Hodder & Stoughton is publishing a tie-in with new Great British Bake Off series entitled "Bake Off: Crème de la Crème".
The eight-part series pits professional pastry chefs against one another on BBC2.
Nicky Ross, lifestyle editorial director at Hodder & Stoughton, bought rights for Bake Off: Crème de la Crème from producer Love Productions.
To be presented by Michelin-starred chef Tom Kerridge, the new show will see 45 chefs, led by 15 team captains, judged by three expert judges: Benoit Blin, Chef Patissier at Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons; Cherish Finden, executive pastry chef at The Langham, London; and Claire Clark MBE, entrepreneur and twice named Britain’s Best Pastry Chef.
The accompanying book will accordingly feature "great" pastry chefs’ tips and trade secrets, complete with stunning photography and over 60 recipes broken down to their simplest elements. It is described as "a masterclass in patisserie for the home cook" help readers familiarise themselves with the ingredients, equipment and chemistry behind showpiece creations in the television series.
Ross said: “The best of the contestants’ creations are in the book as well as recipes and advice from world renowned pastry chef Martin Chiffers and expert cookery writer Emma Marsden. The resulting book is full of delicious recipes, stunning to look at and guaranteed to show home cooks how to achieve a truly professional finish.”
Bake Off: Crème de la Crème will publish with Hodder in the New Year (January 2016).