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A major new talent in food writing, from the publishers of Nigella Lawson: Great British Bake Off finalist, Guardian and Elle columnist, Ruby Tandoh. A joyful, passionate baking book that focuses on flavour, not frippery, and rediscovers the simple pleasures of baking.

A joyful, passionate baking book from the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of Eat Up.
‘Must. Have. Now’ Marie Claire

Crumb is about flavour, first and foremost – a celebration of the simple joy of baking. Ruby’s recipes delight in new tastes and combinations, as well as the rediscovery of old favourites, to create food that is exciting without ceremony or pretence.

In a delicious blend of practicality and creativity, Ruby encourages novices and seasoned bakers alike to roll up their sleeves and bake – even if they don’t have the proper equipment or know-how.

From Lemon & Marzipan Cupcakes and Rye Caraway Bagels, Rose & Burnt Honey Florentines, Croissants and Custard Doughnuts, to Butternut Squash & Mozzarella Tartlets and Sticky Toffee Pudding, these are recipes that will quickly become some of your best loved.

With writing to be savoured as much as the recipes, tips and techniques to guide you and plenty of ideas for variations, this is a baking book to be inspired by, to read and cherish.


beautifully presented, with bold print and good illustrations...an authoritative cookbook with excellent recipes

Daily Express

if it's baking pure and simple you're after, then toothsome Ruby Tandoh has produced the excellent Crumb

Kathryn Hughes, Guardian

A treat

BBC Good Food Magazine

Must. Have. Now

Marie Claire UK

This lovely, chunky hymn to baking gently takes the fear out of such things ganaches and water-baths

Ain Finlayson and Kate Saunders, Saga Magazine

If I were teaching Baking 101 I would have this on top of my list for recommended reading

United Cakedom (Blog)

It is one of the most informed baking books I have ever read. Perfect for a new baker!

United Cakedom (Blog)

Our favourite Bake Off contestant ever

We Love Pop

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Formats & editions

  • Hardback


    October 1, 2014

    Chatto & Windus

    336 pages

    RRP $45.00

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  • EBook


    September 25, 2014

    Vintage Digital

    336 pages

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