Sunday 18 September 2016

Nadiya's Bake Me A Story by Nadiya Hussain @BegumNadiya

Join Great British Bake Off sensation Nadiya Hussain for scrumptious stories and delicious bakes that all the family can enjoy.

A unique combination of storybook and cookbook, with all recipes and stories devised and written by Nadiya herself, Nadiya's Bake Me a Story brings families into the kitchen to spend time together sharing stories and cooking.
- Make yummy butter-bean patties and, while they are in the oven, enjoy the story of Jack and the Bean-Patty Stalk
- Meet Ruby-Red and the Three Bears, then bake your Very-Berry muffins
- Join Rapunzel on an adventure, then make her carrot and nutmeg cookies
- Bake some pumpkin and spice flapjacks, then curl up with the tale of Cinderella and her pumpkins
Combining playful photography of Nadiya and her children with vibrant illustrations by Clair Rossiter, this glorious celebration of the joy of sharing food and stories is the perfect addition to every family's kitchen!

Nadiya's Bake Me A Story by Nadiya Hussain and illustrated by Clair Rossiter was published in hardback by Hachette Children's Books on 8 September 2016.

Most people know who Nadiya Hussain is. She's probably the most popular and most successful winner of The Great British Bake Off.  Viewers of the show loved her, and her facial expressions, her highs and her lows during the Bake Off, and her moving winner's speech right at the end.

Nadiya has always credited her success to her husband and her children and Nadiya's Bake Me A Story is dedicated to her three children; Musa, Dawud and Maryann, she says that their love of reading and being to read to whilst she was elbow-deep in the kitchen inspired the book.

"Why can't we read and cook at the same time?" they asked. The rest, they say is history".
This is such a beautifully presented book. I'm a bit of a cookery book addict, it doesn't matter that I don't have children, I've absolutely loved reading this collection of stories and recipes. Yes, I've tried a couple of the recipes, they tasted fabulous .... I don't have photos .... mine did NOT look as wonderful as Nadiya's .... I am not a tidy baker!

There are fifteen lovely stories in this book, some are re-worked versions of well-loved tales, with Rapunzel and the Pied Piper featuring amongst them. Each one is fun and well-written and children will absolutely love them, whether they are being read to, or reading themselves. For each story, Nadiya has created a recipe to go alongside. There are Carrot & Nutmeg Cookies to go alongside Rapunzel's Enchanted Carrots and Zebra Cake is paired up with The Pied Piper and the Stripiest Cake in Town. (I can assure you, the cookies are delicious ... and very moreish!).

Nadiya and her children feature all the way through the book, and it's clear from the photographs that they've had the best fun creating this collection of recipes and stories. Added to the photographs are some stunning illustrations from Clair Rossiter that add a real touch of magic to the book.

This would make the perfect Christmas present for a young baker and especially for fans of The Great British Bake Off.

 Never again will she say she can't. Nadiya can and she will. 

Nadiya Hussain's delicious bakes and desserts, captivating smile and sparkling personality made her a hugely popular winner of 2015's Great British Bake Off.
Her first children's book, Nadiya's Bake Me a Story, will be published in the autumn of 2016, with her cookbook for adults, Nadiya's Kitchen, coming in June 2016. In addition to her books, Nadiya is a columnist for The Times and Essentials, and a regular reporter forThe One Show on BBC One.
Nadiya's family is originally from Bangladesh, where desserts aren't a feature of mealtimes. But, encouraged by a school home economics teacher, Nadiya honed her skills as a baker over ten years and produces fabulous bakes and desserts every day. She also loves to write, having won a National Poetry competition as a child.
Born in Luton, Nadiya lives with her husband, Abdal and is mum to three gorgeous children.
Follow her on Twitter at @BegumNadiya

Clair Rossiter is an artist from just outside London. She specialises in food illustration. Find out more on her website   Follow her on Twitter @ClairRossiter


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