Martha Collison

She’s the schoolgirl who wowed the nation juggling exams with egg whites on The Great British Bake Off . Two years after exiting television’s most famous tent, Martha Collison is still baking. And baking. And baking.

With her regular Waitrose Weekend column, Waitrose TV videos and numerous charity engagements, Martha has also just written her first book,Twist, which promises ‘creative ideas to reinvent your baking’. 

‘I wanted to create a new approach to baking,’ she explains. ‘It can almost be simplified down to the idea that you only really need one good recipe to be the base of all your bakes. There are so many books that tell you 10 different ways of making a chocolate cake, for example, but surely one has to be the best way? So I’ve spent a long time researching the best methods and ingredients, and then I’ve added flavours and textural twists to make it more interesting.’ 

Twist: Creative Ideas To Reinvent Your Baking (Harper Collins, £16.99), by Martha Collison is out now in selected Waitrose stores

Martha Collison's Twist
Martha Collison's chewy gluten-free peanut butter cookies
Martha's iced ring biscuits
Martha Collison's Viennese whirls
Martha's chocolate & pomegranate layer cake
Martha Collison's Battenberg cake
Martha's strawberry, Champagne & rose cake
Martha Collison's blackberry & honeycomb ombre cake
Martha Collison's Mojito macarons
Martha Collison's sticky toffee flapjacks
Martha Collison's Pimm's trifles
Martha's Raspberry ripple éclairs
Martha's Easter chocolate lollipops
Martha's apricot & vanilla duffin
Martha Collison's Chocolate Florentine Tarts
Martha's chocolate fudge townie
Martha's salted caramel popcorn squares
White chocolate, pistachio & cranberry rocky road
Rhubarb crumble bars
Martha's Toffee apple pie
Slow-cooked lamb shank pasties
Pork, chicken & apricot pie
Martha's Caramelised onion & goat’s cheese Chelsea buns
Martha Collison's Pork & chorizo sausage rolls
Martha Collison's lemon & ginger teacakes with honey butter