Food For Thought

Sharon Hearne-Smith’s New Cookbook, No Bake Baking

Guild member Sharon Hearne-Smith’s new cookbook, No Bake Baking, is about to hit the shelves and cause a bit of a stir in the world of baking.

The no-bake approach is perfect for novices, cooking with kids or anyone who’s short on time, with fast and easy ideas for every occasion.

In No-Bake Baking, Sharon Hearne-Smith shows how to create over 100 impressive sweet treats with absolutely no need for conventional baking. These easy recipes can be magicked up in your fridge, freezer, microwave or blender – or even your slow cooker, bread machine or sandwich toaster! Sharon cleverly transforms simple ingredients like rice krispies, pancakes, cookie crumbs, popcorn and marshmallows into stunning cakes, biscuits and desserts, saving you hours in the kitchen and guaranteeing gorgeous results every time.

You’ll find an array of jaw-dropping temptations, from iced lemon meringue cake, striped blueberry cheesecake and deep-pan double-chocolate mousse pie, to traybakes with a twist, such as rocky road white knuckle ride, trillionaire’s toffee tiffin and orange & hazelnut ‘brownie’ bars. Enjoy sweet mouthfuls like mini pecan pies with pretzel bases, chocolate peanut butter cups, and super-cute doughnut pops, plus inventive layered refrigerator cakes, frozen bombes, a back-to-front trifle cake and much, much more. Wave goodbye to burnt edges and soggy bottoms: these ingenious recipes are fast, fuss-free and every bit as rewarding as anything from the oven.

The book is published by Quercus (London) and illustrated throughout with gorgeous bespoke food photography by guild member, food writer, photographer and TV cook Donal Skehan. Available to order from Amazon


Sharon is hosting a community workshop demonstration and book signing at West Elms homewares store, Tottenham Court Rd, London at 3pm on June 7th.

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