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The Popina Book of Baking Hardcover – 11 Mar 2010


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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small; First Edition edition (11 Mar. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1845979648
  • ISBN-13: 978-1845979645
  • Product Dimensions: 19.2 x 1.7 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 58,260 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Isidora Popovic set up Popina in 2000 after graduating in Contemporary Art at Goldsmiths College. Originally from Serbia, her father was a poet, her grandfather milled flour and her great-great grandfather was a Duke.

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78 of 80 people found the following review helpful By Blair Anna on 21 April 2010
Format: Hardcover
I was given this book just a few days ago, and I have been absolutely captivated by it.
The photography is really outstanding, and mouth-watering, but most importantly, the recipes are amazing.

The recipes are mostly British-inspired, but there are also quite a few interesting Eastern European recipes, including strudels, and bureks.
There's a really wide range of recipes, packed in under 150pages - but really, not a single page is wasted, and the recipes were very well chosen.
A lot of useful tips, and a lot of suggestions for pairings with wine or other foods turn this book into a fantastic cookbook.

I have tried quite a few recipes already: the goats' cheese, basil and tomato tart was brilliant - the base is interestingly enough a pizza base, and the filling has baking powder in it, which makes it so much lighter than your average quiche recipe.
I also made the apple and plum tart, and here again, there's something interesting about the filling: it's a sponge dough, which you spread on a shortcrust base, the sponge dough is a very light sponge, and the fruits cook in it, which makes the tart very spongy and juicy at the same time. A real success!
As for the fig, apricot and nut biscotti, they were absolutely fabulous, not too rich because they don't use butter, and just as crunchy as should be.
The savoury muffins were a real treat, and the parmesan and seed crackers were just perfect.
All in all, an excellent cookbook, which I will be using for a long time. I've even been asked for the recipe for the crackers and the biscotti!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Kingfisher on 21 May 2010
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A peek in this beautifully illustrated book is enough to have you reaching for your apron and mixing bowl enthusiastically in anticipation of the gorgeous tastes to follow. The photogrpahs of the finished products are taken in close-up which enable you to see the texture of the food, always useful if you are in any doubt as to how big chunks should be cut, or how runny sauce should be. The marriage of ingredients chosen for each baked item is imaginative: courgette and fennel, ginger and chilli, gouda and hazelnut to name but a few, and pictures of part-made bakes are enough to tempt you to into coming up with your own ideas for mixing foods. Each recipe page is set out in a clear format with ingredients on the left and method on the right and the opposite page has the photograph of the finished product which shouts EAT ME! A lovely book to have and to hold, or even to give as a gift.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By pattacakes on 3 May 2011
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If you ever want to tackle any lovely home baking this is the book for you, I am a professional baker and my sister bought this for me as a present.I have stopped making my apple strudel with filo as taught to me by my Viennese grandmother in her bakery I now use popinas strudel recipe and it is a best seller in our shop. Her book is easy to understand and all the recipes work 100% a must for any home baker.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By purpleanthia on 20 Jan. 2011
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I've had this book for several months now, and have tried several of the recipes. I absolutely love this book, and everything I've tried has turned out well. The book looks beautiful, and so does the food, and most importantly the recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. Other great things about this collection of recipes include the fact that there are several that cater for restricted diets (e.g. gluten-free cakes/biscuits), also, there are several seasonal recipes (florentines and stollen for christmas, easter biscuits, etc.), and the recipes make good use of seasonal ingredients, so there is always something that seems 'right' for the time of year. There is also a good balance between recipes that seem like sheer indulgence, and those that are a bit healthier for everyday treats.

The recipes are slightly unusual and this book has become the first one I turn to when I'm looking for something a little bit different and impressive. I've also tried new things that I haven't had the confidence to tackle before (such as the chocolate and chestnut tart, which looked and tasted amazing!), because I know that I can trust the recipes. Overall, it's fantastic. Isidora - please write another one soon!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Clare Mccann VINE VOICE on 12 July 2011
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I almost hesitate to review this book for fear of word getting out about how good it is! I am having a bit of a book buying freeze at the moment, particularly holding back on buying cookery books which often seem to end up as expensive decoration on the bookshelf in my kitchen, but my mum insisted this was one book I'd not regret buying and she was right!

If you do nothing else other than use the recipe for shortcrust pastry in this book, it's worth buying! You throw all the ingredients in a food processor, then without any resting time, roll it out, line a tin and add the filling. I have produced lots of brilliant savoury tarts with this fail safe method and hence it spends more time open on work surface being used, than gathering dust on the bookshelf!

If only all cookery books were used this much!
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