Idyllic countryside, sponge cakes, and coveted handshakes are the staple elements of the beloved Great British Bake Off. Netflix’s baking competition attracts millions of viewers who enjoy the light-hearted competition and camaraderie. The only drama in this show comes from food fails- cakes that haven’t risen, chocolate that hasn’t set, and of course the dreaded soggy bottom.
If you’d like to try your hand at your own signature bake, technical challenge, or showstopper, try one of these cookbooks from contestants and judges. While we anxiously wait to see who will be named the winner of series 13, I hope you find some baking inspiration in these titles.
On your marks, get set, bake!
Chetna’s Easy Baking: With a Twist of Spice by Chetna Makan
Nadiya’s Everyday Baking by Nadiya Hussain
Celebrate with Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes to Make Every Occasion Joyful by Kim-Joy
Bake: My Best Ever Recipes for the Classics by Paul Hollywood
Crumb: A Baking Book by Ruby Tandoh
Super Sourdough by James Morton
The Great British Bake Off: How to Turn Everyday Bakes into Showstoppers by Linda Collister