Soulful Baker Review And Giveaway

Monday, 11 September 2017

Soulful Baker Review And Giveaway

It wont come as a surprise to regular readers, that I love baking. So when I was offered to review Soulful Baker I jumped at the chance.  I hadn't actually heard of Julie Jones, but taking a look at her instagram, you can see what beautiful bakes she makes.


Baking became a form of therapy for Julie Jones when her mother, who taught her to cook, was diagnosed with dementia. They both gained comfort from baking together in the earlier stages of her condition which inspired Julie to create an Instagram record of this precious time, and in turn produce the stunning Soulful Baker

The bakes in the book are absolutely stunning. Some look too good to eat. I actually have lots of cutters that I use for fondant icing which would be perfect for decorating pies. Watch this space!

pastry decoration techniques

The recipes are varied and suitable for beginners and seasoned bakers. Some of the tips are ingenious. I would never have thought of using a doily and cocoa powder to decorate a chocolate tart before. It is these finishing touches that make such a difference.

I always like to try out a recipe if I am reviewing a book and for this I tried the crumpet one. They are something that I would not have considered baking before. The recipe was easy and whilst my crumpets didn't look as pretty as those which Julie makes, they tasted good. Possibly a little salty for my tastes but that is easily fixed.

Soulful Baker is out on 21st September and whilst I hate to mention the C word so early, it really would make a fantastic present for anyone with an interest in baking. Can't wait that long? Then you can pre order a copy from Amazon. 


I am excited to be able to offer 2 of my readers the chance to win a copy for themselves. Just complete the Gleam entry below. Good Luck!

Soulful Baker Recipe Book



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25 comments:

  1. Raspberry roulade with lots of double cream. Yummy!

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  2. Gooey chocolate brownie with cream

    Kay Sherman

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  3. coffee and walnut cake is my favourite my family love it too x

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  4. I love Rosemary bread fresh from the oven.

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  5. Sandy Faye Outler Mathis19 September 2017 at 02:38

    I love brownies!

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  6. Orange drizzle cake and just as delicious as lemon drizzle. Always a winner with the grandchildren in our house on Sunday evening.

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  7. I love to make cupcakes all different flavours or my favourite large cake to make is a lime and coconut cake 🍰

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  8. Gooey chocolate brownie with cream

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  9. I love baking a traditional Victoria sponge! If I’m feeling fancy I’ll do three tiers!

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  10. Sticky Orange Flapjack is my go to bake!

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  11. Oooo I think I'd have to say lemon cake as it's my favourite, I LOVE it! Choose it even over chocolate haha 💜 X

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  12. Apple and Blackberry Pie! Using locally sourced products!

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