Soulful Baker: From highly creative fruit tarts and pies to chocolate, desserts and weekend brunch

SOULFUL BAKER                                           JULIE JONES

From apple rose and plum and frangipane tarts, to lemon madeleines and muddle cake, trampoline bread and grissini to chocolate ganache, delizia di limone to banana, pecan, and chocolate muffins and fluffy pancakes, this incredible bake book has all the recipes you need to create something beautiful, imaginative and impressive. Whether you're making pies or cakes, bread or brunch, this stunning book is full of recipes that bakes that feeds your soul as well as your stomach.
Baking became a form of therapy for Julie Jones when her mother, who taught her to bake, was diagnosed with dementia. They began baking together again, and Julie started her Instagram account as a way to document this precious time and now her delicious recipes are available for the first time as a sumptuous cookbook that would make an inspired addition to any kitchen bookshelf!
Learn to cook crafted, beautifully styled pies, tarts, cakes and bakes, but be sure to cook with Julie's secret ingredient – love.

Across the 175+, heavily illustrated pages, you’ll find chapters on:

Fruit Tarts and Pies, containing recipes like apple rose tart and plum and frangipane tart, plus pastry decoration techniques
Cakes, Bakes and Treats, with dipped lemon madeleines and muddle cake, as well as tips for getting cream fillings right every time
Bread and Yeasted Dough, with trampoline bread and grissini
Chocolate, including a stunning triple chocolate celebration cake and chocolate ganache
Desserts, with delizia di limone and a meringue sharing nest wreath
Weekend Breakfast and Brunch, with banana, pecan, and chocolate muffins and fluffy pancakes.


I have been reading my fair share of cook books and though this one had a wonderful lay out and beautiful pictures, for me the recipes are something that I would not be trying. I am trying to give an honest review and I have read and collect cookbooks, even have over 100 in our home library. So I am not trying to be critical of the author at all just honest for me. The recipes and seem easy to follow through but the final product is just not for my liking. The author shows her passion for baking through the stories she tells and from her mother and the time she spent with her and with her going through dementia which adds to this book. I was brought back when I learned to bake from my grandmother and mother but it was a very rustic homemade style, and some of these finished products reminded me of items you would see in an upscale bakery, or restaurant. Overall the stories and photographs make up for whatever short comings I might think I see in this book. Take a look inside you may find something that you are looking for. I received this book from I gave it 4 stars. Follow us at

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