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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.

Good Food: Bakes & Cakes

Good Food Guides (Author)

Whether you want to make a moreish snack for tea, or bake a perfect cake for a special occasion, Good Food: Bakes and Cakes serves up fabulous baking ideas for tasty treats. Taken from Britains top-selling BBC Good Food magazine, these imaginitive and easy recipes are guaranteed to guide you to baking success.

From such delicious classics as Authentic Yorkshire Parkin and Shortbread, and the imaginative combinations of Raspberry and Blueberry Lime Drizzle Cake or Cranberry and Poppy Seed Muffins, to spectacular cakes such as Seriously Rich Chocolate Cake, there's plenty to keep your family and friends happy.

These quick and easy recipes have been specially chosen to help even the busiest people enjoy delicious, fresh, home-cooked food. Each recipe is written with simple step-by-step instructions and is accompanied by a useful nutritional analysis and a full-colour photograph, so you can cook with complete confidence.

This edition is revised and updated with brand new recipes and a fresh new look.

Nutmeg and Custard

Marcus Wareing (Author)

In Marcus Wareing's Nutmeg & Custard, you'll find a recipe for every occasion to suit every taste. Ideal for the aspiring home cook and anyone who loves great food, Marcus' recipes are all about bringing out the very best in simple ingredients.

Inspired by everything from childhood memories to travels abroad, Nutmeg & Custard is jam-packed with over 150 stunning recipes from smoky pulled-pork butties and spiced seafood chowder to the beautifully simple pesto popcorn and the wonderfully comforting home-made crumpets with burnt honey butter.

It's the kind of family-friendly food that begs to be shared time and time again, so celebrate the very best of home cooking with this ultimate collection of indulgent recipes.

British Baking

Oliver Peyton (Author)

A book of unabashedly British baking by London's foremost bakers

The Fluffy Vanilla Fairy Cakes with Chocolate Fudge Icing take you straight back to childhood. Retro throwbacks like Fig Rolls and Jammy Dodgers are perfect for elevenses. And traditional teatime treats like Victoria Sponge and Treacle Tarts are given a mouth-watering modern makeover.

With over 120 recipes, British Baking is a must-have.

Primrose Bakery Everyday

Martha Swift (Author)

Primrose Bakery is renowned for easy, foolproof and delicious recipes. This book has over 100 of the very best new recipes from the bakery. It is for anyone who wants fun, great-tasting recipes which genuinely work.

Whether you want to bake a seasonal recipe, something for a special occasion, or something to suit that day’s mood this one-stop baking bible has it all.

Home Sweet Home

Lizzie Lane (Author)

Will they meet again?

Frances Sweet can’t really remember her real parents. Brought up by her uncle, her cousins Ruby and Mary have always treated her like their little sister.

As the war continues to keep her cousins separated from the men they love – Frances is growing up fast enough to catch the eye of dashing American soldier Declan. But she also has a greater longing – to find the mother who abandoned her years before…

War Baby

Lizzie Lane (Author)

The war has had a devastating effect on the Sweet Family with young Charlie Sweet, lost at sea, presumed dead and bombs falling on nearby Bristol.

Still there is a glimmer of hope on the horizon in the form of Mary Sweet’s upcoming wedding to her Canadian beau. But even that has failed to rouse their father from his grief.

But in London a baby has been found in a bombed out house, sheltered in the arms of his dead mother. A child to make life worth living again...

Coronation Wives

Lizzie Lane (Author)

It’s 1953. Coronation Year.

While Bristol is still recovering from the aftermath of the war, three very different women are counting the cost. Polly longs for an easier, more glamorous life, but with her irrepressible young daughter and her charming – if scheming – husband, will things improve?

Charlotte is trying to forget her illicit wartime romance and accept the shortcomings of her marriage. And Edna is desperate to protect her young family, even if it means keeping secrets…

Tips for Your Ice Cream Maker

Christine McFadden (Author)

Packed with hints and tips on everything you need to know to get the best out of your ice cream maker, this handy book will show you how to make the perfect ice cream. Incorporating a wide range of recipes, there is something for everyone, from luxurious and creamy ice creams, to zingy sorbets and refreshing granitas.

Features advice on:

choosing the right kind of ice cream maker for your needs
basic, foolproof recipes that always work
avoiding and solving common problems, such as ice crystals and grainy textures
choosing the right ingredients and combining flavours.

Tips for Your Ice Cream Maker is packed with top tips, insider knowledge and recipe ideas - impress your family and friends with your own range of ice creams!

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'.

The Secrets of Aga Cakes

Lucy Young (Author)

This is the first ever cake book for Aga owners, all the lovely things cooks want to make but often find tricky to get right in the Aga. With 100 Aga recipes for large cakes, cupcakes, buns, muffins and traybakes, ranging from the classic to the contemporary, this baking book is perfect for both the keen cake baker and the complete beginner. There are ideas for celebration cakes, or simply fast cakes for the busy person, and even recipes that children will enjoy making themselves.

Includes:
Simple cakes: quick and easy traybakes, Swiss rolls, all-in-one cakes - ideal for beginners
Chocolate cakes: anything and everything chocolate, brownies, chocolate roulade, death-by-chocolate - sumptuous delights that are equally good served as teatime cakes or dinner-party desserts
Traditional cakes: Victoria sandwich, Christmas cake, Simnel cake, Dundee cake, parkin, teabread, scones, plus old English regional classics
Baking with kids: fairy cakes, drop scones, Welsh cakes, flapjacks, cookies, fork biscuits - quick, easy and fun to make
Cupcakes: beautiful little iced gems in a variety of colours and flavours
Coffee-shop cakes: to sup with a cappuccino, muffins, flavoured shortbread, banana loaf, gingerbread
The healthy option: fruit bars, oatcakes, carrot cake, courgette buns, wholewheat cake, fat-free cakes - remove some of the guilt from cake baking!

All recipes have Aga and conventional instructions. There is also advice about baking equipment and useful tips throughout, making cake baking in the Aga absolutely foolproof!

The Cake Decorating Bible

Juliet Sear (Author)

Squarely aimed at the home baker, The Cake Decorating Bible is the definitive guide to turning your cakes, cupcakes and biscuits into showstoppers. Juliet Sear is at the forefront of contemporary cake design with celebrities flocking to her Essex-based cake shop, FANCY NANCY.

In this bible of a book, Juliet teaches all the basics of cake decoration - how to pipe buttercream, ice biscuits and use glitter and dyes to decorate cupcakes - before building up skills and confidence so that tiered cakes and chocolate ganaches can be whipped up in the blink of an eye. And alongside all Juliet's invaluable tips, cheats and troubleshooting advice for how to remedy 'cake-tastrophes' the book is packed with step-by-step photography of all the techniques and stunning shots of Juliet's inspiring designs.

Miss Hope's Teatime Treats

Hope and Greenwood (Author)

Celebrate taking tea in all its guises. In this charming cookbook, Miss Hope treats you to an array of recipes for teatime delights, from Potted Prawns and Scotch Eggs, to Marmalade Cake, Sea Salt Millionaire's Shortbread and Custard Tarts, all washed down with the perfect tipple such as a Sparkling Jasmine Tea or an Earl Grey Vodka.

There's also an insight into the art of teatime etiquette, including how to make edible garnishes and the all-important table decorations.

Exquisitely designed with full-colour photography and all the charm and appeal of the Hope and Greenwood brand, this little gem of a book epitomises the beloved British tradition of afternoon tea.

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!

Great British Puddings

The Pudding Club (Author)

Please be upstanding, ladies and gentlemen, for the greatest puddings that this fair land has to offer!

Celebrating the gooiest, yummiest, sweetest treats that made Britain great, this new cookbook lets you in on the secrets of the best desserts in the country. From steamed sponges (chestnut and chocolate pudding) to classic crumbles (apple, blackberry and cinnamon), forgotten creations such as Lord Randall's pudding and school dinner favourites like jam roly poly, through chocoholic delights to perfect rice pudding and vintage Christmas pudding, this book is a genuine pud-lover's delight.

With 150 foolproof, tried-and-tested dessert recipes, plus easy instructions and colour photographs, this is the essential pudding cookbook from the real experts.

Good Food: Easy Baking Recipes

Good Food Guides (Author)

There's nothing quite like baking - fun, relaxing and oh so delicious - but it's not always the simplest of hobbies, and the road to baking bliss can be littered with sunken sponges and burnt brownies, which is where the Good Food team come in! In Easy Baking Recipes, the UK's best-selling cookery magazine has gathered together simple baking recipes that anyone can try!

From simple classics like sponges and chocolate cakes, to impressive celebration cakes and mouth-watering savoury bakes, every recipe has been triple-tested in the Good Food kitchen, so you can cook with complete confidence. With simple step-by-step instructions and a photograph of every dish, this handy cookbook will transform a baking novice into a true star baker!

Good Food: Delicious Gifts

Good Food Guides (Author)

When it comes to giving gifts, there's nothing more personal than something that you've made yourself - and what could be better than some delicious presents from the kitchen? Whether you're saying thank you with Chocolate Macaroons, celebrating Christmas with Mini Panettone or treating your valentine to some Cherry Shortbread Hearts, gourmet gifts are always a welcome treat.

Using their knack for clever ideas and triple-tested tips, the team at Good Food magazine has come up with 101 of their favourite foodie gifts, so you can celebrate any occasion with an array of tasty food and drink. From dishes for special occasions like Halloween and Valentine's Day, to recipes for using up a seasonal glut of fruit and veg, 101 Delicious Gifts is packed with sweet treats, jams, chutneys and gourmet gift packs to ensure your presents are always well received.

Accompanied by colour photographs and full nutritional breakdowns throughout, this handy cookbook will provide you with year-round inspiration for gifts from the kitchen.

Sweet

Yotam Ottolenghi (Author) , Helen Goh (Author)

In his stunning new baking and desserts cookbook Yotam Ottolenghi and his long-time collaborator Helen Goh bring the Ottolenghi hallmarks of fresh, evocative ingredients, exotic spices and complex flavourings - including fig, rose petal, saffron, aniseed, orange blossom, pistachio and cardamom - to indulgent cakes, biscuits, tarts, puddings, cheesecakes and ice cream.

Sweet includes over 110 innovative recipes with stunning photos by award-winning Peden + Munk - from Blackberry and Star Anise Friands, Tahini and Halva Brownies, Persian Love Cakes, Middle Eastern Millionaire’s Shortbread, and Saffron, Orange and Honey Madeleines to Flourless Chocolate Layer Cake with Coffee, Walnut and Rosewater and Cinnamon Pavlova with Praline Cream and Fresh Figs. 

There is something here to delight everyone – from simple mini-cakes and cookies that parents can make with their children to showstopping layer cakes and roulades that will reignite the imaginations of accomplished bakers.

 

Great British Sweets

Adele Nozedar (Author)

Great British Sweets is a gloriously indulgent celebration of our Great British love affair with sweet-making and good old-fashioned confectionery. The perfect gift for Valentines, birthdays and mums!

From pear drops to humbugs, honeycomb confections to liquorice, coconut ice to sugar mice, Nozedar gives us the rich history of these classic sweets along with over 50 easy-to-follow recipes for how to make them at home.

Make your own Macaroon Bars. Have a go at homemade Humbugs. Create a giant Curly Wurly bar. Or rustle up some lovely Liquorice.

Delia's Happy Christmas

Delia Smith (Author)

Delia has long been the person we turn to for stress-free Christmas celebrations. This year, she celebrates 40 years of writing recipes and brings you Delia's Happy Christmas - the definitive guide to Christmas food.

This cookbook will help you to plan your Christmas festivities to the very last culinary detail, acting as an invaluable Christmas organiser from reminding you to make your Christmas pudding and chutneys in November to giving you a crucial countdown for the Last 36 Hours.

Delia's Happy Christmas will give you 150 recipes, including 100 new recipes and 50 much-loved classics, plus menu plans and shopping lists, illustrated with glorious full-colour photography. There are recipes for all your favourite traditional dishes - Delia's Classic Christmas Cake recipe has been in print for over 40 years and has never been bettered, but Delia has also created a Chestnut Cupcakes recipe to satisfy modern tastes. Of course there is Delia's foolproof recipe for a Traditional Roast Turkey and all the trimmings, and The Only Traditional Christmas Pudding as well as ideas for parties, boxing-day suppers, vegetarian feasts and what to do with leftovers.

Organisation is the key to success. If you follow Delia's Christmas calendar, you will be sure to create a very special Christmas. And even if you don't, there is always Delia's The Last-Minute Christmas - a chapter for those who leave things to the eleventh hour.

Everyone needs Delia at Christmas.

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