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Baking should be about having fun, learning new skills and, importantly, producing delicious food, rather than striving for perfection. Instead of instructing bakers to slavishly obsess over flawless end products, Baking Imperfect encourages readers to enjoy the process, learn how to recover from disasters and build up a repertoire of sweet and savoury recipes that taste fantastic.

Lottie’s erratic charm and relatable nature will ensure that bakers of all levels of confidence and experience feel at ease. Each recipe highlights potential pitfalls you may come across along the way with notes on what to look for and how to fix them. As well as stunning finished dishes, you’ll find step-by-step photography for those particularly tricky bakes and disaster shots to prove that nobody’s perfect.

From tales of disintegrated puff pastry to one-too-many cracked eggs, Lottie aims to guide readers through everyday bakes with nothing but joy and determination.

Recipes include:
· Gingerbread Shed – more realistic, they never look like houses anyway
· No Skill Soda Bread – nothing to prove on this one
· Pizzagne – it’s a lasagne pizza but lasizza is harder to say
· Drunk Pineapple Cheesecake – with a cracking creme brulee finish
· Sneaky Cheese Scones – yes, apparently they are a cake
· Rock and Profiterole (Choux) – Black Forest gateau style
· Two-Faced Sticky Toffee Pudding – the sour cherry doesn’t mess around