Baking can be daunting, but also beautiful. But hey, that's why we have cookbooks, right? From those compiled by young bakers with their finger on the pulse of millennial baking trends to veterans who have ruled the world of baking for years—on World Baking Day, we're turning things up a notch with handpicked cookbooks that we swear by. We're sure this will help you start things off on a sweet note.
Shivesh Bhatia's dessert for every mood
Shivesh Bhatia started cooking at the age of 16, he's a food blogger, author and food stylist from Delhi, India. This is his second book and his first one was published in 2018 and called Bake with Shivesh. In fact, he is working on his third book and the fourth one is going to be especially for kids. This book is filled with 100 feel-good recipes for familiar desserts for every mood.
Nadiya Bakes: Includes All the Delicious Recipes from the BBC2 TV Series
Nadiya Jamir Hussain is a British TV chef, author and television presenter. Popularly known for winning the sixth series of BBC's The Great British Bake Off in 2015, her previous cookbooks include Nadiya's Kitchen, Nadiya's British Food Adventure and Nadiya's family favourites and time to eat. From cakes to tarts and biscuits to savoury bakes, this book has it all.
Zoë Bakes Cakes: Everything You Need to Know to Make Your Favorite Layers, Bundts, Loaves, and More [A Baking Book]
Zoë François is a bestselling author and an expert baker from Vermont. In her book, she breaks down the craft of cakes through more than eighty-five simple and straightforward recipes. You'll have treats such as Coconut–Candy Bar Cake, Apple Cake with Honey-Bourbon Glaze and so much more.
Pooja Dhingra: Big Book of Treats
Pooja Dhingra is an Indian pastry chef and the founder of Le15 Patisserie. The book is written as a home baker but, with a professional baker's exacting eyes. In the book, she shared simple techniques, subtle flavours and delicious desserts that anyone can make.
Nigella Lawson: Cook Eat Repeat
Nigella Lawson is a television chef and an English food writer. For her, food is a constant source of pleasure, that she can reflect on and learn from. She said that "cook, eat, repeat" is the story of her life. The recipes written in the book come from her home and have delightful narrative essays around food.