Take your first steps into the world of baking and learn valuable skills with these 35 simple, delicious recipes. Divided into four chapters, every recipe has a skill level – 1, 2 or 3 – along with simple instructions and adorable, step-by-step artworks to help you along the way. Start with Perfect Pastry, where you’ll learn recipes like easy tomato tarts, star-topped pies and mini quiches. Then try Sweet Treats for yummy brownie squares, little peanut butter cakes and raspberry shortbread. Head over to Delicious Dough for scrumptious Scandinavian buns, mini pizzas, sticky cinnamon buns and pick ‘n’ mix scones. Finally, satisfy yourself with Savoury Meals and Snacks – from tasty bread tartlets and mini toads to baked polenta with cheese and big pasta shells stuffed with herbs. The Basic Tips and Techniques section will teach you all you need to know about working in the kitchen, along with all the safety guidelines to follow. With all these and many more recipes, you’ll soon become a baking expert!
In The Nordic Baker, Sofia Nordgren guides you through a year of plant-based Nordic cakes, buns, breads, cookies and crackers and invites readers to keep things simple, go back to basics and cook with nature in mind.
From Thumbprint cookies, Kladdkaka and Rhubarb galette in springtime, Raspberry and cardamom cupcakes when the weather begins to warm up, and a Midsommar cake for summer celebrations, through to Lingonberry roll cake, pear tart and cardamom rolls for cosy autumn nights and Gingerbread bundt cake, Saffron buns and Semlor for snowy winter days.
Set to the backdrop of stunning location photography and interspersed with advice on embracing the Nordic lifestyle, bringing the outdoors into your home and tips on seasonal slow living, this is a charming celebration of a magical corner of the world and the wonderful food it has to offer.
For homebakers, sourdough is the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle, delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a LOT of pitfalls to be avoided. It's much more than simply a food: sourdough is a science. So who better than Dr James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated and more experienced bakers?
Extracting from and updating his book Super Sourdough, James talks the home cook through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, slashing and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With more than 40 sourdough recipes including basic loaves and rolls, baguettes, bagels and buns, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips and explanations of what works and why, From Scratch: Sourdough is the accessible handbook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for.
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