Best Cookbooks for Baking Fanatics

Posted February 4th, 2011 in Gadgets & Gizmos

Are you a food fanatic looking for the best cookbook ideas? Even though food blogs are on the rise, cookbooks still seem to be a popular method for finding delicious new recipes. On Amazon.com there are new cookbooks released almost daily, and they cover everything from gluten free meal ideas to cooking for your blood type.

Since I know many of you love to bake, I thought I’d post a few of the best cookbooks for people who love to bake.

The first cookbook is called Bake Explorations: Classic American Desserts Reinvented. The photography in this book is beautifully original, and the recipes equally as good. It can be purchased for $17.48 on Amazon. The above picture is from Bake Explorations and features whoopie pies which I’ll talk about later in this post.

Another popular book right now is called Cake Pops: Tips, Tricks and Recipes for More than 40 Irresistible Mini Treats. This book is produced by Bakerella, a popular blog that offers adorable pictures and tutorials on how to create cake pops. They are perfect for showers, wedding favors and gifts. $10.56 on Amazon.

Newspapers and blogs across the country say that 2011 is the Year of the Pie. For that reason, I just had to include a link to Mrs. Rowe’s Little Book of Southern Pies. This books has tons and tons of pie recipes including Damson Plum Pie, Grasshopper Pie and Brownie Pie.  You can purchase it for $11.55 on Amazon.

Another “pie” trend right now are Whoopie Pies. You might want to check-out Whoopie Pies: Dozens of Mix ‘em, Match ‘em and Eat ‘em Up Recipes. I like this book because, as the title says, you can mix and match the cakes and fillings to create a pie unique to your tastes. I didn’t see any fillings that could incorporate Oregon Canned Fruit so maybe I’ll try to whip up my own! This book is $10.39 on Amazon.

Finally, as Valentine’s Day approaches, I have two food inspired books you could curl up with next to the fire.  As Always, Julia: The Letters of Julia Child and Avis DeVoto ($15.90 on Amazon) was released in December and features a collection of the correspondence between Child and her pen pal, Avis DeVoto.

If you love the “letter” style of the above book, you’ll probably also appreciate The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, “a poignant, funny novel that celebrates the resilience of the human spirit…. This one is a treat.”—Boston Globe. This New York Times Bestseller weaves together history, friendship and food and makes for a quick, memorable read. $8.36 on Amazon.

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