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I wrote a cookbook! Postal Bakes: Over 60 cakes, cookies and other treats to send by mail

12 January 2022

Well... hello! Not quite sure how else to open after a cool 21 months away. Life got busy and the world went crazy and, well, here we are. I miss writing here and hope to reinvigorate this special space one day. Until then, I wanted to stop by quickly as I have some very exciting news which I'm dying to share with you! 

I WROTE A COOKBOOK! I’m so excited (but also strangely nervous!) to finally be able to shout from the rooftops that my first cookbook, Postal Bakes, comes out on 12th May in the UK, published by Welbeck. She’s also coming out in the USA, Aus & NZ shortly afterwards and is available to pre-order now. Somebody pinch me?! 

Maybe I’m biased, but I can think of few things more special that you could do for someone than choose a recipe they’ll love, bake it for them, wrap everything beautifully, and send it to them as a surprise piece of *nice* post. It’s like a hug in the post, and is it just me who really needs that sometimes?! 

Postal Bakes features the recipes that you all loved and ordered from me over lockdowns one two three and in-between (thank you!), alongside plenty of new ones - think brownies, blondies, cakes, biscuits, cookies, confectionary, and pantry staples (curds, caramels, honeycomb and more) that will take your baking to the next level. I’ve shared everything I’ve learnt from running a postal business, from packaging to shelf lives to postage options - you name it, it’s in there! Every recipe in the book is designed to be made in the same tin using easily accessible ingredients, because I want to make baking feel easier. Gentler maybe. These are the kind of recipes where you might just already have most of what you need in your cupboards already. 

Life has given us a lot of lemons over the last few years. 2020 was a real low point, but it did spark this little seed of an idea and I’m so happy that it resonated and found a home at Welbeck and that I got to work with the most incredible team to bring it to life. I never once made lemonade but I did make a lot of lemon (and gin) drizzle cake inspired by the one and only original recipe that I shared right here on Pudding Lane back in 2014. You'll find the new and improved (yes, really!) recipe in the book! 

Pre-orders really do make such a difference, and you can order now for a treat in the post on 12th May. Future-you will thank you later! You can order via Amazon, Waterstones, Blackwells and WHSmiths with more to follow. 

To anyone reading this, thank you for continuing to stop by. I'm sorry I disappeared, but hope you'll consider writing a book a worthy excuse! Hoping to be back with recipe content in the coming months too - more soon! 

Lucy x

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