Wednesday 13 October 2021

Book Review: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook by Kelly Jaggers (Non-Fiction/Cooking)

Title: The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook
Author: Kelly Jaggers
Publisher: Adams Media
Publication Date: 30 November 2021
Format: eBook - PDF
Genre: Non-Fiction/Cooking
Source: ARC via NetGalley

 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!


I was keen to take a look at The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook because, with a household of just two, I do find that, although we would sometimes like to bake something tasty for a treat, we are often put off by the fact that we will then have to eat so much to avoid wastage, after which we feel guilty for the over-indulgence. This book does indeed offer some wonderful options, both for single-serve treats and for small batches of four to six when it comes to things like muffins and brownies. This will definitely be of help to anyone who would like to bake in smaller batches but who worries about revising the ingredient measurements themselves. I would definitely like to give some of the recipes a try. The only small negative comment I have is that quite a few of the recipes still involved a fairly lengthy list of ingredients and/or a lengthy cooking time. I might have also liked to see a selection of super-quick options that required fewer ingredients too as, although I'd be happy to avoid wastage, at the same time, I would balk at spending over an hour preparing something just as a single serve for one-two people. I guess it's a question of balance, and of how much time you have to spare. But definitely, if you'd like the opportunity to make delicious treats in smaller batches, do check out The Ultimate Baking for One Cookbook.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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