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Linda Collister - Author

About the Author

Linda Collister is an experienced cook and baker, having trained at L'Ecole de Cuisine La Varenne in Paris and Le Cordon Bleu in London. She is the author of a number of baking books, including The Great British Book of Baking and The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake. Love Productions is a UK-based independent production company. They make award-winning programmes for all the main UK broadcasters.

Featured books by Linda Collister

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Classic Cakes

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Classic Cakes

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The Great British Bake Off cookery book series that teaches the nation to bake. With expert advice about ingredients, equipment and techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series.   The recipes themselves include traditional classics and modern bakes, and progress from simple through to more challenging showstoppers - Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker.

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Bread

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Bread

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The Great British Bake Off cookery book series that teaches the nation to bake. With expert advice about ingredients, equipment and techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series.   The recipes themselves include traditional classics and modern bakes, and progress from simple through to more challenging showstoppers - Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker.

Great British Bake Off: Everyday Over 100 Foolproof Bakes

Great British Bake Off: Everyday Over 100 Foolproof Bakes

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This book is for the baker who wants to whip up a cake for an office party, traybake for a kid's birthday or pudding to follow a simple supper. Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, there are foolproof recipes for cakes, traybakes, bread, biscuits, tarts, pies, puddings and desserts. If you are a confident baker or ready to move onto the next stage, each chapter also showcases the best recipes from the series - Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers' recipes from series 4. There are step-by-step photographs to guide you through the more complicated techniques and beautiful photography throughout, making this the perfect gift for all bakers. The finalists' recipes will be available after the final has transmitted in October.

Other books by Linda Collister

Great British Bake Off - Bake it Better (No.7): Sweet Bread & Buns

Great British Bake Off - Bake it Better (No.7): Sweet Bread & Buns

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Bake it Better: Sweet Breads includes everything you need to know about baking delicious sweet bread. Whether you are new to baking and looking for simple, easy recipes or a more confident baker seeking to refine your skills, with The Great British Bake Off you can be sure you're getting scrumptious and tried-and-tested recipes. The recipes themselves include classics and modern bakes, from simple to more challenging showstoppers -Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker. There are expert tips about ingredients, equipment and techniques, with easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series.

Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home

Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2016

Over 100 recipes from simple to showstopping bakes and cakes Bake like you're in the tent - from the comfort of your own home. Make brilliant bakes at home with the latest companion cookbook to The Great British Bake Off. This essential baking book of recipes from the Great British Bake Off team is appropriate for any level of expertise. Each chapter includes favourite classics with a twist, recipes with simple ingredients to create something adventurous, and showstoppers that will guarantee you're crowned Star Baker in your own home. This cookbook is the perfect excuse to start baking like The Great British Bake Off - at home. Includes: * Recipes from the Bakers of 2016, including the finalists * Technical challenges from the show * Easy to follow, step by step baking instructions * Written to help you develop skills and bring out your creativity * Beautiful photography to help you visualize your bake * Clear advice on equipment, ingredients and quantities * Recipes highlighted for 'free-from' diets and special ingredients

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Classic Cakes

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Classic Cakes

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The Great British Bake Off cookery book series that teaches the nation to bake. With expert advice about ingredients, equipment and techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series.   The recipes themselves include traditional classics and modern bakes, and progress from simple through to more challenging showstoppers - Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker.

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Bread

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Bread

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/08/2015

The Great British Bake Off cookery book series that teaches the nation to bake. With expert advice about ingredients, equipment and techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series.   The recipes themselves include traditional classics and modern bakes, and progress from simple through to more challenging showstoppers - Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker.

Great British Bake Off: Celebrations With Recipes from the 2015 Series

Great British Bake Off: Celebrations With Recipes from the 2015 Series

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/07/2015

Don't just celebrate - bake! With recipes by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and from this year's Bakers, this beautiful book is a celebration of everything we love about Bake Off. From family meals to birthday parties, home-cooked teas to the big dates in the community calendar, nothing says celebration like a home-made bake. So this year, we have devoted our book to recipes that will help you make the most out of every occasion no matter how large or small. There are fantastic centrepieces for the times when you need to make a real show stopper - a Midsummer Celebration Cake or a 16 Layer Mocha Torte - as well as simpler recipes like a Citrus Madeira or White Chocolate Butterscotch Blondies for when all you want is a delicious failsafe bake to welcome unexpected visitors. The Judges' recipes provide the perfect excuse to impress whether it's serving your own freshly made bread or whipping up a batch of handmade biscuits, whilst the Bakers' recipes will inspire you with their creativity and ingenuity. Introducing new flavours and techniques, the recipes are a show case for how bakers embrace different ideas and ingredients from around the world. Whatever occasion, we hope this book will encourage and inspire you to celebrate for yourselves everything that we love about baking.

Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking

Great British Bake Off: Big Book of Baking

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

Bake your way through the much-loved BBC1 series with this beautiful, fully photographic cookbook of 120 original recipes, including those from both the judges and the bakers. This book is for every baker - whether you want to whip up a quick batch of easy biscuits at the very last minute or you want to spend your time making a breathtaking showstopper, there are recipes and decoration options for creating both. Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques there are reliable recipes for biscuits, traybakes, bread, large and small cakes, sweet pastry and patisserie, savoury pastry, puddings and desserts. Each chapter transports you on set and showcases the best recipes from the challenges including Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers' recipes from the show. There are step-by-step photographs to help guide you through the more complicated techniques and stunning photography throughout, making this the perfect gift for all bakers and Bake Off fans.

The Dolphin Law A Short Story

The Dolphin Law A Short Story

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/09/2013

The Dolphin Law A Short Story

The Dolphin Law A Short Story

Author: Linda Collister Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2013

Great British Bake Off: Everyday Over 100 Foolproof Bakes

Great British Bake Off: Everyday Over 100 Foolproof Bakes

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2013

This book is for the baker who wants to whip up a cake for an office party, traybake for a kid's birthday or pudding to follow a simple supper. Using straightforward, easy-to-follow techniques, there are foolproof recipes for cakes, traybakes, bread, biscuits, tarts, pies, puddings and desserts. If you are a confident baker or ready to move onto the next stage, each chapter also showcases the best recipes from the series - Mary and Paul's Signature Bakes, Technical Challenges and Showstoppers, plus the best bakers' recipes from series 4. There are step-by-step photographs to guide you through the more complicated techniques and beautiful photography throughout, making this the perfect gift for all bakers. The finalists' recipes will be available after the final has transmitted in October.

Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake 80 easy recipes for all the family

Great British Bake Off: Learn to Bake 80 easy recipes for all the family

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/10/2012

Love eating cake? Well, this weekend, get into the kitchen and bake a cake yourself. Baking is fun when you know how to do it, and you don't need lots of equipment or expensive ingredients. Learn to Bake explains baking terms (how do you beat, fold or cream?) and special ingredients (what is strong bread flour?). Then it tells you everything you need to know to bake for every occasion and every person in your life. Bake the recipes in this book with your friends and family - get everyone involved, make a mess, have some fun and bake something to be proud of.

Great British Bake Off: How to Bake The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets

Great British Bake Off: How to Bake The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets

Author: Linda Collister, Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Love Productions Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2011

This delightful cookbook takes you through the baking challenges from the second series of the Great British Bake Off and shows you how to achieve baking perfection. Throughout the book, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are on hand with practical tips to help you bake perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies and teatime treats every time, as well as showing you how to tackle their 'technical challenges', as seen on the show. There are more than 120 baking recipes in this book, including traditional British bakes and imaginative twists using classic ingredients, as well as the best contestant recipes from the series. There is plenty to challenge keen bakers here, from brandy snaps to elaborate pastries, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour, step-by-step photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.

The Great British Book of Baking 120 best-loved recipes from teatime treats to pies and pasties. To accompany BBC2's The Great British Bake-off

The Great British Book of Baking 120 best-loved recipes from teatime treats to pies and pasties. To accompany BBC2's The Great British Bake-off

Author: Linda Collister Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/08/2010

Wooden spoons at the ready for Linda Collister's The Great British Book of Baking. This is the official book to accompany the hit BBC2 TV series The Great British Bake-off, presented by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc. This book takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer -- from Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history -- Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country -- the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage. Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie. These are recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, and include recipes from the contestants of The Great British Bake Off. Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of The Great British Book of Baking time and time again, as Linda Collister has brought together the very best recipes from around the British Isles. Linda Collister has written over twenty-five books, having trained at the Cordon Bleu, then La Varenne in Paris. Sheila Keating is a food writer and author, with a special interest in the provenance of British food.