Winner of 2016's "The Great British Bake Off", Candice Brown, is publishing her debut cookbook with Ebury. World rights for the book, all about home comforts, were acquired by Laura Higginson, Ebury Press editorial director from Anna Bruce at Yellow Poppy Media.
Brown, a secondary school teacher and pub landlord's daughter, will share "close to her heart" recipes in the book that she learned from her nan and mum.
The recipes will be easy to make and "no nonsense" for a variety of occasions, including baking with kids, birthday parties for all ages, Christmas, afternoon tea, quick savoury bakes for weeknights and "fancier" recipes for the weekend. Recipes include Toffee apple crumble, Cornflake tart, Triple layer berry cake, Christmas cake, a perfect roast chicken, black pudding sausage rolls, Tattie scones, Pork and apple pasties and homemade pork scratchings.
Brown said: "I am so excited and beyond proud to be able to share with you my very first book. It is filled with recipes that I love, my family and friends love and I hope you will love them too. I am all about comfort food, decadent bakes and huge slices! It has been my absolute pleasure testing and writing these recipes that I encourage you to try, change and make your own. Baking shouldn’t be scary or difficult and I think my book will show this Bake, share and smile."
Higginson, senior commissioning editor at Ebury Press, said: "Candice’s recipes are mouth- watering, inventive takes on popular bakes, which is just what we need right now – comfort baking and feel-good treats as nan would make them but with Candice’s fun, modern twists. It’s shaping up to be a beautiful, irresistible cookbook."
The book will be published in hardback by Ebury Press in July 2017, priced £20.