Bake-shop owners offer recipes for signature treats in two new cookbooks released just in time for holiday baking.
Self-taught bakers David Muniz and David Lesniak brought American treats to the Brits with their opening of Outsider Tart in London.
In "Piece of Cake: Home Baking Made Simple" (Rizzoli New York, $29.95), the pair share 120 recipes for cakes, cookies, quick breads, bars and frostings and finishes.
Outsider Tart's signature item is the whoopie pie, and the book offers eight pie recipes and four fillings.
This book will keep you dreaming and salivating beyond the holidays.
The beauty of "Tate's Bake Shop Baking for Friends: Over 120 Scrumptious Recipes From Southampton's Favorite Baker" -- besides the recipes, of course -- is the tips. Kathleen King begins each section with tips, like this one:
Never put a Bundt pan on a baking sheet because it blocks the heat to the tube in the middle and keeps it from properly circulating. It's $24.95 from Tate's Bake Shop.