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'This book is as good for slavering over as it is to cook from' - Nigella Lawson
***Look out for Baking School: The Bread Ahead Cookbook by Matthew Jones, Justin Gellatly and Louise Gellatly, publishing August 2017, and available for pre-order now***
Justin Gellatly is one of Britain's best bakers. Head Baker and Pastry Chef at St John for twelve years, and now at Bread Ahead Bakery in Borough Market, Justin is famous for his 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.
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.
SuperJam is a delicious range of jams and marmalades created by young entrepreneur Fraser Doherty. They're 'super' because they're made with 'superfruits', such as cranberries and blueberries, and fruit juice rather than sugar, meaning they're healthier than your average pot of jam.
Fraser's cookbook is a juicy celebration of all things jammy. As well as being packed full of recipes for jams, marmalades, chutneys and jellies, the book offers more unusual ideas for spreads, such as Banana and Rum Curd, Dulce de Leche and Chilli Jam. And if for any reason you do have any leftover pots of preserves, it also contains over 25 ideas for how to turn your creations into irresistible puddings, from Bakewell Tart and Orange and Passion Fruit Trifle to Banoffee Cupcakes and Strawberry and White Chocolate Mousse.
Exquisitely designed and lavishly photographed, The SuperJam Cookbook will be a lovely gift or simply the perfect way to indulge your love of one of life's greatest comfort foods.
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Get your family cooking and eating together with 120 delicious and inspiring recipes from The Big Family Cooking Showdown.
Tuck into crispy smoked chilli pork tacos with apple and avocado salsa, sweet and spicy chilli chicken, succulent chicken cacciatore with white bean mash and garlic green beans, mouth-watering fish curry, fabulously rich Irish cream ice cream and indulgent espresso martini tiramisu, all simplified for the home cook.
From familiar favourites like Homemade Fish and Chips, Vegetable Lasagne and Steak and Kidney Pie, to fresh ideas like Red Prawn Curry and Ginger Roast Chicken with Spiced Squash, plus plenty of straightforward oven bakes, there's inspiration galore for family suppers and delicious desserts. Each dish from the show has been simplified with clever shortcuts and advice to make every recipe fuss-free.
With original recipes from Rosemary Shrager and helpful tips from the competing families, The Big Family Cooking Showdown is the ultimate recipe book for anyone who wants to bring their family together around the kitchen table.
In Barefoot Contessa Family Style, Ina Garten explains that sharing our tables with those we love is too essential to be saved just for special occasions - and it's easy to do if you know how to cook irresistible meals with a minimum of fuss.
For Ina, the best way to make guests feel at home is to serve them food that is as unpretentious as it is delicious. So in Family Style she's collected the recipes that please her friends and family most - dishes like East Hampton Clam Chowder, Parmesan Roasted Asparagus, Linguine with Shrimp Scampi and Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash. It's the kind of fresh, accessible food that's meant to be passed around in big bowls or platters and enjoyed with warm conversation and laughter. Packed with fabulous colour photographs, as well as menu suggestions and practical wisdom on what to do if disaster strikes, this is the must-have guide to the joy of everyday entertaining.
Published: 14 Feb 2013
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.
This is Mary Berry's collection of her favourite dishes that she cooks everyday for her family and friends.
Mary and her close friend and assistant, Lucy Young, provide over 150 simply prepared, delicious, reliable recipes for lunch, dinner and parties. Whether you need food for two or twenty, Mary and Lucy have included plenty of starters, mains, sides and puds, together with invaluable advice on cooking for all occasions.
And no book from the Queen of Cakes would be complete without some mouth-watering, foolproof bakes. Mary invites you to enjoy afternoon tea, with an array of delicious cakes, traybakes and dainty treats.
It has been nearly twenty years since Mary Berry first wrote At Home, and in this new edition she has extensively revised and updated many of her classic dishes as well as adding 60 brand new recipes. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible is the only baking book you’ll ever need, and Mary Berry & Lucy Young At Home takes care of every other mealtime.
‘Everyday cooking is about sharing your love of food with family and friends. With this book I hope that you will feel encouraged to create new favourites, making everyday meals into something extra-special.’
Add a little Mary magic to your cooking with 120 brand-new recipes from the inspiring new BBC series. Delicious family suppers, tempting food for sharing and plenty of sweet treats, all made with everyday ingredients and a clever twist.
In Simple Italian Cookery, Aldo Zilli proves just how easy it is to bring a taste of Italy to your kitchen. The book includes Soups and Starters; Rice Dishes and Pasta Sauces; Fish; Meat; Chicken and, of course, a selection of delicious desserts.
Aldo demonstrates 40 delicious Italian recipes, each with simple step-by-step instructions. From the ever popular Spaghetti with a Quick Tomato Sauce to Tagliatelle Carbonara and a truly foolproof Tiramisu, Aldo includes all the most popular Italian dishes. For a taste of something a little more exotic, why not try Seared Tuna Sicilian-style, or Rump Steak Paillard grilled with Raddichio, Olive Oil and Lemon Dressing?
With colour photographs to accompany each stage of the recipe, Aldo's foolproof instructions will guarantee even the novice excellent results every time.
Published: 2 Jun 2016
One of the Guardian's TOP TEN BOOKS to gift.
'It's practical AND beautiful . . . 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
Most of us dream about having the time to make fresh bread, to fill our kitchen with the irrestible aromas of a bakery every day. Now, with Jeff and Zoe's new bread-making method, you too can make your own loaves in only five minutes a day! No bread machine required, and no need for kneading - it's revolutionary!
In this amazing new book, Jeff and Zoe prove that baking bread can be easier and quicker than a trip to the baker's. Their method is quick and simple, and produces perfect, scrumptious loaves every time. In exchange for a mere five minutes of your time, your warm, indulgent, crusty breads will rival those of the finest bakers in the world.
With nearly 100 recipes that use this ingenious technique, Five Minute Bread is a revelation for anyone who thinks that home-made bread is too much work. Crusty baguettes, mouth-watering ciabattas, hearty sandwich loaves and even buttery pastries will become everyday treats with this innovative book.
Packing up a picnic hamper, throwing a rug in the car boot and savouring an outdoor feast is a time-honoured tradition that never fails to excite and delight. For adults the word picnic evokes warm childhood memories and the enjoyment of simple pleasures, and for children its suggestion of fun and treats brightens up the dullest of days.
In this beautifully illustrated book, passionate picnicker Mark Price celebrates, and offers inspiration for, this great British institution - in all its guises. He provides seasonal recipes for all manner of drinks and picnic fare - from quick and easy sandwiches and soups, to more elaborate pies and cakes - whatever the time of year, whatever the weather and however much time you have to prepare. He also offers:
• tips on how best to transport certain foods
• what equipment you'll need when you arrive
• a comprehensive guide to 20 top British picnic sites, including a map of the site, how to find the perfect picnic spot and a list of local producers for a 'cheat's' picnic
It has never been more important to remember the girls and women who were written out of history. Just because we don't know about them and aren't taught about them in schools, it doesn't mean they weren't there. They achieved great things, concocted wonderful inventions and won battles. In this book, Sandi Toksvig tells us about the sheroes that have been ignored or overlooked, despite the fact that they changed our world.
Perfect for fans of Goodnight Stories for Rebel Girls and Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World, this is the book to show young people that anything is possible.
Published: 3 Sep 2009
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.
What's better than sending flowers to a loved one? Sending a botanical bouquet of biscuits instead, or treating someone special to biscuits in bed with the Biscuiteers' recipe for the ultimate fry-up.
Give unicorns to your friends; wellies to Dad; love birds to your loved-one; and an apple to the teacher. This book is just bursting with perfect iced gifts for everyone.
Brimming with famous Biscuiteers designs, along with exclusive creations you won't have seen before, this beautiful book shows how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your own delicious biscuits and cakes at home.
Bake a wreath for your door; baubles for the tree; candles for a birthday cake; and favours for a wedding. Whatever you're celebrating, with the award-winning Biscuiteers by your side, you can create perfect biscuit gifts for every special moment.
'Express your creativity by making impressively iced biscuits as gifts - or just for yourself using Biscuiteers' step-by-step guide' Daily Telegraph
'If you love giving homemade presents, these imaginative ideas could be just up your street' Homes & Gardens
Two sisters. A broken childhood. A heartbreaking journey.
The extraordinary true story of surviving the unimaginable ...
In 1945, seven-year-old Barbie and her sister Eva were trapped, terrified, in wartorn Germany. With their father missing, and hundreds of miles from their mother, news of the approaching army left them confronted with an impossible choice: to face invasion, or to flee on foot.
Eva, aged nineteen, was determined to find her mother. For Barbie, twelve years younger, the journey was to be more perilous but, spurred on by her sister's courage and her desperate desire to be reunited with her mother, she joined Eva on a journey no child should ever have to endure.
Over three hundred miles across a country ravaged by a terrible war, they encountered unimaginable hardship, extraordinary courage and overwhelming generosity. Against all the odds, they survived. But neither sister came out of the journey unscathed ...
On 3 September 1939, the Prime Minister declared that Britain was at war with Nazi Germany.
Thousands of young women, many of them barely out of school, were sent headlong into gruelling training regimes that would see them become wartime nurses.
Sisters features over 150 previously unpublished stories from the archives of the Royal College of Nursing. The vivid, poignant and riveting stories capture these nurses' incredible bravery and touching friendships.
Spectacles is the hilarious, creative and incredibly moving memoir from much loved comedian, writer and presenter Sue Perkins.
When I began writing this book, I went home to see if my mum had kept some of my stuff. What I found was that she hadn't kept some of it. She had kept all of it - every bus ticket, postcard, school report - from the moment I was born to the moment I finally had the confidence to turn round and say 'Why is our house full of this shit?'
Sadly, a recycling 'incident' destroyed the bulk of this archive. This has meant two things: firstly, Dear Reader, you will never get to see countless drawings of wizards, read a poem about corn on the cob, or marvel at the kilos of brown flowers I so lovingly pressed as a child. Secondly, it's left me with no choice but to actually write this thing myself.
This, my first ever book, will answer questions such as 'Is Mary Berry real?', 'Is it true you wear a surgical truss?' and 'Is a non-spherically symmetric gravitational pull from outside the observable universe responsible for some of the observed motion of large objects such as galactic clusters in the universe?'
Most of this book is true. I have, of course, amplified my more positive characteristics in an effort to make you like me.
Thank you for reading.
Praise for Spectacles
'Drama, tears and laughs - Spectacles has got it all. A brilliant, touching memoir suffused with love, it reminds you that life is best lived at wonky angles. I ADORED it' Jessie Burton, bestselling author of The Miniaturist
'Very funny . . . It seems there are two Sue Perkins: the TV one, who gabbles and pratfalls, and the sensitive one who aches. The first of course, exists to protect the second. They can both write. The first writes comedy, the second tragedy; in this sense, reading her memoir is very like meeting her'
'It's a proper book . . . so well written. Tight & bright & full of inspiration'
Chris Evans, Radio 2
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