It's a well known fact that the first step to healing is admitting you have a problem. My problem is that I have an obsession with baking books. It's a silly problem, but a problem none-the-less.
I don't need any new books- of any kind really, my bookcases are over flowing! Yet, I can't stop myself from looking at Amazon or The Book People through out the day. My Waterstone's App is also forever being used.^ Every time I go to my local grocery store I always go by the book section. Why? Just to cruise by and see if there is anything new.
I read cookbooks cover to cover. When I've finished one I need another book within days because the withdrawal is not pretty!
It gets worse. Oh yes.
I have several books that have a recipe for the same thing it causes me so much stress and anxiety because I don't know which one to use! I mean what's up with that? Causing myself unnecessary stress!
I need help or... more books
Babycakes by Erin McKenna
Love Bakery: Cupcakes from the Heart by Samanth Blears
Home Bake by Eric Lanyard
The Vintage Tea Party Book by Angel Adore
The Book People have provided me with my recent fix. This site has amazing books at amazing prices! Two of these titles were only 4.99 GBP*!
I'm slowly reading my way through them. For those of you who don't know about one of New York's most popular bakeries, Babycakes, cater to people with allergies, food sensitivities and vegans. My only concern is sourcing some of the ingredients. Everything is available online, but I like being able to bake spontaneously! The only another annoying thing, just reading it, is the celebrity name-dropping. I don't need to know nor do I care that Pamela Anderson likes your cakes. Just because she does doesn't mean I will. It actually makes me not want to like them.** Despite that I have already earmarked a few recipes to try!
Love Bakery's layout is so similar to Cupcakes from the Primrose Bakery that I had to keep checking what book I was reading. It's a basic cupcake book with a few new flavors, which I'm not going to lie, eager to try!***
Home Bake is a classic, down-to-earth baking book that if you don’t own any get this one! It is full of everything you'd ever want to bake. I'm looking forward to baking from it!
The Vintage Tea Party Book has not been read at the time of this post being written.
^I have yet to really get into book readers and the like. I'm sure I will succumb sooner or later.
*I'm using my American laptop and I don't know how to get a GBP sign. I really dislike UK keyboards. I spent 8 years of typing up school papers so I type properly and hate that on a UK keyboard the keys are in different places. My petty rant is over.
**I don't mind celebrities. I just don't like the power they have because it's stupid. Now my childish rant is over!
***I can rhyme!!
Note: I have purchased these books and the opinions and views are my own.