Which Great British Bake Off Contestants have written books

I am a fan of The Great British Bake Off. Update: For Season 10, I began doing a recap. 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. The searches for contestants who have written cookbooks yielded gobsmacking 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.  And now we must add Prue Leith. 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!)

Helena Garcia * The Wicked Baker: Cakes and Treats to Die For

Nancy Birtwhistle * Sizzle & Drizzle: Tips for a Modern Day Home-Maker


Benjamina Ebuehi * The New Way to Cake

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

Liam Charles



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

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

Ruth Clemens

Ruby Tandoh

Cathryn DresserLet’s Bake

Flora Shedden

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?

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  • pumpkinspice  on  July 8, 2018

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

  • Lem9579  on  July 8, 2018

    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  July 8, 2018

    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  July 8, 2018

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

  • bpfranz  on  July 10, 2018

    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  July 24, 2018

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

  • mjes  on  January 5, 2019

    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  January 27, 2019

    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  January 28, 2019

    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.

  • rchesser  on  August 5, 2019

    Ashamed to say, I don't have any.

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