This is the official book to accompany the hit BBC2 TV series “The Great British Bake-off,” presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. “The Great British Book of Baking” takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer – from Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread. Try the recipes featured in the show and see how well you get on, you could be next year’s winner.
The Great British Bake Off is a glorious celebration of Britain’s favourite pastime. As the series has shown us, baking is the perfect way to mark an occasion – to celebrate, to congratulate and reward, and to lift spirits. This new book is inspired by the wonderful creations from The Great British Bake Off ‘Showstopper Challenge’. Covering a wide range of bakes from large and small cakes, biscuits and cookies, sweet and savoury pastry, puddings, breads and patisserie, this book will show you how to bake beautiful, enticing recipes to wow at every occasion. There are dainty cupcakes for afternoon tea, quick bakes perfect for bake sales, school fairs or coffee with friends, mouthwatering desserts, breads and pastry recipes for lunches and dinner parties, and some really special bakes for birthdays and festive celebrations throughout the year.
This book is for the baker who wants to whip up a cake for an office party, traybake for a kid’s birthday or pudding to follow a simple supper. Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, there are foolproof recipes for cakes, traybakes, bread, biscuits, tarts, pies, puddings and desserts. If you are a confident baker or ready to move onto the next stage, each chapter also showcases the best recipes from the series – Mary and Paul’s Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers’ recipes from series 4. There are step-by-step photographs to guide you through the more complicated techniques and beautiful photography throughout, making this the perfect book for all bakers.
A modern and inspirational guide to baking from the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2010. From the traditional to new twists on old favourites there are recipes to suit all abilities. Covering cakes, cookies, pastry, desserts and even ice-creams, recipes include Peaches and Cream Upside Down Cake, Chocolate, Pecan and Salted Caramel Tart, Mango Pavlova and the ultimate Fudge Brownies. Accompanied by gorgeous, full-colour photographs to tempt you into the kitchen, let Edd show you how to beat off the competition and become a brilliant baker.
This is Mary Berry’s collection of her favourite dishes that she cooks everyday for her family and friends. Mary and her close friend and assistant, Lucy Young, provide over 150 simply prepared, delicious, reliable recipes for lunch, dinner and parties. Whether you need food for two or twenty, Mary and Lucy have included plenty of starters, mains, sides and puds, together with invaluable advice on cooking for all occasions. And no book from the Queen of Cakes would be complete without some mouth-watering, foolproof bakes.
Paul Hollywood is Britain’s favourite master baker. His new book is all about bread – how to make it and how to use it. But while it’s all very well making a lovely loaf of bread, can you guarantee that it won’t be wasted? You know those times when you have a lovely crusty loaf, fresh from the oven, and you have a horrible feeling that after the initial excitement is over, half of it’s going to get pushed aside and not eaten…? Well, maybe it’s time to bring bread back into mealtimes for real. Not only does Paul teach you exactly how to make a variety of breads, but for each one there is a spin-off recipe that shows you how to make a fantastic meal of it.
Jo Wheatley was 2011’s Great British Bake Off winner, delighting the judges with her raw talent, original ideas, and delicious baking each week. Now, in her first book, Jo shares the tips, tricks and family recipes which she has developed in her own kitchen. With the straightforwardness of a busy mother, but an eye for the pretty details which characterised her winning creations, Jo’s love of baking shines through this collection of more than one hundred recipes. From the family bakes which Jo raised her three hungry boys on, to the Afternoon Tea treats for her friends, and the mouth watering savoury pies and tarts baked in her very own Aga, all of Jo’s recipes will inspire you to develop your own passion for baking.
From Queen of Tarts to the nation’s heart, Mary Berry shares her Recipe for Life. ‘In the words of my father, my birth caused no end of trouble…’ From the moment she came into the world – two weeks early, throwing her parents’ lives into disarray – Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her own way. Born in 1935, in the city of Bath, Mary’s childhood was a curious mix of idyllic picnics and ramblings, and alarming air raids; of a spirited and outdoorsy home life and a dreaded school existence. All nearly cut horribly short by an almost fatal bout of polio when she was thirteen, which isolated Mary in hospital, away from beloved family and friends for months. Recovery saw her turn to her one true passion – cookery. And so began a love affair that has – so far – spanned six remarkable decades; from demonstrating ovens in the early 1950s to producing glossy food magazines in the 60s and 70s, gradually becoming the country’s most prolific and – many would say – best loved cookery writer. Until her emergence in the 21st century as a TV sensation and style icon on the Great British Bake Off.
The fantastic first cookery book from the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2012. John Whaite Bakes. He always has. Whether he is happy or sad, in love or heartbroken, on his own or with friends, he believes that whipping up his favourite dishes provides nourishment for both the body and the soul. Now, fresh from winning the 2012 Great British Bake Off, he wants to share his mouthwatering creations with us so we can find the perfect recipe to fit our mood too.
Miranda is the iced biscuit queen.’ Mary Berry Miranda Gore Browne was a finalist in the hugely successful Great British Bake-Off series. She was a popular contestant throughout but it was her beautifully decorated, delicious signature biscuits that won the hearts of the audience and wowed the judges. In BISCUIT, Miranda presents the ultimate biscuit bible: a cookbook packed with more than 100 biscuit recipes. Ranging from classic favourites such as Bourbons, jammy dodgers and Viennese whirls to delicate pistachio macaroons, lemon drizzle biscuits and savoury nibbles, these are recipes that celebrate the joy and simple pleasure of sitting down to a bickie and shows how easy it is to enjoy a homebaked version.
James Morton was surely the people’s favourite to win 2012’s Great British Bake Off series – with his Fairisle tank tops, spectacles and eccentric cake designs, this softly spoken Scottish medical student won the viewers’ hearts if not the trophy. James’s real passion is bread-making. He is fascinated by the science of it, the taste of it, the making of it. And in Brilliant Bread he communicates that passion to everyone, demystifying the often daunting process of “proper” bread making. James uses supermarket flour and instant yeast – you can save money by making your own bread. You don’t even have to knead!
Find out how even the busiest of busy girls can whip up impressive homemade treats in next to no time! Ruth Clemens, finalist on the original series of The Great British Bake Off, shares her secrets in creating quick but gorgeous cakes, bakes and biscuits. Choose from 25 beautiful projects to make in under an hour, in an afternoon, or over a weekend and be amazed at what you can achieve! This book is all about cake decorating without the fuss, the palaver and sometimes the tears too!