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Nadiya Hussain was born in Luton to Bangladeshi parents, and now lives in Milton Keynes with her husband, Abdal, and her three children. Winner of the 2015 series of The Great British Bake Off, she captured the heart of the nation. Her first cookbook, Nadiya's Kitchen, was published in 2016 followed by Nadiya's British Food Adventure in 2017. She has also authored two children's story & cookbooks and a novel, and famously baked the Queen's 90th birthday cake. Below, she shares three recipes from her latest book, Nadiya's Family Favourites.

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NADIYA SAYS: 

"Food is not just the fuel that keeps us going, it isn’t just a tick box, done! Food is one of the many things we take for granted, and because it’s always been there, we assume it will never go away. Food has been my comfort many times. Somehow a cup of tea and a slice of Orange Coffee Poke Cake really do make life’s troubles feel a little better, no matter how temporary the relief. Food gives us life, makes us smile, makes us weep, makes us feel emotions we did not think possible – and best of all, it helps us make memories.

Food is such a simple word. But those simple four letters underpin so much: my four walls, my roof, my radiators, my loves, my laughter. Food, for me, is home."

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FAMILY FAVOURITES BY
NADIYA HUSSAIN

TAKEN FROM NADIYA'S FAMILY FAVOURITES BY NADIYA HUSSAIN
(MICHAEL JOSEPH, £20). PHOTO CREDIT CHRIS TERRY

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