5 BEST BAKING BOOKS
The King Arthur Flour Baker's Companion
BY KING ARTHUR FLOUR
King Arthur Flour has been in business for more than 200 years and its staff understands flour as well as (if not better than) most bakers. The book clearly explains which ingredients work together, which don't, and why. The 74-page section on ingredients is encyclopedic, and there's a vast, indispensable equipment chapter. Best of all, the numerous recipes, which cover a wide range of sweet and savory, all tested beautifullyfrom Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies to Spicy Cheese Puffs.
BY JEFFREY ALFORD AND NAOMI DUGUID
Award-winning authors Alford and Duguid traveled to six continents in search of heartfelt, authentic, home-style baking recipes. Their discoveries come from unexpected places like Lebanon (Beirut Tahini Swirls) and the Ukraine (Ukrainian Honey Cake), and more familiar locales like France (Free-Form Fruit Galetteuncomplicated and utterly delicious). Whatever the provenance, these recipes are completely trustworthy.