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Baking Imperfect: Crush, Whip and Spread It Like Nobody's Watching

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Ranging from simple recipes for the inexperienced to ambitious centrepieces, Baking Imperfect gives the reader the “confidence to go for it, encouraging you to try your best without taking baking (or yourself) too seriously”. No stranger to the mishaps (and epic disasters) of homebaking, Lottie's signature sense of humour will see you through this delicious collection of sweet and savoury bakes. It is this unusual home set-up that is at the heart of her relationship with cooking and baking: Lottie makes food that tastes good for the people she loves.

Featuring everything from mirror glaze, meringue, genoise and caramel to drip, fault-line and geode cakes, these are jaw-droppingly beautiful bakes that will wow family and friends every time. Bedlow added: “There is so much about baking that can feel intimidating but, if you love eating as much as I do, making your own bakes is the best experience. The marvellous combination of Lottie’s sharp wit and tempting recipes means you learn how to tackle key skills without even noticing – you’re too busy eating. Each recipe highlights potential pitfalls, with notes on what to look out for and how to find a fix.

Since becoming a household name, Lottie continues to spread joy to her 227K followers on Instagram and on Cameo too. I liked that this baking book, almost challenged you to accept the imperfections and flaws that happen with baking. I developed quite a crush on adorable Lottie Bedlow in the 2020 season of The Great British Bake Off, so I snapped up a copy of Baking Imperfect: Crush, Whip and Spread it Like Nobody's Watching when I saw it. Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock, Publisher Emeritus of The Daily Freeman Ira Fusfeld, Tetherless World Professor of Computer, Web and Cognitive Sciences at RPI and Founding Director of the Future of Computing Institute at RPI Jim Hendler, and Vice President for Editorial Development at the New York Press Association Judy Patrick. I absolutely adored Lottie's 'voice' coming through the pages of this cookbook, something that you rarely see with a recipe book is the Author's true commentary and accompanying thoughts and feelings.

I remember trying a Cinnabon in Leicester Square when I was younger and promising myself I would learn how to recreate it - I’m not saying it’s exactly the same but I’m not far off. Expect recipes such as triple chocolate and salted caramel-centred cookies, "sin-amon rolls", "minimal faff brioche" and "foolproof custard". I found Lottie's snarky good humor instantly appealing, and as the season progressed, her warm and caring nature started to peek out. Winner of The Great British Bake Off 2018, Rahul won hearts as he quietly baked his way to glory with some of the most spectacular creations the show has ever seen.Her Lancastrian great-grandmother was a passionate cake-baker passing on the genes and sharing the love of baking with Lottie. This same humor comes through in the book: Lottie's system of denoting a recipe's difficulty by ranking them 1 to 5 with an adorable cracked egg emoji is just one charming example.

The world of baking can appear daunting, but with Baking Imperfect, you’ll learn to get through the trials with joy and a newfound sense of determination when things go wrong or get messy (and they will!I developed quite a crush on adorable Lottie Bedlow in the 2020 season of The Great British Bake Off, so I snapped up a copy of Baking Imperfect: Crush, Whip and Spread it Like Nobody's Watching when I saw it at my local library. It is pitched perfectly with easy to follow instructions, great pictures and just the right amount of Lottie's humour mixed in. Contact the Champions Speakers Agency to provisionally enquire about hiring Lottie Bedlow for your next event, today. Brimming with the Great British Bake Off star Lottie Bedlow’s trademark humour, Baking Imperfect is a big-hearted baking guide for the faint-hearted, featuring mouthwatering treats from fool proof custard to Irish stout cake. When booked as a speaker for an event, Lottie will keep an audience cheerful and amused, whilst teaching them secrets of the culinary sciences.

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