Our third cookbook, by Henry Dimbleby and Claire Ptak.
Baking & Puddings contains hundreds of recipes for everyone from the novice cook to the baking aficionado. Following the Leon principle that what tastes good can also do you good, three-quarters of the recipes are sugar, dairy, wheat or gluten free – so there’s plenty to indulge in even if you have a food allergy, an intolerance or one eye on your waistline.
Co-authored by Henry Dimbleby and Claire Ptak – former pastry chef at the legendary California restaurant Chez Panisse, and now chef-proprietor of Violet Cakes in London – it is a book of two halves. The first contains recipes for Every Day: granolas, cakes, breads, pizzas and puddings to enjoy as often as you like. The second half – Celebration – contains recipes for all sorts of special occasions, from Easter and Christmas to weddings and even funerals. Flourless chocolate fudge cake, toffee apples, French onion tart, plum ice cream – there is something in here to tickle every fancy.