Food & Drink

Baking & Dessert Cookbooks

  • CK2663
    • £3.99
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • TWMC
    Martha Collison
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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.
  • BBIY
    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'!
  • QSEC
    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.

    There is also plenty of practical advice on working with chocolate.
  • CPCB
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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.
  • NTMG
    Keda Black
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • BIBP
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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!
  • CRDM
    Chetna Makan
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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.
  • MGCH
    Lene Knudsen
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    It seems that our customers have really taken to the mug cake phenomenon - copies of the book Mug Cakes (product code: MUGC) have been selling like, well... hot cakes. So, to treat you to something just as tasty, we're delighted to bring you Mug Cakes: Chocolate, a mouth-watering collection of mug cake recipes to satisfy those gooey chocolate cravings.

    Requiring just a mug, mere spoonfuls of ingredients, a microwave and only seconds of preparation time, the book provides recipes to indulge all your chocolate fantasies. From the melt-in-the-middle Dulce de Leche to the heavenly Dark Chocolate Fondant, each of the recipes are delicious and great for both indulging in alone or sharing... if you're feeling friendly enough to share, of course.

    Whether you want to impress your friends, try something new or just need to satisfy your sweet tooth, Mug Cakes Chocolate's helpful, step-by-step instructions and scrummy photography will provide all the inspiration you need - all there is to add is a serious hankering for some chocolate.
  • MGMS
    Mima Sinclair
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    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!

    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!
  • HMEM
    Kate Doran
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    In this incredible cookbook, Kate Doran brings to life the recipes and stories that have made her blog, www.thelittleloaf.com, so popular.

    Featuring 100 classic treats that will remind you of your childhood, many of which have been reinvented with an irresistible home-made twist - including peanut butter jammie dodgers, triple chocolate caterpillar cake and peach melba baked Alaska.
  • BIBD
    (1)
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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!
  • AAITN
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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!

  • AKYZB
    Yotam Ottolenghi
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    Vegetables have moved from the side dish to the main plate, grains celebrated with colour and flair. It's a revolution that is bold, inspiring and ever-expanding. Yotam Ottolenghi's Plenty changed the way people cook and eat. Its focus on vegetable dishes, with the emphasis on flavour, original spicing and freshness of ingredients, caused a revolution not just in this country, but the world over. Plenty More picks up where Plenty left off, with 120 more dazzling vegetable-based dishes, this time organised by cooking method. Grilled, baked, simmered, cracked, braised or raw, the range of recipe ideas is stunning. With recipes including Alphonso mango and curried chickpea salad, Membrillo and stilton quiche, Buttermilk-crusted okra, Lentils, radicchio and walnuts with manuka honey, Seaweed, ginger and carrot salad, and even desserts such as Baked rhubarb with sweet labneh and Quince poached in pomegranate juice, this is the cookbook that everyone has been waiting for.
  • AOAMN
    Itamar Srulovich
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    Our day is marked by what comes out of the pastry section, and there's always something good on the way: sticky buns full of cherries and pistachios in the morning; a loaf of rich dough rolled with chocolate, hazelnuts and cinnamon that has been proving since dawn and comes out of the oven fresh for elevenses. Lunch is a crisp, crumbly shell of pastry filled with spiced lamb or burnt aubergine, and at teatime there are cheesecakes and fruit cakes, small cakes and massive cookies - so many cakes that it's hard to choose one. (There's no need to worry, whatever you choose will be great!) After dinner there might be poached peaches with roses or something more traditional, sweet and salty Knafe drenched in orange blossom syrup, or maybe just a small piece of fresh marzipan. There's something sweet, something in the oven for everyone, all day long - welcome to Honey & Co.
  • AREET
    Sara Lewis
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    No matter what your sweet tooth may be craving, Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook: 200 Cakes & Bakes contains a selection of 200 tasty recipes for all kinds of baked treats. With this complete guide to all things cake, you'll be able to bake everything from simple, delicious biscuits such as Chocolate & Cinnamon Shortbread Fingers and Coconut & Pistachio Fridge Cookies for your family to the impressive Apricot & Orange Swiss Roll and Chocolate & Hazelnut Meringue Gateau to impress guests.Every recipe is accompanied by a full-page colour photograph and clever variations and new ideas to give you over 200 delectable goodies to choose from. Check out some of the other titles in the series: 200 5:2 Diet Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63347-1) 200 Family Slow Cooker Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63057-9) 200 Halogen Oven Recipes (ISBN 978-0-600-63344-0) 200 One Pot Meals (ISBN 978-0-600-63339-6) 200 Pasta Dishes (ISBN 978-0-600-63334-1) 200 Super Soups (ISBN 978-0-600-63343-3) 200 Veggie Feasts (ISBN 978-0-600-63337-2)
  • TFFQ
    Historic Royal Palaces
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    Is there anything more quintessentially British than a good cup of tea and a delectable cake? Inspired by the rich heritage of London's most iconic royal palaces, Tea Fit for a Queen is a regal collection of charming recipes inspired by the UK's royal heritage sites.

    From delicious tarts to scones, champagne cocktails, sandwiches and much more, this handy-size hardback offers a wealth of recipes for classy nibbles, while also providing an overview of each palace from which the recipes are inspired.

    Filled with stunning photographs and published in association with Historic Royal Palaces, you can be sure that these tasty recipes get the royal seal of approval. The Coronation Chicken Finger Rolls and Carrot Cakes with Butter Cream certainly got a big thumbs up from Book People staff.
  • AANIK
    Linda Collister
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    From Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread, "The Great British Book of Baking" takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history - Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country - the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage. Narrative features explore the regions and showcase the real people behind this hugely popular culinary trend. Recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, make up the chapters of this timely and beautiful book. Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie, with flans, rolls, breads and all manner of luxurious cakes in between. Learn how to make perfect puff pastry, the secrets to traditional hand-raised pies and discover the original recipe for West Country lardy cakes. Throughout the series, ten contestants will battle it out to be crowned Britain's Best Baker. They will face a series of challenges to test their baking skills to the max, and these recipes are included in the book. Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of "The Great British Book of Baking" time and time again as it serves up the very best recipes from around the British Isles.