The Pocket Bakery by food writer and journalist Rose Prince is one of those books I love both the look of the recipes and it’s overall design aesthetic. Right through to the handwritten font used on the cover to the categories contained within it, there is a simple charm that is conveyed and created from page to bake . From cakes through to pastries each of the baking sections are treated with an easy to follow no nonsense approach still manages to be full of narrative and warmth. The Pocket Bakery story started life as a solution to Rose’s dilemma of a constructive way her two children, Jack and Lara to earn and spend their pocket money. Opening a bakery in their home and selling homemade bread and biscuits to neighbours was initially dubbed and known as The Pocket bakery but has since developed into so much more from this book to a bakery that operates from the Doodle Bar in Battersea every Friday lunchtime between 12 and 3pm. Freshly baked goods from sweet to savoury are sold and as well as those found and eaten in Battersea the Pocket Bakery also supplies to Fortnum and Masons in London following a successful pop up event there last year.