aran (Scottish Gaelic - From the Old Irish arán) Noun. bread, loaf
Aran is a beautiful cookbook from an artisan bakery in the heart of Scotland with the same name. In it, Great British Bake Off star Flora Shedden shares her simple, modern recipes and a window onto a picturesque life below the highlands, with stunning location photography and stories about the people and the place that inspire her creations.
With a clean and fresh design, Aran is both whimsical and contemporary, and would be a perfect gift or self-buy for beginners, established bakers, armchair travelers or any lovers of baked goods!
Sweet and savory recipes take you from breakfast, through elevenses, through to your afternoon tea and after-dinner sweet treats, and include Poppy morning rolls, Twice baked almond croissants, Peach, chocolate and almond brioche, Poached quince porridge, Pork apple and sage sausage rolls and Banana, date and chocolate loaf cake.
Flora Shedden has been in the kitchen all her life. When she was ten she began making her own birthday cakes (and everyone else's for that matter) and at twelve she took full creative control over Christmas. She now runs ARAN Bakery. In 2015 she starred on The Great British Bake Off and finished as the youngest ever semi-finalist, becoming known for her style which was referred to as 'florification' and success in technical challenges. She presents a variety of food programmes on BBC Radio Scotland and until recently wrote a weekly baking column for Sunday Telegraph.
"In Aran (which is Scottish Gaelic for bread), Great British Bake Off alum Flora Shedden shares modern recipes from her famed bakery in rural Scotland."