10 best baking books

Planning a spot of baking this bank holiday weekend? From old favourites to new releases, here’s ten cookbooks for you

Whether yours are pristine and in alphabetical order on your kitchen shelf or splattered with cake mix and full of crumbs, every baker loves a good cookbook. But with the sheer number of books on offer, choosing one that is full of great recipes to show off your culinary skills can be difficult.

From the classic Hummingbird Bakery, to the experimental Meringue Girls (meringues are the new macarons, don’t you know) and the trendy Scandilicious Baking, we’ve put together the ten best baking books to suit every level, budget and interest that you’ll want to have on your kitchen shelf.

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If you’re baffled by the difference between beating and folding or daunted by the idea of achieving the perfect rise, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is the perfect book to hold your hand through the basics. But if you’re already a confident baker looking to expand your repertoire, John Whaite Bakes at Home should be top of your wishlist.

Buy now

1. The Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook by Tarek Malouf, £7

2. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, £13

3. John Whaite Bakes At Home, £16

4. How to Bake by Paul Hollywood, £9

5. Meringue Girls Cookbook by Alex Hoffler and Stacey O’Gorman, £12

6. Scandilicious Baking by Signe Johansen, £17

7. Tart it Up! by Eric Lanlard, £13

8. Honeybuns Gluten-free Baking by Emma Goss-Custard, £11

9. Ella’s Kitchen: The Big Baking Book, £7

10. Cakes in Bloom by Peggy Porschen, £17