Move over cupcakes, whoopie pies have come to town! Not quite a cake, not quite a cookie, these delightful treats are the new baking craze sweeping the world. Originally an Amish tradition, they can be enjoyed in a variety of flavours with different fillings. CLASSIC PIES are the perfect indulgence. Deliciously simple recipes include Classic Chocolate and Marshmallow Fluff Pies, Pumpkin Pies, Red Velvet Pies and Pecan Pies. A chapter of less conventional but no less delicious FRUITY PIES boasts a juicy Raspberry and Cream Pie, Key Lime Jello Pie, Lemon Sherbet Pie and Banoffee Pie. LUXURY PIES make perfect home-baked gifts and include chocolate-box pretty Rose and Violet Pies, refreshingly minty Grasshopper Pies, creamy Coconut Cloud Pies or grown-up Almond and Amaretto Pies, perfect for dessert with a cup of coffee. Ideal for any celebration, PARTY PIES offers plenty of inspiration. Try a Giant Whoopie Birthday Pie, a towering rainbow-hued Whoopie Pie Croquembouche or Oyster Pies, each one complete with its own sugar pearl.
Hannah Miles was a high-flying legal eagle in London when a friend emailed her with details of a 'dream cottage' in the Bedfordshire countryside. Instantly besotted, Hannah ditched city life and headed for her rural idyll.
In 2007, Hannah competed in BBC television's popular MasterChef programme, in which she gained the hearts of the nation and the adulation of the judges: John Torode said of her 'I think Hannah is one of the most naturally gifted cooks I have seen in a long time'. One of the three MasterChef finalists, Hannah's food career has since taken off, though she still also practises law. She writes for various magazines, including Delicious, and continues to make television and MasterChef Live (Good Food Show) appearances.
She is the author of The Gluten-free Baker, Sundaes & Splits, Whoopie Pies, Mini Cakes, Milkshake Bar, Popcorn Treats and Cheesecake, all published by Ryland Peters & Small. The Savoury Gluten-free Baker is her newest book.