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10 Brilliant Baking Books for all the Family

Gooey brownies... chocolatey cheesecakes... delicious crumbles and mouth-watering cakes... sorry, where were we?! These baking books showcase a range of recipes for drool-worthy desserts and other baked delights that you and the kids are sure to love! See below for 10 brilliant baking books for all the family.

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1. Nadiya's Bake Me a Story

  • £12.39
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Nadiya Hussain

A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, you'll find scrumptious stories and delectable bakes that are guaranteed to delight the whole family in Nadiya Hussain's innovative baking book. Great for exciting children about getting involved in the kitchen, you can make yummy butter-bean patties whilst enjoying the tale of Jack and the Bean-Patty Stalk; meet Ruby-Red and the Three Bears before making your own very-berry muffins; join Rapunzel on an adventure and then make her carrot and nutmeg cookies, and lots more! Packed with fun and vibrancy, this book is a wonderful celebration of sharing food and stories. 

2. Mug Cakes: Chocolate

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Lene Knudsen

For a simple, fun and fantastic pud, you can't go wrong with a mug cake! This delectable dessert book is full of gooey chocolatey goodness and each recipe requires just a mug, a few ingredients, a microwave and seconds of preparation time. Cater for all your family's chocolate fantasies, from melt-in-the-middle Dulce de Leche to a heavenly Dark Chocolate Fondant, perfect for savouring alone or for sharing (if you're willing to share!). With step-by-step instructions and gorgeous photography, this book will provide all the know-how you and the kids will need to indulge in a chocolatey treat!

3. Free-From Desserts

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Julia Thomas

Maintaining a wheat-, gluten- or dairy-free diet needn't force you to skip dessert! This beautiful cookbook offers over 100 divine dessert recipes that are suitable for those with a food allergy or intolerance. You'll find an assortment of dessert delights, including puddings, pastries, ice creams and cakes, all without butter, cream or wheat flour. Perfect for making any sweet treat healthier and easier to digest, this is a wonderful book for any home cook and their family.

4. Homemade Memories

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Kate Doran

In this unforgettable cookbook, Kate Doran brings to life the recipes and stories that have made her blog, The Little Loaf, so popular. The book features 100 timeless treats that will remind you of your childhood, many of which have been reinvented with an irresistible homemade twist. Take a tasty trip down memory lane and share retro recipes with your family, including Peanut Butter Jammie Dodgers, Triple Chocolate Caterpillar Cake and Peach Melba Baked Alaska.

5. Have Your Cake and Eat It

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Mich Turner

Discover how you can have your cake and eat it guilt-free with this carefully-selected collection of recipes for healthier and more nutritious cakes and bakes. The recipes make use of alternatives to gluten, fats, sugars and dairy, providing tempting ideas for cakes, cookies, cupcakes, meringues, muffins and bars. Perfect for accommodating any diet or lifestyle, the book features scrumptious photography and step-by-step instructions suitable for everyone from beginner bakers to baking buffs, ideal for all the family.

6. The Bumper Book of Kids' Birthday Cakes

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Women's Weekly

In this lively baking book, discover a variety of imaginative, fun and crazy kids' birthday cakes that the whole family will marvel at! You'll find a bumper selection of themed cakes in this colourful cookbook, including fantasy, adventure, animal, playtime and number cakes for kids of all ages. Any birthday party will be legendary with one of these cakes as the centrepiece!

7. Cheesecake

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Hannah Miles

The humble cheesecake has evolved hugely since its invention in Ancient Greece. Experiment with brand new flavour combinations, such as salted honey, or try a more exotic favourite, such as Japanese cherry blossom. Perfect for special occasions and lazy afternoons alike, this stunning cookbook has a recipe for every situation. With enough cheesecake to fill your family's wildest dreams, this book is essential for dessert devotees!


8. Mary Berry's Baking Bible

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Mary Berry

With over 60 years of baking experience, Bake Off legend Mary Berry brings us an assortment of over 250 fool-proof recipes. This timeless classic belongs on everyone's bookshelves; from novice baker to master chef, we all need a bit of Berry wisdom to guide us through the kitchen. Illustrations, full-colour photographs and handy tips accompany this definitive collection, making it an iconic staple of the baking world and essential for every family home.

9. Mug Crumbles

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Christelle Huet-Gomez

A crumble can fix a surprising amount of problems in life, but who has time to wait patiently by the oven door? This mouth-watering book features 30 crumbles that you and the family can whip up in less than 5 minutes! The ultimate comfort food is only a few tablespoons and a microwave away with these easy-to-follow recipes. Suitable for even the most apprehensive bakers, mug crumbles are simple to prepare, but seriously scrummy!


10. Usborne Children's Book of Baking Cakes

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Abigail Wheatley

For homemade treats guaranteed to please, look no further than this bright baking book! Easy-to-follow recipes are accompanied by charming illustrations in a gorgeous recipe book that will show kids how to make yummy cupcakes, mouth-watering muffins, brilliant brownie bites and much more. The book also offers tips for decorating and wrapping boxes and jars to make perfect pressies.


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