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Share in the joy of quintessential home baking with over 50 classic recipes from Meg Rivers, Bakers of Happiness.A light Victoria Sponge, gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies and a sweet Treacle Tart are all delicious treats that do so much more than satisfy your appetite. They bring together loved ones, help celebrate occasions and, most of all, evoke pleasant memories of when these sumptuous treats first passed your lips. In this delightful collection of bakes youll find classic recipes that are at the heart of home baking; this is the essence of the Meg Rivers bakery, to create traditional cakes, cookies, tarts and puddings to cherish and enjoy.Nestled in the English countryside, the bakery started its life when Meg wanted to make cakes for her family that not only tasted good, but were also fresh and wholesome. Soon after her popularity grew at home and abroad the bakery was born and, now, its mail-order treats travel all around the world for everyone to savour.If youve been searching for the comforting, traditional bakes that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, look no further than these marvellous recipes.
Bee Berrie of Bee's Bakery is on a mission to bring unique biscuits and cookies into everyone's life. She believes the secret to great baking is to give your bakes a personal edge. Her biscuits are original, colourful, flavourful and so much fun - she has a flair for bringing classic recipes bang up to date and her recipes are easily adaptable. Whether you want a sophisticated digestive to dunk in your tea, a personalized jammie dodger to give as a gift, cookies iced with crystallized edible flowers or an inky tattooed sea salt and brown butter cookie, you'll find the recipe in this exciting book. A page of tear-out templates adds to the fun. All achievable for the home cook - with some aimed at children - and using easily sourceable ingredients, the 80 recipes will increase any baker's repertoire. Bee makes the most unique biscuits around, raising eyebrows and smiles, all in one bite.
Jane Mason wants everyone to know how fun and easy it is to bake bread at home and how much better it is for you than any store-bought, plastic-wrapped loaf out there. You dont have to have made bread before to start creating delicious loaves. This book explains the basic techniques, and shows you, with step-by-step photography, how simple it is to make a huge variety of breads at home.The recipes come from the four corners of the globe, but they all have one thing in common they are easy to follow and the result is so much better for you than anything you can buy in shops. Choose from more than 50 recipes, such as pitta bread, soda bread, cinnamon buns, cheese rolls, rye bread and cornbread. Spanning wheat and the myriad other grains used from country to country, this book will teach you how to make bread and understand its unique ability to bring people together to celebrate, share and enjoy it.
From the author of the bestselling Clean Cakes, trained patisserie chef Henrietta Inman, this beautifully-designed bake book presents over 80 baking recipes sweet and savoury using natural, wholesome and wholegrain ingredients. Taking in every occasion from breakfast right through to supper and dessert, with plenty of joyous cakes, breads, brownies and biscuits along the way, it is full of unique bakes that are actually good for you. While some of the recipes are gluten-free, refined sugar-free and/or dairy-free, this book focuses on the natural goodness of the ingredients Henrietta chooses and offers a naturally healthier option to most baking books. Fresh produce, seasonal heritage fruit and vegetables will be given the chance to sing rather than being masked by too much sugar. The end results will taste amazing and do you good too!
Yes, you can have your cake - and eat less sugar too. Described by Jamie Oliver as his "favourite baking book of the year", the healthy baking recipes for these beautiful cakes cut down on sugar, or cut it out altogether, thanks to the imaginative use of natural ingredients. As a bonus, many of the recipes are also gluten-free and dairy-free.Discover how to bake more than 70 delicious low-sugar and sugar-free recipes, including healthier versions of favourites such as carrot cake, muffins, gingerbread and hot cross buns. Every recipe tempts with a stunning photo of the finished cake or bake. The recipes contain little or no processed sugar, instead relying on easy-to-source sugar substitutes and natural sugar alternatives, such as honey and seasonal produce. Foraged edible flowers adorn decadent chocolate muffins and freshly picked berries peek out from between the layers of beautiful cakes, creating a feast for the eyes too. Written by Carolin Strothe - cook, food stylist, and author of the award-winning blog Frau Herzblut - and her husband Sebastian Keitel, the book explains the benefits of a low-sugar diet and debunks the myth that healthy baking must come with a compromise. Carolin includes a seasonal calendar to help you choose the best ingredients; basic recipes for pantry essentials such as apple sauce and cashew cream; and tips to help you elevate the look of your creations using natural colourings. With Low-Sugar Baking you can cook and enjoy treats in a healthy, guilt-free way.
Perfect the art of French pâtisserie with over 70 classic recipes from award-winning pastry chef Will Torrent.If youve ever wandered down a charming French alleyway or a bustling Parisian street, there are stand out shop displays that truly capture the essence of French flair gorgeous patisseries filled with the most eye-catching and elegant bakes. Delicately detailed with candies, fruits, spun sugar and tempered chocolate, its hard to resist their sweet seduction. However, you dont have to travel far to enjoy these tasty treats, you can simply learn how to conjure them up at home with this stunning collection of recipes.With step-by-step instructions, expert chef Will Torrent introduces you to the basic recipes that make up the foundation of authentic French pâtisserie, before delving into the superb bakes, each of which has its own je ne sais quio! Opt for something light and sweet with colourful Macarons. If youre feeling fruity try the citrus-sharp Tarte au Citron. Or if all you want is chocolate on chocolate, master the rich Coffee and Chocolate Madeleines. Whether youre new to pâtisserie, or have dabbled in the art before, these delightful desserts are sure to show you how to achieve French baking finesse.
Baking bread is an ancient craft; kneading the dough to produce a loaf is a fulfilling experience. But in industrial production, and even in the modern kitchen, one important ingredient is often left out of bread making time. As the experienced bakers from the Real Bread Campaign will tell you, long and slow is far more satisfying than a quick finish. A long-proved loaf has more time to develop flavour, has a better texture and, in the case of genuine sourdough, might actually have health benefits. Slow Dough: Real Bread shares with you secrets from the experts on how to make a huge array of slow-rise breads at home from basic brown, white and rye breads, to impressive loaves such as fig and fennel sourdough or goat's cheese and honey maslin, to a range tea breads, pizza doughs and classic international breads. You'll learn how to make different starters for different breads, as well as the fundamental processes: fermenting, kneading, proving, and baking. Treating Real Bread with the respect it deserves, there are also recipes such as gingery treacle tart, breadcrumb pakoras and panzanella for using up any that you may have left over, so you don't waste a crumb. In a world of mass-production and unnecessary artificial additives, this book about real craftsmanship is like a breath of fresh air.
From apple rose and plum and frangipane tarts, to lemon madeleines and muddle cake, trampoline bread and grissini to chocolate ganache, delizia di limone to banana, pecan, and chocolate muffins and fluffy pancakes, this incredible bake book has all the recipes you need to create something beautiful, imaginative and impressive. Whether you're making pies or cakes, bread or brunch, this stunning book is full of recipes that bakes that feeds your soul as well as your stomach. Baking became a form of therapy for Julie Jones when her mother, who taught her to bake, was diagnosed with dementia. They began baking together again, and Julie started her Instagram account as a way to document this precious time and now her delicious recipes are available for the first time as a sumptuous cookbook that would make an inspired addition to any kitchen bookshelf! Learn to cook crafted, beautifully styled pies, tarts, cakes and bakes, but be sure to cook with Julie's secret ingredient love.
A celebration of teas black, white, green, flowering and more and the perfect cakes to pair with them. Tea has magical properties it can perk you up if youre flagging, calm you down if youre restless, soothe you and lift you. For tea-lovers, each mood and time of the day demands a different cuppa. And what better way to make the best of your fine tea than to pair it with the perfect cake, designed both to complement and enhance the experience and enjoyment? Quality teas can bring out the best in food, just as a fine wine can enhance a meal. Liz Franklin marries the floral, fragrant, zesty, rich and varied world of tea with the endlessly popular world of baking and offers recipes matching teas and sweet treats. Pairings such as Japans Gyokuro tea with Fudgy Dark Chocolate and Almond Cakes or White Tea with Buttery Carrot and Orange Cake are just an example of the myriad combinations that prove to be a match made in heaven.
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