John Whaite, winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off, has released his second book: John Whaite Bakes At Home.

Published by Headline,it focuses on baking for occasions with family and friends, such as brunches, afternoon teas and picnics.

Commenting on the launch, Whaite said: “I’m so excited about the second book. It’s a natural evolution from the first - not only in recipes but also in flavours and methods. Because I had six months to write it, I was able to really focus and think about what’s popular, what’s new, what will catch people’s eyes. It’s a special book to me in the sense that these are all recipes I’ve tried and tested on my family and friends.”

The release follows Whaite’s first book, John Whaite Bakes, published last year.

Whaite took the Bake Off title in 2012, and currently attends Le Cordon Bleu in London, studying the nine-month patisserie diploma.

John Whaite Bakes At Home is published by Headline, RRP £20.