Which Great British Bake Off Contestants have written books

I am a fan of The Great British Bake Off. I find it inspiring and I love learning about new flavor combinations and techniques. Last night, while watching an episode of the original Season 3 that is now being aired in the US on PBS, I started thinking - just how many of the contestants have written cookbooks? This was an expensive and dangerous thing to question. 

Darcie shared a post recently about procrastibaking and I am experiencing procrastibaking's lesser known affliction - procrasti-reading-about-baking. I have a gazillion boxes to unpack, many promotions and other related work to do but I started googling this morning in between emails and working on our newest feature EYB Digital. The search for contestants who have written cookbooks yielded gob smacking results. (Gobsmacking is the extent of my British speak.)

There are numerous British Bake Off cookbooks that are compilations of recipes written by authors such as Linda Collister as well as those treasures written by Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood which I haven't included in this summary. What is included is a breakdown of cookbook titles by contestants only. A good number of these titles I own and several of the others have now been ordered. Somebody stop me - I'm in the midst of a purge! (Note: The Great British Bake Off: Get Baking for Friends and Family by Linda Collister is amazing!)

I'll start off with the newest titles: 

Modern Cakes for the Home Baker: 60 Simple, Stylish Treats with Unbelievable Flavor by Benjamina Ebuehi is coming out in November of 2019. 


Val Stones' The Cake Whisperer can be purchased from her website. She ships worldwide (don't ask me how I know).

Liam Charles * Cheeky Treats: 70 Brilliant Bakes and Cakes will be released in a few days. (July 2018)


John Whaite (all keepers, his books are treasures)

Edd Kimber (keepers as well)

Candice Brown * Comfort: Delicious Bakes and Family Treats
 I love this title and have made several wonderful recipes.

Miranda Gore Browne 

James Morton 

Richard Burr * B.I.Y: Bake it Yourself: A Manual for Everyday Baking 

Jo Wheatley (great baking books)

Frances Quinn *  Quinntessential Baking 
This is a fun book but contains more cake design than recipes - still a keeper.

Luis TroyanoBake it Great: Tips and Tricks to Transform Your Bakes from Everyday to Extraordinary 

Ruth Clemens

Ruby Tandoh

Cathryn DresserLet's Bake 

Flora SheddenGatherings: Recipes for Feasts Great and Small is gorgeous and a must have.

Howard Middleton *  Delicious Gluten Free Baking 

Mary-Anne Boermans

Holly Bell

Martha Collison (great baking books)

Nadiya Hussain (love Nadiya's titles as well)

Chetna Makan (this author's books never disappoint)

Have I missed any books that our EYB members have? Which titles do you own? 


  • pumpkinspice  on  7/8/2018 at 9:18 AM

    I have all except Howard Middleton's and Luis Troyano's. Mary-Anne has, "Deja Food."

  • Lem9579  on  7/8/2018 at 1:34 PM

    I have Flora's, Chetna's, Nadiya's and two of Ruby's. I have been tempted to get Candice's but just haven't yet.

  • MiMi60  on  7/8/2018 at 3:07 PM

    I THOUGHT that I had them all on my "List" .. but thank you for this.. as I now know I get to get more!!!

  • livingranchodelux  on  7/8/2018 at 5:33 PM

    I had no clue so many of them have books out. I'm going to check them out.

  • bpfranz  on  7/10/2018 at 9:07 AM

    I have Richard Burr's BIY, Luis Troyano's Bake it Great, Mary-Ann Boerman's Great British Bakes , Martha Collison's Twist, I am interested in getting Edd Kimber's and John Whaite's books

  • annmartina  on  7/24/2018 at 1:55 PM

    Amazon US needs to convert all of John Whaite's cookbooks to Kindle. Currently only Comfort is available.

  • mjes  on  1/5/2019 at 9:15 PM

    Val Stones, two of Nadiya's and one of Chetna ... It's my grandson's wife who is the professional baker so I can concentrate elsewhere.

  • Lem9579  on  1/27/2019 at 1:04 PM

    I have all of Chetan's (plus her third one which is ordered and on its way), Flora's, two of Ruby's, three of Nadiya's (all but the children's ones), two of John Whaite (looking forward to the one he will release this year) and Candice Brown's.

  • inflytur  on  1/28/2019 at 9:00 AM

    I love Chetna Makan‘s books. She also has an active YouTube channel where she demonstrates her recipes. She is a wonderful presenter. I particularly enjoy the episodes where she cooks along with her mother.

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