Bake Off winner in town for book signing

Frances Quinn. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-140217-115756001
Frances Quinn. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER) NNL-140217-115756001

Stuck for a Christmas present? There’s a possible solution in Market Harborough - but it’s for one night only.

Market Harborough’s champion baker Frances Quinn will be signing copies of her new book ‘Quinntessential Baking’ at Market Harborough’s Waitrose store, on Friday, December 11, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

The book encourages enthusiastic amateurs to bake like Frances, the Great British Bake Off champion in 2013.

At the time of her win, she had been living in Market Harborough and working for town firm Joules as their baby and toddler wear designer.

Fellow cook Heston Blumenthal says of the book: “Frances captures all the fun and magic of baking”.

The book “will make people smile” Frances said. “It’s a baking book, but it’s also like Alice in Wonderland crossed with Tim Burton”.

Waitrose have also invited some of their local food suppliers to the store, so there will be tastings too.