Benjamina is a young Londoner who loves all things food and baking. She featured in the seventh and final BBC series of The Great British Bake Off, in which she was as a quarter-finalist.
She started off in teaching but since her Bake Off experience she has been pursuing a career in food through her blog, Carrot and Crumb, as well as food styling and working with social enterprise charity Luminary Bakery.
On her Instagram, she shares recipes, baking tips, life updates and foodie adventures.
Benjamina is the author of The New Way to Cake, published in 2019; A Good Day to Bake, published in 2022; and I’ll Bring Dessert, published in 2024.
She also founded The Sister Table with her sister, Bonita, a brunch club with the aim of bringing women together in a space to meet, eat and share.
Being the designated ‘dessert person’ is often met with panic, but Benji is here to show you that not only is it fun, but it’s simple to create desserts with wow-factor all year round no matter the day, season or occasion. From recipes made in one dish or desserts that are easy to transport, to the perfect pud to feed a table of four all the way to simple recipes to please a crowd, this is the only dessert book you will ever need.
Chapters cover Something Fruity, Something Chocolatey, Something Creamy, Something Nutty and Something on the Side and each includes a mix of hot and cold desserts, vegan and gluten free recipes (or simple swaps), and recipes that can be made in advance or on the day with tips on how to transport or finish assembling later. From Cherry Slab Pie and Smoked Salt and Halva Cookies to a Gingerbread Mascarpone Roulade and Hot Honey Peach Shortcakes, there are recipes for when you want to really push the boat out and others that suit a more relaxed gathering.
With this gorgeous book, no matter what the occasion, you’ll find yourself saying: ‘I’ll bring dessert’.
A Good Day to Bake contains 70 sweet and savoury baking recipes for any day of the week, led by flavour.
Going through the ritual of bringing out the measuring scales, pouring out flour, whipping up the eggs, stirring the batter and impatiently slicing up warm cake is a beautiful thing that deserves to be enjoyed all year round no matter the day, season or occasion.
This is a cookbook that embraces simplicity, mindfulness and the therapeutic comforts of baking. The Great British Bake Off‘s 2016 contestant Benjamina writes so warmly about cakes and her recipes speak to a natural, seasonal and down-to-earth way of baking. Chapters include Herbs & Tea, Stone Fruit & Berries, Vegetables, Best of Beige, Spice Cupboard, and Chocolate.
Because every day is a good day to bake.
‘A mixture of modernised classics (think malted brown butter pound cake), rewarding projects and tempting savouries make this a collection to excite bakers at any level’
— Waitrose Weekend
Put Flavor First with 60 Easy, Stylish Cakes
Unlock a whole new world of flavor with Benjamina Ebuehi’s signature cakes. Inspired by her journey to The Great British Bake Off and beyond, Benjamina’s groundbreaking recipes put flavor at the forefront by letting the star ingredients—toasted nuts, fragrant spices, bold herbs and ripe fruit—do all the work. Creations like Plum & Black Pepper Cake, Masala-Chai Carrot Cake and Caramelized Plantain Upside-Down Cake are as impressive as they are simple. Beautiful, minimal finishing touches make a big impact, highlighting the exciting ingredients within.
These irresistible treats will amaze your friends and family as easily as they will spice up your week. Full of beautiful, of-the-moment cakes with unforgettable flavors, The New Way to Cake brings out the best baker in everyone.