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Media Release: Modern Baking by Donna Hay

Modern Baking

Donna Hay

It’s time to fall in love with your new modern baking bible.
Donna Hay, Australia’s best-selling cookbook author, is sharing
all the sweet things she’s baking in her own kitchen right now.

Complete with her signature on-trend twists, and perfected for busy modern lifestyles, the recipes in this luxurious book inspire a fresh take on the enchanting ritual of baking.

Inside are more than 250 ideas for cakes, cookies, slices, pies, desserts and icy sweets. There are Donna’s favourites for indulging and impressing guests, as well as shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. She’s also included plenty of her better-for-you treats, for a little balance.

Modern Baking has five extensive chapters, exploring the five deluxe ingredient groups that underpin all of Donna’s baking and sweets – chocolate; caramel, toffee and coffee; sugar and spice; fruit and berries; milk and cream. Each chapter is then divided into three parts – the essential section; the quick-fix section and the fresh and light section. The essential recipes are the heart of the book – Donna’s baking and dessert must-haves, modern, decadent and perfect for entertaining. The quick-fix recipes are short but elegant, revealing Donna’s clever baking shortcuts and tricks for when time is of the essence. The fresh and light recipes are smart ideas for raw treats, lighter cakes and cleaner desserts. They call for wholesome, less-processed ingredients, so they’re still indulgent but there’s plenty of goodness thrown in.

In Donna’s home, whether you bake for the people you love, to treat yourself or for the calm cosiness it brings to the house, there’s no denying it’s good for the soul. Let Modern Baking inspire you to bring some of that special magic into your kitchen.

Donna Hay is Australia’s favourite and most trusted home cook, and an international food-publishing phenomenon. Donna’s 27 books have sold more than 6 million copies worldwide, been translated into 10 different languages, and her television cooking shows have brought her signature style to life for viewers in more than 14 countries. In Australia, her recent books have dominated the bestseller charts, with Fresh and Light (2012) selling 202,000, the new classics (2013) selling 160,000, life in balance (2015) selling 114,000 and basics to brilliance (2016) selling 106,000 copies to date.

Donna Hay is a household name. She is editor-in-chief of her own magazine (that’s reached more than 730,000 readers) with a digital version that’s been the number one of its kind in Australia. In addition, her food range is stocked in supermarkets nationally. She is also the working mum of two beautiful boys.

Books by Donna Hay include: basics to brilliance kids; basics to brilliancelife in balance; the new easy; the new classics; Fresh and Light; simple dinnersa cook’s guide; fast, fresh simple.; Seasons; no time to cook; off the shelf; instant entertaining and the simple essentials collection.

Modern Baking by Donna Hay RRP: $55.00 Available: 15 October 2018
Imprint: Fourth Estate ISBN: 9781460756713 Format: 400-page hardback

For further information or to request a review copy or interview, please contact:
Eliza Auld, Marketing Communications Coordinator

E: [email protected] or T: 02 9952 5467


November 9, 2018


Media Release: Modern Baking by Donna Hay


Eliza Auld

02 9952 5467

[email protected]