Baker shares secrets with his new book
HE wowed Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with his tasty creations in last year’s series of The Great British Bake Off.
And now finalist Luis Troyano, whose mouthwatering desserts included Irish cream doughnuts and tequila slammer cheesecake, is sharing his recipes in his first book Bake It Great.
Luis, from Poynton, narrowly missed out on the Bake Off crown after a smoking hot final won by Nancy Birtwhistle.
But since the competition he has gone from strength to strength, enjoying a busy summer including a series of cookery show demonstrations and a teaching stint at the Cheshire Cookery School in Altrincham, and now releasing his new book.
Luis, who lives with his wife Louise and their four dogs, says anyone can become a budding Bake Off star by following his book, which is now available from book shops and online. He said: “The recipes range from relatively quick and easy to advanced.
“There is something that everybody, from the beginner to the accomplished baker, can follow.”
He added: “It feels a little bit weird to have a book out. When I went on Bake Off it was only meant to be a bit of fun and it was to see what happened.
“It took most of the autumn and all of winter to write, and when you get that first copy it’s really strange.”
Luis, who admits he is finding it strange to see other contestants at work in the famous Bake Off marquee, said: “When I watched the first episode I thought ‘how rude, why are these people working in our tent?’ But it is nice to watch it with a cup of tea and not have the stress.”
Luis is rooting for Alvin Magallanes and Manchester’s Tamal Ray, a trainee anaesthetist who works at Wythenshawe Hospital.
●● Luis Troyano