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James Morton

James Morton

Doctor, Scottish baker, brewer and runner-up of the third Great British Bake Off series in 2012, James Morton is now author of several cookbooks, including the award-winning Brilliant Bread and How Baking Works. James learnt to bake with his granny, growing up on the Shetland Isles, which also inspired his latest 2018 cookbook, Shetland: Cooking on the Edge of the World. 

James has also written for the Sunday Mail and has appeared on TV shows, including Sunday Brunch. He blogs at and regularly Tweets @bakingjames. 


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How to Make Perfect Meringues with James Morton

Learn how to make perfect meringues with expert baker and The Great British Bake Off finalist, James Morton. For more easy-to-follow baking recipes, check out James’ book, How Baking Works.


How to: Knead

Great British Bake Off finalist James Morton shows us how to knead dough using three different techniques.


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