Recipes from Hand Made Baking

Hand Made Baking Cookbook

Kamran Siddiqi, the talented young blogger behind The Sophisticated Gourmet, delivers simple yet sophisticated recipes in his first book–a collection of more than 75 of his favorite homemade baked sweets. Designed to entice young bakers with his infectious passion for baking (and sugar in all its glorious forms), the pages are filled with classic favorites like Cream Scones and Chocolate Cake, as well as lesser-known indulgences such as Arabian Nights Baklava and Pistachio Polvorones. With his trademark clear-cut instructions and glorious photographs of each and every treat, Hand Made Baking is perfect for aspiring home cooks with an eye for the elevated taste and beauty of all things hand made.

Several palmiers on a wire rack.

Palmiers

These flaky French pastries are dainty, diminutive, and irresistible as can be (typed while licking the sugar from our fingers).

A person folding quick puff pastry on a marble counter.

Quick Puff Pastry

What if we told you it’s actually quite quick, simple, and well worth the effort to make your very own rich, flaky puff pastry? Believe it.

Squares of blondies with chocolate chips on parchment paper on a marble slab

Nancy Drew Blondies

Who knew the famous young detective baked blondies?! But not just any blondies. These blondies. The best blondies. Full of butterscotch goodness.