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Home Bake [Hardcover]

Eric Lanlard
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Book Description

1 Sep 2010
Nothing lifts the heart like the smell of a cake baking, the first slice of a warm homemade tart, a hot muffin with your coffee in the morning or a steamed pudding on a cold night. There are a few simple secrets to making home baking wonderful. Whether you're cooking cakes, meringues, pastries, biscuits or puddings, you will discover in "Home Bake" how to make them the best. The book's simple cakes include classics such as Genoise Sponge and Light Fruit Cake alongside more surprising recipes such as Apple and Honey Crumble Sponge. There are flour-free cakes, muffins and cupcakes too - from the Marshmallow Muffin to the Chai-tea Cupcake. Delicious puddings are also made easy. Discover how to make the perfect Baked Lemon Cheesecake or a simple Blueberry Cheesecake. Create a gorgeous Steamed Sticky Toffee Pudding or a glamorous Hot Ginger Bread Souffle. Or learn the simple tricks behind a great Tarte Tatin or a delicious Bakewell Tart. Delicious recipes, simple tricks...this book contains everything you need to know to make gorgeous homemade bakes.

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (1 Sep 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845335716
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845335717
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 36,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Here you'll find the fantastic books from French Master Pâtissier and gorgeous face of Channel 4's 'Baking Mad', Eric Lanlard.

Eric Lanlard, Master Pâtissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Pâtissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has changed the face of British Patisserie and has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an A-list clientele including Madonna, Sir Elton John, Elizabeth Hurley, Claudia Schiffer and George Michael.

Eric has become a celebrity himself with 4 series to his name. Eric's latest project is series 2 of Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard (Channel 4 in March 2012). Each programme sees Eric sharing his tips and skills - teaching bakers how to produce mouth-watering cakes and desserts with ease and speed. Preceding Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard came two series of Glamour Puds. At Eric's Cake Boy boutique, a unique destination café, he also runs baking classes and exclusive "chef's table" lunches and his unique and elegant coffee lounge is also used as a venue for stylish parties.

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Choice Magazine, October 2010
'You would be hard-pushed to not want to use every recipe in this book!'

Great British Food, September 2010
'Prepare to drool over this beautiful collection of recipes from the man who made Madonna's wedding cake... '

The Sunday Mirror, 8th May 2011
'Eric Lanlard is the patissier for the A-list - and master of show-stopping treats.'

Foodepedia, September 5, 2010
'Eric Lanlard's new book 'Home Bake' looks too good. So good in fact, it's almost obscene.' --.

About the Author

Eric Lanlard, master patissier and twice winner of the prestigious Continental Patissier of the Year at the British Baking Awards, has earned himself an international reputation for superlative cakes with an impressive A-list clientele. Having trained in France, Eric moved to London where he ran the patisserie business for Albert and Michel Roux. He stayed there for 5 years before launching his own business, and now creates cakes for his clients and for his cafe-patisserie, Cake Boy, in London. In his two Channel 4 series, both titled 'Glamour Puds', Eric takes the viewer on a journey to his favourite cafes and patisseries, from Cake Boy to the illustrious patisseries of Paris. He is also author of Glamour Cakes, published by Hamlyn and runs regular baking classes.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfection! 24 Sep 2010
This book has it all. The most gorgeous photography and incredible recipes. My children bought it for me for my birthday and I couldn't be more thrilled. The author has a lovely, friendly style too and the bakewell tart I made from here is the best ever. A gorgeous book and a perfect gift to give or receive.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous! 15 Oct 2010
I absolutely love baking and I am quite fussy when it comes to reinterpreting all times' classics... I have come across Eric Lanlard in the past, at his shop in Battersea and on Channel 4 too. His Gallic charm and good humour have always amused me, and I was looking forward to his new book. And it was well worth the wait! Great recipes, each one with a little twist, such as this cream cheese brownie with a dash of fresh expresso which is absolutely divine, make this book not only a great everyday help for the amateur baker, but also a beautiful read. Great photographies, great tips, the only down being the small font in which the text is written... Which will force any messy baker like me to prepare all the ingredients in advance to avoid getting lost in the text and forgetting something crucial... Not a bad thing really... Definitely worth the investment, although this may not be recommended for those watching their waistline...
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book 24 Sep 2010
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This is a great book with some excellent recipes. There are some classics here with plenty of original ideas. A nice touch is that some recipes include photos of the technique. The photography is very good too, and I like that the photos of the process and the finished product doesn't try to make things look entirely perfect, this is real baking at home and the recipes look all the more delicious for it.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love Cooking 3 Oct 2010
After watching Eric on Glamour Puds I was looking forward to a book, which wasn't over fancy but different enough to be interesting to me as I love baking. This is it. So far I have cooked the coffee pavlova, which was wonderful as the coffee concentrated in the chewey part. Looking forward to the next book!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Pretty pictures, Disappointing recipes! 17 Oct 2011
By Azais
I'm an accomplished cook and have tried some of eric's recipes. I always follow the recipe exactly during the first trial and I have to say that I'm very disappointed with the results.

The 'flour free orange and lavender cake' has without doubt not been tested by eric's team for the home kitchen.
Not only is it far too sweet, it also doesn't fit the size of tin the method asks for and to top it off the flavour of the lavender is totally lost by the spices and very thin sugar syrup. If one is to follow the recipe, it is positively impossible to have a syrup that looks remotely similar to the picture.

Perhaps Eric should have a blog that displays corrections to his recipes and perhaps try them in a home kitchen first - not just at an industrial scale!
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Home Bake is Eric's second book, following on from Glamour Cakes. As the title of this one indicates, it offers the kind of cakes you can make at home rather than coffee table dreams for A-listers.

In this practical selection, Eric shares a range of straight forward cake and pudding recipes such as lemon drizzle, victoria sponge and madeleines and apple charlotte. Food blog style, there are plenty of step by step photos to help you along.

To give you an idea what to expect, here's what you find in the meringue chapter: Italian and Swiss meringues, Macaroons (oddly not referred to as macarons), marshmallow strings, pavlova, Eton Mess, baked Alaska and lemon meringue roulade. As well as classic sponges, there are also chapters on muffins, cupcakes, traybakes and festive recipes.

It's a good mix of standard recipes such as classics like pear tarte tatin and Bakewell tart, stalwarts in Eric's own style - classic "Cake Boy" vanilla or chocolate sponges - and more original treats such as Salted Butter Caramel Mousse with Mini Pears and Blondies with Peanut Butter. There are also several flour free cakes.

It's a generous size, over 200 pages, although if you've already got a lot of baking books, possibly too much repetition of classics here to be worth adding it to your collection. But certainly there's justification to make space for it since at least half of the recipes are more unusual and the photography and styling are attractive.

The preambles to recipes are very short, this isn't a chit chatty book but it's a very good looking one with solid content. I will definitely bake more things from this book and the toffee and apple sauce muffins are right up there on my list.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gateaux Fabulous 13 Sep 2010
Whether you're an expert baker or an utter novice hell bent on creating some delicious cakes for family and friends, Home Bake is a sure-fire winner. The recipes are designed to be easy to follow, and the photography is as mouthwatering as the cakes themselves. And what cakes! From simple, foolproof chocolate sponge and tray bakes to the more ambitious cupcakes, meringues, cheesecakes and gingerbread soufflés, these are crowd pleasers all the way, and the exceptionally helpful Eric Lanlard also includes some very welcome tips to guide you through. He's thought of everything, from new twists on old favourites (lime and lemon drizzle cake - just that little bit more tangy) and a divine mocha and roasted walnut sponge, to festive cakes and some welcome wheat-free recipes. If Home Bake doesn't become a cake bible for serious gateau gourmets, I'll eat Monsieur Lanlard's chapeau.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
I watch Eric's show on the Food Network channel , which i found it brilliant , but i expect more photos specially for baking things. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Princess Rima
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Bake by Eric Lanlard
Love Eric Lanlard's recipes. They all turn out well and are often just that little bit different to all the others that are around. Greatly recommend the book.
Published 2 months ago by Mrs Margaret Atkinson
3.0 out of 5 stars Looks good but recipes can fail.
I loved the look of this book so decided it would be a handy addition to my kindle. However, I was very disappointed by the chocolate cheese cake recipe. Read more
Published 3 months ago by cheech77
5.0 out of 5 stars Happy customer
Really happy great book my mother loves it and turned up really quickly. I had a problem at first but the dispatcher contacted me right away for me to sort the error. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars Baking - to die for!
Fabulous book. Easy to read, very easy to eat the results. Inspirational. Tried 3 recipes over the Christmas period with huge success - it doesn't hinder the book that Mr... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mrs. Everal M. Regelous
1.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic recipes, but you can not trust the content is correct.
I have recently aquired this book, with the second recipe for a Hot Gingerbread Souffle having ingredients that are not mentioned in the recipe methord. Read more
Published 7 months ago by PYCH
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
I bought this because it was a kindle daily deal and I am so pleased. I just can't wait to start baking the recipes
Published 8 months ago by Mrs Charlotte Goddard
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice and Simple
Everything's very good explained, simple and quite easy to make, beautiful decoration.
Love it.
I'll buy the other books as well.
Published 10 months ago by Natasa Kovacevic
4.0 out of 5 stars Yummy
I have been following Eric's TV series, love his cakes he made it look so easy! His Chocolate Ale cake is gorgeous, the apricot glaze give it an excellent finish
Published 11 months ago by Sandra
4.0 out of 5 stars bought as gift
Used regularly to bake delicious cakes.Good clear instructions allow the reader to succeed at each stage of the bake. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Mr. K. T. Buck
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