• (Bloomsbury, R395)

    This cookbook has two aims; firstly the High Priest of the Church of Loaf, Paul Hollywood wants to teach us how to bake a wide variety of breads (from naans to malt loafs). Then he wants to show us how versatile bread really is. So much more than just a baking book, each of the breads has a ‘spin off’ dish – starter, salad, main course or dessert – that the loaf is very much part of.

    Highlight: The chapter on how to conjure (and nourish) your very own sourdough starter.