Mastering bread and pastry at home, from sourdough to pizza, croissants to doughnuts.
Best known for Justin's world-famous doughnuts, the Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market is also home to their Bakery School, where thousands have learned to make sourdough, croissants, Swedish ryebread, pizza and much more besides. Now, using this book, you can too, from the comfort of your own home. Divided into sections including English, French, Italian, American, Eastern European and Nordic baking, there are also chapters on sourdough, gluten-free baking and flatbreads. Last but not least, there is of course a chapter on doughnuts - everything you need to know to make Justin's famed 'pillows of joy' - from the classic vanilla custard to salted honeycomb.
'This book is as good for slavering over as it is to cook from' - Nigella Lawson
Justin Gellatly is one of Britain's best bakers. Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, Justin created the St John Bakery and restaurants' legendary sourdough bread and doughnuts.
In Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, Justin shows you how to make mouth-watering treats ranging from the classics (madeleines, croquembouche, sourdough starter and bread), to classics with a twist (banana sticky toffee pudding, salted caramel custard doughnuts, blood orange possets, deep fried jam sandwiches) to the uniquely original (fennel blossom ice cream, crunch in the mouth, courgette and carrot garden cake).
With over 150 recipes covering bread, biscuits, buns and cakes, hot, warm and cold puddings, ice cream, those doughnuts, savoury baking and store cupboard essentials, Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding, is full of recipes you'll want to make again and again.
'I have always loved eating his bread and cakes, and his the doughnuts are the best in the world. Fabulous book' Angela Hartnett
'Having always hugely enjoyed eating the seemingly endless, singular delights of this talented and very good baker, it is a boon and a half to know at last how Justin makes these so very, very delicious things' Jeremy Lee
Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, Justin created the St John Bakery and restaurants' legendary sourdough bread and doughnuts, and has just opened a new bakery, Bread Ahead, in Borough Market. Justin Gellatly is the co-author, with Fergus Henderson, of Beyond Nose to Tail: A Kind of British Cooking.