‘Great British Bake Off’s’ Nadiya Hussein reveals what’s cooking next

Some 14.5 million viewers tuned in the final of the competition to watch Hussain take the crown

Nabila Pathan
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After baking her way into Britain's heart, Nadiya Hussain is set to release her dream cook book next month.

Her debut cookbook, "Nadiya's Kitchen", to be published by renowned lifestyle publishers Michael Joseph at Penguin Random House, gives a chance for her fans to explore all her favorite recipes.


The different chapters feature both cooking and baking recipes.

Titles of chapters include 'Lazy Sunday Mornings' to 'Midnight Feasts', 'Snacks and Sharing' to 'Dessert for Dinner' - infusing her signature style of mixing different flavors together as she provides recipes for dishes for any time of the day for all the family.

Recipes include goat’s cheese and black pepper puffs, feta and dill savory muffins and za’atar and lemon palmiers.

Ahead of the book release, Nadiya Hussain spoke to Al Arabiya English to explain what her first cook book means for her career. "For me the book is a mixture of everything I've done for the last 10 years and longer."

She says it's a tribute to her love for cooking inspired by her parents cooking. She also says it includes the "no fuss" style of cooking" her grandmother inspired in her - like adding a whole onion rather than a chopped one.

"Everything I am in the kitchen is in my book. It's probably one of the most important parts of my post-Bake Off career as it's about me, my family, my kids and everything I've grown up with."

She also adds, "It was three months of hard work but my book is my fourth baby".

After 11 weeks of baking trials and triumphs, 30-year-old Nadiya Hussain, a Muslim woman of Bangladeshi origin, won the 2015 Great British Bake Off competition.

Over the course of the series, the British Muslim mother-of-three attracted many fans for her iconic facial expressions and show-stopping skills.

Some 14.5 million viewers tuned in the final of the competition to watch Hussain take the crown - the most watched British TV show of the year.

Straight after her victory, commentator and jouranlist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown wrote: "Nadiya has done more to further the cause of Asian women — and men — than countless government policies, think-tanks, initiatives and councils put together have achieved in the past half-century.”

With cook books already a popular genre, sources expect Nadiya's cookbook to top the book charts in the UK. She is estimated to earn £1 million from her first offering.

Since being crowned the 2015 Great British Bake Off champion, Nadiya has already baked the British Queen's 90th birthday cake and has landed her own TV show called "The Chronicles of Nadiya".

Hussain's cookbook will be on sale across the UK on 16 June 2016

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