The Great British Bake Off
Our great nation collectively cranks up the heating dial, digs out its winter jumpers and locates their hot water bottles, there’s only one thing that can ease the pain of another passing of summer – that’s right, cake.
Following another series of the phenomenally successful series The Great British Bake-Off hits our television screens, Waterstones offers you everything you need to whip up a storm in your own kitchen. Be it bread, biscuits, brioche or basic buns, there are recipes here for everyone, whether you don’t know a fondant fancy from a fairy cake or you want to challenge yourself to your very own fiendish technical challenge.
Let experts Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood as well as the best participants from the tent, including 2015’s winner Nadiya Hussain, show you how it’s done.
It’s all, well, a piece of cake really.
The Official Companions
From the first series in 2010 The Great British Bake Off has been tempting the nation’s taste-buds with breads, cakes, pies, pastry and more. These official companions to each series offer everything to take you from easy home bakes to expert showstoppers.
How to Avoid a Soggy Bottom - Tips, Tricks and Seasonal Celebration BakesFrom rainbow cakes to Christmas centrepieces, these are the recipes to take your baking to the next level.
The Complete Bake Off Collection - From Angel Cakes to Tarts
Have you been inspired to try your hand at tempting, tempered chocolate? Or perhaps you fancy perfecting your pastry or rustling up your first crusty baguette, the Bake it Better series gives you the skills you need to improve your technique.
Whether you're eagerly awaiting the new incarnation of Bake Off or still pining for Mel, Sue and Mary, we’ve got something to tempt you into the kitchen. Bake Off champion Candice Brown’s new cookery book, Comfort, is full of the flavours and memories that make her feel at home. To give you a taste, here are three of her favourite recipes from the book to inspire you to get your apron on.
Winning recipes from the best bakers in Britain.
An Extra Slice - The Runners-Up
The Berry on the Cake
The Queen of Puddings, the Soveriegn of Stiff Peaks, the Empress of Glaze, the Gloriana of Gateaux, the Banisher of Soggy Bottoms - when it comes to baking, nobody can tell their parkin from their pavlova quite like Mary Berry. The best of Berry's bakes are here, or visit our Mary Berry page for Sunday dinners, quick suppers and more.
The Blue-Eyed Boy of Baking
The Master of Malt Loaf, the Godfather of Flan, the Prince of Pumpernickel, the Lord of the Naans – Paul Hollywood’s exacting eye puts Britain’s bread to the test. Put yourself in his capable hands and he’ll have you kneading, proving and plaiting your way to perfect bread, pies, puds and pastry