Baking recipes

Chilled Marbled Raspberry Cheesecake

Chilled Marbled Raspberry Cheesecake

Chilled Marbled Raspberry Cheesecake recipe excerpted from Entertaining with Mary Berry. Photography by Georgia Glynn Smith.

Entertaining with Mary BerryIn this extra-special updated edition of Mary Berry’s popular entertaining cookbook, Mary makes cooking for gatherings of family and friends easy, with over 160 recipes that work well for both small and large parties.

Lavish new photography and bonus festive recipes make this edition a precious self-purchase or an ideal gift for any Mary fan. You’ll discover how Mary cooks for her family and friends during the Christmas party season, and for other occasions and celebrations throughout the year. Timeless guidance and expert tips will help you cater successfully on a small scale for dinners and lunches around a table, or on a larger scale for drinks parties, buffets and teatime.

Adapting quantities is made easy. Recipes provide two sets of ingredients for serving either 6 or 12 guests, plus there is new advice on how to scale up recipes for any number.

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St. Clement’s Cake

St. Clement's Cake

St. Clement’s Cake, excerpted from Artisan Home Baking by Julian Day, with recipes from Meg Rivers. Photography by Steve Painter

Artisan Home Baking by Julian Day, with recipes from Meg Rivers.A light Victoria Sponge, gooey Chocolate Fudge Brownies, and a sweet Treacle Tart are all delicious treats that do so much more than satisfy your appetite. They bring together loved ones, help celebrate occasions, and, most of all, evoke pleasant memories of when these sumptuous treats first passed your lips. In this delightful collection of bakes, you’ll find classic recipes that are at the heart of home baking; this is the essence of the Meg Rivers bakery, to create traditional cakes, cookies, tarts, and puddings to cherish and enjoy.

Nestled in the English countryside, the bakery started its life when Meg wanted to make cakes for her family that not only tasted good but were also fresh and wholesome. Soon—after her popularity grew at home and abroad—the bakery was born and, now, its mail-order treats travel all around the world for everyone to savour.

If you’ve been searching for the comforting, traditional bakes that are guaranteed to put a smile on your face, look no further than these marvellous recipes.

Artisan Home Baking: Wholesome and delicious recipes for cakes and other bakes is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Macaron Cake

Macaron Cake

Macaron Cake, excerpted from Naked Cakes by Hannah Miles. Photography by Steve Painter © Ryland Peters & Small. Used with permission from the publisher.

Naked Cakes by Hannah Miles, published by Ryland Peters & SmallHere you will find recipes and decoration ideas for exquisitely beautiful cakes. While in previous years the fashion had been for cakes to be encased in fondant and decorated in a fancy style, there is now an established trend for stripping cakes back, and decorating them more simply with edible flowers and vibrant berries or using different shades of batter to make the cake itself the star attraction.

Whether you want to create Vintage Elegance, Rustic Style, Romantic Charm, Chic Simplicity or Dramatic Effect, or make something to represent the Changing Seasons, you’ll find the perfect recipe and design here. Choose from floral cakes such as Rose Petal Cake, zingy citrus bakes such as Clementine Cakes and luxurious berry fruit offerings including Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle Cakes.

There are plenty of ideas to tempt the sophisticated nut-lover and chocoholic, such as Chocolate Chestnut Cake, Hazelnut Harvest Cake, and Pistachio Layer Cake. These cakes are not for every day—they are special treats and perfect for birthdays, weddings and other celebrations all year round. (more…)

The Incredible Lemon Pie

The Incredible Lemon Pie

The Incredible Lemon Pie, Big Mamma Cucina Popolare

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare puts a clever contemporary spin on tradition featuring more than 120 delicious, easy-to-prepare, imaginative recipes.

Created in collaboration with one of the most exciting and successful Italian restaurant groups in the world, the dishes in this vibrant and accessible book include true classics such as Risotto alla Milanese and Tiramisù, while others reflect the most creative Italian food today, with such intriguingly named dishes as Burrata Flower Power and Double Choco Love

The one thing that unites them all is that everything enjoys a fresh and modern twist—making this the perfect collection of recipes for a new generation of food lovers and Italophiles.

Big Mamma Cucina Popolare: Contemporary Italian Recipes is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Super Moist Banana Bread 

Super Moist Banana Bread

Super Moist Banana Bread, All the Love by Jennifer Tylee Lee and Anisha Patel, MD, MSPH (Workman). Copyright © 2019. Photographs by Erin Scott.

Half the Sugar, All the Love

Would you feed your child a candy bar for breakfast? Of course not. And yet today our children routinely consume three times the recommended daily allowance of added sugar, which puts them at an unprecedented risk for type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, excess weight, and even nonalcoholic fatty liver disease.

Half the Sugar, All the Love is here to help, with 100 doctor-approved recipes that cut the sugar (by half—or more!) without sacrificing the flavours our families love. It’s an eye-opening education, a program of healthy eating, and a cookbook chock-full of easy, delicious recipes all in one. Pass the breakfast bars!

Half the Sugar, All the Love: 100 Easy, Low-Sugar Recipes for Every Meal of the Day is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca.

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Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages

Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions, Photography by Rebecca Lindamood.

Rebecca Lindamood, author of Not Your Mama’s Canning Book, is here to teach you how to make fluffy, golden, perfectly-crusted breads with beginner-friendly doughs that ease you into the wonderful world of baking. With recipes that cut down on prep and carefully guide you through proofing, rolling, and rising techniques, you don’t need to be a professional―or even an amateur―to dive in and quickly start wowing everyone with your loaves, rolls, twists, and more!

Ready, Set, Dough!

Learn to perfect classic dough recipes such as one-hour whole wheat bread, buttery soft pretzels, or delicious bagels. Indulge in fun flavours with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Pinwheel Rolls, Pretzel-wrapped Little Smoked Sausages, Jalapeño Cheddar Cornbread, or Detroit-Style Pizza. With nine easy, foundational dough recipes and 75+ tasty variations to try from there, Ready, Set, Dough! will transform you into a bread-baking master.

Ready, Set, Dough!: Beginner Breads for All Occasions is available at Amazon.com an Amazon.ca.

 

 

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Fresh Fruit Christmas Log

Fresh Fruit Christmas Log

Fresh Fruit Christmas Log, Le Cordon Bleu Chocolate Bible, Photography by Le Cordon Bleu

Discover a world where chocolate is king, where this most versatile of ingredients are transformed into luscious cakes, tarts, mousses iced desserts, drinks, biscuits and sweets. Here is the ultimate collection of tempting classics as well as a selection of new and original creations. (more…)

Raspberry Swirl Meringues

Raspberry Swirl Meringues

Raspberry Swirl Meringues, Pastry Love: A Baker’s Journal of Favorite Recipes by Joanne Chang, Photography by Kristin Teig.

When I received this book, I hugged it. I owe an extraordinary debt of gratitude to Joanne Chang. Her books have guided me through multiple baking exploits.

Joanne Chang Pastry LoveTo uninformed first-timers, she is a James Beard award-winning baker best known for her eight acclaimed Flour bakeries in Boston. Chang has published two books based on the offerings at Flour, such as her famous sticky buns, but Pastry Love is her most personal and comprehensive book yet.

It includes 125 dessert recipes for many things she could never serve in the setting of a bakery—for example, items that are best served warm or with whipped cream on top. Nothing makes Chang happier than baking and sharing treats with others, and that passion comes through in every recipe, such as Strawberry Slab Pie, Mocha Chip Cookies, and Malted Chocolate Cake. The recipes start off easy such as Lemon Sugar Cookies and build up to showstoppers like Passion Fruit Crepe Cake.

Joanne Chang is a gifted raconteuse. She revels in the details. Her books are disciplined and have a necessary efficiency. She is unashamed in her pursuit of baking excellence.

Pastry Love includes master lessons and essential techniques for making pastry cream, lemon curd, puff pastry, and more, all of which make this book a must-have for beginners and expert home bakers alike. (more…)

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Banana Bread, The New Way to Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi, Photography by Holly Wulff Petersen.

Unlock a whole new world of flavour with Benjamina Ebuehi’s signature cakes. Inspired by her journey to The Great British Bake Off and beyond, Benjamina’s groundbreaking recipes put flavour at the forefront by letting the star ingredients—toasted nuts, fragrant spices, bold herbs and ripe fruit—do all the work. Creations like Plum & Black Pepper Cake, Masala-Chai Carrot Cake and Peanut Butter Banana Bread are as impressive as they are simple. Beautiful, minimal finishing touches make a big impact, highlighting the exciting ingredients within.

These irresistible treats will amaze your friends and family as easily as they will spice up your week. Full of beautiful, of-the-moment cakes with unforgettable flavours, The New Way to Cake brings out the best baker in everyone.

The New Way to Cake: Simple Recipes with Exceptional Flavor is available at Amazon.com and Indigo. (more…)

The Chocolate Cake

Chocolate Cake, Canal Hosue Cook Something, Photography by Christopher Hirsheimer

Canal House’s Melissa Hamilton and Christopher Hirsheimer are home cooks writing about home cooking for other home cooks. From a lifetime of making dinner every single night, they’ve edited their experience down to the essentials: 300 simple recipes that reveal the building blocks of all good cooking guaranteed to make you a better cook. (more…)