Food & Drink

Baking & Dessert Cookbooks

  • BLPH
    Paul Hollywood
    • £8.99
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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.
  • SLTD
    Chloe Timms
    • £4.99
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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.
  • MCRM
    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.
  • BMAS 5 years +
    Nadiya Hussain
    5 years +
    • £5.99
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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.
  • HYCK
    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.
  • BIBP
    • £3.99
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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!
  • NTMG
    Keda Black
    • £2.99
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    All the Mug Cakes books we've sold so far have sold like, well, hot cakes and now you can make these easy-to-bake treats even more delicious with the addition of Nutella.

    Packed full of tasty recipes, this book shows you how to add Nutella into the bakes. All easy and quick to make, the recipes also come with the added bonus of there being hardly any washing up.

    As well as cakes in a mug, there are step-by-step instructions for making cookies and sweet treats.
  • HMEM
    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.
  • CK2663
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    Everyone loves a slice of cheesecake to round off a delicious meal and this book from Hannah Miles presents 60 classic and original recipes for this tasty dessert.

    From tropical coconut to raspberry ripple and chocolate toffee crunch to toasted marshmallow, you'll find something incredible. One of the oldest desserts in existence, you can trace cheesecakes right back to ancient Greece. This book shows you how to make classics, fruity versions, bakes inspired by your favourite chocolate bars and even gourmet recipes including creme brulee and salted honey.

    There are also party cheesecakes that will delight a crowd and even international sensations like Japanese cherry blossom and Italian tiramisu.
  • MALO
    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!
  • JMSW
    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.
  • TWMC
    Martha Collison
    • £5.99
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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.
  • PBCR
    Ryland Peters & Small
    • £4.99
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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!
  • TCAK
    Lisa Faulkner
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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!
  • MYCC
    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.
  • FFDS
    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 wheat flour.

    A brilliant book for anyone who wants to make sweet treats that are healthier and more digestible.
  • TBFC
    • £8.99
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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.
  • BBIY
    Richard Burr
    (2)
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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'!
  • QSEC
    Olga Carryer
    • £2.99
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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.

    There is also plenty of practical advice on working with chocolate.
  • PMBC
    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.
  • CK2626
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    Make a children's birthday even more magical with these amazing cakes. They range from owls and rabbits to fire engines, dinosaurs and daisies.

    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.
  • CDLC
    Martin Chiffers
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    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.

    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!
  • CRDM
    Chetna Makan
    (1)
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    Great British Bake Off semi-finalist Chetna Makan provides you with a number of show-stopping recipes that mix spices, herbs and Indian ingredients with traditional Western baked favourites in this brilliant baking book.

    From sponge cakes with cardamom and coffee filling to puff pastry bites with fenugreek paneer and swirly bread rolled with citrusy coriander, the book is full of exotic and extraordinary creations.

    There is detailed information on all the spices used and the book also includes recipes for beautiful breads and small savouries.
  • BIBD
    (1)
    • £3.99
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    Bolster your bread-making skills - and make Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry proud - with Bake it Better: Bread, a book from the experts at the Great British Bake Off.

    Whether you're new to baking and making bread or want to develop your skills further, this is a book bursting with scrumptious and tried-and-tested recipes. Many of the breads are accompanied by photos so you know exactly what you're aiming for as you set yourself on your journey to becoming a star baker.

    With traditional classics and those with a contemporary twist to enjoy, this is a baking book that will quickly become your bread and butter when it comes to making delicious baked goods!