How To Be A Domestic Goddess

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Random House, Mar 13, 2012 - Cooking - 384 pages
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Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella's classic cookery books.

'This is for those days or evenings when you want to usher a little something out of the kitchen that makes you thrill at the sheer pleasure you've conjured up.'

The classic baking bible by Nigella Lawson ('Queen of the Kitchen' - Observer Food Monthly). This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off.

How To Be a Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens.

With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.

Cakes - from a simple Victoria Sponge to beautiful cupcakes

Biscuits - macaroons, muffins and other indulgent treats

Pies - perfect shortcrust and puff pastry and sweet and savoury recipes

Puddings - crumbles, sponges, trifles and cheesecakes

Chocolate - luscious chocolate recipes for sharing (or not)

Children - simple recipes for baking with kids

Christmas - pudding, Christmas cakes, mince pies... and mulled wine

Bread - finally, the proof that baking bread can be fun, with easy bread recipes

The Domestic Goddess's Larder - essential preserves, jams, chutneys, curds and pickles that every cook should have

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Overall an enjoyable read with tasty recipes. - Goodreads
I love Nigella's writing. - Goodreads
The recipes aren't very good. - Goodreads
Instructions were clear and inspiring. - Goodreads
Ina's baking tips are better. - Goodreads
The pictures are wonderful too. - Goodreads

Review: How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

User Review  - Davida Chazan - Goodreads

Britain's most sexy television cook has one of the most luscious cookbooks for cakes and baked goods that you'll ever experience, and the recipes are extremely easy to use. You can read my full review here. Read full review

Review: How to Be a Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking

User Review  - Anne Wright - Goodreads

wonderful recipes Read full review

About the author (2012)

'I love Nigella Lawson's writing and I love her recipes' - Delia Smith

'There's an intelligence to the way she writes and she expects a certain intelligence of her readers as well' - Nigel Slater

"I am unapologetic about being a home cook rather than a chef.

Real cooking, the sort that goes on in homes, does not have to be tricksy or difficult. A dish of chicken poached with leeks and carrots definitely isn't fancy. But it tastes good, and feels essentially nourishing, to both body and soul, to cook and eat.

I want you to feel that I'm there with you, in the kitchen, as you cook. My books are the conversations we might be having."

Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess - the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collection apps, have made her a household name around the world. In 2013 she was one of the Observer Food Monthly's ten Chefs of the Decade.


'Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes' - Salman Rushdie, Observer

'Miss Lawson is the Thinking Person's Cook. She tells stories, she explains why things must be the way she says they must be... enlightenment and sensual pleasure' - Jeanette Winterson, The Times

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