Great British Bake Off: How to Bake

Great British Bake Off: How to Bake : The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets

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This delightful cookbook takes you through the baking challenges from the second series of the Great British Bake Off and shows you how to achieve baking perfection. Throughout the book, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are on hand with practical tips to help you bake perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies and teatime treats every time, as well as showing you how to tackle their 'technical challenges', as seen on the show.

There are more than 120 baking recipes in this book, including traditional British bakes and imaginative twists using classic ingredients, as well as the best contestant recipes from the series. There is plenty to challenge keen bakers here, from brandy snaps to elaborate pastries, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour, step-by-step photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 202 x 255 x 29mm | 1,254g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1849902682
  • 9781849902687
  • 18,016

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The Great British Bake Off is searching for the finest home bakers in Britain and this accompanying book shows you how to achieve baking perfection in the comfort of your kitchen.

Once you understand the baking basics, the possibilities are endless. To help you achieve a perfectly risen sponge, a crisp biscuit or the smoothest bread dough, this book guides you through foolproof recipes with simple step-by-step master classes. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood also offer fail-safe recipes from the series - their 'Technical Challenges' for classic bakes ranging from the elegant Battenburg Cake to bakery favourites Iced Fingers.

There are over 120 mouth-watering recipes to try including cakes, biscuits, breads, pies, tarts, patisserie, puddings and celebration cakes. Mary and Paul are on hand throughout the book offering practical tips, while amateur bakers also show-off their skills with the 'best of the bake-off'.

There are recipes here to challenge keen bakers as well as inspire baking novices. Beautiful and practical, this baking bible will soon become your most treasured cookbook.
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About Linda Collister

Love Productions is a UK-based independent production company. They make award-winning programmes for all the main UK broadcasters.

Mary Berry is the Queen of Cakes. Much-loved for her trusted recipes and experienced advice, she has been teaching the nation to bake for over 30 years. In 2004, Mary was voted Top 3 by BBC Good Food for 'Most Reliable Celebrity Cook Book' alongside Jamie Oliver and Delia Smith. Mary Berry's Baking Bible was published in 2009.

Paul Hollywood is one of the best known artisan bakers in the UK. His bestselling book 100 Great Breads was voted 'Top Bread and Pastry Book' in the English language by the Gourmand Academy.

Linda Collister is an experienced cook and baker, having trained at L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and Le Cordon Bleu in London. She is the author of a number of baking books, including The Great British Book of Baking.
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