Bake It Great: “Some Of The Most Stunning Bakes Ever to Grace the Bake Off Tent” The Great British Bake Off, 2014
Bake it Great Luis Troyano
20th August 2015
“Some of the most stunning bakes ever to grace the bake off tent” The Great British Bake Off, 2014
Luis Troyano absolutely loves baking. He wowed the nation on the 2014 series of 'The Great British Bake Off' with his striking creations including his 'Irish Cream Doughnuts' (loved by Mary Berry), his creative 'Tequila Slammer Cheesecake', and his Spanish 'Roscόn de Reyes' which won the 'Star Baker' accolade.
In 'Bake it Great', Luis shows you how easy it is to bake. He is on a mission to demystify baking science, finishing and decoration. Whether it's a simple loaf or a complex layered cake, he will help you make it look fabulous – showing you techniques that can take a bake from every day to show stopping. With chapters on great bread and fabulous cakes, there are also recipes influenced by Luis' Spanish upbringing, and never-seen-before family recipes handed down the generations. As a passionate beekeeper and a firm believer that honey is one of the greatest ingredients discovers; there is a chapter dedicated on how to make the most of it. With both simple and quick to the more complex recipes that require a little more time – every single recipe will be achievable even by the amateur home baker with limited equipment. And the one thing that 'Bake it Great' will never lose sight of is how to give each bake, no matter how simple, the wow factor.
Luis Troyano, a trained graphic designer, beekeeper and baking obsessive, was a finalist on series 5 of 'The Great British Bake Off'. He became known for his 'ingenious designs' and achieved 'some of the most stunning bakes to ever grace the bake off tent'. Brought up in Spanish household meant food has always played an important part in his life; giving him a passion for experimenting with new flavours and ingredients. As a self-taught cook, Luis has an extensive knowledge of many food styles and disciplines, not just baking and is blown away by how many things can be made from just four basic base ingredients; flour, eggs, sugar and butter.