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Cookbooks to inspire an Easter bake off.

Easter is the time to say yes to chocolate for breakfast, add a buttery hot cross bun to each morning tea and nod along to every offer of dessert. And there is one simple trick to indulging in all of these activities somewhat guilt-free: share the sugary love with friends and family. Whether it is an alternative gift to chocolate bunnies or a decadent cake to finish off a long lunch, here are some cookbooks to inspire a long weekend bake off that will surprise and delight fellow sweet tooths.

  • An original collection of over 110 recipes for sweets, bakes and desserts from the renowned food writer and chef, Yotam Ottolenghi.

  • Country Women's Association

    More traditional delights from the nation's favourite cooks.

  • In this inspiring and generous book, written with Richard Cornish, Phillippa shares more than 140 reliable recipes from Australia, New Zealand and beyond, gathered from family, friends and her travels. What’s more, she hands on her precious baking wisdom, from baker to baker, to guarantee you’ll enjoy all the rewards of successful home baking for your loved ones.

  • Much loved MasterChef guest and Country Women’s Association Champion, Merle Parrish shares her country-cooking secrets, tips and recipes in her stunning second book, Merle’s Country Show Baking and Other Favourites.

  • In The Cook's Table, Stephanie shares 25 of her favourite menus for entertaining family and friends, from special occasions such as Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day, to menus inspired by her travels in France, Italy, Turkey and Peru. This must-have guide to entertaining includes 130 new tried and tested recipes.

  • The classic book that launched a thousand cupcakes.

  • Jamie's Comfort Food is all about the food you really want to eat, made exactly how you like it. With this in mind, the book features ultimate versions of all-time favourites, and also introduces cherished dishes from countries around the world, providing a delicious recipe for every occasion.

  • This revised paperback edition celebrates ten years since this absolute classic baking bible was published and includes 20 new delicious recipes. As baker Nadine Ingram says 'If you only own one baking book in your life, make it this one!'

  • Indulge your inner chocoholic.

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