People love baked goods—cookies, cakes, bread, buns—so what’s not to love about baking comics?
Cookies are a popular item, either to bring to the dessert table at Thanksgiving or to give as gifts for Christmas. Jin Wicked recommends the latter in her biographical web comic, A Dollar Late and a Day Short. In a series of strips from a few years ago, she outlines easy recipes for sugar cookies, peanut butter cookies, and lemon cookies (with frosting). Though she doesn’t fully illustrate the process for each, she still gives the exact measurements needed (essential in baking) and she doesn’t ask for any complicated or obscure techniques in her directions. She even gives instructions for plating…with a punchline.
For the more adventurous among you, Madeleine Ball has a brief primer on how to make sourdough starter—it really is that easy. This is her only cooking comic, though she does do the occasional science-themed humor comic along with a regular series of science gag cartoons.
Though it’s not about how to bake bread, Ryan Alexander-Tanner of Williamette Week did a profile of Dave’s Killer Bread a few years back, presenting it in comic style instead of a standard text with photograph; it’s certainly fitting for someone as unorthodox as Dave Dahl. Dave was happy enough with it that he asked Ryan to create his logo.