Former MasterChef contestant Stacie Stewart has become fairly well known from her stints on various TV shows such as This Morning and Food Glorious Food as the cheerful, beehived recipe creator and judge. The Sunderland native has drafted a book, Stacie Bakes, with treats which can be created for various holidays throughout the year. Unlike, for example, Paul Hollywood, Stewart leans less towards artisan breads and other savoury treats, much more in favour of decadent sweets. The sweets are also quite creative – instead of the same normal recipes that you often get in cookbooks, these have some great twists (the chocolate torte incorporates some coconut, the black forest gateau becomes white chocolate) and so while I will caution that the books is primarily interested in baked goods as opposed to candy or stove top creations, it would be a great fit for bakers who are interested in some fresh twists and flavour combinations.
Orange Honey Madeleines (from Stacie Bakes)
100g caster sugar
100g plain flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
Zest of 1 orange
1 teaspoon honey
100g melted butter
I received a copy to review from Pavilion Books, but all opinions are my own.