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Dessert recipes, cake decorating and baking books... we have them all in our extensive range. From beginners' guides to baking to recipes for lavish showstoppers, you're sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Baking & Dessert Cookbooks

Dessert recipes, cake decorating and baking books... we have them all in our extensive range. From beginners' guides to baking to recipes for lavish showstoppers, you're sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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    Classic (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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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.
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    Three Ingredient Baking (Paperback)

    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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    Mary Berry's Complete Cookbook (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker (and cook!) and this revised and updated edition of her classic cookbook is packed with over 650 recipes that will delight families across the nation. It's a great gift and an essential addition to any kitchen bookshelf.

    Showcasing a combination of traditional dishes, exotic flavours and typically tasty Mary Berry favourites, the dishes are accompanied by beautiful photography and there are ideas for soups, poultry, game, pies, desserts, cakes and vegetarian treats.

    From salmon roulade to prawn tacos and dairy-free lasagne, the recipes are suitable for all occasions and can be prepared by cooks of all abilities.
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    Have Your Cake and Eat It (Hardback)

    Mich Turner

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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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    Mary Berry Foolproof Cooking (Hardback)

    Mary Berry

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    Accompanying the Queen of Baking's new BBC series, Mary Berry's Foolproof Cooking is a book that teaches even the biggest novice how to cook with confidence.

    There are 120 recipes included in the book and they range from delicious weeknight meals to dinner party ideas and tempting tray bakes. A national treasure who continues to grow in popularity due to the Great British Bake Off, the recipes are accompanied by Mary's no-nonsense tips and techniques which ensure perfect results every time - whether you're cooking starters, fish, poultry, meat, pasta or desserts.

    Mary also tells you how to foolproof your entire kitchen and reveals how you should prepare ahead to entertain a crowd, plan your weekly meals for the family and ensure store cupboards are well stocked.
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    Homemade Memories (Hardback)

    Kate Doran

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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.
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    Cheeky Treats (Hardback)

    Liam Charles

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    Great British Bake Off contestant and Bake Off: The Professionals presenter Liam Charles offers up a selection of brilliant bakes and cakes in this vibrant and bold baking book.

    Featuring sweet and savoury recipes for all tastes, this book also includes nostalgic favourites (cereal-themed cupcakes, carrot cake cookies, football team birthday cakes) and celebration bakes including Liam's famous Salted Nutter the delicious cake featured on the jacket.

    With mouth-watering photographs throughout, this is a book for wannabe bakers and it includes all of Liam's personal favourites. We're sure you'll love his salted caramel millionaire dominoes and cheesy garlic monkey bread as much as the man himself!
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    Gifts From The Kitchen (Hardback)

    Annie Rigg

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    Annie Rigg's Gifts from the Kitchen has mouth-watering recipes for every special occasion.

    She offers step-by-step instructions for making candied almonds, Chinese fortune cookies, slow-roasted tomatoes and macaroons and then offers ideas for presenting them with a personal touch.

    There are tantalising recipes for weddings, new homes, thank you's and the arrivals of new babies! She also offers up creative packaging ideas to make sure everything is extra special.
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    Higgidy: The Cookbook (Hardback)

    Camilla Stephens

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    Everyone loves a Higgidy pie and this updated edition of their debut cookbook is sure to give you inspiration for making some of your own.

    As well as mouth-watering savoury and sweet pies, the brand's chief pie maker Camilla Stephens also gives you recipes for deliciously healthy frittatas, tarts and quiches.

    As well as recipes and step-by-step instructions for making a chicken pot pie, lemony asparagus and ricotta tart and salted pecan fudge pie, Camilla shares her personal, foolproof tips on making pastry.
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    The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family (Hardback)

    Paul Hollywood & Prue Leith

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    For many years, The Great British Bake Off has inspired and encouraged so many budding star bakers to get in the kitchen and make some amazing treats.

    It takes inspiration from GBBO's most ambitious bakes but simplifies their recipes and offers step-by-step instructions that even the biggest baking novice could follow.

    With a focus on sharing, this book has ideas for birthdays, charity fundraisers and celebrations.
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    Free-from Desserts (Hardback)

    Julia Thomas

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    Free-From Desserts will provide you with over 100 tempting dessert recipes that are suitable for coeliacs and those who are lactose intolerant.

    Ideal for those looking to trim down their intake of wheat, gluten and dairy, you'll find tasty recipes for gorgeous puddings, pastries, ice creams and cakes without butter, cream or what flour.

    A brilliant book for anyone who wants to make sweet treats that are healthier and more digestible.
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    The Biscuiteers Book of Iced Gifts (Hardback)

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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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    Quick Simple Easy: Chocolate (Hardback)

    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.
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    Mug Crumbles (Hardback)

    Gomez Huet

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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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    Sweet (Hardback)

    James Martin

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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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    The National Trust Book of Jam (Hardback)

    Sara Lewis

    In the latest book in this bestselling series, food writer and cook Sara Lewis brings together 70 mouthwatering recipes for jams, marmalades and preserves. Whether it's the quintessential English strawberry (to dollop onto a scone!) or the more unusual minted marrow & blackberry jam, there is a something for everyone. As well as delightful fruity jams like spiced apple & bramble, raspberry & rhubarb and High Dumpsy Dearie (a mixture of apples, pears, plums, ginger and lemon) there are tangy jellies such as sloe & blackberry or elderberry & orange, and curds such as gooseberry or St Clement's. Or why not try windfall apple butter on your toast? In addition, there are reduced sugar jams ideal for anyone trying to cut down sugar in your diet. There are recipes sourced from National Trust properties, making the most of their seasonal produce from their kitchen gardens. Enjoy the Oxford marmalade enjoyed by Churchill at Chartwell, or rose geranium and orange jelly made with fruit from the orangery at Saltram. The book includes advice on how to grow your own fruit, the best way to use up gluts from the garden and how to achieve the perfect consistency. There are also fun bits of trivia about jam throughout history and in literature. The perfect gift book for any jam-maker.
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    Cookie Love (Hardback)

    Jean Hwang Carrant

    In Cookie Love, Jean Hwang Carrant reveals the secrets of how to make the ultimate cookies. Owner of a cookie shop in Paris, Jean is an expert cookie-maker and has all the best flavours up her sleeves. Try classics, such as Snickerdoodle or Choc Chip, as well as creative alternatives like Beer, Matcha Blanc or Choc Pecan Cranberry. As well as this, Cookie Love also contains extra tricks to make cookies even more special in recipes such as Cookie Shots, Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches and Gingerbread Men. Whether you are looking for a tried and tested classic or a cookie with more unusual flavours, this book has you covered.
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    Happy Leons: Leon Happy Baking (Hardback)

    Henry Dimbleby

    With more than 100 sweet and savoury bakes, LEON Happy Baking contains recipes for everyone, from the novice cook to the expert baker. Following the LEON principle that what tastes good can also do you good, many of the recipes are sugar-, dairy-, wheat- or gluten- free - so there's plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or an eye on your waistline. New recipes from the LEON menu are combined with favourites from the classic cookbook, LEON Baking & Puddings, now with fresh photography.
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    Incredible Vegan Ice Cream (Paperback)

    Deena Jalal

    Your New Favorite Ice Cream Has Arrived Dig into FoMu Ice Cream's most popular flavors without waiting in line for a cone. Signature scoops like Peanut Butter Mud Pie, Rockier Road, Matcha White Chocolate, and Avocado Lime are easy to whip up at home with a basic ice cream machine and a handful of fresh, wholesome ingredients. Made with a versatile, extra creamy coconut milk base, these vegan, allergy- friendly recipes are totally free of additives and preservatives. Thanks to honest ingredients like seasonal fruit and veggies, real vanilla bean, freshly ground spices, and homemade chocolate sauce, you can enjoy each melty spoonful to the fullest. Even with this super healthy profile, every recipe delivers mind-blowing flavor and an irresistibly smooth, thick texture. From Pumpkin Caramel to Cold Brew, your ice cream machine will be busy all year long. We dare you not to try them all!
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    Desserts (Paperback)

    Michel Roux, OBE

    Desserts have been a lifelong passion for Michel Roux and he is widely regarded as an authority on them. Here he presents updated great classics and mouthwatering contemporary recipes, inspired by his travels and designed to suit a fresher, lighter palate. Each chapter focuses on a particular type of dessert from simple fruit ideas, hot souffles and puddings, ice creams and sorbets - through meringues, mousses and parfaits - to delectable tarts, pastries and gateaux. Step-by-step recipes guide you through specific techniques throughout. Creative, diverse and lavishly illustrated, this superb collection of over 120 recipes includes desserts for all seasons and to suit all occasions.
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    Popsicle Party (Hardback)

    Louise Pickford

    Up your ice-pop game with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing home-made popsicles, from wholesome and healthy to indulgent delights. A chilled popsicle, grabbed and shared round languorously from the freezer on a boiling hot day is a simple, nostalgic pleasure. These juvenile treats have clearly not lost their appeal amongst fun-loving adults, and recent trends have seen these childish ices transformed into something far more sophisticated, with fresh natural ingredients and gourmet flavours. Adults and children alike will adore Coconut, Mango and Passion Fruit ice pops - a rainbow of colours and three of your five-a-day in the most enjoyable way. A stash of dairy-free Almond Milk, Honeycomb and Salted Chocolate Pops will always be welcome, while making Buttermilk, Rosewater, Raspberry and Pistachio Pops with whole raspberries set inside would be the most attractive end to any dinner party. It is remarkably easy to make these frozen treats at home, so stock up your freezer and have a posh popsicle ready for any occasion.
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    The Cake Decorating Bible (Hardback)

    Juliet Sear

    Squarely aimed at the home baker, "The Cake Decorating Bible" is the definitive guide to turning your cakes, cupcakes and biscuits into showstoppers. Juliet Sear is at the forefront of contemporary cake design with celebrities flocking to her Essex-based cake shop, Fancy Nancy. In this bible of a book, Juliet teaches all the basics of cake decoration - how to pipe buttercream, ice biscuits and use glitter and dyes to decorate cupcakes - before building up skills and confidence so that tiered cakes and chocolate ganaches can be whipped up in the blink of an eye. And alongside all Juliet's invaluable tips, cheats and troubleshooting advice for how to remedy 'cake-tastrophes' the book is packed with step-by-step photography of all the techniques and stunning shots of Juliet's inspiring designs.
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    The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook (Paperback)

    Sharon Lachendro

    The Gluten-Free Quick Breads Cookbook takes the waiting out of baking with 75 tantalising recipes that skip the yeast and embrace alternative wheat-free flours, providing freshly baked loaves in a fraction of the time. Simple enough to whip up on a weeknight, these breads require minimal prep work and no kneading - and every recipe relies on the author's special gluten-free flour blend, making them accessible to gluten-free baking enthusiasts and their friends and family members. With delightfully unexpected flavours like Trail Mix and Nutella Swirl, as well as beloved classics like Strawberry Rhubarb and Iced Gingerbread, this collection of recipes offers a bread for every palate and occasion. Bake a batch of Everything Bagel Mini Breads for a quick, on-the-go breakfast, or satisfy your sweet tooth with Snickerdoodle or Triple Chocolate Bread. Sharon Lachendro, founder of What the Fork Food Blog, guides you through each fast and flavourful recipe, sharing the tips and tools you need to create breads that come out moist and bursting with flavour every time. This book will have 75 recipes and 75 photographs.
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    The National Trust Book of Puddings (Hardback)

    Regula Ysewijn

    In the latest book in this bestselling series, food historian and cook Regula Ysewijn brings together 50 deliciously indulgent pudding recipes, from childhood favourites such as jam roly-poly and cornflake tart, to traditional British classics such as sticky toffee pudding and sherry trifle. There are recipes sourced from National Trust properties, such as St George's pudding, made for Churchill at Chartwell, or Waddesdon Christmas pudding, served to the Rothchild family during WWII. Other sweet treats include possets, steamed puddings, syllabubs and blancmange, as well the delightfully named Wet Nelly, Bedfordshire Clanger, Apple Dappy, Whim Wham and, of course, Spotted Dick. The book also includes recipes for the perfect sauces and custard to accompany your crumbles and tarts, making this the perfect book for anyone with a sweet tooth.
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Creamy cakes… gooey brownies… chocolatey cheesecakes and warm, fresh bread… sorry, where were we?! Discover for yourself the irresistible range of recipes in these must-have cookbooks, all of them dedicated to the mouth-watering world of baking and desserts.

Delicious indulgence

These brilliant cookbooks make whipping up beautiful bakes and desserts easy and effortless. You’ll be indulging in scrumptious cakes, bakes and treats in no time, and perhaps even sharing them with friends and family - if you’re willing to share! From Great British baking to exciting foreign fare, savour the flavours of perfect puds and flawless bakes with these stunning baking books and dessert cookbooks.

Become a baking buff

Master the art of baking with plenty of advice from famous faces, including the queen of baking herself, Mary Berry, as well as a variety of other cooking connoisseurs. Plus, discover how to expertly embellish a cake with our range of cake decorating books and find plenty of inspiration in our selection of gorgeous cake books.

Accommodate any lifestyle with lip-smacking recipes

Maintaining a vegan, vegetarian or gluten-, dairy- or wheat-free diet needn’t force you to avoid delicious desserts and bakes! Whatever your dietary requirements and preferences, you’re sure to find a baking book or dessert cookbook to suit your needs and delight your taste-buds. Browse our range today for the perfect cookbook for you.