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The Violet Bakery Cookbook

Written by

Claire Ptak

Who’s the author? Californian baker, food stylist, food writer and food developer Claire Ptak, owner of The Violet Bakery.

What’s it about? the cakes and bakes of this stunning east London café come to life in a gorgeous collection of recipes taken from the bakery itself.

Recipes we love: The Violet Butterscotch Blondie, Chocolate, Prune and Whisky Cake, Hazelnut Toffee Cake.

Good book for: Anyone looking to bake something a bit different. The gorgeous selection of recipes are both delicious and nutritious using a variety of flours and mixing both modern and traditional baking styles.

Violet is a bijou cake shop and café in Hackney, east London. The baking is done with simple ingredients including wholegrain flours, less refined sugars and the natural sweetness and muted colours of seasonal fruits. Everything is made in an open kitchen for people to see. Famed for its exquisite baked goods, Violet has become a destination.

Owner Claire Ptak uses her Californian sensibility to devise recipes that are both nourishing and indulgent. With real thought about taste and using the purest ingredients, she has created the most flavoursome iterations of classic cakes, as well as new treats for modern palates. Over 100 recipes include nourishing breakfasts, midday snacks, teatime treats, puddings to share, pantry preserves, and stylish celebration cakes.

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