The Spring Cookbooks Every Home Baker Needs

This spring brings some epic new spring cookbooks we believe every baker should have on their shelf. Here are the top three cookbooks to buy this season.

ADDING TO THE BAKE FROM SCRATCH COLLECTION

The fourth in our series of annual cookbooks, Bake from Scratch: Volume Four is an incredible anthology of all of our recipes published in the magazine in 2019. Packed with more than 650 recipes for everything from a showstopping Golden Peanut Butter Cake to our best-ever Sourdough Boule to addicting black cocoa thumbprint cookies, this book has something for every craving. The best part? Each recipe comes with its own breathtaking photo, making it easier than ever to choose your next baking project.

LET YOUR IMAGINATION RUN WILD WITH DOMINIQUE ANSEL’S LATEST COOKBOOK

Dominique Ansel is renowned for the Cronut®, a viral hybrid of a croissant and a doughnut. Thanks to Everyone Can Bake: Simple Recipes to Master & Mix (Simon & Schuster, 2020), he’s now getting back to basics. This cookbook boasts recipes Dominique learned in rural France, like a silky flan and lemon curd-dipped sablés. As you flip through these chapters, you’ll gain the confidence to mix and match these recipes to create something completely unique.

GET A TASTE OF THE SCOTTISH HEARTLAND, NO PASSPORT REQUIRED

Flora Shedden’s Aran: Recipes and Stories from a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland (Hardie Grant, 2020) delivers the homey flavors of Scotland right to your kitchen. A past contestant on Great British Bake Of, Flora filled this book with best-selling recipes from her café in Dunkeld, Scotland. You’ll find Flora’s peach-stuffed brioche and Earl Grey honey cake along with breathtaking photography of Dunkeld’s lush landscape. Baker beware: this book may give you a touch of wanderlust.

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