Candice Brown's grandmother has inspired her new recipe book.

Candice Brown

Candice Brown

The former 'Great British Bake Off' winner - who walked away with the crown in 2016 - has just launched her new tome 'Comfort: Delicious Bakes And Family Treats' and has admitted her elderly relative would be so "embarrassed" by the fact she's incorporated some of her "perfect" recipes into it.

Speaking to the Metro newspaper, she said: "She'd be so embarrassed to be in there. I haven't changed her recipes because they're perfect.

"I'm very proud and quite emotional to see those in there."

The glamorous chef has a distinctive trademark that comes from her love of comfort food and insists there's no gluten-free, sugar-free, or clean living, pumped into the book as this goes against the principles of what she has grown up knowing.

She explained: "Comfort is what I love. It's what I love to eat; it's what my family love to eat and it's what I've been taught to do. The recipes have memories attached to them, and I'd eat every single one of them. I put everything into this. I tested and wrote everything myself. It's my voice, it's me down the market in my own clothes walking my dog, having done my own make-up."

Meanwhile, since winning the show, Candice's career has rocketed and she can't believe the success she's had off the back of the culinary series.

She added: "I'm having the time of my life at the moment.

"It's crazy, but amazing and makes cry a little bit. I did not expect any of this. And it was all because of 'Bake Off'. It was the most amazing time."