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A lawyer and finalist on the hugely popular BBC TV series MasterChef, Hannah Miles has developed a second career as a cook and food writer. She is the author of a host of books, including Choux, Cheesecake, Popcorn Treats, Doughnuts and Milkshake Bar, all published by RPS.
Brought to you by Hannah Miles, Gluten-Free Christmas gives everyone the chance to enjoy a festive feast. Start with Cookies and Small Bakes and enjoy Christmas gingerbread and snowcap cookies before indulging in Large Cakes and Desserts - from traditional fruit cake to yule log. Throw the perfect party with recipes for Canapes and Party Bites. From mini cornbreads and blinis topped with smoked salmon and caviar to golden salted caramel tartlets and cheese straws, you'll be able to cater for all your guests. And for the big events you'll be spoilt for choice like never before with Sauces and Stuffings. Top your turkey with festive gravy or bread sauce, or serve chestnut stuffing alongside perfectly roasted root vegetables. Gluten-free Christmas gives you all the recipes you need so as not to miss out on your holiday favourites.
From the surprisingly simple to the lusciously extravagant, with so called 'naked cakes' what you see is what you get! Here you will find recipes and decoration ideas for exquisitely beautiful cakes. While in previous years the fashion had been for cakes to be encased in fondant and decorated in a fancy style, there is now an established trend for stripping cakes back, and decorating them more simply with edible flowers and vibrant berries or using different shades of batter to make the cake itself the star attraction. Whether you want to create Vintage Elegance, Rustic Style, Romantic Charm, Chic Simplicity or Dramatic Effect, or make something to represent the Changing Seasons, you'll find the perfect recipe and design here. Choose from floral cakes such as Rose Petal Cake, zingy citrus bakes such as Clementine Cakes and luxurious berry fruit offerings including Blueberry and Lemon Drizzle Cakes. There are plenty of ideas to tempt the sophisticated nut-lover and chocoholic, such as Chocolate Chestnut Cake, Hazelnut Harvest Cake, and Pistachio Layer Cake. These cakes are not for every day - they are special treats and perfect for birthdays, weddings and other celebrations all year round.
The ultimate in easy comfort food, the baked potato, with crispy skins piled high with delicious toppings, is a perennially popular dinner. Piled-high Potatoes includes not only the best classic potato fillings but also new and creative ways to elevate the simple spud to a dish you could happily serve for family and friends. There are Veggie toppings such as Three Bean Vegan Chilli with Charred Corn or Mushrooms and Tofu with Miso Dressing. Recipes from the Fish chapter range from Mackerel and Horseradish to Maryland Crab. Meat Feasts include Steak and Grilled Cheese or Bacon, Brie and Cranberry or try International toppings such as Tzatziki with Roasted Beetroot and Mint or Saag Paneer with a spiced potato rub. Finishing off with Beyond Baked there's a Giant Hasselback Baked Potato or Florentine eggs baked in skins. Whether you are eating on your own or cooking for friends, this book contains every baked potato recipe you will ever need.
Kickstart a summer of fun with this collection of over 25 recipes for deliciously refreshing frozen cocktails. Happy hour is never far away with a freezer stocked full of these spiked icy treats. Nothing is so satisfying as a chilled fruity ice pop, grabbed and shared round languorously from the freezer on a boiling hot day. The instant cooling gratification that comes with every lick is a simple yet wonderful nostalgic pleasure. Equally as nostalgic are the neon-bright slushies of youth - and the brain-freeze and blue tongue that often came with them. These juvenile treats have clearly not lost their appeal amongst fun-loving adults, and recent trends have seen bartenders and chefs transform these childish ices into something far more sophisticated with a healthy measure of alcohol. It started with the simple frose (frozen rose) and now even more elaborate poptails and layered ice pops are appearing on every menu du jour. Made with real fruits, juices and alcohol, essentially your favourite cocktails and alcoholic drinks are frozen into the most luxurious of ice pops or slushies. It is remarkably easy to make these tipsy treats at home, and in this book the queen of desserts, Hannah Miles shows you how.
Here you'll find over 25 cute and kitsch recipes for festive cookies, from traditional favourites to creative recipes, both of which make delightful gifts. There is nothing as cosy as a day spent baking in the festive season - filling the house with the scent of warm, sweet dough and producing delicious treats that raise a smile even before a single bite is taken out of them! The book opens with packaging and display ideas, icing hints and tips and basic recipes. The chapters are then divided into Seasonal Magic with Coconut Snowballs, Frosted Fir Cones and Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups with Candy Cane Handles that will charm the socks off anyone. Next comes Festive Friends with Reindeer Pretzel cookies and Snowglobe Cookies decorated with meringue snowman. In Deck the Halls find Viennese Whirl Wreaths, Christmas Pudding Cookies with White Chocolate and Holly Leaves. Finally, in Gift Cookies there are stunning Mini 3D Gingerbread Houses and Hershey Christmas Kisses.
Traybakes are one of the simplest forms of cakes and are always popular. The joy of a traybake is that it can be prepared in very little time and cut into easy and regular shaped slices or squares to serve or sell - and of course to eat! They transport easily in their tin and are just right for offering up at a bake sale. This glorious baking book makes it really easy. Every recipe fits the same standard tin size, so there is no hunting for specially sized equipment, and they each make 24 slices. Chocolate brownies and blondies, lemon meringue, red velvet and more...this will become your go-to collection of tried-and-tested irresistible bakes for family and friends. *
A collection of delicious tried-and-tested recipes for gluten-free baked treats, from cookies and cakes, to party bites and hearty meals that all the family can enjoy. Features an invaluable guide to setting up and maintaining a gluten-free kitchen. Home baking has always been the most difficult aspect of the gluten-free diet to overcome - until now. Using clever substitutes and ingenious baking methods, Hannah Miles has created the ultimate collection of delicious gluten-free recipes for both sweet and savoury treats, snacks and meals. Cookies, Brownies & Bars includes Ginger Cookies, Caramel Shortbread and White Chocolate & Walnut Brownies. A chapter devoted to Cakes provides inspiration for birthdays and other special occasions - try Apple & Pecan Cake; Caramelized Lemon Polenta Cake or Carrot & Coconut Cake. Small bakes for every day include Muffins & Scones to enjoy at teatime or with a simple soup for lunch. Small Bites such as Sausage Rolls or Cheese Straws are great to enjoy as lunchbox snacks and also perfect for drinks parties. Pies & Tarts make a great simple supper - try Creamy Asparagus Tart or Spicy Pumpkin Tarte Tatin - or turn to the Baked Dishes chapter to find more substantial meal ideas for the family, including Gluten-free Lasagne and Savoury Chicken Crumble. A chapter on Breads & Dough made with gluten-free alternatives to wheat flour, shows just how easy it is to enjoy foods such as Pizza or Brioche, which are usually off the menu for those on a gluten-free diet. Sweet tea-time pastry treats to try include Chocolate Profiteroles, Blackcurrant & Blueberry Millefeuille and Nectarine & Cream Choux Rings. And finally, indulgent Desserts such as Plum & Amaretto Crumble and Toffee Apple Cheesecake will become family favourites. Also included is invaluable advice on buying and cooking with gluten-free ingredients, such as pre-mixed flours, and keeping a gluten-free kitchen. This book is a must for both the gluten sensitive and coeliacs or for anyone who cooks regularly for a gluten-intolerant family member or friend.
There's nothing like home baking but sometimes we yearn for the simplicity of being able to rustle up something delicious for dessert or a party treat quickly without the need to heat the oven. This is the art of the 'no-bake cake'! The recipes in this book do not require an oven and are made simply by heating a few ingredients in a pan or perhaps in the microwave - and some of them, such as the ice-cream cakes, do not require any cooking at all! The best thing is that they can all be prepared ahead of time and stored in an airtight container, in the fridge or in the freezer so you can serve up something delectable just when it's needed.
Discover your dream dessert in this collection of scrumptious recipes. From Tropical Coconut to Raspberry Ripple, Chocolate Toffee Crunch to Toasted Marshmallow - find your own little slice of cheesecake heaven and dig in. Cheesecakes are one of the oldest desserts in existence, traceable back to ancient Greece, where they were served to the Olympic athletes. And it's no wonder they have been around so long! Simple to make and undeniably irresistible, Cheesecake celebrates this most beloved of desserts. A chapter on the Classics includes simple Baked Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple and Mini Chocolate Chip cheesecakes. Whatever the time of year, Fruity cheesecakes are the best way to enjoy whatever is in season; try Strawberry and Clotted Cream, Champagne and Pink Rhubarb or Bananas Foster. For those with the most incurable of sweet tooths, Candy Bar cheesecakes are packed with your favourite confections - from Peanut Brittle to Rocky Road cheesecake - while Gourmet recipes add a touch of contemporary sophistication, including Salted Honey, Chocolate Chilli and Creme Brulee varieties. Party cheesecakes offer truly original ideas for brightening any occasion, from pretty Trifle Cheesecakes in glass jars to irresistible Cheesecake Pops! And finally, International skips over the globe to bring you cheesecakes in flavours such as Japanese Cherry Blossom and Italian Tiramisu.
This irresistible book will transform the way you bake. Traditional cake-making in the oven is wonderful but when you only have a few minutes or want a treat just for yourself...all you need is a microwave and a mug! The results are remarkably moist and delicious. You can have a lemon drizzle, a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, salted caramel, chocolate (of course), spiced pumpkin, rocky road...or a birthday cake for an instant celebration. You can even rustle up a 'steamed' pineapple sponge pudding. Lots of delectable toppings and frostings are included too, for when you want to make the mug cakes look and taste even more special.
This title features 25 bite-sized sweet treats. You can celebrate the irresistible world of cake pops with this delightful collection of little sweet creations on sticks - from cakes and cookies to tarts and pies. Recipes range from fun and frivolous, such as Frog Pops and Fairy Wand Pops, to exquisite adult indulgences, such as Tiramisu Pops and Amaretto Pops. There are some wonderfully seasonal pops, including Easter Cookie Pops, 4th July Pops and Christmas Tree Pops. A concise introduction covers key techniques and ingredients and the book is illustrated with fabulous photographs by Nicki Dowey. The latest sensation taking the baking world by storm, cake pops are the ultimate in cakey cuteness. A cross between a cake and a lollipop, these bite-sized morsels look almost too good to eat. The classic cake pop is a dense round ball made from a mixture of crumbled cake and rich frosting, dipped in a candy coating. In this little gift book, we take the concept even further with 25 winning recipes of miniature cakes, cookies, tarts, pies and many more sweet treats.Try handing them out at the end of a child's birthday party instead of party bags, or use Alphabet Pops as fun place settings at a dinner party - and Halloween Ghost Pops will be popular with trick-or-treaters of all ages. All the recipes are written in clear step-by-step format and are illustrated throughout. Whatever the occasion, with this selection of recipes you are sure to impress friends and family.
From the quintessential Chocolate Eclair to the impressive Gateau St. Honore, this light-as-air buttery pastry offers so many options. Start with the Classics and enjoy Coffee Religieuse, Vanilla Choux Buns with Chantilly Cream and traditional Paris Brest praline choux rings. Fruity treats include Glazed Fruit Eclairs, Cherry Crumble Profiteroles and Strudel Choux Buns, filled with a spiced apple puree. Choux makes the perfect treat to sit prettily on a cake stand at a Fancy afternoon tea: try Violet Eclairs, Earl Grey Tea Buns and Choux Heart Buns, bursting with a fluffy Marshmallow filling. Finally, Dessert choux includes a range of recipes from the simple After Dinner Profiteroles, filled with mint ice cream and topped with dark chocolate, to the more elaborate Croquembouche - ideal for any celebration. When you explore the possibilities of choux pastry, you'll quickly find that these feather-light dainties are absolutely irresistible.
UK MasterChef finalist Hannah Miles reached 'the final three' in the 2007 series of MasterChef, and there's been no stopping her since. This will be Hannah's 12th cookery book, but her first dedicated to creating puddings and desserts and biscuits and cakes on her beloved Aga. Sumptuous classics for this classic cooker include treats such as Jam Roly Poly, Custard Tarts, Flapjacks and Muffins while exciting and more exotic delectations such as Churros with Toffee Cream Filling, Maple Pretzels and Cardamom Rice Pudding make this compact but decadent book an irresistible buy for all sweet-toothed Aga owners.
These are four stunning books in one classic collection, providing all you need to know about baking the cutest treats. From traditional cakes for afternoon tea to contemporary cake pops, there is a recipe here for every occasion. Recipes include Espresso Cupcakes with Maple Syrup, Buttermilk Scones, Red Velvet Whoopie Pies, Frog Pops, Madeleine Cakes with Raspberry Buttercream, Treacle Tart, Banoffee and Walnut Whoopie Pies, and Amaretto Pops. Helpful introductions provide information on ingredients and equipment you will need, as well as tips and techniques for successful baking. Step-by-step instructions and photography throughout makes every recipe easy to follow. This box set brings together recipes from experienced and innovative authors Carol Pastor, Mowie Kay, Hannah Miles, Antony Wild and Simona Hill. Whether you are looking for an elegant offering for an afternoon tea, a cute cake pop for a kids' party, a contemporary whoopie pie or a classic cupcake, this is the ultimate collection of sweet treats. The 280 recipes include treats for everyday indulgences and special celebrations, such as Chai Latte Whoopie Pies, Key Lime Pops, Shortbread and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes. Lots of basic recipes and tips are included to help you make perfect buttercream, shape cake pops and pipe whoopie pies, as well as plenty of useful hints on finishing touches. Over 800 gorgeous photographs make this set of books a lovely addition to any baker's kitchen.
The new sensation taking the baking world by storm, cake pops are the pinnacle of cakey cuteness! A cross between a cake and a lollipop, these bite-sized sweet morsels look almost too good to eat. This new book however takes the concept further, with miniature cakes, cookies and slices, tarts, pies any many more sweet treats on sticks. All the recipes are written in step-by-step format, and illustrated with 200 pictures of complicated stages.
Move over cupcakes, whoopie pies have come to town! Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie, these delightful treats are the new baking craze sweeping the world. Originally an Amish tradition, they can be enjoyed in a variety of flavours with different fillings. CLASSIC PIES are the perfect indulgence. Deliciously simple recipes include Classic Chocolate and Marshmallow Fluff Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Red Velvet Pies and Pecan Pies. A chapter of less conventional but no less delicious FRUITY PIES boasts a juicy Raspberry and Cream Pie, Key Lime Jello Pie, Lemon Sherbet Pie and Banoffee Pie. LUXURY PIES make perfect home-baked gifts and include chocolate-box pretty Rose and Violet Pies, refreshingly minty Grasshopper Pies, creamy Coconut Cloud Pies or grown-up Almond and Amaretto Pies, perfect for dessert with a cup of coffee. Ideal for any celebration, PARTY PIES offers plenty of inspiration. Try a Giant Whoopie Birthday Pie, a towering rainbow-hued Whoopie Pie Croquembouche or Oyster Pies, each one complete with its own sugar pearl.
With The Big Book of Cakes and Cookies , baking success is at your fingertips. There are 365 simple and easy to follow recipes including cakes, gateaux, sponges, muffins, biscuits, cookies and tea loaves - from Mocha Toffee Cookies for morning coffee, to a Lemongrass and Sour Cream Cake for afternoon tea. For quick and easy baking there are cookies and biscuits of all sorts of flavours, plus brownies, flapjacks and pastry -based slices, and for those celebratory occasion there are ideas for birthday, wedding and anniversary cakes as well as novelty cakes and cookies for children. With recipes drawn from all around the world, this is a one-stop guide that both beginners and more experienced bakers alike will enjoy.