The Baker's Daughter
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 delicious recipes for you to try at home, 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
Louise's book is as beautiful as the story she tells. And it brings out the secret baker in all of us
William Sitwell, Editor of Waitrose Kitchen
An enchanting story of Eccles cakes, doughnuts and how a grieving daughter kept her adored father's memory alive
Truly inspiring. A beautiful book which puts food at the heart of all that matters
Tony Turnbull, Food and Drink Editor of The Times