I’ll Bake!

By Liberty Mendez

There are moments in life when only cake will do. In I’ll Bake!, classically trained pastry chef Liberty Mendez shares the joy that baking, entertaining and feeding her friends brings her, with over 85 failsafe recipes that are at once impressive and effortless.

’A beautiful book that proves you can have both style and substance. These recipes, and their gorgeous styling and photography, make me feel that magical joy that only baking can bring.’ – John Whaite

These are delicious baking recipes that fit into a busy lifestyle; whether you’re pulling together a quick snack or comforting pudding with whatever is left in the fridge, creating a cake that you can take to your friend’s birthday without fear of it falling apart on the night bus, or cooking an impressive dinner party dish after a couple of glasses of wine – I’ll Bake! has the perfect dish for every occasion.

Not only can all of the recipes can be made in five steps or under, there’s an at-a-glance guide to which recipes are vegan, dairy free and gluten free and time-saving tips and easy alternatives to help suit an assortment of dietary needs. Plus every chapter is accompanied by a Spotify soundtrack Liberty has compiled to set the mood, and bring the joy to baking.

So whether it’s an indulgent Triple Cheese French Toast Bake, warming Hog Roast Sausage Rolls, a Fridge-Raid Crumble with Proper Custard, a perfectly set Espresso Custard Tart or a nostalgic Coconut and Jam Pudding that can be made in minutes, Liberty will equip you with the confidence and enthusiasm to take pleasure in saying, ‘I’ll bake!’

Format: Hardcover
Release Date: 02 Jan 2024
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780008553760

After graduating from a Professional Chef Diploma course, specialising in pastry, Liberty Mendez went to work as a pastry chef at the House of Commons. Following this she worked for several years as a Recipe Developer and Content Creator at BBC Good Food. Liberty has worked with brands such as Channel 4, Sorted Food, Olive magazine and the Great British Bake Off. She runs a successful newsletter, Baking the Liberty, and hosts two podcasts, Taking the Liberty and the BBC Good Food Test Kitchen Troubleshooting podcast.

‘A beautiful book that proves you can have both style and substance. These recipes, and their gorgeous styling and photography, make me feel that magical joy that only baking can bring.’ – John Whaite

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