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Lesley Russell has spent a lifetime as a professional cook, and cooking teacher.
She was also the cook who set TMix+ magazine on its journey, as the magazine’s inaugural head chef. Throughout her career, she has been a wonderful pastry chef and baker. As Lesley writes: “The smell of baking that permeates my house just can’t be bought from any shop. For me, it’s the smell of nurturing, welcome, love and the smell of home.” Her recipes for TMix+ have always been aimed at the home cook, while using the wizardry of the Thermomix to great advantage. As she writes in her introduction to Baking, “The Thermomix is the baker’s best friend. It can whip up a cake batter in no time and the knead function never fails to impress me.”
Baking includes more than 70 recipes, from simple biscuits and muffi ns to marvellous cakes, and a selection of breads that will turn any keen Thermomix user into a master bread maker. All the recipes in Baking have been tested in Lesley’s home kitchen, with a standard domestic oven, using readily available ingredients. Baking is Lesley Russell’s first book, and the second in the TMix+ series of books, joining Great Recipes for the Thermomix (2015).