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Two New Books for Budding Home Bakers

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Two New Books for Budding Home Bakers

Bakers prepare for two new and exciting editions to add to your library that will take you to both sides of the baking spectrum, as well as both sides of the English Channel.

From the refined French patisserie of pastry chef Melanie Dupuis to the robust and historical depths of the much loved traditional British pudding by Regula Ysewijn, these books have got it covered.

That just leaves you to decide whether you want to re-live the joys of childhood with a jam roly poly or impress with homemade macarons.

Happy baking!

Pride and Pudding: The History of British Puddings, Savoury and Sweet Hardcover

by Regula Ysewijn (Author)

Nothing quite says Britain like good old fashioned puddings. Whether you've fallen in love with a steamed jam roly poly or a hearty steak and kidney pudding this novel book will furnish you their history as well as how to make them.

Author, Regula Ysewijn has meticulously updated over 80 traditional pudding recipes contained within, from sweet to savoury, in such a way to appeal to modern cooks.

Beautiful photography and insight are given into each pudding, from haggis to the iconic Christmas pudding, all enjoy a makeover and their moment in the spotlight.

On Shelf: 7 Apr 2016
Available here

Patisserie (Kindle Edition)

by Mélanie Dupuis (Author)

Lovers of elaborate French desserts are given the opportunity to re-create some of those exquisite treats thanks to pastry chef Melanie Dupuis and molecular gastronomist Anne Cazor.

Tips, techniques and visual guides in step by step photos really begin to make the art of French patisserie less of mysterious and more of a practical reality, within easy reach of the home baker.

Learn to master the basics of various doughs, meringues, creams and icings to build your foundation knowledge before going on to master some French classics like mille-feuille and chocolate eclairs. 

Available here

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