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Date TimeSeptember 10, 2019
VoiceWatching Bake Off and drooling over angel slices and fig rolls may have become a regular fixture for our Tuesday evenings, but making the transition to baking at home can feel like a big jump. 
Inspired By Bake Off? 5 Baking Cookbooks For Total Novices
You have your baking tool essentials at the ready – but what next?
We’ve handpicked five cookbooks for beginners, all jam-packed with recipes to guide you through creating bread, pastries, cookies and cakes galore. Good luck! Bake: 125 Show-Stopping Recipes, Made Simple Hardcover, Amazon, £5Give your very own showstoppers a go (without a frosty Paul Hollywood to face at the end). Whether you’re a sweet or savoury fan, there’s something for everyone within these 125 recipes that are made simple. We’ve got our eye on the naked pecan and popcorn layer cake. Yum.  
Buy it now. Bread, Cake, Doughnut, Pudding: Sweet and Savoury Recipes from Britain’s Best Baker, Amazon, £19.10With clear instructions and interesting flavour combinations, this book is filled to the brim with scrumptious bakes to try. Justin Gellatly, dubbed ‘The King Of Pudding’, has a wealth of experience under his belt, too – from kitchen porter to head chef – so if there’s anyone that understands the skills of a beginner baker, it’s him. Check out the butter fingers, they sound delicious. 
Buy it now. Three Ingredient Baking, Waterstones, £12.99You can’t get more simple than this. There are more than 100 recipes for cakes, desserts and biscuits to cook your way through. Think fluffy scones, dark chocolate and coconut bars, and palmier pastries. Best of all, they’re designed to fit around a busy lifestyle and limited budget. Hurrah. 
Buy it now.  Decadent Gluten-Free Vegan Baking, Foyles, £14.99Satisfy everyone’s tastebuds with this cookbook. With easily available substitutions at the heart of each recipe – such as almond milk, soy butter, coconut oil and nut-based cream – you won’t need to compromise on quality or flavour. Whip up decadent doughnuts, rich cinnamon coffee cake, or a hearty focaccia bread to feast on. 
Buy it now. Mary Berry’s Baking Bible, Waterstones, £26Who better to teach us some serious baking skills than the queen of cakes herself? 250 recipes fill the pages of this ‘bible’, all accompanied with easy-to-follow instructions to help even the most inexperienced of bakers. It’s a foolproof guide to classic bakes, including Victoria sponge, chocolate cake and breakfast muffins.
Buy it now. MORE FROM HUFFPOST FINDS... Aldi Launches £50 Dupe Of KitchenAid (Just In Time For Bake Off) The Best Baking Equipment To Buy Inspired By Bake Off How To Make Angel Cake Slices, Like The Great British Bake Off's Contestants We all work hard to earn our money – so it shouldn’t feel like hard work to spend it well. At HuffPost Finds we’ll help you find the best stuff that deserves your cash, from the ultimate lipstick to a durable iron to replace the one that broke (RIP). All our choices are completely independent but we may earn a small commission if you click a link and make a purchase.

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