BAKE: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics (Hardcover)

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Are you obsessed with The Great British Baking Show? Do you dream of a Paul Hollywood handshake? The master baker himself has a new cookbook, Bake: My best ever recipes for the classics, which includes more than 80 recipes for sweet and savory dishes, how-to photos, and beautiful photographs. Recipes range from simple cookies to complex cakes and everything in between (pies, pizzas, and, of course, bread). On your marks…get set…bake!

— Genevieve



The ultimate baking book from internationally beloved baker Paul Hollywood, judge of The Great British Baking Show.

In BAKE, Paul Hollywood shares his best ever recipes for classic bakes: cakes, biscuits and cookies, breads and flatbreads, pizza and doughnuts, pastries and pies, and showstopping desserts. From classic cakes like Victoria Sandwich and Chocolate Fudge Cake, through brilliant breads like foolproof Sourdough, to savoury and sweet pastries like Sausage Rolls and Danish Pastries, these are the only recipes you’ll need to create perfectly delicious bakes time and time again.

With more years as a professional baker than he’d care to remember and over 10 years judging the best baking show on TV, Paul has created, tested and tasted a huge number of bakes. He has also traveled widely and learnt so much about the craft he loves. For Paul, one of the most joyful things about baking is how it evolves as we discover new techniques, ingredients and influences. As our knowledge improves, so do our recipes.

Paul combines every tip and trick he has learned together with his incredible technical know-how to create the ultimate collection of incredible bakes.

About the Author

The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood has shot to fame with his role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. He worked as Head Baker at exclusive hotels including Cliveden and the Dorchester and he went on to launch The Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company, which now supplies Waitrose among others. / @hollywoodbaker

Praise For…

“Fans will eat this up.” —Publishers Weekly

“American fans of Bake Off will recognize some of these decidedly English cakes and sweets, such as the Victoria sandwich. Those who lean away from cakes and sugary pastries will nevertheless find themselves entranced with Hollywood's aromatic cheesy bread, rich with Parmesan, cheddar, and brie. Chapatis, pitas, and tortillas are just a few international doughs that expand the book's outlook beyond North Atlantic traditions.” —Booklist

“Combines practicality with inspiration. [Hollywood] explains the basic techniques for all kind of breads, cakes and pastries, with steps and great photographs alongside delicious recipes. He also explains how to avoid common pitfalls, and the tricks that work. Best of all, he explains why--so it all suddenly makes sense.” —BBC Good Food Magazine on HOW TO BAKE

“The greatest expert in the history of British television.” —The Guardian

“Paul Hollywood is passionate about busting the myths that surround baking, sharing his finely honed skills, and showing that with the right guidance, anybody can achieve success time afer time.” —Sunday Telegraph on HOW TO BAKE

"Beautifully illustrated with color photos, these are easy-to-follow recipes with charming anecdotes from a trusted baker." - Shelf Awareness for Readers (starred review)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781635579291
ISBN-10: 1635579295
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Publication Date: July 19th, 2022
Pages: 304
Language: English