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Books to get you baking

To celebrate Great British Bake Off gracing our TV screens currently we have rounded up some books that are perfect to satisfy your baking craving! Check out our recommendations below:

 

Great British Bake Off – Perfect Cakes & Bakes to Make at Home by Linda Collister

 

 

Over 100 recipes from simple to showstopping bakes and cakes

 

Bake like you’re in the tent – from the comfort of your own home.

 

Make brilliant bakes at home with the latest companion cookbook to The Great British Bake Off. This essential baking book of recipes from the Great British Bake Off team is appropriate for any level of expertise. Each chapter includes favourite classics with a twist, recipes with simple ingredients to create something adventurous, and showstoppers that will guarantee you’re crowned Star Baker in your own home.

This cookbook is the perfect excuse to start baking like The Great British Bake Off – at home.

 

Includes:
* Recipes from the Bakers of 2016, including the finalists
* Technical challenges from the show
* Easy to follow, step by step baking instructions
* Written to help you develop skills and bring out your creativity
* Beautiful photography to help you visualize your bake
* Clear advice on equipment, ingredients and quantities
* Recipes highlighted for ‘free-from’ diets and special ingredients

 

Fast Cakes by Mary Berry

 

Fast Cakes is the unmissable and definitive baking book from Mary Berry. Mary has incorporated her ‘all-in-one’ method of preparation into as many recipes as possible, so her recipes are faster to make than ever. Nearly 100 of the bakes take only 10 minutes to make and Mary has included small bake variations for fruit cakes, which traditionally take a long time in the oven, so you can make one even when you are pushed for time.

There are scones, buns and biscuits that you can whip up for tea, traybakes and fruit loaves perfect for a school or village fete and of course foolproof cakes for every occasion from everyday recipes such as a Honey and Almond Cake to Mary’s First-Rate Chocolate Cake. Not forgetting recipes you can make with your kids from Happy Face Biscuits to Traffic Lights and Jammy Buns.

If you miss Mary’s wisdom and inspiration in The Great British Bake Off, or want a brand-new companion to Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, this is the cookbook for you, with over 150 easy recipes to make with confidence.

Straightforward recipes you can trust, Fast Cakes is a must-have for all busy bakers.

 

Relish: My Life on a Plate by Prue Leith

 

 

The eye-opening story of one woman’s incredible appetite for life: the memoirs of Prue Leith, judge of C4’s GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF and former judge of BBC2’s GREAT BRITISH MENU. Now fully revised and updated, including Prue falling in love and marrying again in her 70s.

 

Prue Leith describes herself as greedy in all senses of the word. Cook, caterer, restaurateur, food writer, journalist, novelist, businesswoman, teacher, television presenter, charity worker, lover, wife and mother, she has certainly been greedy for life. Prue came to London in the early 1960s and, not long afterwards, opened Leith’s Restaurant. By the mid-seventies she was a food columnist on the Daily Mail, had published several cookbooks and opened Leith’s School of Food and Wine.

But it wasn’t all work. Prue writes with honesty of her love life, her longing for children, the birth of her son, the adoption of her daughter and much else besides. In this fully revised and updated edition she tells of how she met, fell in love with and married John Playfair as well as her exciting new role as a judge on Great British Bake Off. Prue’s down-to-earth attitude to life and her remarkable energy are an inspiration to anyone.

‘What a terrific tale it is – of a South African girl who could stand the heat and made the kitchen into a remarkable career’ Telegraph