Baking & Dessert Cookbooks

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    Queen of baking Mary Berry offers up over 100 recipes for bakes that take minutes to make in Fast Cakes.

    This cake book finds Mary inserting 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!
  • Three Ingredient Baking - Paperback - 9780718184797 - Sarah Rainey
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    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!

    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 (!).
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    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.
    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.
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    Who doesn't love salted caramel?

    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.
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    No one knows good food better than Mary Berry and in her latest cookbook she reveals 120 brand new recipes that are sure to delight all your family, friends and guests.

    She offers advice that will help you feel more confident in the kitchen and even her most complex recipes will be manageable for even the most novice cook.

    She'll show you how to master the art of traditional French onion soup, roast the perfect loin of pork with apple sauce and (of course!) make incredibly tasty teatime treats including treacle tart and lemon meringue pie.
  • A Baker's Life - Hardback - 9781408846506 - Paul Hollywood
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    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.

    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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    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!

    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.
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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.

    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.
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    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.

    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.
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    We can think of nothing sweeter than a year of cake... and this new baking book from the much-loved Clandestine Cake Club can help us all achieve this wonderful dream.

    Arranged month by month so that you have a sweet treat for every occasion, the book will help you celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween, religious festivals, major sporting events and famous figures' birthdays in style. There's even a cake for Great British Bake Off judge Mary Berry. We just know it would pass her taste test...

    All 100 recipes are served up with an insight into their history, giving them added depth and revealing their curious traditions. We couldn't get enough of the Rhubarb Crumble & Custard Cake, the Strawberry Pimm's Cake, the Sea Salted Caramel Cake and the Canadian Maple Syrup & Bacon Cake... Actually, all of them.
  • Great British Bake Off: Children's Party Cakes & Bakes - Hardback - 9781473615649 - Annie Rigg
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    We've always been known for our delectable taste in cakes but ever since the Great British Bake Off arrived on our TV screens in 2010, the nation has gone even more baking crazy.

    Focusing on cakes and bakes that will have a show-stopping effect on children's parties, the recipes in here are suitable for both novice cooks and skilled bakers. Featuring cakes, biscuits, buns and bakes, there are sweet treats and savoury eats among the recipes from beloved contestants including Richard, Ian, Chetna and Luis.

    Whether you're planning a party for a toddler or a teen, you'll find the perfect recipe. There are even themed cakes including lions, rockets and snow queens.
  • Great British Bake Off Bake it Better - Pies and Tarts - Hardback - 9781473615304 - Angela Nilsen
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    Learn how to make perfect pies and tremendous tarts with Bake it Better: Pies & Tarts, a brilliant baking book from the Great British Bake Off team.

    Whether you're just starting out baking and want some simple, easy recipes or are looking to become a master baker with plenty of strings to your bow, you'll find the 40 recipes in this book sensational and show-stopping!

    All tried and tested, you'll find traditional classics and recipes with a modern twist, many of which have photographs so you know exactly what you're aiming for. In fact, by following the recipes in this book, it could be you in the famous tent with Paul, Mary, Mel and Sue next year!
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    In this incredibly nostalgic cookbook, Kate Doran brings to life the recipes and stories that have made her blog, www.thelittleloaf.com, so popular.

    It contains simple recipes for 100 classic treats that will remind you of your childhood and many of them have been reinvented with an irresistible home-made twist, including peanut butter jammie dodgers, triple chocolate caterpillar cake and peach melba baked Alaska.
  • Marshmallows - Paperback - 9781845435202 - Tim Kinnaird
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    Enjoy 100 mouth-watering marshmallow treats in this seriously tempting book, all compiled by the pastry chef and Macarons & More owner Dr. Tim Kinnaird.

    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!
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    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.

    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.
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    As we all eagerly await to see who will be crowned Star Baker of the Great British Bake Off 2016, why not hone your baking skills with the help of 2015's hugely popular contestant, Martha Collison?

    Twist is a book that does what it says on the (baking) tin. It provides you with a host of fresh, creative and innovative ideas to reinvent your baking. Not only does Martha explain the secrets of sweet baking success - whether it's a cake, biscuit, dough or pastry - but she also reveals how to add delicious twists to traditional favourites. Who could resist a chocolate AND passionfruit layer cake?

    With its contemporary design that combines easy-to-follow instructions, cool illustrations and mouth-watering photography, Martha shows you how to make one of her Favourites and then provides recipes that adapt this into something truly show-stopping. e.g. a vanilla cake can easily be transformed into a pink grapefruit drizzle cake (or gin and tonic drizzle cake, if you prefer) and vanilla cupcakes can be made into lemon cheesecake cupcakes.
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    Translated as 'little breads', the Italian tradition of panini sandwiches is one we all love to follow - especially in the warmer weather!

    This book shows you the best recipes for the tasty, toasted sandwiches and is sure to provide all kinds of lunchbox ideas. Whether you prefer your panini to be full of melted cheese, spicy salami or very tasty veg, you'll find an idea here. Just make sure you have the best ingredients around on hand.

    This book also has ideas for bruschetta, open sandwiches and true crostoni and crostini. It even contains recipes for roasted tomatoes, caramelized onions, basil pesto and sour sweet-pickled vegetables known as giardiniera. There's also a recipe for mayonnaise - so you will always have somewhere to dunk your perfect panini!
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    'Possibly the best Celebrity MasterChef winner ever' and a Sunday Times number one bestseller, Lisa Faulkner presents a delectable selection of decadent, dunk-worthy delights in her brand new recipe book, Tea & Cake with Lisa Faulkner.

    From biscuit and cakes to tarts and pies, Lisa shares her tried-and-tested methods for creating the perfect partner for a host of best-loved teas. From the perfect dunking biscuit to a G & Tea cocktail, here you have everything you need to enjoy a good cuppa - including a whole chapter devoted to all things chocolate.

    Whether you're brokenhearted, had a crisis day at work or just need a little pick-me-up, a delicious cup of tea with the perfect accompaniment is just what the doctor ordered. Simply wonderful!
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    The Big Family Cooking Showdown showcased some of the finest meals the families of Britain had to offer and this accompanying cookbook is bursting with over 120 recipes from the BBC show.

    They range from hot-pots to fish and chips, curries and pasta that even top chef (and show judge) Giorgio Locatelli said he would be 'proud to serve in his restaurant'.

    Including all the best recipes from the hit series, many of which have been passed down through generations, this cookbook is packed full of mouth-watering photography.
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    With Angela Drakes Hidden Surprise Cakes you'll find simple instructions to making show-stopping cakes.
  • B.I.Y: Bake it Yourself - Hardback - 9781849496995 - Richard Burr
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    A Bake Off finalist, builder Richard Burr, gives you all the tools you need to become a BIY (Bake It Yourself) master in this brilliant baking book.

    Full of the tricks of the trade and 80 tasty recipes, he showcases his unique approach to the craft of creating cakes and bakes. The book is crammed full of ideas and technical tips that will hold anyone in good stead when it comes to making bread, pastry, cakes, pies and more.

    He even reveals what everyone should have in their basic baking 'toolkit'!
  • Great British Bake Off: Perfect Cakes & Bakes to Make at Home - Hardback - 9781473615441 - Linda Collister
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    The Great British Bake Off is coming back and we can't contain our excitement - we simply cannot wait to see the contestants who are battling it out for Britain's biggest baking prize in the famous tent this year.

    This new book ties in with the latest series and includes recipes from the beloved judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, as well as those from this year's contestants fighting it out to be Star Baker.

    Ideal for all levels of baker, each chapter is full of recipes for traditional classics with a twist and uses simple ingredients that can be transformed into something adventurous. The book also has clear advice on the equipment, ingredients and quantities you should be using on your way to the top!
  • Quick Simple Easy: Chocolate - Hardback - 9781742573854 - Olga Carryer
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    Calling all chocoholics! This is the book for you... Packed with delicious recipes for dark, milk and white chocolate, it's full of delights!

    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.
  • Primrose Bakery Celebrations - Hardback - 9780224086912 - Martha Swift
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    This collection of brand new recipes from the talented bakers behind one of London's favourite cake shops, the Primrose Bakery, will help you create a range of cakes, cupcakes and treats to make every day a celebration with your friends and family. Learn how to throw Primrose-themed parties and follow the step-by-step illustrated guides to bake delicious and beautiful cakes for every age and any event, including sweet and savoury ideas, recipes for small children, and cocktail-laced cupcakes for grown-ups. Simple, tested and utterly delicious, each recipe has plenty of Primrose wit and even features brilliant ideas for how you can best decorate your creations. Perfect for parties and adding some sparkle to your everyday baking, this is a must-have book for avid cake-bakers from some of the best in the business.