Why aren’t baking cookbooks called ‘bakebooks’? Yeah, I don’t know why either.
But here are my top 5 cookbooks for people who would rather be baking than cooking.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook by Deb Perelman. Deb has brilliantly created a book bible full of tantalizing recipes, stunning photographs, and humorous stories—the perfect cookbook trifecta. A great accompaniment to her fantastic blog, this book is a definite must-have for any baker.
Baking Out Loud: Fun Desserts with Big Flavors by Hedy Goldsmith. I mostly love this book because of Hedy. By watching her on TV and reading her writing you can tell she’s an eclectic riot and a blast to hang out and bake with. The recipes and amazing photography is just an added bonus.