The Best Baking Cookbooks for 2020

Whether you're a kneading newbie or a pastry pro, there's something for everyone in this round up of our favourite baking cookbooks. From three-ingredient bakes to multi-tiered cakes to savoury family favourites, these are well-tested, accessible recipes you'll want to try time and again. 

The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 three ingredient baking

Three Ingredient Baking by Sarah Rainey

Tapping into the trend of the moment, Three Ingredient Baking features 100 recipes for beautiful bakes made with just, you guessed it, three ingredients. This is a cookbook that proves you don’t need a store-cupboard full of ingredients to make incredibly delicious bakes. Our favourites? White Bread Plait and Chocolate Praline Brownies. Perfect for budding bakers.

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The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 biscuiteers book of iced gifts

Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts by Biscuiteers

From the popular Notting Hill Bakery, Biscuiteers, this cookbook demonstrates all of the essential recipes and techniques to make their amazing biscuits in a home kitchen. From different types of dough and icing skills, to how to make all sorts of biscuit designs, from ice cream toppers and wedding favours to Christmas tree decorations, this book is a treasure trove of ideas.

Order a copy of Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts here.

The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 baking school the bread ahead cookbook

Baking School: The Bread Ahead Cookbook by Matthew Jones, Justin Gellatly and Louise Gellatly

From the team behind London-based bakery, Bread Ahead, comes Baking School, an inspiring guide to how to make everything from the perfect sourdough to those instafamous doughnuts at home. With recipes for bakes from different parts of the world, you'll be baking up a gorgeous focaccia or perfect batch of bagels in no time!

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The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 comfort candice brown

Comfort by Candice Brown

Candice Brown's debut cookbook, Comfort, is full of the delicious showstoppers and signature bakes you'd expect from someone who made it all the way past Paul and Mary to be crowned the winner of GBBO 2016. From a triple-tier Black Forest Gateau, to her nan's Florentines, Comfort is full of nostalgic and accessible bakes.

Get your copy of Comfort here

The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 mary berry classic

Classic by Mary Berry

Who would you trust more than Mary Berry to teach you how to master the baking classics? While Mary’s latest cookbook is not solely dedicated to bakes, there’s a sizeable chapter dedicated to all manner of cakes and sweet things, from Summer Berry Pavlova to Ginger Spiced Ring Cake, Apple Tarte Tatin to Syrup Sponge Pudding.

Get a copy of Mary Berry's Classic here

The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 natural baking

Natural Baking by Carolin Strothe & Sebastian Keitel

Seeking healthier cakes and bakes that don't compromise on flavour? Then this cookbook is the one for you. With 70 well-tested recipes, Natural Baking will show you how to rely on easy-to-source sugar alternatives to create gorgeous treats, as well as how to make truly flavoursome sweet treats using the best in-season ingredients.

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The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 the violet bakery cookbook claire ptak

The Violet Bakery Cookbook by Claire Ptak 

Claire Ptak hit superstardom in 2018 when Harry and Meghan chose her to bake their wedding cake. Bringing the bakes of her hugely popular East London-based bakery to your home, The Violet Bakery Cookbook is a great choice for adventurous bakers who like experimenting with new flavours and techniques. With a focus on alternative flours and less refined sugar, it's a great option for health-conscious bakers too.

Order a copy of The Violet Bakery Cookbook here

The Best Baking Cookbooks Of 2019 nadiya family favourites

Nadiya’s Family Favourites by Nadiya Hussain

From Great British Bake Off winner, Nadiya Hussain, her new cookbook is a celebration of all manner of family favourites as well, of course, as cakes and bakes. With a chapter dedicated to sweet things, Nadiya stays true to what she’s known for with show-stopping bakes and kid-loving treats. Peanut Honeycomb Banana Cake? Yes please.

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best baking cookbooks 2019 ottolenghi sweet

SWEET by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh 

In his first cookbook dedicated to baked goods, desserts and confections, Ottolenghi goes back to his pastry chef roots with his go-to baker, Helen Goh. The cookbook is full of beautifully-shot inspiration for all manner of bakes with clear and easy instructions and results that deliver on both flavour and presentation. If you're an Ottolenghi fan or you like to experiment with different types of bakes, this is one for you.

Order a copy of SWEET here.

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