July titles for Murdoch Books


100 desserts you absolutely have to die for, gorgeous and unique homemade wedding cakes and delicious whole food recipes... You're in for a treat when it comes to our July titles! Click here to find out what's new in bookshops and online retailers now.

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100 Desserts to Die For by Trish Deseine
Who can resist the temptation of Blackberry and apple shortcake, Intense Guinness chocolate cake, Coffee, chocolate and hazelnut dacquoise or Raspberry roulade? In Trish Deseine’s glamorous, decadent and utterly delicious recipes in 100 Desserts to Die For we promise you that even those with the strongest willpower won’t be able to say no. Split into chapters of Classics (think Milk chocolate and salted butter caramel mousse), Chocolate (Chocolate, peanut butter and oreo biscuit tart), Soft (Croissant pudding with caramel and bourbon), Fruit (Eton mess with rose, strawberry and roasted rhubarb), and Ice (Banana, mango and date tarte tatin with crème fraiche ice cream), 100 Desserts to Die For has a recipe for every occasion, which are packed with tips, shortcuts and good advice that are guaranteed to impress your guests.

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The Homemade Wedding Cake by Natasha Collins
Whilst making your own wedding cake can seem daunting, it’s actually easy when you’ve been shown the right materials and techniques. In this gorgeous and essential book, Natasha Collins (the owner of the homemade wedding cake business Nevie-Pie Cakes in Hertfordshire) reveals how a complete novice can create something stunning and inspirational for an unforgettable day.

With projects split into chapters entitled Romantic beginnings, Putting on the glitz, Laughing all the way to the alter, Home(spun) is where the heart is and Magic in the air, Natasha’s recipes cater for all types of personalities and preferences. There’s a Nuts About You Hazelnut and Chocolate Cake for the romantic traditionalists; a Going for Gold Chocolate Orange Cake for those after something a bit more Hollywood; a Key Largo Coconut & Lime Cake for the couple who don’t take themselves seriously; Love-in-a-box Short Bread, Iced Gems & Melting Moments for the couple after a more homely feel; and a Lulled in These Flowers Elderflower & Gooseberry Cake for the non-traditionalists. Each recipe is accompanied with stunning photography and an entertaining and instructional narrative, which guides you through the whole process of choosing a design, baking the cake, embellishing it, transporting it, presenting it and serving it so the experience is as stress-free as possible. Each project also includes a timetable indicating how long each part of the process will take as well as whether it’s easy, medium or hard, and gives a schedule for when the cake should best be decorated and set up in relation to when it is going to be eaten.

Packed full of gorgeous wedding cakes and vital advice, The Homemade Wedding Cake is the must-have cake baking and decorating manual for anybody looking to design and create something memorable for a very special day.

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The Food I Love by Neil Perry
Neil Perry is one of Australia's most influential and acclaimed chefs. In this superbly presented and definitive book, Neil shares more than 200 of the recipes he likes to cook at home as well as a wealth of stories and expert advice on the techniques and ingredients that make a simple meal extraordinary. 



Whole Food from the Ground Up is a culmination of inspiring and mouth-watering recipe ideas and truly sensible advice on choosing the best, ethical ingredients. Embracing the philosophy that life improves when you slow down, cook and nourish your body with whole and real food, Wholefood from the ground up gives you all the tools to live a wholefood life. 

With more than 120 exciting recipes, covering breakfast, lighter meals, heavier meals and sweet treats (including dishes for both vegetarians and meat eaters), wholefood has never seemed more appealing. For example, start your morning with Sweet potato, cinnamon bread, lunch on Roasted apricot and brown rice salad, dine on Roast buttermilk chicken, and round off your day with Peach, macadamia and coconut crumble. The book is also packed with expert tips and kitchen notes on how to build a wholefood pantry from scratch; how to source, store and cook wholefoods to ensure the best possible taste and nutritional value; as well as how to plan and prepare food ahead so you can eat well on the busiest mid-week days as well as at weekends when there is more time to cook.

Wholefood from the Ground Up will empower you to make informed food choices and produce delicious, health-bringing food to nourish yourself and those you love.

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