Bake Off tie-in knocks Jamie Oliver from top spot in book chart

The official tie-in to the 2016 series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ has gone straight to number one in ‘The Mail On Sunday’ UK bestsellers list of non-fiction hardbacks.

‘The Great British Bake Off – Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home’ is written by Linda Collister. Based on the BBC programme, the book features over 100 recipes ‘from simple to show-stopping bakes and cakes’ provided by the show’s co-judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood and the contestants of 2016.

Back in the top 10 is ‘Nadiya’s Kitchen’ by 2015 Bake Off champ Nadiya Hussain. At eighth place, it features chapters ranging from ‘Lazy Sunday Mornings’ to ‘Midnight Feasts’, ‘Snacks and Sharing’ to ‘Dessert for Dinner’. Nadiya offers twists on traditional classics and recipes for staple meals and bakes including: Best Fish Finger Butty; Churros French Toast; Cod and Clementine Curry; Popcorn, White Chocolate and Peanut Slice; Za’atar and Lemon Palmiers; Sour Cherry and Almond Bundt Cake; and Her Majesty’s Cake (made for the Queen’s 90th birthday).

Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver is now at number three. His ‘Super Food Family Classics’ follows on from his best-selling ‘Everyday Super Food’. In the new title, Jamie shares his ideas for freshening up family favourites. Chapters include Breakfast, Quick Fixes, Healthy Classics, Salads, Curries & Stews, Traybakes, Pasta & Risotto and Soups. Every recipe is tried and tested and nutritional information is included on the page, such as the number of veg and fruit portions in each dish. There is also a back-section with advice on subjects such as cooking with kids,

In ninth place is ‘Tanya Bakes’: a debut cookbook by beauty, fashion and lifestyle vlogger Tanya Burr. In the book, the celebrity shares her passion for baking, along with her favourite recipes, from everyday staple bakes to sweet treats for special occasions.

For best-selling non-fiction paperbacks, fitness guru Joe Wicks (aka The Body Coach) leads the way with two books.

At number one is ‘Lean in 15 – The Shape Plan: 15 minute meals with workouts to build a strong, lean body’ in which Joe shares 100 recipes and four workouts. At number two is ‘Lean In 15’, which features 15 minute meals and workouts.

The fifth spot is held by ‘The 8-Week Blood Sugar Diet’ by Michael Mosley. In the book, the author of the best-selling ‘5:2 Fast Diet’ reveals ‘a game-changing approach to one of the greatest silent epidemics of our time: raised blood sugar levels’. The title is not just aimed at those at highest risk but at anyone who has struggled with their weight and wants to regain control of their health.

Finally, a cookbook based on the hit BBC TV series ‘Eat Well For Less’ is at number six. Written by Jo Scarratt-Jones and Helena Caldon, with a foreword by the show’s presenters Gregg Wallace and Chris Bavin, it contains 80 recipes for healthy family meals. The title also includes a meal-planning guide, help on freezing and storing food, a family budget planner, ideas on how to get kids cooking and sample shopping lists, as well as tips from Gregg, Chris and the experts from the show.

These book charts appeared in ‘The Mail on Sunday’s’ ‘Event’ magazine on September 4. They are compiled by Nielsen Bookscan TCM, which collates real time sales from over 6,500 retailers, representing over 90% of the UK book market.

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