Bake it Better cookbook preview, author events, recipes, EYBD Previews, and More

The beginning of cookbook season has snuck up on us, once again. Cookbooktober (August through November) is the most wonderful and busiest time of the year. This week, I would like to point out a few authors who will be on tour this autumn and give you a quick preview of a new baking book that you must know about.

Matt Adlard’s debut cookbook Bake It Better: 70 Show-stopping Recipes to Level-Up Your Baking Skills is impressive. Matt is a self-taught baker and pastry chef from Norwich, England with a large social media following. Bake it Better is a baking course for the home kitchen and contains a wealth of information from the basics ingredients, tools and equipment to step-by-step photos and details for techniques: forming a tart crust, tempering chocolate and kneading dough.

The recipes are indeed show-stopping and include Chocolate and mascarpone travel cake, Peach crumble soufflé, Tiger madeleines, Hazelnut praline mille feuille, and a Tropézienne cube. The aim of the book is to lead us through the baking process. Each recipe comes as a pair, a Tier 1 recipe and a Tier 2 recipe. Tier 1 teaches us the fundamentals and then when we are ready we can take a fundamental element from Tier 1, level it up and create a dessert that mimics that of a professional bakery.

Our shares a look inside the book. Bakers, you need this book! I messaged Matt and learned that he has two events scheduled: September 3rd at the Queen’s Park Book Festival in north-west London and on September 7th a pop-up at Buns From Home (Baker Street Store in London) – he has created a new bun for the event and will be signing books all day!

Other author/bookstore events you might wish to know about include:

Lastly, the NYC Wine & Food Festival is set for October 12th – 15th, check out all the events here. And a reminder Cookbooks & Convos is set in Philadelphia with events running from September 22 to October 24.

The last few weeks on Eat Your Books

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Strawberry basil crumb bars from Snackable Bakes: 100 Easy-Peasy Recipes for Exceptionally Scrumptious Sweets and Treats (page 206) by Jessie Sheehan submitted by member Astrid5555

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Featured Online Recipe

Chicken, courgettes, broad beans & Pernod with herb sauce (page 27) from Waitrose Weekend, August 17, 2023 by Diana Henry

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Featured EYBD Preview Recipe

Leftover Nando’s ramen (Nandosu no nokorimono wo tsukatta ramen) from Ramen Forever: Recipes for Ramen Success by Tim Anderson – Pub date September 28th, 2023

We currently have 6,752 EYBDigital Recipes indexed. All can be added to your Bookshelf.

EYBDigital Previews

Recently, we uploaded our 1,645th EYBDigital Preview where a selection of full sample pages are available including the titles below.

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