How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (Nigella Collection)

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The classic book that launched a thousand cupcakes.

Subject: Cookery
How To Be A Domestic Goddess: Baking and the Art of Comfort Cooking (Nigella Collection), Nigella Lawson

Nigella Collection: a vibrant new look for Nigella's classic cookery books.

'This is for those days or evenings when you want to usher a little something out of the kitchen that makes you thrill at the sheer pleasure you've conjured up.'

The classic baking bible by Nigella Lawson (‘Queen of the Kitchen' – Observer Food Monthly). This is the book that helped the world rediscover the joys of baking and kick-started the cupcake revolution, from cake shops around the country to The Great British Bake Off.

How To Be A Domestic Goddess is not about being a goddess, but about feeling like one. Here is the book that feeds our fantasies, understands our anxieties and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into our own kitchens.

With luscious photography, easy recipes, witty food writing and a beautiful hardback design, this is a book you will treasure for many years as well as a delicious gift for friends and family.

Cakes - from a simple Victoria Sponge to beautiful cupcakes
Biscuits - macaroons, muffins and other indulgent treats
Pies - perfect shortcrust and puff pastry and sweet and savoury recipes
Puddings - crumbles, sponges, trifles and cheesecakes
Chocolate - luscious chocolate recipes for sharing (or not)
Children - simple recipes for baking with kids
Christmas - pudding, Christmas cakes, mince pies... and mulled wine
Bread - finally, the proof that baking bread can be fun, with easy bread recipes
The Domestic Goddess's Larder - essential preserves, jams, chutneys, curds and pickles that every cook should have

Available Formats

  • Hardback
    $49.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780701189143
    Published: 01/05/2014
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Extent: 384 pages
  • Hardback
    $79.99 RRP
    ISBN: 9780701168889
    Published: 06/10/2000
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Extent: 384 pages
  • Trade Paperback
    $55.00 RRP
    ISBN: 9780701171087
    Published: 01/10/2003
    Imprint: Chatto & Windus
    Extent: 384 pages
  • eBook
    ISBN: 9781448137596
    Published: 13/03/2012
    Imprint: Vintage Digital
    Extent: 384 pages
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"Part of a collection of reissues with stylish redesigned covers... Nigella's millennial masterpiece [is] home baking's sacred text. Not only will you want to eat everything in it, there's a fair chance you'll actually want to cook it too. Most importantly, the recipes are well written and rarely turn out disappointing results." - Guardian

"Working mothers must give thanks to Nigella... What sets her apart from every other food writer is her empathy with working women and her realism... Every page of How to be a Domestic Goddess is imbued with warmth" - The Times

"How to Eat was sheer joy... Now she's done it again. If ever baking needed pepping up, Nigella does it" - Daily Express

"Her prose is as nourishing as her recipes" - Salman Rushdie, Observer

"Cerebral and scintillating advice for the hungry, peppered with wit" - Sunday Times

"Passionate, informative, detailed, bossy and admirably practical" - Evening Standard

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson

Nigella Lawson is the author of bestselling books -- including How to Eat ('may just be the best cookery book ever' Daily Telegraph), How To Be A Domestic Goddess (British Book Awards 2001), and Nigella Express (a no. 1 bestseller) -- which, together with her successful TV series and her Quick Collection apps, have made hers a household name around the world.