Nadiya Hussain shares baking hacks and career highs

11/4/2022 10:13 AM

She’s the hijabi home baker that won the British nation’s hearts when 15 million viewers watched her become the Great British Bake Off winner of 2015.

Since then, Nadiya Hussain has become a national treasure and is now a prominent figure in the gastronomic scene, with her television series and cookbooks gaining her a global audience.

Speaking at the launch of her latest cookbook Nadiya’s Everyday Baking, the bestselling author shared some baking hacks, including her perfect French Toast.

“I’m always looking for tips, tricks and ways of making life easy. I’m a mum of three kids, two of which are teenagers and they can eat and so I’m always looking for ways to make my life easy,” she said.

The latest addition to her cookbooks features recipes that bring the heart and soul of baking to every occasion. From simple weeknight dishes to spectacular celebrations, each recipe shows you how to let the oven take the strain to create simple, foolproof bakes.

One of UK’s most beloved bakers, Nadiya brings all her trademark shortcuts and tips back to the table to demystify baking and even make beginners, like yours truly, want to roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. Her achari chicken pie is top of the list as well as the surprise snickerdoodle cookies.

Born in Luton to British Bangladeshi parents, Nadiya now lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, Abdal, and their three teenage children.

Nadiya has presented several of her own BBC2 cookery series to great acclaim and was recently awarded an MBE for services to broadcasting and the culinary arts.

She said: “Gosh, yes, yeah! It was definitely cooking with the Cookie Monster, which was a wonderful experience.

“But receiving an MBE is amazing. I never ever expected anything like that to happen.”