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How Baking Works

James Morton (Author)

I want to show you how baking works. I want to prove how easy baking can be.

Whether you want light cakes, squidgy brownies, perfect pastry, stress-free macarons or mountainous meringues, this book features a mini-masterclass for each one.

Everything's split up into wee, simple steps. There's no faff and you don't need any expensive equipment. You don't even need a sieve.

And for baking veterans, this book tells you why you're doing what you've been doing all these years.

Here’s to baking that just works.

Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can

Miranda Gore Browne (Author)

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 (Author)

'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!

Keep Calm and Bake Cake

This charmingly illustrated cookbook will have even the most stressed of home cooks indulging in a little baking therapy. Featuring an enticing selection of recipes designed to help you relax and unwind, from serene sponges to peaceful puddings, this book is sure to leave you feeling both tranquil and tempted. Each inviting recipe includes simple, step-by-step instructions to ensure that your every bake will delight, rather than disappoint.

Inspired by the World War II government poster that has struck a chord in our difficult times, every page is jam-packed full of positive energy and stiff upper lip spirit. Able to turn even the most chaotic of kitchens into an oasis of calm, with its straightforward recipes, motivational quotes, mantras and wry truths, Keep Calm and Bake Cake is a must for burnt-out bakers and composed cooks alike.

As Marie Antoinette, and indeed any sane person would say – 'Let them eat cake'.

Doughnuts

Rosie Reynolds (Author)

What comes to mind when you think of doughnuts? Well, these are not your average doughnuts...

Rosie Reynolds has given the humble doughnut a much-needed makeover, turning it into an elegant confection to delight over.

Try them baked or fried, iced, glazed, filled, shaped, dipped or piled up and drizzled with chocolate. There are eye-catching recipes for special occasions - Candy Cane for Christmas, Maple Pumpkin for Hallowe'en and Passionfruit for Valentines - as well as some more virtuous vegan and gluten-free recipes.

As versatile as cupcakes and easy to make, take your pick from: Lemon Meringue, Peanut Butter and Jam, Orange Blossom and Pistachio, Rhubarb and Custard, Blueberry Cheesecake, Ice Cream Sandwiches, Pizza Triangles and Chilli Margarita plus many, many more.

And we've gone on tour, taking inspiration from native doughnuts around the world - have a go at Indian milk doughnuts Gulab Jamun, fried Mexican Churros dipped in spicy chocolate sauce, and Dutch Olibollen drizzled with toffee sauce.

Includes recipes that can be made with doughnut makers, doughnut tins or a simple baking tray.

Brilliant Bread

James Morton (Author)

Winner of the 2014 Guild of Food Writers Award for Cookery Book of the Year.
James Morton was surely the people's favourite to win 2012's Great British Bake Off series - with his Fairisle jumpers and eccentric showstoppers, this soft-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! It just takes a bit of patience and a few simple techniques.
Using step by step photos, James guides the reader through the how-to of dough making and shaping, with recipes ranging from basic loaves through flatbreads, sourdoughs, sweet doughs, buns, doughnuts, focaccia and pretzels. Inspiring and simple to follow, with James's no-nonsense advice and tips, this book will mean you never buy another sliced white loaf again.

Candice Brown

Candice Brown (Author)

Secondary school teacher and pub landlord's daughter Candice Brown stole the show with her amazing bakes and weekly lipstick change in The Great British Bake Off tent of 2016.

This year the Sunday Times columnist, Loose Women and This Morning favourite will be bringing out her first cookbook - all about home comforts. These are the recipes Candice learned to bake from her nan and mum, recipes close to her heart, that should be served up as a big generous slice - and preferably on a vintage plate if you have one.

Candice's recipes are easy to make, no nonsense and hearty. She has a recipe up her sleeve for every occasion - for baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and fancier recipes for weekends.

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