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

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Random House, 2014 - Cooking - 374 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 bakingand kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off.

How To Be a Domestic Goddessis not about beinga goddess, but about feelinglike 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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User Review  - Alex Howson - Goodreads

How to be a Domestic Goddess is my kitchen bible. I've used it to make so many sweet staples over the years, like birthday cakes, cupcakes, millionaires shortbread, pavlova...Fantastic! Read full review

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User Review  - Jane - Goodreads

The deserts were delicious. Read full review

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About the author (2014)

'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

oI 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.o

Nigella Lawson has written nine bestselling cookery books, including the classics How To Eatand How To Be A Domestic Goddess- the book that launched a thousand cupcakes. These books, her TV series and her Quick Collectionapps, have made her a household name around the world. In 2014 she was voted Best Food Personality at the ObserverFood Monthly Awards.

'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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