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A Lighter Way to Bake

A Lighter Way to Bake [Kindle Edition]

Lorraine Pascale
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

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“Lorraine Pascale is the undisputed queen of the kitchen, queen of the simple and the simply delicious. If you love to cook and love eating what you cook without guilt, A Lighter Way to Bake is your new go-to cookbook” - Jamie Oliver

“Thanks to a few smart tweaks, Lorraine’s new book reveals you can have your cake and eat it” – Delicious magazine


“Finally, a chef who cooks real food.” Daily Mail

“She bubbles and oozes warmth and charm, making you want to grab a fork and dive right in to the easy, entertaining lifestyle she embodies”. Style

“No rush, no fuss, just delicious cooking that keeps friends and family entertained.” Red magazine

“Simple, delicious, crowd-pleasing food is bringing Lorraine one step closer to culinary world domination.” Grazia

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In this fabulous new book, Lorraine Pascale, Britain’s beloved chef and tv personality, brings together the two hottest trends in cookery right now: baking and eating lighter, healthier meals!

Lorraine’s dreamt up 100 delicious, easy recipes, all fully illustrated, ranging from savoury scones and coconut and lime loaf to apricot and ginger chiffon cake, sesame pretzel buns and cauliflower gratin bakes.

Lorraine reinvents traditional favourites (her amazing brownies) but shows us neat shortcuts to cut the fat or the sugar—without losing any of the flavour. They are goodies with goodness. Each recipe has a comparison with a standard version so you can see just how much better for you Lorraine’s way is.

A perfect Christmas gift for every baker in your life – or buy it for yourself to have an indulgent but healthy Christmas.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 166807 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins (10 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00EH189QA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,157 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Lorraine Pascale first found fame at 16 as a super-model, but felt that food was her first love and decided to train as a chef.

On completing the Leith's Diploma of Food and Wine, Lorraine did a two year foundation degree in International Culinary Arts in Pastry and then worked in some of the most renowned kitchens of the world, including Petrus, The Mandarin Oriental, Gilgamesh and The Wolseley.

She now owns and runs Ella's Bakehouse cupcakery in Covent Garden, the favoured bakery for the rich and famous. Her client list includes Madonna and Marco Pierre White and her celebration cakes are now available in Selfridges.

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37 of 38 people found the following review helpful
By Roy E
My daughter is 8 years old and an avid fan of Lorraine. Each Saturday, she picks a meal for us to cook together and we go shopping and make it and curl up on the sofa to watch Strictly Come Dancing - bliss! Lorraine's recipes are delicious and easy to make and it's a huge bonus that this latest book has some healthier versions. Her skinny mac cheese is a winner. From her earlier book we also regularly make her easy Sri Lankan curry.
I particularly like her step-by-step instructions - it's really clear and easy to follow. I also love the little life sayings she includes in her book - not to mention, the book is beautifully photographed and laid out. It makes a great Christmas present.
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175 of 185 people found the following review helpful
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
We bought this book because my wife is already a huge fan of Lorraine Pascal's but more so she loves baking and does it every weekend - but is trying to keep her calories in check.

My wife already uses the Hairy Bikers / dieters cook books and loves that they don't compromise on taste, and Lorraine's philosophy behind this book seems to be very much the same message.

We have baked three of the recipes from those released in the Daily Mail, if you're unsure about buying this book I would highly recommend you try out at least a couple of these recipes (a quick search online will bring these up).

We have been surprised by how many of the recipes are savoury, we were anticipating it to be primarily sweet baking (such as cakes and cupcakes), but it's nice to have a mix (I have put a full recipe list at the end of my review as I personally find these useful).

There are 100 recipes in total; split into the following sections:

Breakfast and Brunch
Savoury Bakes
Puddings and Desserts
Cookies and Traybakes
Teatime Treats
Special Occasions and Entertaining
Pastry and Basics

Each recipe page has a nice introduction from Lorraine about the recipe, and a full colour image (for almost all recipes, very few don't have an image). I have picked a few random recipe pages and uploaded them on this product page above if you'd like to see.

Each page also has the nutritional information (kcals, fat, sat fat, sugar, protein and salt) for the standard recipes as well as Lorraine's alternative so you know exactly how many calories you are cutting by making the recipe.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love this book 22 Oct 2013
By J_17
Got this book as a gift and used it for the first time this weekend. Absolutely loved the recipes and will definitely be buying this as a gift for my friends and family for christmas! Cannot wait to try out more.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Reliably Good 23 Oct 2013
By Suey
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
As usual Lorraine has come up with good recipes. Like the way there is a calorie and fat content on each recipe. As usual tasty dishes and great tips and detail. Got all her books now. Great.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes 3 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
A Lighter Way To Cook does exactly what the title suggests. Great for anyone watching calories without compromising taste or appearance of dishes.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it... 2 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Cooked a few from this book now.... The banana bread/loaf/ mm mm just yummy & a great way to use up over ripe bananas...
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just as much, with less! 24 Oct 2013
Lorraine's recipes in her previous books have been full of luscious temptations that were often full of cream, butter, and sugar. All delicious! But so rich that they were almost special occasion fare. Now we have a scrummy selection of recipes, both sweet and savoury, that can be enjoyed every single day, without guilt! At last, just what we needed, even if we didn't know it. Thank you, Lorraine!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great 16 Nov 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Good book easy to follow and very nicely produced. Photographs are excellent. Lots and lots of variety. One to keep handy
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