A Baker's Life100 fantastic recipes, from childhood bakes to five-star excellence


Accompanying the Channel 4 series, A Baker’s Life contains 100 of Paul Hollywood’s very best baking recipes, which have been finessed over decades spent as a baker. 

Each chapter is filled with bakes that represent a different decade – learning the basics at his father’s bakery; honing his pastry skills in the finest hotels; discovering the bold flavours of the Middle East while working in Cyprus; and finding fame with the phenomenally popular Great British Bake Off television series.

Thanks to this book (and its clear step-by-step instructions), recipes that Paul has spent years perfecting can be recreated at home. Favourites include garlic baguettes; feta and chive bread; chorizo and chilli Scotch eggs; mum’s ginger biscuits; double chocolate Danish twists; and hazelnut cappuccino cake.

With photographs from personal family albums, plus many professional insights into and anecdotes that reveal what makes a great baker, A Baker’s Life will show you how to bring the baking skills Paul has learnt over a lifetime into your own home kitchen.

The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood has shot to fame with his role as a judge on The Great British Bake Off. He worked as Head Baker at exclusive hotels including Cliveden and the Dorchester and he went on to launch The Paul Hollywood Artisan Bread Company, which now supplies Waitrose among others.