The Baker's Daughter

Timeless recipes from four generations of bakers

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3.92 based on 12 ratings & 3 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan

Publication date: 13.03.2014
ISBN: 9781447247050
Number of pages: 192

Synopsis

Louise Johncox comes from a long line of bakers and confectioners. As a child she would sit on a flour tin at her father's side and eat whatever was fresh from the oven - a hot bread roll or a fluffy piece of sponge - and when her father, a master baker, retired, Louise decided it was time to capture his wisdom and baking expertise, writing down his recipes for the first time and preserving his magical legacy for her children.

With a Foreword by Albert Roux, The Baker's Daughter weaves Louise's delightful childhood memories of life in her family tea shop with her father's recipes, honed by over forty years of instinct and experience. From classic cream cakes and traditional buns, to celebration cakes, handcrafted chocolates and her father's signature cream meringues, these recipes come laden with the sights, smells and warmth of the tea room and bakehouse.

Louise shares more stories about her family teashop in her ebook memoir A Life Shaped By Cakes: The Memoir of The Baker's Daughter.

'An affectionate memoir that will both entertain with stories from a bygone world of tea and cakes and inspire people to bake' Albert Roux, OBE, KFO

In the media

An enchanting story of Eccles cakes, doughnuts and how a grieving daughter kept her adored father's memory alive
Daily Mail
Covers every favourite that has ever tempted in a bakery window - from treacle tart and tea cakes to rock cakes, Black Forest gateau and Viennese fingers. If making cakes to show off at the village fete, or simply to delight your children, this is the go-to book
Telegraph