Bake: Essential Companion

Bake: Essential Companion

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A book for a lifetime of baking In Bake, expert baker and pastry chef Alison Thompson shares with you everything she knows about baking. Alison includes all her absolute favourite recipes for breads, pastries, cakes, muffins, scones, biscuits and slices, and desserts. There's even a section including gluten-free options. Many of these recipes she's been baking for years, refining and perfecting them until they produce consistently outstanding results. With detailed information on techniques, equipment and ingredients, and simple step-by-step instructions, this book really is the baker's bible. In clear, accessible language, Alison demystifies many of the more complex baking techniques. If you've never dared to make your own croissants or bake a four-tiered layer cake, fear no longer - whether you're a beginner keen to roll up your sleeves, or a passionate life-long baker, you'll produce stunning results every time with these mouth-watering recipes. 'Baking is so satisfying; we learn new skills each time we try a new recipe. But best of all, baking brings us together, both in the kitchen and at the table - I love watching the smiles as people take their first mouthful and eat with joy.' - Alisonshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 210 x 251 x 33mm | 1,385g
  • Penguin Books Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0143203673
  • 9780143203674
  • 105,302

About Alison Thompson

Alison Thompson has been baking since the age of seven, so it was only natural that she chose a career in the kitchen. Alison has worked with the world's finest pastry chefs in Melbourne and London, such as Philippa Sibley and Mich Turner, and has spent time at the famed Little Venice Cake Company in the UK. She has travelled throughout Europe, carrying out extensive research into the origins and evolution of various cakes, pastries and desserts. Alison now runs her own busy cake-making business in the Yarra Valley, just outside Melbourne, and works as a consultant pastry chef. In 2010 Alison published her first book, Macaron, celebrating her love affair with the delicate French sweet; this was soon followed by Bake and then Popsicle, an inspiring collection of ice-creams and sorbets. Sweet is Alison's latest book, in which she shares her all-time favourite dessert more

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