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Tina Bester doesn't mind if her pastry's wonky - in fact this self-proclaimed 'no rules girl' prefers it that way. At her restaurant Queen of Tarts, Tina has created a vintage-styled, playful escape from reality where you can order a slice of gooey chocolate cake for breakfast and nobody bats an eyelid. Bake reflects Tina's travels from a 'no bake' cook to a purveyor of home-baked treats made the old-fashioned way but with a Queen of Tarts modern twist.
Author photo © Tina Bester
A beautifully presented book full of easy-to-achieve, stunning food ideas and table-setting suggestions that will make any drink, lunch, dinner or party special and memorable.
Love Food consists of a series of recipes for robust, heartwarming food and is crammed with ideas for meals that are the culinary equivalent of a lovely long hug. The recipes are easy to follow, include no-nonsense advice and have been tried, tested and tweaked to perfection. You can rely on Love Food for mouthwatering, hearty offerings that are a contemporary take on the traditional.
Bake consists of a series of easy-to-follow recipes, with mouthwatering images to inspire you to create easy-on-the-eye sweet and savoury feasts at home. The book is divided into six sections ad includes recipes for biscuits to fill up the cookie jar, savoury specialities such as the perfect roast chicken pie, an extensive selection of sweet tarts, cakes and meringue creations and essential recipes for fail-proof breads and buns. The recipes and instructions are tried-and-tested, uncomplicated and oh-so-easy to achieve, with snippets of no-nonsense advice from creator Tina Bester. Bake takes the fear factor out of this timeless tradition and celebrates the joy that a pretty iced cupcake, still-warm savoury tart or just-baked loaf of homemade bread can bring.