The Great British Book of Baking – Review

We know that a vast majority of this blogs followers are not from the UK, even though we try and post plenty of traditional British and Irish recipes if you would like a comprehensive guide book to a vast amount of British Baking recipes we highly recommend The Great British Book of Baking.
This book, unlike many others on British baking mostly uses traditional ingredients. With easy to follow instructions and many illustrations it is simply a joy to read.
Consisting of 120 of the best loved British baking recipes it is a must for everyones kitchen shelf. Whether to just refer to in those times of need or whether to read cover to cover, this book suits all needs.
The price of this book is very reasonable, being a hard back book as well it is ideal for rough and tumble of kitchen use. This book is available for just £10 or $28 on amazon.
If your looking for a Christmas present for someone who loves baking, you’ve just found your perfect present!


BakingBar was launched in 2010 to provide simple and straightforward baking guides and recipes. BakingBar are currently recipe developers for Neills Flour and MyProtein.

4 thoughts on “The Great British Book of Baking – Review

  • October 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm

    This is very timely for me. My favourite would be the savoury pies. I love British food and having grown up in Australia, there was always the British influence in our baking. I love scones and we always used to call our cupcakes 'fairy cakes'

  • October 22, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Thank you for your positive feedback! If I moved away from the UK I would definantly miss the food. The term "fairy cakes" is very much still in use here! 🙂

  • November 3, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I just want to write in to say thank you for the recommendation. I ordered this book after reading your review and I received my copy of this book yesterday. It's a big, heavy, beautiful volume of great recipes and fantastic pictures. I especially enjoyed reading the historical background to the baked goods. I've never been to Britain (although I plan to!) but have always loved English food and now I can begin to make my own favourites.

    I was delightfully surprised with the inclusion of naan and baklava and commend the authors on this choice – it genuinely reflects modern Britain's migrant influence on the regional baking tradition.

    I also love that this is a book with a chapter on pies that include both sweet and savoury recipes. I have many American books that focus only on sweet pies.

    This is a great addition to my cookbook shelf and one of my favourite books now.

    I'm also grateful that the recipes are given in weight measures too. Really love these British books for their preference of weight-based baking.

    I hope you will continue to review more books about baking in particular titles that are popular in your part of the world.

  • November 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    We are delighted that our review of this book assisted in deciding to buy it. We hope to do some more book reviews soon! 🙂


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