Aran – Flora Shedden – Cookbook Giveaway

Enter our US/UK/AU/NZ giveaway to win one of three copies of Aran: Recipes and Stories from a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland by Flora Shedden.

We all remember Flora Shedden, the youngest semi-finalist in the Great British Bake Off, Season 6 (2015). Five years later and the bake-off star has written two cookbooks Gatherings: Recipes for Feasts Great and Small and Aran: Recipes and Stories from a Bakery in the Heart of Scotland and has opened her own bakery. Aran (the Gaelic word for bread) is the name of her bakeshop which is located in an old newsagent building in the village of Dunkeld, Perthshire. Flora raised over £8,000 through crowdfunding to transform the dilapidated building into the bakery of her dreams.

As I was catching up on all things Flora, I read an article from 2015 that reported GBBO fans being upset because Flora had mentioned that she owned an “enormous” amount of cookbooks. 100. One hundred cookbooks. I had to take a break to laugh and recover from my shock that in the UK 100 cookbooks appear to be exorbitant. I can now continue filling you in about her second gorgeous cookbook!

Aran shares stories and recipes from her quaint bakery. Flora begins the book with detailed instructions on bread making including recipes for a variety of loaves. Instilling baking confidence, Flora writes that baking is instinctive and assures us that even the ugliest of loaves are delicious. Pastries, croissants, danish, eclairs, pies, breakfast fare, and more are also covered in this stunner of book that is beautifully photographed.

Our EYBDPreviewButton takes you inside this beautiful book and features the following EYBD Recipe Button

Now, more than ever, we need something beautiful and comforting to hold onto. For this cookbook lover, Aran is filled with inspiration and promise of delicious bites.

Special thanks to Hardie Grant Books for providing the materials for our EYBD Preview and for offering three copies of Aran in our giveaway.  Entry options include answering the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in the index would you try first?

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106 Comments

  • danisgooder  on  May 1, 2020

    Any of the pies would be delicious

  • Marionh6  on  May 1, 2020

    This look like a fabulous book!

  • lean1  on  May 1, 2020

    Pistachio and lime loaf

  • mcrimmins  on  May 1, 2020

    Aran Granola

  • Frenchfoodie  on  May 1, 2020

    The pea and nettle quiche – sounds amazing.

  • maci234  on  May 1, 2020

    the pies or anything from the book it all looks too good

  • kmetcalfe727  on  May 1, 2020

    Fig and Fennel Loaf

  • nvernon  on  May 1, 2020

    Dunkeld salmon

  • joneshayley  on  May 1, 2020

    Overnight baguettes

  • Plumbobmummy  on  May 1, 2020

    I’d like to try overnight baguettes

  • Sand9  on  May 1, 2020

    Apricot & Almond Frangipani Tart

  • dbranigan27  on  May 1, 2020

    I might try the Whisky Eccles.

  • bopper  on  May 1, 2020

    Focaccia

  • MarciK  on  May 1, 2020

    Peach, chocolate and almond [brioche]

  • Shelley.b  on  May 1, 2020

    Chocolate praline tartlets

  • hbakke  on  May 1, 2020

    Peach, chocolate and almond [brioche]

  • littleliv  on  May 1, 2020

    I’d make the morning rolls

  • say  on  May 1, 2020

    Any pie

  • alicemb  on  May 1, 2020

    I have been to lovely Dunkeld and would love to taste your recipes

  • Cookbookmad  on  May 1, 2020

    Walnut and Vanilla Eclairs

  • JustineHogan  on  May 2, 2020

    Twice Baked Almond Croissants

  • riley  on  May 2, 2020

    Fennel and orange pickle

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 2, 2020

    Chocolate rye cake

  • Jennykingcome  on  May 2, 2020

    Tough choice (love the sound of the pear cocktail) but I’d make the chocolate oat cookies first. Sounds like a good twist on a classic . x

  • Sarah.B  on  May 2, 2020

    Rhubarb and pistachio danish

  • dbielick  on  May 2, 2020

    Chanterelle, shallot and Gruyère [frittata]

  • Blue___Nile  on  May 2, 2020

    Chocolate praline tartlets

  • TanyaD  on  May 2, 2020

    Brioche

  • impulse26  on  May 2, 2020

    Blood orange and cardamom loaf

  • ravensfan  on  May 2, 2020

    Whipped maple butter

  • hrk  on  May 2, 2020

    Whisky Eccles [cakes]

  • rivergait  on  May 2, 2020

    Lemon and poppy seed loaf…made from my own produce (lemon tree). Doing covidcooking, I am appreciative of my California garden as well as the Scots tradition of making do with what you have.

  • janv  on  May 2, 2020

    Peach, chocolate and almond [brioche]

  • ktpotat  on  May 2, 2020

    Pastrami, comte and gherkin

  • HomespunHouse  on  May 2, 2020

    Brioche

  • Shelmar  on  May 2, 2020

    I would like to try a Julia!

  • Roosta  on  May 2, 2020

    Overnight baguettes

  • t.t  on  May 3, 2020

    Semlor

  • TammyDee  on  May 3, 2020

    The first thing I’d try would be her Focaccia. I love that!

  • foodie16  on  May 3, 2020

    Sausage Rolls: Haggis

  • LaurenE  on  May 3, 2020

    Pistachio and lime loaf

  • BMeyer  on  May 3, 2020

    chocolate praline tartlets

  • sgp  on  May 3, 2020

    The fig & fennel loaf!

  • mrscahughes  on  May 3, 2020

    Everything looks so tasty. How can I choose?

  • hisforhome  on  May 3, 2020

    Fig and fennel loaf

  • Natlovesgib  on  May 3, 2020

    Sausage rolls: pork, apple and sage

  • sweetchefgirl  on  May 3, 2020

    Baguettes

  • eggplant_alli  on  May 3, 2020

    Cumin-roasted aubergine with lemon, whipped ricotta, salsa verde and rocket [sandwich]

  • eggplant_alli  on  May 3, 2020

    Fennel and orange pickle

  • eggplant_alli  on  May 3, 2020

    Chanterelle, shallot and Gruyère [frittata]

  • lgroom  on  May 4, 2020

    Fig and fennel loaf

  • dtremit  on  May 4, 2020

    The pear tarragon danish sounds intriguing!

  • RickPearson54  on  May 4, 2020

    aran granola

  • jandominicman  on  May 5, 2020

    Blueberry Crumble (brioche)

  • sarahawker  on  May 5, 2020

    Walnut and vanilla éclairs

  • kmn4  on  May 5, 2020

    Blood orange and cardamom loaf

  • Siegal  on  May 5, 2020

    Brioche yummy

  • bdmltm  on  May 5, 2020

    All the flavored marshmallows! I enjoyed watching her on the Great British Bakeoff.

  • virjeania  on  May 5, 2020

    Blueberry crumble [brioche]

  • LeMinou  on  May 5, 2020

    Twice baked almond croissants

  • ebs  on  May 5, 2020

    Blueberry crumble [brioche]

  • maria411  on  May 7, 2020

    whipped maple butter

  • eyupitsjohn  on  May 7, 2020

    The pork apple and sage sausage pies have me salivating already!

  • jd5761  on  May 7, 2020

    Morning Rolls for me

  • mpdeb98  on  May 9, 2020

    Apricot and almond frangipani

  • wildchild  on  May 9, 2020

    Brioche

  • InstantJo  on  May 9, 2020

    Overnight baguettes

  • Dannausc  on  May 9, 2020

    Blueberry crumble

  • moralla  on  May 9, 2020

    Blueberry crumble brioche

  • Jow  on  May 10, 2020

    The brioche my kids are always eating them but never made my own

  • choppergirl  on  May 10, 2020

    Overnight baguettes

  • clairew137  on  May 10, 2020

    Pistachio and lime loaf

  • JenThomas318  on  May 10, 2020

    Kale and lentil salad with butternut

  • MiMi60  on  May 10, 2020

    Whisky Eccles [cakes]

  • DEADCHEF4  on  May 10, 2020

    sour dough starter extraordinary

  • Zigzag123  on  May 11, 2020

    The pork, apple and sage sausage rolls look amazing but then s9 does everything else.

  • Jesmondgirl  on  May 13, 2020

    I would try fig and fennel loaf.

  • annieski  on  May 13, 2020

    chocolate praline tart!

  • percussion03  on  May 13, 2020

    Either the Spelt and Sesame or the Rye loaves sound great!

  • dusya4  on  May 15, 2020

    Rhubarb pistachio Danish

  • Lkitchings  on  May 15, 2020

    Fennel and orange pickle

  • bookmark77  on  May 16, 2020

    Chocolate rye cake

  • bookmark58  on  May 16, 2020

    Fennel and orange pickle

  • Dendav  on  May 16, 2020

    Brioche

  • kb_mw  on  May 16, 2020

    Blood orange and cardamom loaf

  • flossy1  on  May 16, 2020

    Sesame and spelt [loaf]

  • ARackerby  on  May 16, 2020

    Country [loaf]

  • LydiaR  on  May 18, 2020

    Brioche

  • vhfvhf  on  May 18, 2020

    brioche

  • angwill  on  May 18, 2020

    I watched her episode! I look forward to making the lemon poppy seed loaf

  • oreganoca  on  May 18, 2020

    Rhubarb Pistachio Danish

  • debbiehb  on  May 18, 2020

    Brioche

  • JLZ9697  on  May 19, 2020

    Sausage Rolls: Pork , Apple and Sage… looks like a great book!

  • nadiam1000  on  May 20, 2020

    Fig and fennel [loaf]

  • cilantrolime  on  May 20, 2020

    The brioche looks great!

  • eswensk  on  May 20, 2020

    I bet her crumpet and sausage roll recipes are great!

  • chefthomas  on  May 21, 2020

    Brioche

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  May 22, 2020

    Peach, chocolate and almond brioche

  • KevinSeattle  on  May 23, 2020

    I am here for the Fig & Fennel Loaf.

  • marnone  on  May 23, 2020

    Brioche

  • Scotsman61  on  May 25, 2020

    The Morning Rolls, You cannot get a good soft morning roll here in Illinois, It’s time I started making them

  • edyenicole  on  May 25, 2020

    aran granola!!

  • banba1  on  May 27, 2020

    Blueberry crumble [brioche]

  • luccio  on  May 27, 2020

    Gooseberry, pear, & elderflower jam (all homegrown, & organic!)

  • chasteph  on  May 28, 2020

    I would make her brioche first.

  • eildoncook  on  May 28, 2020

    Dunkeld salmon

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