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The Great British Bake Off: How To Turn Everyday Bakes Into Showstoppers

by Linda Collister, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood

What They Say:

Inspired by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood’s challenges, SHOWSTOPPERS shows you how to create bakes that will both turn heads and make mouths water.

To transform really good recipes into eye catching bakes, you don’t need professional levels of skill, nor hours of time.  Just a host of brilliant recipes together with ingeniously simple styling secrets and decorating tips.  

What I say:

This is a very substantial hard-back book with, as you would expect from The Great British Bake Off, luxurious recipes and gorgeous photography.

The recipes are separated into sections; biscuits, cakes, breads etc and then within each section the recipes are rated by the level of skill required.  The recipes I have tried have been very easy to follow and the results easy to reproduce with the help of the beautiful images, but here lies the problem, there just aren’t enough of said images.

Some of these recipes, which include technical challenges and signature bakes from the show, are quite complicated and yet almost half are not accompanied by a photograph of the final result.

In all honesty I think you are not only less likely to try a recipe without a picture to whet your appetite, but you are also less likely to create it successfully without an image to refer to.  It is a shame, because apart from this, I can find no fault whatsoever with the book which accompanies the new series of The Great British Bake Off.  Buy it for reliable everyday recipes and ideas that will add a flair to everything you bake.

Love Rachel



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