The Easy Crafting of the consoles has been often requested for Win10/PE on the Feedback site. Personally, I would love the have the option added. (It took 7 years for Mojang to add a "recipe book" to the java version!)
However, this brings up an interesting question!
The Xbox One, ps4, and Switch will get a (free) whole new game that includes the Better Together update. Theoretically, Win10/PE/One/PS4/Switch will all be exactly alike.
* So will those consoles retain the Easy Crafting?
* Will Win10 and PE gain the Easy Crafting?
At this early stage, we simply don't know. There's a lot of details yet to be expanded on. Maybe, hopefully, eventually they will.
In the meantime, as far as crafting goes, us non-console players have to do what the java players have done for years- keep the wiki handy.