Since her first appearance on The Great British Bake Off, Chetna Makan’s sense of style and penchant for easy, accessible baking has captivated millions of viewers. Since then, she has written several bestselling cookbooks that combine her creative flavors with a love of simple Indian home cooking. In her latest book, Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a twist of spice (Hamlyn, 2022), Chetna showcases delicious sweet and savory bakes which have easy-to-find ingredients and simple-to-follow methods, but a special flavor twist to make them sing and shine. That could be a spice you might not expect, such as star anise in a tarte Tatin, a fusion of global incidences such as Onion Masala Focaccia, or a riff on a classic, such as Mango & Lime Meringue Pie. Other standouts include Chetna’s Cherry Almond Honey Cake; Orange & Cinnamon Savarin; Raspberry Coconut Cheesecake; Saffron Fennel Pound Cake; and Peanut Masala Tear and Share Bread. Proving once again that simple baking methods are the best, Chetna’s inspirational recipes are a joy to make and share with your favorite people.