Exciting Baking Books of 2017

I know what you are thinking – the dust hasn’t settled on 2016 and this cookbook enabler is already revving us up for 2017. I feel it is my duty to keep you fully informed on what greatness in the cookbook field is coming our way and today I want to concentrate on baking titles. 

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Sweet by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh is set to be published in the UK by Ebury in September (US, Ten Speed, October). The cover art isn’t available yet (hence the photograph of the handsome chef). I’ve heard that this title is going to be outstanding! Ottolenghi‘s books are favorites of our members. His recipes are beautifully written and presented, the results are incredible and he has taken the world by storm with his approach to flavors and his ability to make people happy with his food. Ottolenghi is my chef crush and I am seriously excited about this book! 

Tartine All Day: Modern Recipes for the Home Cook by Elisabeth Prueitt and Jessica Washburn and Maria Zizka will be released on April 4th by Ten Speed Press. While not devoted to all things sweet, there are many recipes for breakfast, brunch and dessert baking. Tartine titles are must have cookbooks in my collection. Two years ago, I was able to run in and grab some baked goods to share with my family and they were incredible. Every recipe I’ve made from these books work and are delicious. 


Gateaux: 150 Large and Small Cakes, Cookies, and Desserts by Christophe Felder and Camille Lesecq is coming from Rizzoli on February 14th – just in time for a beautiful Valentine’s gift. This book is stunning and is on par with Felder’s other titles such as Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry. I hope 2017 allows me time to make beautiful creations like those shared in Gateaux – a Crêpe-Topped Raspberry cake – heaven. 
BraveTart: Iconic American Desserts by Stella Parks has an August 15, 2017 release date from W. W. Norton and as some of you know, I’ve been stalking information on this title for a good two years (or so it seems). Stella is the pastry genius at the Serious Eats‘ site which is indexed for our members. The recipes in this book were meticulously tested with over 200 customizable variations. Stella also delivers the surprising stories of how our favorite desserts came to be, from chocolate chip cookies that predate the Tollhouse Inn to the prohibition-era origins of ice cream sodas and floats – this should be great!

There are many other exciting baking titles to put on your radar including:  Maison Kayser’s French Pastry Workshop, Daring Desserts, Baker’s Royale, Lomelinos Pies, My Sweet Kitchen (reissue), Zingerman’s Bakehouse, A New Way to Bake from Martha Stewart, Bake from Lorraine Pascale, Bake from Scratch (all of Bake magazines recipes in one book), Joy the Baker’s Over EasyThe Baker’s Appendix and Sally’s Cookie Addiction. I’ll fill you with more information on preview posts and roundups as always.
Which title(s) are you most excited about in 2017? Share your thoughts in the comments, please.
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  • Gachabot  on  January 25, 2017

    Once again.. I feel my bank account shrinking!!

  • nadiam1000  on  January 26, 2017

    All of the above – baking/dessert books are my weakness and this is an exciting lineup. Huge Tartine fan and I have had some good success with recipes from their first book (and fortunate to be able to visit the bakery every now and then). looking forward to a book from them that includes breakfast and brunch. Sweet, Bravetart, Zingerman's Bakehouse oh my!

  • rchesser  on  January 26, 2017

    I'm so excited about all the baking books in this lineup! Thank you, Jenny. I wouldn't know about most of them being released if not for this lineup.

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