One Bake, Two Ways: 50 crowd-pleasing bakes with an all-plant option every time

By Ruby Bhogal

Bake Off finalist Ruby Bhogal is here to delight us with a flexible approach to baking tasty, sweet treats that give you double helpings of temptation. She brings us 50 like-for-like recipes, with a plant-based and non-plant-based version for each bake.

We all remember watching in horror as Ruby’s showstopper cake collapsed on the first-ever Vegan Week on Bake Off. Instead of slinking off with her tail between her legs, she was determined to master the art of baking and bake, bake, bake again until she could say with confidence that her recipes were failproof. Sharing new bakes and videos online, Ruby discovered a growing demand for adaptable recipes without eggs, dairy, or a full plant-based twist. She wanted her bakes to cater to everyone’s needs, no matter the dietary preference.

Raised in a British-Indian household, Ruby’s mostly vegetarian diet sparked a sugar rush to create recipes adaptable to a flexitarian approach. In this book, you get double the options as each of the 50 recipes is presented twice: first in its traditional form and then with a plant-based alternative. This clever concept revolutionises your baking experience, giving you the freedom to bake with choice.

Mouth-watering recipes include: Chai Custard Creams, Peanut Butter & Jelly Millefeuille Cake, Pina Colada Meringue Roulade, Medjool Date & Orange Sweet Samosas, and the Bruce Bogtrotter Chocolate Cake.

One Bake, Two Ways has an inclusive approach that makes Ruby’s recipes achievable for all – there’s no sacrifices here – every last bite is delicious! With adaptability galore and flavours that offer twice the delight, dive into Ruby’s world of baking and savour the best of both worlds.

Oh, Crumbs (Cakes)
Breaking Bread
Easy as Pie
Taking the Biscuit
Sweeter Things (Desserts)
Keeping it Saucy
The Essentials

Format: Hardback
Release Date: 20 Jun 2024
Pages: 320
ISBN: 978-0-00-860382-3
After spending what seemed like an eternity studying for a MA in Architecture, Ruby Bhogal spent ten months living with her parents, applying for every job under the sun and watching far too many episodes of Bargain Hunt. During a dark period of unemployment, baking provided Ruby with a productive outlet to regain some order in her life. While her love of baking began as a meditative hobby, it soon provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to compete as a finalist on the Great British Bake Off in 2018. Since then, she has acquired a huge (and loyal) following online and makes regular appearances in print, at live events and on TV, where her confidence and chatty personality shines through.

”'A fresh and unique take on a baking book that will undoubtedly be referred to countless times; it's a genius idea that allows for both traditional and plant-based recipes ” - a delightful two-in-one! Ruby's style is not only fun and approachable but also utterly delicious.’ Ravneet Gill

”'With Ruby’s help, you choose the perfect recipe then swap easily between dairy-rich or plant-based versions: a double win that makes baking easier. One Bake, Two Ways is packed with inspired flavours that get me excited.” - Dan Lepard

”'Ruby has won my heart and most importantly, tastebuds. This book is literally for everyone and anyone. As a plant-based chef, I appreciate how all are welcome to try her delicious, mouth-watering bakes - no matter your preference.” - Max La Manna

”'Genius concept. I wish I had this when I started out as a vegan.” - Calum Harris

”'What a wonderful, generous approach to baking that’s truly for everyone. Whether you’re baking for vegan guests or making your transition to a fully plant-based cook, One Bake, Two Ways is the most reliable guide book you could set your hands on.” - Richard Makin aka School Night Vegan