Fight those rainy-day blues: bake something delicious!

Is all this rain making you feel cooped up inside at home? Why not do something fun to fight those rainy-day blues: bake a delicious treat! If you don’t already know, the Santa Clara County Library District owns thousands of cookbooks, enough to keep even the most ferocious chefs busy for days. Check out the list below of some of our newest arrivals that focus entirely on making sure a scrumptious smell straight from the oven fills your house and delights you and your family! Reserve your copy of these (and many more!) cookbooks from your local Santa Clara County Library District branch today!

Baked Elements

Baked Elements (2012)
by Matt Lewis and Renato Poliafito

This beautifully photographed book includes 75 recipes that focus solely on ten of the authors' favorite ingredients. From chocolate to bananas to peanut butter to caramel, you'll find loads of delicious sweets that your friends and family will love!

Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery (2012)
by Thomas Keller and Sebastien Rouxel

From the famous Bouchon Bakery comes this book full of decadent (and indulgent!) recipes, offering a mix of American and French desserts. Bake your own baguettes, macaroons and more with this delicious collection.

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook

The Cookie Dough Lover's Cookbook (2012)
by Lindsay Landis

Cookie fanatics will find their fix in this book by a popular food blogger. Make your own delicious cookie dough that is safe to eat raw, then (after you've sampled it, of course) add it to other baked goods like cakes, doughnuts and even pizza!

The Joy of Gluten-free, Sugar-free Baking

The Joy of Gluten-free, Sugar-free Baking (2012)
by Peter Reinhart and Denene Wallace

For those who want to bake something tasty but have to avoid gluten or sugar, this cookbook features easy-to-make (and delicious!) recipes that are sure to delight! Each recipe also includes options and substitutions to make the item vegan, too!

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My!

Cupcakes, Cookies, and Pie, Oh, My! (2012)
by Karen Tack and Alan Richardson

Full of imaginative creations, this book from two New York Times bestselling authors brings more than a little fun to your average baked goods. Encouraging you to play with your food, check out some of their recipes for cheescakes, pie dough, Jell-O and more!