well as delectable flavour and decorating tips, there's nothing this handy little book doesn't cover. Start your journey into the world of macarons today.
Do you want to get into baking, but don't want to use eggs or dairy? With veganism rising in popularity, access to great vegan recipes is getting easier by the day. In fact, we have 100 whole vegan baking recipes here for you right now! Chris Holechek has dedicated himself to animal-free baking that keeps up with all the flavours of classic eggs-and-dairy cupcakes. And of course, this cookbook would be great for anyone who wants to give vegan baking a go. No matter how experienced you are.
Cute pink frosting not for you? This one's for people who like their sweet treats looking a little more rock 'n' roll. Featuring 58 recipes, each with completely unique presentation - Bake In Black is all about edible tributes to the world of rock and metal. And also puns. With titles such as Sex Pistols ‘God Save the Cream’, Led Zeppelin ‘Glazed and Infused’ and Meatloaf ‘Battenburg out of Hell’, Bake In Black will take you on a journey through baking and music, inspiring fans of bands and bakers alike.
Now that you've got the supplies, you're ready to start your own little Bake Off at home. Soon you'll be baking alongside the contestants on TV, judging them and the judges alike with your updated baking knowledge. Better yet, you'll have a lovely tray of sweet treats to comfort yourself with after the show - and you'll be your family's new favourite person to invite over for tea!