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Cakes (River Cottage Handbooks #8)

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Baking is the most comforting and entirely satisfying of the culinary arts - making a cake is not only a sumptuous process in its own right but the end result is entirely delicious.

Pam Corbin offers the voice of experience, setting out basic techniques and recipes that will guarantee success. This is traditional baking at its very best, with over 75 adaptable recipes incl
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published March 7th 2011 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Kavitha
Feb 26, 2012 Kavitha rated it really liked it
This is my first every book of the River Cottage handbooks. I totally loved this one. I tried about 5 recipes in this and they are great.The only cakes/biscuits book you ever need.

The cakes recipes are simple to use and offer lots of helpful advice that anyone can turn to. Tried many of those recipes and they are divine!

So if you are like me looking for traditional great tasting cakes, this is a must have.
Maggie
Apr 05, 2015 Maggie added it
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Love. It's a small format hardcover - the size of a novel - and it could be the textbook for the Great British Baking Show. Beautifully designed and chock full of simple everyday cakes. The Victoria Sandwich worked perfectly. Because it's a British edition, there's some conversion involved, easily accomplished with a kitchen scale and a temperature chart.
Jaq
Oct 21, 2013 Jaq rated it really liked it
I love the variety, and also the heritage aspect to these cakes. There aren't perfect cakes, they are cakes that can be made and enjoyed by anyone, not someone who has spent years refining their baking skills.

A great little book - and I look forward to making the Chocolate Xmas Cake for this year's celebration.
Tim
Aug 14, 2012 Tim rated it really liked it
The truth is I haven't read this! I have no interest in making or eating cakes!
However if it's anything like the rest in this series, and I can't imagine it's not given the provenance and quality of the rest all of which I have read, it's got to be worth at least four stars.
Charlotte
Aug 29, 2014 Charlotte rated it it was amazing
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Another great title in the River Cottage Handbook series. Recipes are clear and concise with lots of UK specialties. Can't wait to try out the fruit cake recipe as we enter autumn and the longer it sits the better :).
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