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Small Cakes: From Fondant Fancies to Florentines (The Small Book of Good Taste) [Hardcover]

Roger Pizey
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25 Mar 2008 The Small Book of Good Taste

Roger Pizey’s small cakes have led the way in a huge home baking revival. From iced fairy cakes to fondant fancies, lemon drizzle cake to lime, lemon and pistachio slices, his classic bakes provide comfort moments during a busy day, make great accompaniments to afternoon tea and are a perfect excuse for sharing precious time with friends.

Small Cakes re-acquaints the reader with traditional favourites such as cheese cakes, sponge cakes, baked fruit loafs, chunky brownies and Eccles cakes. Perfectly formed miniatures become delicate indulgences rather than guilty pleasures in the creative hands of this leading pastry chef.

With chapters on fairy cakes, teatime treats, small comfort cakes and homemade classics, Roger offers ideas on how to bake a cake for any occasion. His unique approach to traditional baking is fun, inventive and, above all, delicious.


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  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Jacqui Small LLP (25 Mar 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1903221994
  • ISBN-13: 978-1903221990
  • Product Dimensions: 22.7 x 20 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 458,014 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Roger Pizey is a celebrated baker and patissier with over twenty years’ experience at the cutting edge of cooking. He trained for two years with Albert Roux at Le Gavroche before joining the charismatic Marco Pierre White as his Chef Patissier. As Marco was becoming the first British chef to be awarded 3 Michelin Stars, Roger was creating the ground-breaking desserts for his restaurants. Roger developed his craft in some of the finest restaurants in London, including a period as Head Chef of the highly regarded Criterion Restaurant, before returning to his original passion and founding the bakery for Peyton & Byrne. There he created a classic selection of pastry offerings, both sweet and savoury, reigniting interest in traditional pastry treats. He has appeared on Hell’s Kitchen, demonstrating his superb pastry skills alongside celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good enough to eat! 8 Nov 2008
Format:Hardcover
This book is quite small but it certainly has some gorgeous inspiring photo's and some really nice recipes. Its not my favourite baking book but it certainly isn't my least favourite either. If you want a book that will squeeze neatly onto your bookshelf but has all of the traditional baking recipes then buy this book, Here is a recipe list so you guys know what you are buying...
*Cupcakes - Vanilla, chocolate.
*Cupcake toppings - Peppermint, lemon, classic buttercream, blueberry, strawberry.
*Raspberry & coconut buns
*Fondant fancies
*Blueberry muffins
*Chocolate muffins
*Chocolate layer cake
*Roule Marquise
*Strawberry sandwich cake
*Meringues with passion fruit coulis
*Profiteroles with chantilly cream and Chocolate sauce
*Vanilla cheesecake
*Chocolate cheesecake
*Bakewell Tart
*Pistachio & Lemon cake
*Plum madeira
*Rhubarb crumble cake
*Dundee Cake
*Rich fruit cake
*Carrot & walnut cake
*Banana loaf
*Lemon drizzle cake
*Parkin
*Battenburg
*Florentines
*Nut brownies
*Traditional shortbread
*Millionaires Shortbread
*French Madeleines
*Financiers
*Eccles cakes
So this book is not a compendium but a neat little book that will teach you some very traditional recipes.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great book 16 Dec 2009
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This a really good book if you are interested in making good quality cakes. It cover larger cakes as well as modern cup cakes. The recipes are accurate and clear with precise detailed ingredients. It would make a great gift even fot those who just use cookery books for decoration on the coffee table!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes 8 Mar 2014
By Imola
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Great and easy to follow recipes. You will not even think to buy from the shops anymore. Would highly recommended it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Scrumptious 21 July 2013
By sw
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This is a lovely collection of recipes laid out in an easy to follow way. Also illustrated with lots of beautifully photographed pictures.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Small Cakes? 19 Mar 2013
By Peanut
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I don't regard these as recipes for 'small' cakes. The recipes are nothing special that you couldn't find in other recipe books.
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