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Wooden spoons at the ready for Linda Collister's The Great British Book of Baking.
This is the official book to accompany the hit BBC2 TV series The Great British Bake-off, presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. This book 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. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history -- Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country -- the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage.
Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie. These are recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, and include recipes from the contestants of The Great British Bake Off.
Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of The Great British Book of Baking time and time again, as Linda Collister has brought together the very best recipes from around the British Isles.
Linda Collister has written over twenty-five books, having trained at the Cordon Bleu, then La Varenne in Paris. Sheila Keating is a food writer and author, with a special interest in the provenance of British food.
Celebrate by Pippa Middleton is a fully illustrated and beautifully designed book packed with recipes, crafts and inspirational ideas.
Beginning with autumn and ending with summer, Celebrate is a one-stop guide to entertaining throughout the British year. It contains a myriad of personal tips, favourite recipes and useful decorating ideas. Practical but full of fun, it guides readers through the planning stages to the events themselves, from Christmas and Easter to a show-stopping New Year's Eve and from children's parties, family birthdays, lazy weekend brunches and picnics on the beach to a quiet supper at home with friends.
In Celebrate, Pippa Middleton provides easy and affordable ideas for a successful celebration and offers charming and little-known facts and historical anecdotes for each occasion.
The result is a cornucopia of information that is fascinating, inspiring and wonderfully accessible.
Published: 25 Oct 2012
The brand new cookery book from Britain's favourite baker, Paul Hollywood
Containing both sweet and savoury recipes inspired by cities from around the world including Paris, Copenhagen, Miami, New York, London and Naples, Paul takes classic bakes and gives them his own twist.
From Madeleines to Kale, cherry and cheese scones, Caprese cake to Chelsea buns and Polish cheesecake to Marble bundt cake, take some weekend time out in the kitchen to discover some new favourite bakes. As Paul found on his travels, baking is very much a family activity and so many of the world's recipes have been passed down from generation to generation. Now he wants to pass them on to you and your families.
'I have wanted to write this book for a long time. It sees me discovering baking cultures of the world in ten of its most amazing cities [...] the experience will stay with me forever.'
One of the Guardian's TOP TEN READS for Christmas
'It's practical AND beautiful . . . almost like it's an ideal gift . . .' Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2
Britain's best-loved cook and national treasure Mary Berry lets readers in on her very own household secrets . . . A comprehensive, beautifully illustrated guide that shares her greatest tips on how to care for your home.
'This book is a collection of skills I've learned for running a home. Gleaned from years of practical experience, along with all the hints that friends and family have imparted to me, I hope it will be a helping hand' - Mary Berry
Inside you'll find . . .
A KITCHEN KNOW-HOW for the heart of your home - Freezer tips - Organize your food - CLEANING & CONFIGURING YOUR HOME - Create cleaning products from store cupboard items - LAUNDRY & WARDROBE WISDOM - Banish moths from your home for good - Remove stains from every kind of fabric - get green fingered with GARDENING & FLOWERS - Bring greenery into your home even without a garden - Create beautiful flower arrangements - And finally master the art of HOSTING & ADDING THE EXTRA TOUCHES for sparkling parties at home.
Easy to use, practical and gorgeously illustrated, Mary's Household Tips & Tricks covers everything from Mary's golden rules for baking to her favourite flowers for each season, from how to polish silver to whether tea should be poured before or after milk. With secrets for accomplishing the most challenging home-keeping tasks with ease, Mary's wonderfully simple book will help turn any house into a home.
'The Queen of British baking has whipped up a recipe for home happiness' The Independent
'A domestic goddess' The Daily Telegraph
Clever and surprising cakes, bread, biscuits and desserts, with just 3 ingredients per recipe.
It's often said 'three is a magic number' and here's proof! This unique way of baking is the addictive trend of the moment, with recipes and online videos racking up millions of likes and shares. The alchemy in these recipes will amaze and astound you. Each contains exactly three ingredients: no fussy seasonings, fiddly decorations or hidden extras.
Perfect for children, adults, experts, amateurs, students, first-timers, old-timers - indeed anyone! - this is a cookbook for busy people, small budgets and even total beginners. Fast, convenient and easy to make, you'll discover over 100 tempting treats, many of which can be magicked up at the very last minute. By happy accident, some are low-sugar or gluten-free, while others are outright indulgent.
Sure to become classics:
- Almost-instant Christmas cake
- Bread conjured from ice cream
- 40-second microwave meringues
- Cheats' soufflés made with shop-bought custard
- Banana bread baked in a slow cooker
- Muffins magicked from ginger beer
Simple, effective and addictive, once you start baking in this way, you will never look back!
From breakfasts to dinners to a cake fit for the Queen.
Having fallen in love with Nadiya and her outstanding bakes on 2015's Great British Bake Off, readers can now discover all her favourite recipes. With chapters ranging from 'Lazy Sunday Mornings' to 'Midnight Feasts', 'Snacks and Sharing' to 'Dessert for Dinner', you'll find ideas for any time of the day, and for all the family. Nadiya offers innovative twists on traditional classics and failsafe recipes for many staple meals and bakes, including:
Best Fish Finger Butty
Crumpets with Salted Honey Butter
Wellington Sausage Rolls
Cod and Clementine Curry
Mustardy Kale Mac and Cheese
Popcorn, White Chocolate and Peanut Slice
Spiced Parsnip and Orange Cake
And not forgetting: 'Her Majesty's Cake', based on the delight she created for the Queen's 90th birthday.
Edith Holden (Author)
A stunning new colouring book that will take you through a year in the life of the English countryside.
Nearly 40 years ago, a rediscovered diary enchanted the nation. Edith Holden's 'Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady' from 1906 captured her observations on the English countryside's changing seasons, accompanied by exquisite illustrations of its flora and fauna.
Now, for the first time, Edith's work been turned into an beautiful colouring book.
Featuring black & white ink illustrations based on her paintings, alongside the original handwriting from the lost journal, this is a captivating colouring book that guides you through a year in the world of this truly remarkable Edwardian lady.
Published: 5 Jan 2017
Dawn French, number one bestselling author of A Tiny Bit Marvellous and Oh Dear Silvia, returns with her joyously funny new novel, According To YES.
The Foreign Land of the Very Wealthy - otherwise known as Manhattan's Upper East Side - has its own rigid code of behaviour. It's a code strictly adhered to by the Wilder-Bingham family.
Emotional displays - unacceptable.
Unruly behaviour - definitely not welcome.
Fun - no thanks.
This is Glenn Wilder-Bingham's kingdom. A beautifully displayed impeccably edited fortress of restraint.
So when Rosie Kitto, an eccentric thirty-eight-year-old primary school teacher from England, bounces into their lives with a secret sorrow and a heart as big as the city, nobody realises that she hasn't read the rule book.
For the Wilder-Bingham family, whose lives begin to unravel thread by thread, the consequences are explosive. Because after a lifetime of saying no, what happens when everyone starts saying . . . yes?
'I adored According to YES. It's so different to anything I've read in forever, so charming, wise, brilliantly written. I loved it all' Marian Keyes
'There is lots of fun to be had reading this book. It's impossible not to warm to Rosie, a funny and open-hearted woman who acts as a salve and comfort blanket for this unhappy, inhibited family. There's something quite joyous about the way she unashamedly romps her way through the novel, changing the lives of those around her for the better' Express
'French can spin a yarn . . . which sets According to YES apart from the usual chick-lit template. Think the vicar of Dibley, without the dog collar. YES YES YES indeed' Independent
Further praise for Dawn French:
'A fantastic slam-dunk pageturner. Funny, enriching . . . page after page I laughed out loud' Mail on Sunday
'A hilarious snapshot of family life in the twenty-first century' Sunday Express
'Extremely funny' Sunday Times
'Dawn tackles the big ones - love, death, grief, childhood, motherhood, parenthood - head on' Guardian
'Makes you laugh on every page' The Times
'A brilliantly observed, very funny novel of family life' Woman and Home
'Funny, really enjoyable, highly recommended. A wonderful writer - witty, wise, poignant' Daily Mail
Invite Nadiya into your kitchen . . . Now with her own prime-time BBC2 cookery series, Britain's favourite Bake Off winner presents her latest cookbook, featuring mouth-wateringly delicious recipes from the programme . . .
Nadiya takes trout from Yorkshire to the sun soaked Mediterranean, with her baked sea trout, potatoes and sundried tomatoes spiked with lemon. Gorgeous salty halloumi and caramelised sweet watermelon skewers with a tangy tamarind dip make the perfect light lunch. Straight from Nadiya's Bangladeshi roots, a nutty burnt garlic dressing; the perfect compliment for a fresh, summery apple, walnut and coriander salad. And for dessert, a West Indian tropical hit of fruity, fragrant pink peppercorn pineapple jam to top sweet scones and coconut cream. The ultimate exotic treat.
'The best kind of cookbook . . . you can read it like a novel' The Times
Nadiya Hussain was crowned the nation's winner of 2015's Great British Bake Off. Famed for her talent and adventurous flavour choices, she sets off on a journey around the country to meet some of the finest growers, producers and pioneers behind the best of modern British food.
Inspired by her exploration, Nadiya has created over 120 easy and enticing new recipes that mix the local ingredients she encounters with her very favourite flavours, not forgetting a nod to her Bangladeshi roots.
Her reinvented classics capture the diversity of twenty-first century Britain - of tastes and culinary influences that shape what we love to cook and eat today.
Lavishly photographed, Nadiya's must-try recipes have got you covered from breakfast to mid-week meals to something a little bit special, and of course puddings and parties too. Here's a little flavour . . .
Cheese Scones with Chive Butter
Smoked Haddock Rarebit - fancy cheese on toast
Sumptuously jazzy Eton Mess Cheesecake, decorated with meringue kisses
Ploughman's Cheese and tangy Pickle Tart
Delicate Crab Summer Rolls
Indulgent Chocolate & Salted Peanut Tart with a secret crispy ingredient
Herby Chicken and Potato Salad
Motivated by her love of family and food, flavour and fun, this is Nadiya cooking in the way she knows best - inspiring the rest of us to do the same.