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Angela Nilsen - Author

About the Author

A former Food Editor and Acting Food Director of BBC Good Food magazine, freelance food writer Angela Nilsen creates recipes that are simple to make but will inspire even the most experienced cook. Angela is famed for her ‘Ultimate’ series and cookbook, where she lends her meticulous approach to experimenting with classic dishes to find a definitive and foolproof recipe. From towering Yorkshire puddings to decadent chocolate cake, Angela’s methodical process of trial and error guided her and her readers to the perfect result, winning her the 2004 Glenfiddich Cookery Writer Award and The Guild of Food Writers’ Cookery Journalist of the Year.

(source: uktv.co.uk)

Featured books by Angela Nilsen

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Pies & Tarts

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Pies & Tarts

Author: Angela Nilsen 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.

Make it Lighter

Make it Lighter

Author: Angela Nilsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/01/2014

Turn your favourite dishes into guilt-free treats! From BBC Good Food contributor Angela Nilsen, this book will teach you how to cook healthy yet satisfying dishes swapping fatty ingredients for lighter ones. With a wide range of recipes, this book can suit everyone; choose from reduced-fat Thai green curry, lamb and vegetable pie, New York cheesecake, and even mayonnaise-based brownies! Learn how to take extra calories away along with guilt, and treat your tastebuds with these light, indulgent delicacies every day.

Other books by Angela Nilsen

Cakes & Cake Decorating, Step-by-Step The Complete Practical Guide to Decorating with Sugarpaste, Icing and Frosting, with 200 Beautiful Cakes for Every Kind of Occasion, Shown in 1200 Fabulous Easy t

Cakes & Cake Decorating, Step-by-Step The Complete Practical Guide to Decorating with Sugarpaste, Icing and Frosting, with 200 Beautiful Cakes for Every Kind of Occasion, Shown in 1200 Fabulous Easy t

Author: Angela Nilsen, Sarah Maxwell, Janice Murfitt Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2015

This clear and comprehensive book takes the reader through all the essential cake making and cake decorating skills. It begins with recipes for classic sponge and fruit cakes, and simple icings and frostings for quick and easy finishing. Next, there is guidance on creative embellishments and decorations, from ribbons, flowers, sweets, nuts and crystallized fruits to homemade chocolate run-outs, curls and cut-outs. The book also contains 200 step-by-step projects, using the techniques and skills acquired to make beautiful cakes for every occasion. The detailed instructional photography guarantees great results every time.

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Pies & Tarts

Great British Bake off - Bake it Better Pies & Tarts

Author: Angela Nilsen 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.

Cakes and Cake Decorating

Cakes and Cake Decorating

Author: Angela Nilsen, Sarah Maxwell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/07/2014

This is a complete guide to cake decorating techniques, with over 100 projects, from traditional classics to the latest in contemporary designs. It shows you how to make stunning cakes for special occasions such as weddings, christenings, birthdays and Christmas. It offers step-by-step instructions for mastering the techniques of working with royal icing, sugarpaste, fondant, marzipan, frostings, glace icing and chocolate. Recipes include Madeira Cake, Victoria Sandwich, Upside-Down Pear and Ginger Cake, and Black Forest Gateau. This clear and comprehensive book takes the reader through all the essential cake making and cake decorating skills. It begins with recipes for classic sponge and fruit cakes, and simple icings and frostings for quick and easy finishing. Next, there is guidance on creative embellishments and decorations, from ribbons, flowers, sweets, nuts and crystallized fruits to home-made chocolate run-outs, curls and cut-outs. The book also contains 100 step-by-step projects, using the techniques and skills acquired, to make beautiful cakes for every occasion. The detailed instructional photography guarantees great results every time.

Cakes The Complete Guide to Decorating, Icing and Frosting, with Over 170 Beautiful Cakes, Shown in 1150 Photographs

Cakes The Complete Guide to Decorating, Icing and Frosting, with Over 170 Beautiful Cakes, Shown in 1150 Photographs

Author: Angela Nilsen, Sarah Maxwell, Janice Murfitt Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2013

This title is the complete guide to decorating, icing and frosting, with over 170 beautiful cakes, shown in 1150 photographs. It is a fabulous collection of classic cake recipes and a comprehensive instruction course in cake making and decorating skills, in one easy-to-follow volume. 170 wonderful cake decorating recipes, from traditional to special occasion cakes, including wedding, christening, birthday, Christmas cakes and more. How to master over 50 cake-making techniques including working with royal icing, sugarpaste and fondant, marzipan, icings, frostings and chocolate. It includes a chapter on novelty and party cakes for all ages, showing how to create a rainbow snake, a clown, a festive elephant, a birthday present and a box of chocolates. This clear and comprehensive book takes you through all cake making and decorating skills. Readers will find it easy to follow the illustrated instructions to create various finishes, both simple and lavish. The first part of the book covers all the basics, with tried-and-tested recipes for a wide variety of classic sponge and fruit cakes, and icings and frostings for quick and easy finishing. There are baking charts for different sizes and shapes of cake, guidance on lining tins, and step-by-step techniques for covering, piping and decorating. The second half of the book consists of more than 170 clearly explained recipes, using the techniques and skills acquired to make beautiful cakes for every occasion.

Cakes and Cake Decorating

Cakes and Cake Decorating

Author: Angela Nilsen Format: Hardback Release Date: 31/05/2012

This new box set is the essential kitchen companion for any cakes and bakes enthusiast. Featuring 600 inspirational recipes and projects, you'll find something for every occasion in these two tempting books. The ultimate set of cookbooks for all keen cakemakers, with a practical guide to professional cake decorating techniques and a compendium of fabulous cake recipes. Featuring ideas for every kind of occasion and entertaining event - from weddings, christenings and formal teas to children's parties, buffets and birthdays. Every tried and tested technique and recipe is shown in over 1250 clear step by step photographs to ensure success every time.

Decorating and Icing 100 Cakes

Decorating and Icing 100 Cakes

Author: Angela Nilsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/03/2012

This is a complete guide to cake decorating, with over 100 projects, from traditional classics to the latest in contemporary designs. It is an inspiring collection of classic cake recipes and a comprehensive instruction course in cake making and decorating skills, in one easy-to-follow volume. It features 100 fantastic step-by-step cake decorating projects, from traditional, novelty and special occasion cakes, to wedding, christening, birthday and Christmas cakes. You can learn the techniques for working with royal icing, sugarpaste and fondant, marzipan, butter icing, fudge frosting, glace icing and chocolate icing. Cake recipes include One-stage Victoria Sandwich, Madeira Cake, Rich Fruit Cake, Black Forest Gateau, Gorgeous Chocolate Cake and Fresh Fruit Genoese. Techniques and projects are shown in 750 step-by-step photographs, making the decorating stages easy to follow. This comprehensive book is the ultimate guide to making and decorating cakes. The first section covers the basics, with recipes for a variety of classic sponge and fruit cakes, and icings and frostings, as well as stage-by-stage techniques for covering, piping and decorating. There are plenty of ideas for embellishments, from ribbons to home-made chocolate curls. The second half contains 100 projects, each with detailed instructional photographs and a glorious picture of the finished cake. Recipes include Iced Fancies, Trailing Orchid Wedding Cake, Teddy Bear Christening Cake, and even a Dinosaur Cake. With tips throughout, and everything shown step by step, it is simple to achieve stunning results with every cake.

Good Food: Christmas Dishes Triple-tested Recipes

Good Food: Christmas Dishes Triple-tested Recipes

Author: Angela Nilsen Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Packed with inspirational ideas, impressive menus and fantastic recipes, with this Christmas cookbook, festive foodies will find everything they need to make Christmas magical. Add sparkle to party food, rev up the Turkey roast, delight your guests with truly decadent desserts. From canapes to Christmas cake, the team at BBC Good Food Magazine will take you every step of the way with mouthwatering, simple recipes that won't keep you in the kitchen for days on end.

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