Tis the season to bake! Whether you’re looking for a gift for a foodie friend or family member, or you just want to update your collection and impress your friends with your cake-making skills this festive season, we’ve sought out the best baking books you can go out and buy right now. Pudding anyone?
Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect – Mary Berry
The undisputed Queen of cakes is back with another collection of mouth-watering recipes with an easy step by step guide of how to make them. With over 100 new recipes, this book offers a selection of main courses, side dishes and of course desserts and tea time cakes.
Great British Bakeoff: Christmas
Another Great British Bakeoff cookbook is out, but this time it’s a Christmas special. Featuring a wide selection of recipes, this book offers moderns twists on old fashion favourites, traditional English puddings and glam canapés for your Christmas party.
A Lighter Way to Bake – Lorraine Pascale
She won us over with her first book, Baking Made Easy, and now Lorraine Pascale is back with this gem, showing us how to bake with lighter ingredients. A good addition for the post-Christmas diet, when you don’t want to give up the cakes entirely but indulge without the guilt!
Scandinavian Baking: Loving Baking at Home – Trine Hahnemann
There’s really no debate, Scandinavia is home to some of the world’s finest bakers. This is a cookbook for the home, one that allows you to enjoy the warm and cosy feeling of home baking and to share amongst friends and family over endless cups of tea.
All Things Sweet – Rachel Allen
Bestselling author and Irish TV Chef, Rachel Allen is back with another stunning collection of sweet recipes. With over 100 recipes to choose from, you can make something for everyday comfort, a dessert to impress at your next dinner party or a celebration cake.
The Baker’s Daughter – Louise Johncox
Coming from a long line of baker’s, Louise shares her father’s recipes and her family favourites in this stunning book filled with beautiful imagery, childhood memories and pearls of wisdom passed down from her father, a retired Masterbaker.
By Karen Athwal