Books

Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can

Miranda Gore Browne

Miranda whips up over 100 very delicious cakes, traybakes and cupcakes proving how quick and easy baking can be.

This is the perfect book for beginner bakers. Miranda's tried-and-tested recipes are so simple to follow and don't require any specialist equipment.

It's also a brilliant book for anyone who loves homemade cakes but doesn't have much time to spend in the kitchen. Miranda covers all occasions, from everyday moments that call for simply delicious bakes to those times you need something a little more special - and fast! Afternoon tea ideas, impressive pudding cakes and birthday, Christmas and Easter cakes are all covered here, as well as inventive and speedy weekday ideas - you have to try Miranda's pizza cake.

Biscuit

Miranda Gore Browne

'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. Miranda will also be revealing all her tips for how to decorate, wrap and box your biscuits to turn them into the perfect gift.

Beautifully packaged with a stunning design and full-colour photography throughout, this is set to be a must for every baker's shelf. Move over cupcakes and whoopies, it's time to celebrate one of life's greatest British pleasures - the biscuit!

Biography

Miranda was a finalist on the first series of the BBC's Great British Bake Off. She was highly praised for her home baking, which was described consistently as tasting delicious and looking gorgeous. As a mother to two small children Miranda is passionate about the importance of putting baking at the heart of life and and sharing it with her family. Miranda is an ambassador for Squires Kitchen, as a teacher, guest speaker and demonstrator and is assisting the National Trust in planning a programme of exciting baking events to bring the Trust's historic kitchens alive. Miranda is asked regularly to teach master-classes and to hold baking demonstrations, and is a contributing chef on www.lovefood.com.