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We have baking books to help you make truly amazing cakes, bakes and sweet treats. From celebration cakes to show-stoppers for a special occasion, with our range of the best baking books you’ll be able to find so many delicious ideas to try as you get baking in the kitchen.

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Baking Books

  • Rainbow Bakes

    Mima Sinclair

    Product Code: RNBW
    Hardback
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    Enjoy a treasure trove of taste with this beautiful baking book all about rainbow cakes.

    Mima Sinclair's vibrant book includes a selection of helpful tips and techniques to help build your confidence and mashmallow funfetti blondies, macaroon towers, rainbow bagels and - of course, a rainbow layer cake - are some of the treats you can make.
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  • Mary Berry's Baking Bible

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: AALIY
    Hardback
    (2)
    This definitive collection from the undisputed queen of cakes brings together all of Mary Berry's most mouth-watering baking recipes in a beautifully packaged edition. Filled with 250 foolproof recipes, from the classic Victoria Sponge, Very Best Chocolate Cake and Hazelnut Meringue Cake to tempting muffins, scones and bread and butter pudding, this is the most comprehensive baking cookbook you'll ever need. Mary's easy-to-follow instructions and handy tips make it ideal for kitchen novices and more experienced cooks alike, and full-colour photographs and beautiful illustrations will guide you smoothly to baking success. Drawing on her years of experience to create recipes for cakes, breads and desserts, "Mary Berry's Baking Bible" will prove to be a timeless classic.
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  • My Kitchen Table: 100 Sweet Treats and Puds

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: ACQKO
    Paperback
    Following the success of Mary Berry's first book in the authoritative "My Kitchen Table" series, "100 Cakes and Bakes", the baking expert returns with a new collection of tempting delights. In this compact cookbook, Mary has selected 100 mini bakes perfect for afternoon tea, such as biscuits, pastries, cupcakes and tea breads, and her favourite puddings, including dessert cakes, tarts, pies, cheesecakes and sponge puddings, to provide plenty of inspiration to satisfy any sweet tooth. Including classic recipes and new ideas - all tried-and-tested and photographed - "100 Sweet Treats and Puds" is the perfect companion to Mary's "100 Cakes and Bakes" and an attractive addition to any cookery collection.
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  • Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book

    Mary Berry

    Product Code: AAGKV
    Paperback
    (2)
    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 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-making novices as well as more experienced cooks, Mary explains the basic methods of baking and gives advice on ingredients and equipment. Mary's easy-to-follow 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.
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  • Making Bread at Home

    Christine Ingram

    Product Code: ALNPK
    Paperback
    This title features 100 recipes for traditional breads of the world shown in 600 photographs. It includes great classic breads, such as Italian Ciabatta, French Baguettes, Irish Soda Bread, and San Franciscan Sourdough, as well as less well-known, but no less delicious breads, such as Portuguese Corn Bread, Welsh Clay Pot Loaves, and Syrian Onion Bread. A detailed step-by-step techniques section explains every stage of the bread-making process, as well as a complete guide to useful baking equipment. There is something undeniably special about freshly baked bread. Why does it smell so good? And what makes it so hard to resist? This comprehensive guide provides the answers, combining fabulous close-up photographs with essential information and delicious recipes. Organized by country, there are over 100 breads from every corner of the globe - from France and Italy to the West Coast of America. Each recipe includes step-by-step instructions, from mixing the dough to baking the loaf. Whether you'd simply like to identify an unusual bread, or want to try your hand at baking a classic loaf, this book is an essential addition to every cook's kitchen shelf.
    • £7.89
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  • Gail's Artisan Bakery Cookbook

    Roy Levy

    Product Code: AKBKG
    Hardback
    This abundant recipe book brings the spirit of GAIL's alive.

    It starts with the essential how-to's of mixing, kneading and shaping loaves before going on to offer over 100 varied savoury and sweet recipes inspired by the simplicity of cooking good bread and all the delicious mealtime possibilities around it.

    GAIL's will encourage you to try your hand at a basic foolproof bloomer, bake a satisfying sourdough, create morning muffins and pastries, bold salads, flavoursome pies, appetizing tarts and sandwiches, easy afternoon biscuits and cakes, and finally cook delicious savoury meals and desserts for supper.
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  • How to Bake

    Paul Hollywood

    Product Code: AFDDX
    Hardback
    (5)
    At last, the star of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off reveals all the secrets of his craft in How to Bake. The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood is passionate about busting the myths that surround baking, sharing his finely honed skills, and showing that with the right guidance, anybody can achieve success time after time. With this in mind, he has filled this book with easy-to-follow, clearly explained, utterly delicious recipes. Having taken you through the basic techniques, Paul explains how to make an abundance of breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits including wholemeal loaf, soda bread, ciabatta, focaccia, chapatis, Cheddar and apple bread, fruit loaf, fresh croissants, scones, classic Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake, baklava, buttery shortbread and triple layer chocolate cake. Time to get baking ...
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  • 750 Best Muffin Recipes

    Camilla Saulsbury

    Product Code: ANVZL
    Paperback
    750 Best Muffin Recipes offers a tremendous number of recipes that deliver a wide array of flavours and options for any home chef. Expert baker Camilla Saulsbury goes well beyond just variations of blueberry and bran muffins. There are nine chapters of innovative recipes: Muffin classics; Good morning muffins; Decadent coffeehouse muffins; Lunch and supper muffins; Farmer's market muffins; Global muffins; Superfood muffins; Gluten-free muffins; Vegan muffins. All the recipes are fresh and enticing - clearly as much fun to make as they are to serve or eat. Here is just a sampling: Pumpkin-spice; Mocha; Stone-ground cornmeal; Lemon-lime yogurt; Whole wheat applesauce; Sweet potato marmalade; Maple bacon; Cheese grits; Peanut butter chocolate chunk; Antipasto; Pumpernickel; Scallion, cranberry and horseradish; Wine country grape; Vidalia onion; Maple-dried blueberry spelt; Collard greens and garlic. Home cooks will find a wealth of useful baking tips and techniques with clear instructions and simple steps for every recipe. This is the kind of cookery book that both beginners and experienced bakers will use endlessly.
    • £14.89
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  • Gluten-free Bread and Cakes

    Carolyn Humphries

    Product Code: ANVTG
    Paperback
    If you've been yearning for the taste and textures of real breads then here they are - but gluten free. Truly amazing alternatives! 'The milk loaf is the nearest thing I've had to a proper white loaf since I've been on my wheat-free diet. It smells and tastes delicious and the texture is exceptional.' This is one of the quotes from people who have used my recipes in their breadmaker and have eaten the breads to test the recipes. There are some truly wonderful loaves here. Wheat-free bread doesn't get better than these recipes.
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  • Classic 1000 Cake & Bake Recipes

    Wendy Hobson

    Product Code: ANRUX
    Paperback
    There's something really special about the delicious aroma of home baking, and cutting into that perfect, freshly baked, home-made cake is something we should all find time to do once in a while! Plus, it's healthier to bake your own cakes, as you can avoid the hydrogenated fats they use in commercially bought cakes to extend their shelf life. Already a hugely successful title, this classic collection of 1000 home-baking recipes now has the colour treatment - with stunning colour images to extend the appeal and give a guide to the range and style to be found in this excellent recipe collection.
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  • Mini Cupcakes

    Lorna Fleming

    Product Code: ANRRC
    Paperback
    Cupcakes are fantastically popular, and are definitely here to stay. The internet is packed full of scrumptious recipes and images of beautifully decorated cupcakes, and the market is huge and hungry for more. Even the traditional wedding cake has had to give way to the rise of the humble cupcake, and everyone from professional bakers to home cooks are having a go. But if you've ever tried eating a cupcake elegantly at a party whilst holding a glass of champagne in the other hand, you'll understand why the mini cupcake is a popular and practical alternative to the standard cupcake for parties, weddings, corporate lunches, etc. involving a stand-up buffet. Mini cupcakes can be eaten in one mouthful, enabling you to carry on a conversation and keep hold of that all-important glass of bubbly at the same time.
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  • The Cookies and Baking Book Box

    Hilaire Walden

    Product Code: ANRAN
    Hardback
    This slipcased set of two hardback cookery books includes a definitive collection of cookies, The Great Big Cookie Book, with over 200 recipes from Cheddar Pennies to Chocolate Kisses, as well as The Great Big Baking Book, which contains over 200 recipes for cakes, pies, muffins, tarts, buns and breads, including everyday favourites such as Blueberry Muffins and more indulgent new ideas like Raspberry-Hazelnut Meringue Cake. The set covers useful baking techniques, ingredients, equipment and storage and even includes ideas for decoration of novelty cakes and cookies. Each recipe is illustrated step-by-step to guide you through every stage and encourage you to bake with confidence, with over 1400 photographs in total.
    • £14.89
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  • Secrets of Macarons

    Jose Marechal

    Product Code: ANQXE
    Paperback
    A delicious gift book of macaron recipes, complete with expert hints and tips.
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  • Teatime in Paris!

    Jill Colonna

    Product Code: ANQMA
    Hardback
    Get cracking the eggs as Jill Colonna shows you the easiest way to make the Parisians' favourite afternoon treats: eclairs, tartlets, millefeuilles, and macarons, and guides you to many of Paris's best patisseries and tea salons.Share in Jill's enthusiasm and skills learned from the French over her 22 years in Paris to help you master patisserie easily at home. With 50 typical teatime recipes, enjoy tips, stories and a walks section that shows where to taste many of the best pastries in Paris.Lavishly photographed, Jill starts with simple and mouthwatering French teacakes, hot chocolate, crepes and ice cream then continues with clear step-by-step instructions for each chapter: choux (eclair) pastry; tartlets; millefeuilles; and gluten-free macarons. The final chapter culminates in a French tea party, mixing and matching the recipes to produce temptations such as Chocolate-Earl Grey Tartlets with Orange-Liqueur Crumble Puffs, a Paris-Brest with a twist and a Saint-Honore, plus many more treats that you'll be inspired to create yourself.This book will help the learner baker build confidence. Complete with tea-pairing suggestions, add your own Parisian touch to 4 o'clock teatime in no time.
    • £9.89
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  • Irish Bread Baking for Today

    Valerie O'Connor

    Product Code: AMYFV
    Paperback
    Irish Bread Baking for Today shows visitors to Ireland how easy it is to whip up a batch of griddle cakes, bake a gorgous Irish soda loaf, even make your own butter. Recipes include: boxty and other potato breads, guinness bread, spotted dog, griddle scones, spelt bread, and many, many more. It's the perfect gift for those who want a taste of Ireland after they leave our shores and return home!
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  • Cookie Craft

    Janice Fryer

    Product Code: AMXID
    Paperback
    Valerie Peterson and Janice Fryer teach you foolproof methods for rolling, baking, piping, flooding, and other key techniques - everything you need to know to make show-stopping creations. They also offer design templates, four master cookie recipes (sugar, chocolate, nutty, and gingerbread), advice on freezing and shipping, and inspirational photos of more than 150 gorgeously decorated cookies. If you love decorating cookies, you'll love Cookie Craft!
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  • The Primrose Bakery Book

    Martha Swift

    Product Code: AMWLM
    Hardback
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    Primrose Bakery is a way of life. From croissants for breakfast to layer cakes at tea, it has the whole day covered. And of course their signature buttercream cupcakes are delicious any time of day! With over 80 inspirational and easy-to-follow recipes for cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits, loaves and much more, as well as tips like perfect icing, The Primrose Bakery Book is a baking bible. It is also a gorgeously quirky window onto the very special day-to-day world of the Primrose Bakery.
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  • How Baking Works

    James Morton

    Product Code: AMROO
    Hardback
    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.
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  • Dominique Ansel: Secret Recipes from the World Famous New York Bakery

    Dominique Ansel

    Product Code: AMRRO
    Hardback
    Everyone wants to know: How does Dominique do it? Dominique Ansel is the creator of the Cronut pastry, the croissant-doughnut hybrid that has taken the world by storm. But he's no one-hit wonder. Classically trained in Paris, leader of Daniel Boulud's three-Michelin-starred pastry kitchen in New York and now the proprietor of New York's highest-rated bakery, Dominique has become a modern-day Willy Wonka: the creator of wildly innovative, extraordinarily delicious and unbelievably popular desserts. Presented here are some of Dominique's most coveted recipes, organised by skill level and catering to both amateur and professional bakers. Beginners can conquer the Chocolate Pecan Cookies with the molten chocolate centre; more experienced bakers will learn the secrets to the exquisite caramelised crust of this Cannele de Bordeaux; and the most adventurous will tackle The At-Home Cronut. In this, his first cookbook, Dominique reveals not only the secrets to his hit desserts but he describes the stories of inspiration behind each of them. The most important element in any dish is not a particular brand of chocolate or a type of salt but rather the spark of imagination. At heart, Dominique Ansel is a book about innovation: how a cook can transform flour, sugar and butter into memories that last a lifetime; and how anyone, from any field, can try to add a little magic to their work.
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  • Scone with the Wind

    Miss Victoria Sponge

    Product Code: AMOBY
    Hardback
    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. It 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!
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  • Amy's Baking Year

    Amy-Beth Ellice

    Product Code: ALSVZ
    Hardback
    Amy-Beth Ellice has been baking since the tender age of three. Now a published cake-maker with celebrity clients, 16-year-old Amy has selected her most gorgeous recipes and collected them in this stunning book. This charming volume takes you on a mouthwatering journey through the seasons, providing easy-to-follow recipes and thoughtful tips to make the most delicious treats. From cute cupcakes, macarons, cookies, tarts and classic sponges, to sticky puddings, jams and gingerbread, there is an indulgent treat to suit every occasion. And Amy's simple instructions mean the finished results promise to delight. With a focus on family, the recipes are perfect for both seasoned bakers and young enthusiasts. And with tips on the perfect decoration and setting for each bake, you are sure to be inspired by young Amy's scrumptious creations. So, wooden spoons and frilly aprons at the ready, it's time to go on a cake-filled journey with Britain's brightest baker.
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  • Patisserie Made Simple

    Edd Kimber

    Product Code: ALLJJ
    Hardback
    Most of us have been wowed looking through the windows of a patisserie and sampling the delights therein. Now Edd Kimber shows you how to recreate these recipes at home. With step-by-step photographs for basic pastry and icings, Edd guides you through the techniques, taking the fear out of a genoise sponge and simplifying a croissant dough. Chapters include: * Sweet Treats featuring Classic Financiers, Canneles and Eclairs * Desserts & Cakes such as Cherry Clafoutis and Buche de Noel * Pastry including basic recipes for pate sablee and pate sucree and recipes for delicious tarts to use them in * Basics - the essential icings and creams, such as Mousseline and Creme Chantilly Edd's mouthwatering recipes use bakeware found in home kitchens (no need for expensive or complex equipment) so you too can create perfect patisserie. Praise for Edd Kimber: 'Edd Kimber has made everyone's favourite French desserts and pastries accessible and easy-to-make. From buttery sable cookies to crusty caneles and flaky croissants, anyone can bake and enjoy the best French pastries, right in their own kitchen!' David Lebovitz 'Baking requires skill and perfection, and Edd's got it.' Mary Berry 'Edd's desserts taste as good as they look - these delicious recipes inspire the baker in all of us.' Philippe Conticini
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  • The Hello Kitty Baking Book

    Michele Chen Chock

    Product Code: ALJNJ
    Hardback
    No one does sweet like Hello Kitty! Filled with simple recipes, beautiful yet playful photography, and Hello Kitty's signature charm, The Hello Kitty Baking Book is a cookbook that's yummy through and through. From Hello Kitty Cake Pops to Chococat Cake and Pretty Bow Pumpkin Pie, there's something for everyone to make and enjoy. Featuring over two dozen easy-to-follow recipes, The Hello Kitty Baking Book is the perfect cookbook for anyone who loves Hello Kitty, desserts, or both!
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  • Simply Perfect Party Cakes for Kids

    Zoe Clark

    Product Code: ALCEU
    Paperback
    Internationally renowned cake decorator Zoe Clark takes her first ever foray into kids cakes in her most accessible, beginner-friendly book to date! This stunning collection of 12 easy-to-achieve cake designs shows you that beautiful novelty cakes for children is not only possible but simple if you follow these clear step-by-step tutorials from one of the best sugarcraft teachers in the world. These sophisticated, contemporary and desirable cakes for girls and boys include cake a baby elephant design, a 3D toy box cake, an enchanted garden design and a circus-inspired cake for younger children as well as a surfing cake, paintball cake and make-up cake for older children. Zoe will also teach you how to make 'surprise inside' cakes, which reveal a pattern when you cut into the cake. With 12 inspirational designs and clear step-by-step photographs of exactly how to create and build up each cake, as well as Zoe's tried and tested cake recipes, you'll soon be making amazing party cakes at home that you will be proud to show off!
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If you’ve got a sweet tooth and want to test your hand at baking some delicious cakes, biscuits, pastries and more, our baking books will give you all the recipes you need to get your mouth watering. With titles from the likes Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Nadiya Hussain, we really do have the best baking books for you in our range.

Recipes to make your stomach rumble

Find all the baking inspiration you need to get the mixing bowl down from the cupboard in these baking cookbooks. Whether you’re looking to make an old classic or try some unusual new flavours, we have baking recipe books for every taste bud.

For amateur bakers and confident cooks

If you’re new to baking, we have cookbooks filled with easy recipes to help beginners learn the basics. And, if you’re looking for a challenge, we have baking books with ideas worthy of professional bakers too! Home chefs will always have a favourite dish in their repertoire but we all know making and eating desserts is the most fun! Check out our wide range of baking and dessert cookbooks to find plenty of recipe ideas for you to try.

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