Nadiya’s Everyday Baking: From Weeknight Dinners to Celebration Cakes, Let Your Oven Do the Work

Clarkson Potter. Sept. 2022. 256p. ISBN 9780593579053. $29.99. COOKING
Hussain—the Great British Bake Off winner, cookbook author (Nadiya Bakes; Time To Eat), and host of her own popular TV cooking shows—assures readers that anyone can learn to love baking. She categorizes her latest collection of sweet and savory recipes into the type of day readers might be having: everyday, chill-out, “rainbow” (that is, nutritionally balanced), happy, baking, outdoor, or celebration. Hussain excels at creating new takes on everyday food, whether it’s putting the components of a full English breakfast on top of pizza dough for breakfast pizza, adding harissa to pita pockets or paneer to stuffed shells, topping a coffee cake with dalgona coffee cream, adding a caramel surprise inside a snickerdoodle, or forming cinnamon buns into a giant cake. Hussain’s voice really comes through strongly in her helpful preparation and baking instructions, which is part of what makes this so delightful. Several gorgeous photos of the finished products are included along with instructional photos for recipes that could use visual cues.
VERDICT Hussain puts her own spin on baking in this collection of appetizing recipes that showcases her infectious joy for food and penchant for playing with flavors.
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