Food writer and journalist Helen Greenwood has teamed up with Tim Harper and Ruth Hobday of PQ Blackwell to pay tribute to the favourite baked treats of many an Australian childhood as well as the innovative use of native ingredients and cosmopolitan influences in this must-have kitchen companion.
Along with some recipe favourites from The Great Australian Cookbook, the trio have sourced more than 90 brand-new recipes from cooks, chefs, patissiers and bakers from around Australia. Tried and true Aussie classics (Anzac biscuits, trifle and sausage rolls included) are joined by recipes that showcase innovation and our unique heritage. From quandongs to quinces, quiches, kindlech and baklawa – plus the new kids on the block, the not-so-naughty gluten- and sugar-free treats the result is the quintessential collection of Australian baking from our finest bakers.
Along with dough and pastry basics, biscuits and slices, cakes and loaves, muffins, cupcakes, scones and pastries, The Great Australian Baking Book contains an inspired collection of pies and tarts, savoury snacks and desserts.