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  • Published: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473511729
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336


The Baking Book

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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.

  • Pub date: 25 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473511729
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Ruby Tandoh

Ruby Tandoh entered Great British Bake Off aged just twenty. She quickly impressed with her creative approach to ingredients and flavour taking precedence over decoration. Ruby subsequently wrote a weekly food column for the Guardian for two years, has written columns for British ELLE and has made documentaries for BBC Radio 4. Her first book, Crumb, was published in 2014. She spends her time in Southend-on-Sea cooking, eating and watching Take Me Out.

She can be found at @rubytandoh

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Praise for Crumb

“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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