Say 'Ello to These Great New British Baking Books

Baking is more popular than ever. (Thanks to a certain reality-TV show with killer ratings!) Take on the trend with these baking bibles from across the pond.
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Baking is more popular than ever. (Thanks to a certain reality-TV show with killer ratings!) Take on the trend with these baking bibles from across the pond.
british baking books

Lola’s: A Cake Journey Around the World, by Julia Head

Inspired by the famed Lola’s bakeries in London, this book will send you on a globe-trotting tour of all things sweet, from Austria (strudel) to Australia (Lamington sponge cakes). No passport necessary. $25

Sweet, by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Cowritten by Israeli-born superstar chef Yotam Ottolenghi, who runs several restaurants in London, this good-lookin’ book zaps classic dessert recipes with Ottolenghi’s Middle Eastern flair: saffron-orange madeleines, rose water–tinged layer cake, and cinnamon Pavlova with fresh figs. $35

Twist: Creative Ideas to Reinvent Your Baking, by Martha Collison

In 2014, when she was only 17, Collison became the youngest contestant ever on TV’s The Great British Bake Off. Now the wunderkind is showing her creativity in her first cookbook, where she details not only how to bake classic desserts but also how to tweak ’ em. Because why stop at macarons when you can make macaron-shell ice cream? $25

Made with Love: 50 Beautiful, Sweet Gifts for Friends and Family, by Aimee Twigger

Twigger, the DIY maven behind the cooking blog Twigg Studios (twiggstudios.com), brings her know-how to her U.S.-debut cookbook, which she styled and photographed herself. The result: page after page of gorgeous treats, like kiwi-lime ice pops and candy-striped meringues, perfect for holiday gifting. $25