Your best friend in the kitchen and bestselling author, Rachel Allen, is back with a collection of delicious and easy cakes and bakes, tarts and pies, quiches and casseroles from her brand new TV series. What could be better than the smell of freshly baked bread or the joy of eating warm cookies straight from the oven? Do you pine for the pleasures of gingerbread houses and holiday delights or the warming goodness of home baked casseroles? These are just some of the treats that await in Bake, which ties in with Rachel's brand new TV series. She shares both the sweet and the savoury sides of baking, whether quick snacks, wholesome breads and pies, exotic cakes and tarts or easy baked meals for friends and family. Fully illustrated with beautiful food photography including step-by-steps to take the mystery out of traditional baking and pastry making. Rachel also offers troubleshooting techniques for common problems and wheat or gluten-free recipes so nobody is left out of the fun! Rachel's friendly and expert tuition make this easy-to-use book the best friend to every home baker. Recipes include: * Cardamon bread * Crispy bacon and cheddar bread * Cheese straws and pretzels * Pork, chorizo and spinach pie * Beef pasties with mint, ginger and peas * Baked cheese fondue in a squash * Seville orange meringue pie * Cornish saffron bread * Lime and yoghurt cake with rosewater and pistachios
Rachel Allen is a much-loved Irish TV cook and the presenter of four highly acclaimed series including Rachel's Favourite Food and Rachel Allen: Bake! Rachel was brought up in Dublin and moved to Cork to study at the prestigious Ballymaloe Cookery School. Today, she still teaches at the school, writing regular features as well as for national publications. She lives in Cork with her husband Isaac, their two sons and baby daughter.