Innovative yet down-to-earth, Dan Lepard is the baker every top chef wants for their restaurant, and with this utterly dependable how-to-bake book you’ll be able to replicate Dan’s award-winning recipes from the comfort of your own kitchen. Guiding you through the crispest flatbreads, blue cheese and oatmeal biscuits, gluten-free white loaves, savoury leek and smoked haddock pies, caramel sweets, frostings, crumbly scones and pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, ‘Short and Sweet’ will show you how to use the newest flours and ingredients and has everything from updates on the classics to the latest in baking for intolerances. Collecting together Dan’s best recipes – and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom – Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there. So go ahead and take the cake – and the biscuits and the pastries too!
Reviews of Short and Sweet
‘Dan is by far the most imaginative and creative baker I know.’ Yotam Ottolenghi
‘One of my cookery heroes, Dan’s baking expertise is second to none. His recipes ooze originality, precision and above all, irresistible deliciousness.’ Sarah Randall, Sainsbury’s Magazine
‘Dan Lepard is to baking what Lewis Hamilton is to Formula One.’ Jay Rayner, The Observer
‘Mr Lepard, I love you.’ Nigel Slater
‘Dan Lepard’s no-nonsense baking.’ Leanne Shapton, The New York Times
‘Dan demystifies the baker’s art with such enthusiasm and unapologetic pragmatism that all kinds of seductive treats become instantly achievable.’ Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall