Great British Bake Off: How to Bake
The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets
The cookbook to accompany the second series of The Great British Bake Off, with more than 120 delicious baking recipes, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's 'technical challenges' and the best contestants' recipes. Plus an exclusive digital booklet of the finalists' recipes.
Ten new amateur bakers are ready to rise to the Great British Bake Off challenge. While they don their aprons, adjust to their new ovens and get used to baking in a tent, this book takes you through the challenges from the series and shows you how to achieve baking perfection.
Throughout the book, Mary and Paul are on hand with expert advice and practical tips to help you create perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies and teatime treats every time. Each chapter begins with a specific baking skill, which, once mastered, allows you to tackle Mary and Paul's technical challenges with confidence - can you make perfect puff pastry? Try Paul's recipe for croissants. Have you mastered the creamed sponge? Take up Mary's chocolate and vanilla Battenberg challenge.
There are over 120 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 baguettes, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.
To ensure that the final result isn't revealed before the winner is announced, all How to Bake book buyers will receive an exclusive digital booklet of the finalists' recipes at the end of the series. More details about the digital booklet to follow.