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The Primrose Bakery Book [Hardcover]

Martha Swift , Lisa Thomas
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Book Description

29 Sep 2011

The Primrose Bakery is a way of life. From croissants for breakfast to layer cakes at tea, it has the whole day covered. And of course their signature buttercream cupcakes are delicious any time of day!

With over 80 inspirational and easy-to-follow recipes for cupcakes, layer cakes, biscuits, loaves and much more, as well as tips like perfect icing, The Primrose Bakery Book is a baking bible. It is also a gorgeously quirky window onto the very special day-to-day world of the Primrose Bakery.

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Square Peg (29 Sep 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 022408688X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224086882
  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 19.3 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,116 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A place everyone should have in their little black book. A treasure trove of deliciousness, amazing cakes and gorgeous surroundings that our whole family loves. Our birthday cakes will only ever come from here. Yummy" (Jools Oliver)

"Primrose Bakery make the best cakes in the world. I would be half the weight I am now if they weren't so utterly delicious" (David Walliams)

"Quirky variations to old favourites and the results won't disappoint" (Choice Magazine)

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With a sweet treat for every occasion, this is a tempting window onto the world of Primrose Bakery.

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46 of 48 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, reliable recipes 26 Oct 2011
I recently purchased this book, on the strength of the writers previous cupcake book. I regularly use the cupcake recipes for a cafe that I bake for, as they are so reliable and customers ask for them!

On this current book, The Primrose Bakery Book, I have been most pleased with the recipes and layout. It's an attractive book, with lovely photos and although some recipes appeared in the last book, they have been 'tweaked' by the authors (e.g. orange and cranberry cupcakes). I don't see this as a problem, as it's only a few recipes, and good cooks are always experimenting and improving on recipes!

I recently followed the croissant recipe from this latest book. They turned out fabulous!! I've done heaps of yeast-based baking, and this is my first foray into croissant/viennoise style dough. The croissants rose beautifully, and they have turned out looking and tasting amazing (Thank you Martha & Lisa!!).

I recommend this book for cooks who enjoy baking and for newbies in the kitchen too - there are good step-by-step photos in a few sections. Baking is an art and a science, so practice makes perfect. If you're a newby to baking, keep trying the recipes in these books as they will help you to become a better cook.

All in all, I recommend this book and will be sending it as a gift this Christmas.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Primrose Bakery 12 Jan 2012
By Mich
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Bought as a present for my daughter so not used it myself but on flicking through, it looked great. Lovely photos and the recipes looked like ones I would make - not always the case with some cook books. Great, and my daughter loves it too.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a wonderful book! 5 Oct 2011
I thought it might be hard for the Primrose Bakery to better their first book - but here it is! They have included many of their cake (as well as cupcake) recipes - and I've already tested out the banana cake (wonderful sour cream chocolate icing!) and the ginger cake, both of which were delicious.It is also one of the most beautifully styled cookery books I have come across...
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Most Useful and Amazing Baking Book I Own! 27 May 2012
By Rachel
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I can't praise this book enough. I got bought their previous Cupcake book and loved it, so I was over-joyed when I found they had written another. I love the different sections, from cupcakes, layer cakes, loaf cakes and especially Breakfast. I have made several of the loaf cakes and they are a perfect addition to myself and my boyfriends lunch box - particularly the Ginger Loaf, it tastes better everyday! I have also recently attempted to make the croissants from their recipe and they are wonderful. I've never felt more accomplished as a baker when they turned out perfect!

I love this book so much, I have bought a copy for my friend and for my sisters birthday and they both agree how wonderful it is. I could go on and on and ON about how much I love the book, but I think most people will have guessed that by now!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely gorgeous! 20 May 2012
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I loved this book, the photos, the layout and the recipes themselves were all fabulous. I have made many of the recipes including the nutella cupcakes (my favourite), the maple and pecan cupcakes, the caramel slice, the mars bar cake and the raspberry cocnut ice cupcakes and they were all delicious and went down a treat! The cakes are extremely rich, so you can't eat too many in one go (although some would disagree!) but all were delicious, easy to make and looked really impressive at the end. Highly recommended!
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely recipes and cake photos 22 Nov 2011
By KellyJ
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The recipes in this book are lovely, they really inspired me to bake some new cakes. There are my standard favourites of lemon drizzle - OH said it was the best he ever tasted - very zingy and new ideas, such as blueberry cake and plum cupcakes.Nice section at end on how to decorate your cakes. I would highly recommend this book, the photos are fab and you'll start baking so many cakes you won't know what to do with them.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing cookbook! Must-buy for Christmas! 10 Nov 2011
I love the new Primrose Bakery cookbook- it is a truly beautiful book filled with delicious and easy to follow recipes. Not only is the book filled with yummy treats but it looks amazing with so many personal touches. I made the Nutella cupcakes for my friends birthday and they were a huge success!! I often take friends to the bakery for coffee and cake and the book really does feel like an extension of the shop.

I would recommend the Primrose Bakery book to all cake lovers out there- A perfect gift for someone special, or yourself!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Primrose Bakery Book 9 Dec 2011
I bake all the time and have so many cake books, but the Primrose Bakery Book is fantastic, the recipes all work and the cakes taste delicious. I would rate this book above many other popular favourites for cupcakes - some of the bigger names often produce quite disappointing results which have ended up in the bin - I am perfectionist when it comes to baking and so really can recommend this book. The icing recipes are excellent and not too sweet. The milk chocolate icing works particularly well without sugar.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent recipes!
One of my favourite cookbooks. The recipes are clear and straightforward, and they are delicious! Highly recommend for anyone who likes to bake.
Published 2 months ago by Kate
4.0 out of 5 stars A great all round baking book - if you love cupcakes!
A nice book, well laid out with a great selection of recipes/flavours. Some of the recipes have needed tweaking to perfect but that may be more to do with my oven than the... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Jo234
5.0 out of 5 stars The Primrose Bakery Book.
A lovely take on the classic cakes everyone loves. Good photos, easily read recipes and I would recommend the carrot cake and frosting.
Published 5 months ago by A. Pickering
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely for the kitchen!
I bought this book under the assumption there would be more cupcake recipes and more classic cupcake recipes. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Eleanor
5.0 out of 5 stars This book is fantastic!
Most baking books you might make a couple of things out of. With this book I've made so many of the recipes and they have all turned out well. Read more
Published 8 months ago by Beckie
5.0 out of 5 stars Primrose bakery a great book
Fabulous recipes and easy to follow, I would like to recommend this book to everyone who likes something different to bake.
Published 9 months ago by sacha
5.0 out of 5 stars A great book for an amateur baker!
This is all I need to make cakes! The illustrations and recipes are easy to follow and haven't failed me yet!
Published 10 months ago by wagtail
2.0 out of 5 stars Picture book NOT recipe book
I flicked through this book immediately after it arrived. The ratio of pictures to recipes is ridiculous. Read more
Published 11 months ago by SABRE
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing cookbook
I've only had this nook about two weeks but so far the two recipes that I've tried have been amazing
Published 14 months ago by Mandymoocow
5.0 out of 5 stars Good easy to follow instructions
Having not cooked cakes in a long time this book was brilliant, step by step instructions explained well including how to decorate. Read more
Published 15 months ago by sherryl jennings
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