With the popularity of TV programmes like The Great British Bake Off, baking is enjoying a revival throughout Britain, but Scotland has always had a wonderful tradition of baking in both sweet and savoury recipes. Leading cookery writer Sue Lawrence has now combined her two passions, for baking and Scottish cooking, into one definitive book. A compendium of 70 easy-to-follow- recipes, it brings together the traditional bannocks, shortbreads and cakes that have shaped Scotland’s great baking heritage and new contemporary bakes like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Cooks everywhere will want to try these delicious recipes from Scotland.
Sue Lawrence is an acclaimed food writer and journalist who has written many books on cooking and baking, including Sue Lawrence’s Scottish Kitchen (2002), The Sue Lawrence Book of Baking (2004), A Cook’s Tour of Scotland (2006), and Eating In (2011). She lives in Edinburgh.