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PATISSERIE MADE SIMPLE

'In his brilliant new book, Edd shows that French baking needn't be daunting. He turns 70-plus classics into achievable home bakes, channelling his lifelong love of Paris' posh patisseries. Add enticing photography into the mix and it's a visual, as well as culinary, treat.' -- Delicious magazine

'Edd Kimber reveals the secrets of the Parisian pastry shop, with step-by-step instructions to take the fear out of French classics like cherry clafoutis, éclairs and seasonal favourites like Buche de Noël.' -- Country Living

'The word patisserie make us think of impossibly complicated recipes that can only be carried out by the most talented pastry chefs, but Edd Kimber wants to change that. With step-by-step photos for pastries and icings, it's easy to get your head around the more complex techniques, and the fantastic photography of bright, multi-layered cakes looks beautiful. You'll be a contestant on Great British Bake Off in no time!' -- Great British Food magazine

'Professional recipes can often be really complicated and impractical in a domestic kitchen, so it's brilliant that Edd Kimber has researched, simplified and brought them together in this beautiful book. It's on my list!' -- BBC Good Food magazine


 

Patisserie Made Simple was a complete labour of love. I spent a year and a half working on the recipes as I travelled around France exploring the country and looking for new recipes and stories about the classics. 


French baking has a reputation for being difficult to make at home and I wanted to break this illusion by making the recipes a little simpler and design them for the home baker. This means that where possible ingredients are available from the supermarket and equipment is the sort a home bakers kitchen might already have. The book includes simpler recipes like Chocolate Sables and Financiers and works all the way up to recipes like the classic Gateau St Honore, something for all skill levels. 

I am very pleased to say that book was chosen as one of the best cookbooks of 2014 by BBC Good Food, Delicious, Sainsburys Magazine, Waitrose Magazine and Good to Know 

Published by Kyle Books, Photography by Laura Edwards

Say It With Cake

SAY IT WITH CAKE

'Baking that stays with you long after the plates have been cleared; I still have dreams about his macarons!' Sue Perkins

'Winner of 201''s The Great British Bake Off, Edd Kimber's second book is a fun, scrapbook-style collection of recipes, brilliant for children and perfect for when you're baking for a special occasion.' Waitrose Kitchen

'Edd Kimber, winner of the first Great British Bake Off, visited Woman's Hour to share his perfect Christmas cake recipe with presenter Jane Garvey.' BBC Radio 4

'Edd Kimber is a genius of a baker and has a real talent for inspiring the rest of us to have a go with his easy-to-follow and enthusiastic recipes. Here you can create some real Christmas show-stoppers with a bit of Edd's help.' Vegetarian Living

'Kimber won the first The Great British Bake Off and is author of the bestselling The Boy Who Bakes. Here, he's collected 80 recipes for celebratory cakes and posh treats. His Buche de Noel (yule log) is a spectacular chocolate fest: chocolate on the outside and chocolate on the inside with a caramelised pear stuffing.' -- The Lady

 

A book for all occasions, Say It With Cake is a book of recipes for occasions throughout the year so whether it is a birthday cake, Christmas cake or even a wedding cake Say It With Cake has you covered. Published by Kyle Books, Photography by Georgia Glynn Smith

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THE BOY WHO BAKES

'If you have a sweet tooth - a seriously dramatic, extravagant sweet tooth - then this book has your name on it.' Raymond Blanc

'Baking requires skill and perfection, and Edd s got it.' Mary Berry

'A glorious collection of cakes, cookies, tarts, tortes, crumbles, cobblers, pies and puddings that showcase his creativity.'  Daily Mail YOU Magazine

'Create amazing puds with the simplest ingredients.' The Times

'Edd Kimber brings baking back into British homes with The Boy Who Bakes.' Vogue

'The book is charming and has something for everyone - a quick baker's tour of the US and Europe yields indulgent recipes with American inspiration including Bourbon Pecan Pie, Peach and Blueberry Cobbler and some extravagant, multi-layered cakes (Caramel and Cinnamon and an elegant Raspberry Ripple), there are delicacies such as quirky little stuffed Frangipani Cakes and some British favourites Gingerbread, Guinness Parkin and a Curd Tart.' --Guardian

The Boy Who Bakes was my first book and it will always hold a special place in my heart. The recipes are varied and cover everything from comforting desserts like apple crumble through delicious layer cakes, something for all tastes and skill levels.

Published by Kyle Books, Photography by Yuki Sugiura