Slow down. Take a deep breath. Bake something! So says Sally Wise, who’s been called ‘the granny-we-all-wished-we-had’, and if by baking she means this Strawberry Shortcake, we’re all for it.
The Comfort Bake is all Rustic Cherry Brandy Pie and Raspberry and Cream Sponge fingers. Summer Cherry tarts and – since we’re obviously doing the Barbs pink thing, the Baby Baked Yorkshire Puddings with pale pink smoked salmon and chives is the perfect savoury option.
You don’t need fancy equipment or specialist skills … in this fool-proof recipe collection, the icon of good old-fashioned country cooking serves up recipes that are big on comfort and low on fuss. Savoury classics (including pies, quiches, breads and focaccia – and the creamiest potato bake ever) sit proudly alongside a glorious line-up of sweet treats, including Maple Syrup Upside-down Banana Cake, Rhubarb and Caramel Slice, Orange Butter Bars, Spiced Ginger Cookies and a supremely simple Whisky and Orange Chocolate Pudding.
The Comfort Bake is all the invitation you need to nourish yourself and those you love with food that warms the heart. Murdoch Books, R433 from Exclusive Books
Compiled by: Kym Argo