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Great British Bake Off: How to Bake: The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets Hardcover – 4 Aug 2011


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  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: BBC Books (4 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849902682
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849902687
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 3.2 x 25.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (228 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,774 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The cookbook to accompany the second series of The Great British Bake Off, with more than 120 delicious baking recipes, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood's 'technical challenges' and the best contestants' recipes. Plus an exclusive digital booklet of the finalists' recipes.

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The Great British Bake Off is searching for the finest home bakers in Britain and this accompanying book shows you how to achieve baking perfection in the comfort of your kitchen.

Once you understand the baking basics, the possibilities are endless. To help you achieve a perfectly risen sponge, a crisp biscuit or the smoothest bread dough, this book guides you through foolproof recipes with simple step-by-step master classes. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood also offer fail-safe recipes from the series - their 'Technical Challenges' for classic bakes ranging from the elegant Battenburg Cake to bakery favourites Iced Fingers.

There are over 120 mouth-watering recipes to try including cakes, biscuits, breads, pies, tarts, patisserie, puddings and celebration cakes. Mary and Paul are on hand throughout the book offering practical tips, while amateur bakers also show-off their skills with the 'best of the bake-off'.

There are recipes here to challenge keen bakers as well as inspire baking novices. Beautiful and practical, this baking bible will soon become your most treasured cookbook.


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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By ekk100 on 24 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I enjoyed the series and this book looked excellent. Have made a few of the recipes so far, I have to say they are good but not great.
The chocolate-chilli cake needed three times as much chilli as called for and it was still only just about tasteable (my friend fed it to her small children without them even noticing the chilli in it). The marmalade cake was nice but I was very generous with the marmalade compared to the recipe. Other friends who have the book have also reported that many of the recipes are tasteless.
Annother annoying point is the hundreds of photos often put the instructions across multiple pages. The recipe for Paul's focaccia is spread over about 6 pages, which is not great when you have hands covered in sticky bread mix and are trying to turn pages with your elbows (also if like me you like to use a book stand).
I've yet to make the macarrons but was surprised that during the show they made a big thing of tapping them on the counter before they go in the oven, yet there is no mention of this in the book. Strange.
I'm glad I bought it and will be trying out more recipes in the future, I think you just need to be generous with any flavourings.
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198 of 204 people found the following review helpful By A. Darbyshire on 1 Sept. 2011
Format: Hardcover
I'm not very fond of 'reality' type TV programmes and do my best to avoid them. But my wife and I have enjoyed this series on baking despite it being a reality show.

So, the TV programme is pretty good (for a reality show!), but is the book any good?

Even if you've not seen the TV programme we heartily recommend this book. We were really impressed with three things. Firstly the quality of the book, particularly the photography (and the typography) is first class and beautifully produced. Secondly, the recipes are well written out and extremely easy to follow, which means results are guaranteed if you follow them properly. Finally the recipes are scrumptiously delicious! The only downside is that the recipes are very moreish, which is not good for the waistline.

We do collect cook books and we think this is one of the best we've seen on how to bake, and get great results. Thanks to Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, who both inspire and give some great ideas on how to be a master baker, we think we may have found our 'ultimate' baking book!! We highly recommend it to those who aspire to bake... and who want to get top class results without the fear of failure!
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28 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 1 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
As a retired chef I would recommend this book to any bakers. Excellent easy to follow instructions, good illustrations. Ties in very well with the series. Even as a chef my choux pastry and hot water pastry were not the best and I avoided making these when I could. However, now they are much improved and my family appreciate this and it is all thanks to this book. It has also revived my interest in baking which since I retired has been put on hold.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 24 Oct. 2011
Format: Hardcover
i have tried many recipes from this book,and by following and trusting the instructons provided have almost always had good results my cooking does not always resemble the picture - but still tastes good)
when making the pork pies in this book i nearly had a scolding disaster by following the instructions with the recipe provided the recipe states that you add the hot water to melted lard before adding to the flour to make the pastry, which of course i did this resulted in me & my daughter almost being burnt & scolded by the spitting hot fat,so once everything was cleaned up( hot fat gets everywhere we continued to make the pastry by adding a new weighed up amount of melted lard as the previous amount was all over my walls and floor to the flour and then the hot water to the flour this proved a better success ,we then continued to make the pork pies and they were a good success. but i will make more of my own judgement when reading instructions from this book in future.

i feel that last years book was a better book for recipes and instructions
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64 of 68 people found the following review helpful By Syriat TOP 500 REVIEWER on 26 Aug. 2011
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great British Bake-off has really gone unnoticed on a TV landscape overflowing with cookery programs and quite why this is I can't explain. This book tie's into series 2. It isn't written by the two judges (Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood). They do however write the foreword and provide the technical tests from the series in the book. Also some of the recipes from the contestants are in here and the finalists recipes can be unlocked from a code contained in the book.

The technical bakes are a real highlight as the step-by-step guides really make it clear what to do. My Tarte au Citron turned out nicely from this. I am yet to try the others. The instructions are clear and there are occasional tips from Mary Berry included as well. Its also very brightly illustrated - although not every bake is illustrated.

I'll try and add to this review as I use this book more and more. I firmly expect to use it a lot as there is a lot here that just begs you to try. It works as a tie-in as well as a baking guide in its own right. If you enjoy the show then this is ideal. If you want to improve your baking and try some new recipes (some standard and some a little more daring) then this also fits the bill.
Update - tried one of the bread recipes. And the hazelnut and apricot loaf worked well. Watching this weeks episode am even happier with it!
Also have tried the rustic loaf. The instructions need careful reading and you need lots of prep time. But it made very good bread
Further Update - got the finalists recipes this morning
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