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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.
In this nostalgic paean to his baking career, Great British Baking Show judge Hollywood (A Baker's Life) offers up a delectable jaunt through his favorite classic British and American bakes. While the book is loaded with easy-to-follow recipes for a raft of familiar treats, Hollywood's "real passion," bread baking, is where his collection shines. In addition to British standards like soft white barm cakes and bin lids (rolls who get their name from a resemblance to the tops of trash cans), Hollywood also delivers recipes for raised loaves and flatbreads from around the world, including a light and fragrant orange brioche, and a sesame seed-topped Greek lagana, an homage to the years Hollywood spent in Cyprus. Pizza and doughnut recipes abound, including, notably, a prosciutto and mushroom pizza, and decadent chocolate-filled doughnuts drizzled with, yes, more chocolate ("If you're trying to lose some weight," Hollywood advises, "look away now!"). American classics get a nod in such offerings as a key lime pie and Baked Alaska, while British desserts are given their rightful due via, among other mouthwatering recipes, a date- and toffee-enriched sticky toffee pudding. Equally pleasing are the step-by-step photos provided alongside Hollywood's no-nonsense advice: "Just read the recipe all the way through beforehand and you'll be absolutely fine." Fans will eat this up.