You know how some people are obsessed with stamp collections or fantasy football teams? Well, we're obsessed with cookbooks. Here, in Books We Love, we'll talk about our favorites.
Today: Our community's favorite books on all things baking.
'Tis the season for baking! For dozens of cookies to gift, and cakes to feed your guests, and pies, even though Thanksgiving is behind us. So we asked our community about their favorite baking books -- because we all need a few more good cookie recipes, and a bit more guidance when it comes to the whole pie crust thing.
Here are a few of our editors' and our readers' favorites, in no particular order:
- Kim Boyce's Good to the Grain (for the chocolate chip cookies, of course, but also the brilliant chocolate-rosemary olive oil cake!)
- Our friend Nozlee Samadzadeh thinks that the Joy of Cooking is "secretly full of amazing classic breads and cakes," and frequently makes their no-frills vegan chocolate cake and their oatmeal molasses bread. Lots of community members agree!
- Huckleberry!! (Here's why we love it.)
- Kenzi is a big fan of Michael Ruhlman's Ratio. ("Cooking from a ratio rather than a recipe is kind of inspiring," she says.)
- Maida Heatter's Book of Great Desserts
- The Fannie Farmer Baking Book
- Tartine and Tartine Bread
- Dorie Greenspan's Baking: From My Home to Yours
- Rose Levy Beranbaum's The Cake Bible
- Assistant Editor Sarah Jampel considers Martha Stewart's Cookies a go-to.
Tell us in the comments: What's your favorite baking cookbook?