Break Out the Eggs and Flour
It's time to bake! Wayne Gisslen’s The Professional Bakeshop: Tools, Techniques, and Formulas for the Professional Baker may be the best baking-centric cookbook I have ever seen! As the name explicitly states, this book is not intended for the novice. But for the serious home baker, or for those of you with aspirations to open your own bakery, this detailed book is for you. The Professional Bakeshop covers the fundamentals of a baker’s art, from basic doughs and batters to advanced pastry techniques. With a library of recipes that ranges from breads and pies to custards and frozen desserts, this beautifully illustrated book is formulaic and comprehensive. So fire up that oven and channel your inner baker with Wayne Gisslen’s The Professional Bakeshop, available in stores and online for $65.