Someone (Bob Dorough, but you may be more familiar with the De La Soul version) once sang that three is the magic number and this book proves that statement to be true. It's packed with recipes for cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts that only use three ingredients each!
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Three-ingredient baking is so popular right now with YouTube videos racking up millions of views and this book helps you make the most of it. Each recipe only has three ingredients - there are not even any seasonings or hidden extras.
Suitable for bakers of all levels, every treat is fast, convenient and easy to make and among the 100 recipes are an almost-instant Christmas cake, banana bread baked in a slow cooker, muffins made from ginger beer and bread conjured from ice cream (!).
Queen of baking Mary Berry offers up over 100 recipes for bakes that take minutes to make in Fast Cakes.
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This cake book finds Mary incorporating her 'all-in-one' method of preparation into as many recipes as possible and has step-by-step instructions for making tasty fruit cakes, buns, biscuits and more.
Fully revised and updated from her 1981 cookbook of the same name, there are also ideas for family-friendly bakes including happy face biscuits and traffic lights. One of our favourite treats on offer is the honey and almond cake - just wait until you taste it!
In Channel 4's A Baker's Life, Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood looks over the decades he has spent baking and showcases 100 of his all-time favourite baking recipes. This companion book is full of the stories he tells and the treats he enjoys.
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Each chapter is filled with bakes from a different decade and stage in Paul's life e.g. the basics learnt during his time at his father's bakery; when he honed his skills at the world's finest hotels; and the flavour-filled delights he discovered in Cyprus.
From garlic baguettes to chorizo and chilli Scotch eggs to his mum's ginger biscuits and double chocolate Danish twists, there's something for every taste in this book full of anecdotes and amazing recipes.
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Nadiya Hussain is one of the nation's favourite bakers following her winning appearance on the Great British Bake Off and tremendously popular British Food Adventures series. She's also proven to be a successful children's author, with Bake Me a Story being a bestseller and huge favourite with Book People customers.
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This time around, Nadiya tells festive stories and presents recipes that complement them. Designed to bring families into the kitchen at the most wonderful time of the year, among the easy-to-bake recipes are cheesy-feet biscuits that go with the story of some odd socks and where they go at Christmas time; pastry to go with the Elves and the Chouxmaker; and a nut roast to go with 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.
All the stories have gorgeous illustrations by Clair Rossiter and celebrate the joy of sharing.
The Biscuiteers are famed for their unique and memorable hand-iced biscuits and this beautiful book (with a stunning, tactile cover) shows you how easy it is to bake, ice and assemble your very own beautiful biccies at home.
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There are vibrant, creative and colourful ideas for biscuits for all kinds of occasions including birthdays, weddings, christenings, baby showers, Christmas and other special moments.
As well as ideas for celebration cakes with a difference and quirky biscuit pops, there's even advice on displaying and wrapping gifts in style. It's packed with stunning photographs of the completed biscuits and step-by-step instructions for making the bakes and decorating them in style.
Who doesn't love salted caramel?
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This tempting cookbook from Chloe Timms is packed with 50 delicious treats including brownies, cookies, cakes, pops and doughnuts. They're all easy to make and are accompanied by step-by-step instructions.
You can bake up salted caramel rye truffles, crunchy maple bacon popcorn and miso salted caramel sauce and all these tasty treats are ideal for adding a touch of sweetness - and saltiness - to your day.
Make a children's birthday even more magical with these amazing cakes. They range from owls and rabbits to fire engines, dinosaurs and daisies.
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There are over 50 cakes featured and they're all easy to make and very achievable. None of them use fancy kitchen equipment of baking skills and all of the ingredients are readily available.
This book covers the basics of making a cake and then moves on to simple recipes including banana and toffee. It then will show you how to make animal cakes, transport-themed cakes, fantasy-themed cakes for imaginative parties and outdoor wildlife cakes.
We Britons have an extra tummy for dessert, that's pretty much a given. Either way, you'll want to save space for the 90 fabulous sweet treats in James Martin's new recipe book, Sweet.
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A celebration of everyone's favourite teatime course, the much-loved TV chef takes readers on a tour of elegant classics, challenging showstoppers, chocolaty treats and much more through mouthwatering photographs and his foolproof step-by-step instructions.
Sure to provide inspiration whether you're planning a simple bake or a grand finale to a celebratory meal, this exciting collection of all-new naughty-but-nice James Martin recipes sets a new standard for home-made desserts.
Mich Turner, celebrity baker and owner of the Little Venice Cake Company, shows how you actually can have your cake and eat it with this hand-picked selection of healthier and more nutritious cakes and bakes.
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Complemented by simply mouth-watering photography, the recipes in this book make use of alternatives for gluten, fats, sugars and dairy. You'll find tempting ideas for cakes, cookies, meringues, bars, muffins and cupcakes.
Designed to accommodate your personal diet and lifestyle, these sweet treats also come with step-by-step instructions and are suitable for all levels of baker. Among our favourite recipes were the peach melba muffins and hazelnut meringue with mango and passion fruit.
Calling all chocoholics! This is the book for you... Packed with delicious recipes for dark, milk and white chocolate, it's full of delights!
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Beautifully designed with its material spine, the book has recipes for cakes, cheesecakes, fudge, macaroons, meringues, brownies, truffles and more, meaning you'll always have the chance to enjoy a tasty chocolate treat.
It also contains practical advice about working with chocolate.
Following in the tasty footsteps of Mug Cakes and Mug Cakes: Chocolate comes Mug Crumbles - and it's full of even more sweet treats that can be made in a matter of minutes with little preparation!
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Perfect for when you want to treat yourself, there are 30 recipes to enjoy and they range from the classic apple crumble to pear and ginger and rum and raisin.
A brilliant little book full of mouth-watering crumbles that you'll love making and eating.
We all miss the Great British Bake Off during the months it's off air, but fear not no more - Bake Off: Creme de la Creme is here to fill the void. Presented by Book People favourite Tom Kerridge, it aims to show you how to master all the secrets of show-stopping patisserie and this accompanying book can help you hone your baking skills even further.
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This book breaks down patisserie skills to their simplest elements so that you will soon become familiar with the ingredients, equipment and chemistry behind the creations you both see on the show and in the best restaurants. From croissants to slices and petit gateaux, the recipes are accompanied by mouth-watering photographs and expert advice on how to achieve a truly professional finish.
Learn from the best, master these skills and you'll soon be treating everyone you know to sweet treats and more!
Easy to make and delicious (and with barely any washing up!), Mug Cakes have taken the world by storm. In this brilliant book, Mima Sinclair provides her personal selection of recipes that are sure to delight!
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Taking less than 10 minutes to make in a microwave, Mug Cakes are ideal if you don't have the time to bake a cake, you just want a quick treat or if you simply want to prepare some unique nibbles for a gathering.
In this book, you'll find foolproof recipes and step-by-step instructions for over 40 mug cakes - ranging from classics like Carrot Cakes, Blueberry Muffins and Chocolate Brownies to treats for special occasions and even the likes of Pina Coladas, Coke Floats and White Russians.
There are also low-fat, dairy-free, gluten-free and sugar-free mug cakes so everyone can enjoy the wonderful taste of a mug cake!
Enjoy 100 mouth-watering marshmallow treats in this seriously tempting book, all compiled by the pastry chef and Macarons & More owner Dr. Tim Kinnaird.
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With step-by-step instructions right from the beginning for how to create these enticing treats, you'll be amazed by just what can be done with a humble marshmallow. The book shows you how to make marshmallow snowmen for excited kids and other party favourites, while there are also marshmallows with a more grown-up edge e.g. pina colada marshmallows and marshmallow vodka.
Perfect for sharing at parties or indulging in yourself, this is the ultimate book for anyone who's always wanted to master the art of making marshmallows!
Here are over one hundred delicious, nutritionally sound sweet treats everyone can enjoy. Specially created for diabetics and those with other sugar-related problems by nutrition consultant Coleen Howard, the candies and desserts featured will satisfy your craving for something sweet while staying within the limits of a diabetic diet. Some recipes are sugar-free, some contain a low amount of fructose. All comply with the guidelines established by the American Diabetic Association and each recipe includes a complete list of nutritional values per piece.
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A mouth-watering book for frozen dessert fanatics, Ben and Jerry?s Homemade Ice Cream and Dessert Book is packed with the wisdom of Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield. Everyone has a favourite flavour and now they can replicate it from home with this easy to follow guide. Including the history of the illustrious ice cream company and some ace recipes for other desserts and sauces, this is a real taste sensation!
"Dessert" is an extraordinary book from two-Michelin-starred chef, David Everitt-Matthias. Following on from his critically acclaimed debut, "Essence," this stunning second book explores the world, and pushes the boundaries, of the dessert chef's art. Each of the book's five main chapters focuses on a specific family of ingredients: Chocolate and Nut; Fruit; Vegetable; Roots, Pods, Seeds and Bark; and Wild. There is also a section outlining the essentials and basics from which his craft begins and several pages of Petits Fours - the perfect finishing touch.
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With no specific pastry chef training, David approaches the idea of dessert free from doctrine and received wisdom. A great originator and writer of recipes - someone who is able to instruct with precision and passion - he has created a book that is singular in its content, style and technique. Each recipe in "Dessert" can be deconstructed into its component parts, enabling individual elements from within - such as a pure, ice cream, sabayon, sorbet or cream - to be enjoyed on their own or alongside other desserts.""
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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This mouth-watering book is brimming with delicious ice cream concoctions and iced wonders from the world of Ben Vear, expert on frozen delights.
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Over 100 recipes scale an impressive colourful rainbow of ice cream flavours and iced treats, including a fantasia of sorbets, gelatos, kulfis, lollies, frozen yoghurts, parfait and desserts. From chocolate and caramel, to citrus and berries, from botanical infusions, herbs and spices to alcoholic temptations; Ben has a recipe for every iced desire, including the best ways to transform the humble vanilla scoop into a show-stopper.
Old favourites such as strawberries and cream and mint choc chip are revisited with simple twists, and different quirky flavours like earl grey, orange marmalade, birthday cake, candied bacon, and Guinness ice cream are alluringly refreshing.
Forget ice cream. Impress your dinner guests with unique flavors and indulge in fabulous recipes that you can make at home with The Art of Making Gelato. Discover the techniques and tools that you need to make this delicious treat at home. Gelato is churned more slowly and frozen at a slightly warmer temperature than ice cream. The slow churning incorporates less air, so the gelato is denser. The higher freezing temperature means that the gelato stays silkier and softer. Dairy-free and egg-free, sorbets are made from whole fruit and a simple syrup. They're extremely flavorful and churned like ice cream to give them a soft texture. Join Chef and Gelato afficianado Morgan Morano as she shares 50 recipes for gelato and sorbetto. Enjoy traditional chocolate, sweet milk and strawberry, to Torta della Mimosa, Bombolone, Biscoff, and Acero - even Avocado gelato!
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SUQAR (which means 'sugar' in Arabic) shares the secrets of more than 100 sweet treats inspired by Middle Eastern flavours - ranging from puddings and pastries, to ice creams, cookies, cakes, candied fruit and nuts. The traditional time to eat sweets in the Middle East is not after meals (when fruit is served) but at breakfast, with coffee in between meals or on religious holidays. However the repertoire of these dishes is vast. Now acclaimed chef, Greg Malouf, has taken his unsurpassed knowledge of these traditional recipes, flavours and ingredients and merged it with his European kitchen training to create mouthwatering delights for Westerners to serve as desserts and teatime treats. The results are delicious and they have been favourites with diners at his restaurants over decades. The book's ten chapters cover: Fruit; Dairy; Frozen; Cakes; Cookies; Pastries; Doughnuts, Fritters & Pancakes; Halvas & Confectionery; Preserves; and Drinks. Greg Malouf, the master of modern Middle Eastern food, takes its traditional sweet recipes and flavours (spices, flower waters and other sweet essences) and adds fabulous new twists that are sure to impress your guests.
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A former ballerina, Maggie Austin turned to baking when an injury ended her dancing career - and has since become one of today's most sought-after cake artists, serving celebrity clients and even royalty around the world. Her design hallmarks are instantly recognisable to the legions of fans who follow her work: ethereal frills, dreamy watercolours, life like sugar flowers, rice-paper accents, graceful composition, and other impeccable details. Here, she shares a collection of her edible works of art and the methods behind their creation, with a "theme and variations" organisation that shows how mastering any single technique can open the door to endless creativity. Each is broken down into clear instructions and illustrated with step-by-step photos that are easy to follow whether you're a professional baker or an amateur enthusiast. From a single sugar blossom to a multi-tiered cake festooned with pearls and intricate appliques, there's inspiration for bakers and crafters of all stripes.
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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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Whether it's a homemade strawberry shortcake in summer or a chef's complex medley of sweets, dessert is the perfect ending to a meal. Most of us, even those who seldom indulge, have a favourite dessert. After all, sweet is one of the basic flavours and we seem to be hard-wired to like it. Yet while everyone has a taste for sweetness, not every culture enjoys a dessert course at the end of the meal. And desserts as we know them - the light sponge cakes, the ice creams, the steamed plum puddings - are neither as old nor as ubiquitous as many of us believe. Jeri Quinzio traces the history of desserts and the way they, and the course itself, have evolved over time. The story begins before dessert was a separate course - when sweets and savouries were mixed on the table - and concludes in the present, when homely desserts are enjoying a revival, and as molecular gastronomists are creating desserts an alchemist would envy. An indulgent read, for all those with a curious mind and a sweet tooth.
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