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Hannah Miles - Author

About the Author

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.

Featured books by Hannah Miles

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Stuffings & Sauces for the Perfect Festive Table

Gluten-Free Christmas Cookies, Cakes, Pies, Stuffings & Sauces for the Perfect Festive Table

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/08/2014

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.

Other books by Hannah Miles

Christmas Cookies

Christmas Cookies

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2020

Over 60 delightful recipes for festive cookies, from traditional favourites to creative new ideas, all of which make perfect 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 features tips on how to host a Christmas 'cookie swap', from clever ways to display your bakes to sending out invitations, plus packaging ideas for giving home-baked treats as gifts. Decoration hints and tips and basic recipes follow, providing information on all the tools you need to bake more than 60 different cookies, from Jolly Santas, Coconut Snowballs, Frosted Fir Cones and Hot Chocolate Cookie Cups to Reindeer Pretzel Cookies and Meringue Snowmen. A joyous collection of seasonal baking recipes for all the family to enjoy.

Naked Cakes

Naked Cakes

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2020

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.

Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes & French Toast

Pancakes, Waffles, Crepes & French Toast

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2019

There's nothing like a stack of pancakes, dripping with maple syrup and topped with crisp, smoky bacon to start a lazy weekend. But what about flavouring those pancakes with fig and ricotta and topping them with an orange syrup? While Crepes Suzette makes a sophisticated French dessert, would you have thought to fill your crepes with the quintessential English combination of rhubarb and custard, instead? It's a fact that whichever way you choose to serve them, simple griddled treats are the ultimate comfort food. But they are so much more than a leisurely brunch or quick dessert option; pancakes, crepes, waffles and French toast can be endlessly reinvented for any occasion, and here are some wonderful ideas to get you started, from thick American-style Pancakes, such as Blueberry Buttermilk to classic French-style Crepes. Waffles featured are both simple (Cinnamon) and elaborate (Salted Caramel), while French Toast is stuffed with myriad inventive fillings. Finally, explore the savoury variations; recipes for Smoked Salmon and Chive Pancakes, Ham and Cheese Crepes and Potato Waffles with Smoky BBQ beans all feature in this gorgeous and truly mouthwatering book.

Piled-high Potatoes

Piled-high Potatoes

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/05/2019

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.

Boozy Slushies, Poptails and Ice Pops

Boozy Slushies, Poptails and Ice Pops

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/12/2017

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.

Traybakes

Traybakes

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/02/2017

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. *

No-bake! Cakes & Treats Cookbook

No-bake! Cakes & Treats Cookbook

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/03/2016

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.

Microwave Mug Cakes!

Microwave Mug Cakes!

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2015

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.

Cake Pops!

Cake Pops!

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/01/2015

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.

Sweet Things from the Aga

Sweet Things from the Aga

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/07/2013

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.

Home-made Cake Shop

Home-made Cake Shop

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2012

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.

Cake Pops & Sticks

Cake Pops & Sticks

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2012

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.

Big Book of Cakes and Cookies

Big Book of Cakes and Cookies

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Other book format Release Date: 05/10/2009

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.

Milkshake Bar

Milkshake Bar

Author: Hannah Miles Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/01/2003

Nothing sings of leisurely weekend indulgence like supping chocolate milkshakes through a stripy straw, the ice cream melting and oozing down the side of a cool soda glass. Or perhaps your favourite is a frothy frappe or a fizzy float? Recreate milkshake bar classics and experiment with inspired new creations in your own home with Hannah Miles' delightfully nostalgic new book. Classic recipes include Cream Soda Floats, Banana Caramel Milkshakes and a thick Chocolate Malt Shake. For a lighter option, turn to the Fruity chapter, which is full of brilliant blends: from a refreshing Watermelon Cooler to a delicate Apple Snow Shake. Fun recipes are perfect for the child in all of us - from cute Doughnut or Raspberry Ripple Floats to a Honeycomb Shake - while Indulgent recipes are for milkshakes which have definitely grown-up! Sip a sweet Salted Caramel Shake, a rich Coffee Frappe or a fragrant Rose Dream. Whatever your choice, shakes are not just for summer, they make a perfect treat or dessert for those happy days all year round!

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