Baked honey whole wheat and barley pan loaf

Reading List

This post might include affiliate links. Please see my policy.

The following reading list of baking books has helped me start baking bread at home and continue to inform, challenge, and surprise me even after reading them for the second and third time. Many of them have inspired me to bake with freshly milled flour, work with ancient grains, and even naturally leavened pastry and sweets. If I had to choose a set of books to take with me to a deserted island with nothing but flour, water, salt, yeast, and an oven, these would be them.

I'd be remiss if I didn't recommend my own cookbook here!

In addition, I hope the following books provide you with as much insight and instruction as they have for me.

Click here to see a list of all these books on this reading list and many more exceptional reads.

The Perfect Loaf Logo

Join the Membership

The Perfect Loaf has been helping others learn to bake sourdough bread since 2013, help support the site to continue to grow with more baking guides, recipes, and more. As a member, you’ll receive baker’s perks: Ad-free reading site-wide; Access to a members-only chat to post pictures and receive baking help; access to baking spreadsheets, formula archives, and other baking tools; and baking hardware & supply discounts. Your support is greatly appreciated.