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I have more baking books than a person could ever need, truly; but I was still delighted to receive this one from my husband on my recent birthday. Its title says it all: British Baking. You will find all of the British standards here, including some home-made versions of commercial favourites like "jammy dodgers" and "fig rolls." I will be trying the coffee and walnut cake first; that is one of the recipes that I am still questing for. I haven't yet found that one recipe that inspires ...more
My favourite baking book. Have tried at least ten recipes and never had a failure. The Black Forest gateau is very good as is the raspberry cheesecake and the lemon drizzle cake and both swiss roll cakes. The treacle gingerbread cake is lovely and the coffee and walnut cake is just lovely. I'm not a great cook and I don't always obey recipes to the letter but this book has never yet failed me.
Jan 22, 2015 ^ rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: not yet
As a very recent and highly economical second hand find (both the price and the recipe for fig rolls attracted me), I’m pretty confident that I almost certainly paid less for this book that I would for a single P&B fairy cake. Or for what P&B call a fairy cake. Reading through this book I was repeatedly irritated to find Mr Peyton baking fairy cakes in muffin tins; when any cook with a degree of experienced knowledge of the subject would know that the (British) fairy cake is distinctly ...more