Review: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook

Review: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook

The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers is a perfect book for anyone wishing to make small amounts of baked goods. This recipe book has lots of different types of treats to choose from and will satisfy your craving for something sweet without having to make an entire cake. The recipes are straightforward and suitable for both novice and experienced bakers alike.

Review: The Ultimate Baking for One CookbookTitle: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook: 175 Super Easy Recipes Made Just for You
Author: Kelly Jaggers
Publisher: Adams Media
Genres: Cookbook
Publication Date: November 30, 2021
Rating: four-stars

Summary (from Goodreads):

Have your cake and eat it too without any leftovers or waste with these 175 essential, delicious, and decadent baking recipes perfectly crafted for one.

Baking for one is harder than it may seem. It’s tricky to make sure you have the right measurements and ingredients to recreate a more manageable amount of your favorite treats. The good news is that it’s now possible to prepare single-serving recipes that are full of flavor, easy to make, and economical with The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook.

This cookbook allows you to make fresh, homemade baked goods for one without having an entire cake, dozens of cookies, or a full tray of brownies leftover. Each of the 175 single-serving recipes are quick and simple to make and will save you both time and money. And while the common ingredients can be found in everyone’s pantry, the results are anything but ordinary. From mug cakes to muffin recipes, you’ll be able to enjoy delicious versions of all your favorite desserts, no matter what the occasion.

Whether you live alone or are just searching for the perfect sweet treat, baking solo never needs to be challenging (or overwhelming) again!

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❃ I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. ❃


Review: The Ultimate Baking for ONe Cookbook

There are so many times that I have wanted to bake a little treat and either wind up making way more than I need or abandoning the idea altogether. I really enjoy that this book takes the legwork out of halving a recipe and provides a quick and easy result. While the recipes are perfect for one, I would even say that some of them can be enough for two as well.

❀ Easy to follow instructions

Jaggers gives her readers an exhaustive list of tips, techniques, equipment, and ingredients at the start of the book, which is really useful for anyone new to baking. The instructions are easy to follow and the tone of the book is very down-to-earth. My only complaint is the lack of images. Personally, a great cookbook always has images to show a final product or technique.

❀ Contents: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook

  • Baking for One Made Easy
  • Small-Batch Cookies and Brownies
  • Cakes and Cheesecakes
  • Breads, Rolls, and Biscuits
  • Pies, Tarts, and Cobblers
  • Puddings and Custards
  • Muffins and Quick Breads

❀ Perfect for a Student

The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers is a great addition to a student’s shelf or anyone looking to create smaller portions. There are lots of great ideas that will satisfy your craving for a little something. It would make a fantastic gift as well.

About Kelly Jaggers

Kelly Jaggers

Kelly Jaggers is a cookbook author, recipe developer, food photographer, and founder of the recipe blog Evil Shenanigans. She specializes in creating indulgent recipes featuring fresh, seasonal ingredients ... and lots and lots of butter.

Kelly is the author of The Everything Pie Cookbook, Not-So-Humble Pies, Moufflet, The Everything Easy Asian Cookbook, and The Everything Dutch Oven Cookbook. She was the food stylist and photographer for Martha Pullen's Southern Family Cookbook, The Big Book of Martinis for Moms, Cooking with Ancient Grains, Paleo Smoothies, The Everything Guide to Smoking Food, and The Everything Easy French Cookbook.

When she is not busy cooking up a storm in her own kitchen she teaches cooking classes and speaks about food blogging and recipe development. Kelly lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband and three dogs.

17 thoughts on “Review: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook

  1. Angela says:

    Ahh, such a good idea for a book! Sometimes you just want a little something one day and not have to deal with a whole tempting tray of brownies or cookies staring you in the face the next day!

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