Our Book Shelf

I am addicted to Cookbooks especially those dedicated to baking. I seriously have an enormous amount of them. I guess you could call me a Cookbook hoarder....

Here are a few of my absolute favorites:

What can I say about Joanne Chang? I think we've already established how much I love her (see my post about her Banana Bread Recipe). I recently received her cookbook "Flour" as a Christmas present and I have spent so much time looking through it over and over and over....I've finally decided that the first recipe I am going to try is her Raspberry Crumb Bars. She also teaches you how to make Brioche and Croissants from scratch which is on my "to do" list for 2012.

The title of this one says it all "Sticky, Chewy, Messy, Gooey". Yum.I've had this Cookbook for years now and every recipe in it is a winner. I actually got to meet the author, Jill O'Connor, at a book signing at William Sonoma in Fasion Valley (apparently she lives in Coronado). I just happened to go into the store that day and I'm sure glad I did. My absolute favorite cookie recipe is in this book. Can you tell how many times I've made these cookied by how dirty the page is?

On my Bucket List is a trip (or two or three) to to Miete in San Francisco. I have actually been to San Francisco several times and never knew about this bakery until I recently received and fell in love with this cookbook.

Here's a photo of Miete. I would LOVE to have a Bakery like this.

And her famous Gingerbread Cake.....

Who doesn't love a guy that can bake, and in this cookbook, Baked Explorations you get two!

Matt and Renato take classic desserts (like Monkey Bread) and reinvents them.

I recently tried to tackle French Macarons (see the post on Chocolate Macarons) so I was excited to receive this cookbook for my birthday.I can't wait to try these recipes.