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Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams [Paperback]

Gary Rhodes
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1 July 1999
Popular TV chef Gary Rhodes has already built up a formidable reputation for his puddings - the crowning glory of the British menu.
In his first book devoted exclusively to this best-loved of courses, he gives his recipes for such traditional favourites as bread and butter pudding and lemon meringue pie, as well as introducing us to his new inventions like open caramelised pineapple tart and bakewell tart icecream. Along with many never before published recipes are the seasonal staples like Christmas pudding.
As always with Gary Rhodes, the recipes are each personally introduced, explained fully and carefully and made as simple to follow as possible for the amateur cook.
With 75 beautiful colour photographs and step-by-step recipes too for sauces, custards and pastries, this classic collection will help you create the ultimate homemade desserts.


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  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (1 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0340712406
  • ISBN-13: 978-0340712405
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 23.1 x 28 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,123,808 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gary Rhodes may be most famous for his spiky hair and cheeky grin to a television camera, but it his devotion to British food, and British puddings in particular, that has seen him awarded Michelin stars at three different restaurants. Sweet Dreams--the author of Rhodes Around Britain and patron of City Rhodes restaurant does love his puns--is a collection of traditional and modern puddings which are do-able as well as being utterly gorgeous. His accounts of old favourites such as treacle tart, spotted dick and bread and butter pudding all respect the classical simplicity of these dishes yet manage to give them a modern presentational twist. He has resurrected some old puddings such as gypsy tart--"one of the few school dinners I ever looked forward to," he says. "When I eventually got hold of the recipe I couldn't believe how easy it was,"--and of course invented a few new ones. Along with a helpful guide to all the basic preparations and techniques--pastry, creams, biscuits, chocolate and of course sugar--Sweet Dreams is all you need to know about the sticky, the fruity and the yummy. --Nick Wroe

About the Author

Gary Rhodes is one of Britain’s best-loved chefs. His success includes three Michelin stars - at the Castle Hotel in Taunton, Somerset; The Greenhouse in Mayfair; and at his current restaurant city rhodes - and the prestigious CATEY Special Award, the catering industry’s equivalent to the Oscars, for helping to revive British cookery and for his total dedication to the industry. He has presented many television series and has written five other cookery books. Gary runs the highly successful restaurants, city rhodes, just off London’s Fleet Street, and Rhodes in the Square at Dolphin Square in Pimlico. He lives with his wife and two sons in Kent..

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Hardcover
Every recipe I've tried works! As with his other books, Gary Rhodes' funny introductions to each recipe make the book come to life - I even read it in bed!! It's truly sinful stuff which created my own sweet dreams of the best of British puddings. He is an underrated genius when it comes to cooking. Well done Gary! Another winner for my kitchen shelf!
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5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing 19 May 2000
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Format:Hardcover
I was introduced to a Gary Rhodes recipe book three years ago , now I have four of them. I live in Italy where the food is said to be the best...but all of my Italian friends can't wait to be invited to this English woman's house for his Sweeet Dreams,,,,,, everyone has been converted to Rhodes' desserts and many other recipes, like the good old yorkshire pudding so who needs Italian food when we have Gary Rhodes
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dessert Cookbook Available!! 19 Jan 2001
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Format:Paperback
It is a common stereotype that the Brits know nothing about food.....being a foreigner (Chinese) and having lived in the UK for 3 years, I often have to try hard to prove many wrong and that the UK is indeed an isle of plenty with wholesome fresh produce, talented chefs and interesting dishes.
Many times, I get stupid responses like: " Prove it to me!" Well, with this dessert book by Gary Rhodes, I can finally make them eat their words!
I am looking forward to more books by Gary Rhodes in the near future! Mr Rhodes, you deserve a medal and a nation's highest honour for doing so much justice to British food! Well done!!
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