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  • Published: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849905893
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99
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The Great British Bake Off: How to Avoid a Soggy Bottom and Other Secrets to Achieving a Good Bake


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The perfect gift for every baker - everything you need to know about baking from The Great British Bake Off team.

An invaluable baking companion, this beautiful hardback is part gift, part baking reference, and full of practical baking advice, the history of baking as well as fascinating trivia.

If you have ever wanted to know the difference between a Devonish and Cornish Cream Tea, why shortbread is the Queen of Biscuits and the origins behind the Victoria Sandwich, this book will give you the historical context behind our favourite British bakes.

But more than that, this book will also help you to improve your baking, with a more in-depth guide to techniques than you'll find in recipe books. How to stop the fruit from sinking in the cake batter, how to avoid a domed top on your sponge cake and how to achieve the perfect cross on your Hot Cross Bun.

Baking Basics is a light-hearted but informative guide to the science of baking to give you a thorough understanding of the process as well as the ingredients, while the Troubleshooting section will become an invaluable reference.

And there is lots of competition facts, figures and trivia from The Great British Bake Off itself.

  • Pub date: 15 February 2013
  • ISBN: 9781849905893
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 224
  • RRP: $27.99
Categories:

About the Author

Gerard Baker

Gerard Baker is an author and broadcaster who specialises in British food culture and history. He has worked for the seminal BBC Radio Four Food Programme since 1996 and has been a columnist on a number of national titles including The Times, BBC Good Food and the Kitchen Garden.

Gerard has appeared in a number of television series, most regularly with the Hairy Bikers. He has degrees in both science and history which give him a unique perspective on our baking heritage. Other books published by Gerard Baker include Mrs Beeton: How to Cook.


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