The British Baking Book

The History of British Baking, Savory and Sweet

Written By: Regula Ysewijn
With over 100 iconic recipes, The British Baking Book tells the wonderfully evocative story of baking in Britain—and how this internationally cherished tradition has evolved from its rich heritage to today’s immense popularity of The Great British Bake Off.

With lavish imagery and evocative narrative, the expert-baker author details the landscape, history, ingenuity, and legends—and show-stopping recipes—that have made British baking a worldwide phenomenon. From cakes, biscuits, and buns to custards, tarts, and pies, authentic recipes for Britain’s spectacular sweet and savory baked goods are included here—like pink-frosted Tottenham cake, jam-layered Victoria sandwich cake, quintessential tea loaf, sweet lamb pie, Yorksire curd tart, and more. Illustrating the story of how British baking evolved throughout the country, many of the recipes have a sense-of-place heritage like Dorset apple cake, Whitby lemon buns, Cornish cake, Grasmere gingerbread, and Scottish oatcakes. Evocative and fascinating, this cookbook offers a guided tour of Britain’s best baking.
Format: Hardbound
Publication Date: 9/8/2020
ISBN: 9781681885674
Pages: 264
Trim Size: 7.5 x 9.8 x 1.2

  • About the Author 
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Regula Ysewijn, Author: Regula Ysewijn is a freelance food writer, award-winning author, photographer and food judge. Her writing on British baking has been featured on several international media outlets, and she has won several awards for her work. Oats is Regula’s love-letter to British baking culture and history.
"Regula Ysewijn blends history and recipes in the most delectable way, with traditional cakes, buns, pies, and tarts. A British baking bible." - Tom Parker Bowles, YOU Magazine

"There is no showstopper challenge your pop won’t topple with this amazing book by Regula Ysewijn." – Variety