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The Sweet family have run the local bakery for as long as anyone can remember.
Twins Ruby and Mary Sweet help their widowed father out when they can. Mary loves baking and has no intention of leaving their small Gloucestershire village. While Ruby dreams of life in London.
But as war threatens there will be changes for all of the Sweet family with brother Charlie off to serve and cousin Frances facing evacuation. But there will be opportunities too, as the twins’ baking talent catches the attention of the Ministry of Food…
Mary Berry is the queen of cakes. There is no one better qualified to show you how to make the best Victoria sponge, vanilla cupcake, fruit tea bread or chocolate fudge cake. Together with these eternally popular recipes, Mary also shows you how to make the best children's birthday cake, Wimbledon cake, banana muffin, French patisserie and Christmas cake.
With tried-and-tested, easy recipes for every occasion, this baking cookbook should be on every baker's kitchen bookshelf.
Appleby Farm was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Sometimes the life you want isn’t the one you need…
Freya has skirted through life, drifting from place to place and job to job. Always restless, it seems she’s finally found a place to settle down (with a sexy boyfriend to match) in a small and cosy town. But she still finds herself thinking of the rolling hills of her Cumbrian childhood home: Appleby Farm. They’re only dreams though… there’s a life right here ready to be lived.
But a phone call rocks the new life she has built. Tragedy has threatened Appleby Farm and Freya makes the choice to return home, leaving her lovely boyfriend and safe job behind. But maybe the grass at Appleby Farm will be a shade greener this time…
Now, ever-restless Freya must finally make a choice about what she’d like her life to be. With two lives, two men and two futures to choose from… who does she really want to be?
Appleby Farm is a charming, funny and romantic story for anyone looking for a feel-good, light-hearted read, from the author of bestselling Ivy Lane.
Praise for Cathy Bramley:
'Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns' Trisha Ashley
'Rustic romance at its very best with a charming cast of characters - warm and endearing and engaging. As comforting as hot tea and toast made on the Aga!' Veronica Henry
'A lovely, sunny, gem of a book' Alexandra Brown
In this brand-new, official tie-in to Mary’s much anticipated series, the nation’s best-loved home cook will teach you to cook with confidence, with over 120 delicious recipes.
This book features all the recipes from the show, including delicious weeknight dinners, irresistible dinner party suggestions and of course, plenty of tempting traybakes and biscuits for those with a sweet tooth.
Featuring her no-nonsense tips and techniques, each chapter ensures perfect results every time, whatever you’re cooking. In addition, Mary's no-fuss advice will help you foolproof your kitchen – whether that's preparing ahead to entertain a crowd, planning weekly family meals, or ensuring your store cupboard is well stocked.
With Mary's no-fuss guidance, discover how every delicious dish can be made completely foolproof.
Book 3 in a magical new series from Paralympian and star of the Great Comic Relief Bake-Off, Ellie Simmonds.
Ellie is going to her first ever birthday party! But first she has to bake a brilliant birthday cake for her new friend Talia.
But her magical recipe book has gone missing! Will Ellie find it in time?
Book 1 in a magical new series from Paralympian and star of the Great Comic Relief Bake-Off, Ellie Simmonds.
Ellie lives with her uncle and aunt, Mr and Mrs Scrudge, in the miserable town of Greyton. The Scrudges and their horrible son, Colin, can't stand the sight of Ellie and won't let her into the bakery, even for a moment.
But on her birthday Ellie receives a mystery present – a very special cookery book where the recipes magically appear on the page! There are recipes for what to bake for a long train journey, what to eat when you’ve eaten too much - even a cake to help you find a best friend.
With the Greyton bake-off just round the corner, suddenly anything feels possible . . .
It's the annual bake-off in Greyton and the winner gets an amazing prize - an all-expenses paid trip to London and the chance to meet a very special VIP . . .
Ellie has always wanted to go swimming at the Olympic Park and now it looks as if her dream might come true! But the Scrudges make revolting cakes - Ellie will have to help them win the competition, with a little help from a very special little magical baker.
Book 2 in a magical new series from Paralympian and star of the Great Comic Relief Bake-Off, Ellie Simmonds.
Ellie's Magical Bakery is a great success. Ellie and Victoria Sponge are having lots of fun baking cakes which Ellie sells in the shop and Basil delivers on his roller skates. Even Whisk is helping out, by decorating the boxes!
But when a local boy loses his new puppy, Ellie and Basil are desperate to find it for him. Ellie's magical book has a recipe to help them, but it is rather unusual. The recipe leads them to the butcher's, where they find the puppy has stolen some sausages, and to the village green where they find a stick . . . But how will the recipe help Ellie and her friends find the lost puppy?
“It smelled bittersweetly of sourdough, and there was the trace of hot, fresh bread in the air. She took a deep breath and unlocked the door”
Fifteen years ago Bettina May’s life’s veered off course in one disastrous night. Still reeling from the shock of losing everything she thought was hers, Bettina opens a bakery in a village and throws herself into the comfort of bread-making.
She spends her days kneading dough and measuring ingredients. She meets someone. She begins to heal.
Until someone who knows what happens that night walks into Bettina's bakery. In the pause of a heartbeat, fifteen years disappear and Bettina remembers a time she thought was lost for ever . . .
Can she ever go back?
Following the success of Mary Berry's 100 Cakes and Bakes, the baking queen returns with this wonderful collection of 100 more recipes for biscuits, pastries, cupcakes and teabreads, cakes, tarts, pies, cheesecakes and sponge puddings - plenty of inspiration to satisfy any sweet tooth.
She includes both classic recipes and new ideas, which have all been tried-and-tested and photographed, making this the perfect baking book for beginners and an excellent companion to Mary's 100 Cakes and Bakes.
Over many years, Mary Berry has perfected the art of cake-making and her skills have earned her a reputation as the queen of cakes. Now she has updated her classic home baking bible, the Ultimate Cake Book, and once again shares with you the secrets of her success.
With over 200 classic cake recipes, Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book includes recipes for every cake, biscuit and bun you ever wanted to bake and many more. From the traditional Victoria Sandwich Cake, Tarte Tatin or Millionaires Shortbread to the indulgent Very Best Chocolate Roulade, Swiss Wild Strawberry and Walnut Cake or Sharp Lemon Cheesecake, there is sure to be a cake or bake here to suit everyone.
Ideal for cake-baking novices as well as more experienced cooks, Mary explains the basic methods of baking and gives advice on ingredients and equipment. Mary's easy recipes are interspersed with baking tips and solutions for the most common problems, making it possible for everyone to bake their favourite cake, whatever the occasion.
*Winner of the Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2014*
Food writer and baker extraordinaire Mary-Anne Boermans has delved into the UK’s fine baking history to rediscover the long-forgotten recipes of our past. These are recipes that fill a cook with confidence, honed and perfected over centuries and lovingly adapted for use in 21st-century kitchens.
Here you will find such tempting delights as Welsh Honey Cake, Lace Meringues, Rich Orange Tart, Butter Buns, Pearl Biscuits and Chocolate Meringue Pie. They are triple-tested recipes that do not rely on processed, pre-packaged ingredients and they are all delicious. And Mary-Anne reveals the stories behind the bakes, with tales of escaped princes, hungry politicians and royal days out to sample the delicacies of Britain’s historic bakeries.
This very special collection sits confidently among the best of British cookery writing, with recipes that have stood the test of time and that will both surprise and delight for years to come.
A young journalist and her top-secret assignment. An exclusive straight to digital short story from the Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller.
Meet Emily, a young woman who dreams of being a prize-winning investigative journalist. Her first assignment is to a top restaurant where tempestuous chef Theo Milton reigns supreme. Very soon romance starts to sparkle amongs the pots and pans. And Emily finds there's more than cooking on her mind.
Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde is known for her wonderfully romantic stories, delicious heroes, and heroines we can all relate to. In The Undercover Cook her warmth and wit shine through in this enchanting short story.
It also gives readers the first chance to read the opening chapter of her captivating new novel, Recipe for Love, out in March.
Published: 2 Feb 2012
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
Bake your way through the classics from Jane Eclair to Tart of Darkness, Banana Karenina and On the Rocky Road, Flapjack and the Beanstalk, Nineteen-eighty Petit Fours and many more!
The most novel way to get to grips with the classics, Scone with the Wind features 75 delicious literary inspired recipes.
Arranged by genre, enjoy biscuits and cakes, puddings and pies from romance and comedy through to horror and science fiction, and discover fun, edible versions of your favourite books.
Includes witty introductions and amusing illustrations throughout, baking essentials and themed menus for book clubs, parties and afternoon teas.
The ultimate treat for book (and cake) lovers!
Breakfast at Tiffins,
Whoopie Pies and Prejudice,
Key Lime and Punishment,
Captain Corelli's Madeleines,
To Kill a Battenberg,
Vanity Fairy Cakes,
Eton Mess of the D’Urbervilles,
Life of Pecan Pie,
Alone in Berliner,
Lord of the Mille-feuilles,
The War of the Viennese Whirls,
James and the Giant Peach Cobbler,
Much Ado About Muffins,
The Cherry Pie Orchard,
Scone with the Wind and more!
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food was originally published as a four-part serial. This is the complete story in one package.
Putting other people first doesn’t always mean you have to come second…
Verity has lost everything she loved; her best friend and baking companion has died, taking with her their shared passion for cooking. To top it off, it looks like her career and love life might soon follow suit.
Although she’s very much in need of some time for herself, Verity instead leaps at the opportunity to help a friend find her feet and help establish a cooking school. Just as long as she doesn’t have to cook anything! Even so, it’s all far from easy, even with the comfort of new friendship and a taste of fresh romance.
So when tragedy strikes at the very heart of the cookery school Verity once again risks losing everything. Can Verity find the magic ingredient for Plumberry?
Above all else, can she finally write her own recipe for happiness and finally put herself first?
A heartwarming and romantic story certain to make you smile - perfect for fans of Carole Matthews, Trisha Ashley and Katie Fforde.
Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters and a sweeping romance. This is delightful!’ Katie Fforde
‘Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
Since she started working at Plumberry, Verity Bloom is happier than she’s been in years. So when an unexpected tragedy leaves her feeling bittersweet, she is all the more determined to see the cookery school flourish.
But after a misunderstanding, her budding romance seems to be cooling down, and Verity’s plans for the future look like they might be crumbling. To patch things up, it might be time for Verity to open up about her past and share her secrets with Tom . . .
But with big decisions on the horizon, can Verity find the magic ingredient for The Plumberry School of Comfort Food while writing her own recipe for happiness?
The Plumberry School of Comfort Food is an irresistibly charming novel told in four parts – following the adventures of Verity Bloom in love, friendship and cooking. This is the final part.
Your favourite authors have loved reading bestselling Cathy Bramley:
‘Delightfully warm with plenty of twists and turns’ Trisha Ashley
‘Engaging characters, a stately home and a sweeping romance . . . This is delightful! Katie Fforde
'Full of joy and fun' Milly Johnson
Published: 7 Jun 2016
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.
Let Simple Cakes dispel the myth that cake-baking is all fuss and fiddle. Now Mary Berry guides you through the art of making the ultimate in comfort food, from cakes, biscuits and pastries, to meringues and more.
From Coffee Cake and Devonshire Scones to Lavender Biscuits and, of course, the classic Victoria Sponge, each delicious recipe is accompanied by step-by-step illustrations and simple instructions to ensure impressive results every time.
Including sections on ingredients, equipments and methods, as well as suggested party menus, baking has never been so simple.
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.'