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The Secrets of Aga Cakes [Hardcover]

Lucy Young
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Book Description

4 Oct 2007

This is the first ever cake book for Aga owners, all the lovely things cooks want to make but often find tricky to get right in the Aga. With 100 Aga recipes for large cakes, cupcakes, buns, muffins and traybakes, ranging from the classic to the contemporary, this baking book is perfect for both the keen cake baker and the complete beginner. There are ideas for celebration cakes, or simply fast cakes for the busy person, and even recipes that children will enjoy making themselves.


Simple cakes: quick and easy traybakes, Swiss rolls, all-in-one cakes - ideal for beginners

Chocolate cakes: anything and everything chocolate, brownies, chocolate roulade, death-by-chocolate - sumptuous delights that are equally good served as teatime cakes or dinner-party desserts

Traditional cakes: Victoria sandwich, Christmas cake, Simnel cake, Dundee cake, parkin, teabread, scones, plus old English regional classics

Baking with kids: fairy cakes, drop scones, Welsh cakes, flapjacks, cookies, fork biscuits - quick, easy and fun to make

Cupcakes: beautiful little iced gems in a variety of colours and flavours

Coffee-shop cakes: to sup with a cappuccino, muffins, flavoured shortbread, banana loaf, gingerbread

The healthy option: fruit bars, oatcakes, carrot cake, courgette buns, wholewheat cake, fat-free cakes - remove some of the guilt from cake baking!

All recipes have Aga and conventional instructions. There is also advice about baking equipment and useful tips throughout, making cake baking in the Aga absolutely foolproof!

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (4 Oct 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091922410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091922412
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 19.7 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,884 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Book Description

The first cookbook to make cake-baking in the Aga simple

About the Author

Lucy Young has a Cordon Bleu training and has worked with Mary Berry for 16 years, helping to produce Mary's recipe books and teaching at her very popular Aga workshops. She was the home economist on Mary Berry's two most recent television series. She is the author of Secrets from a Country Kitchen (2004).

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Delicious! 12 Aug 2008
This book is simple to follow and produces delectable results - even if baking is not your forte! A must for any cook's library.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Mother's Dream 1 Aug 2008
In an age where packet mixed cakes seem to be the norm, I was delighted to find a cook book that showed me in easy steps how to make a whole variety of cakes to suit every occasion. I look to this book for inspiration every time I host a morning or afternoon tea. Thank you to the author for providing such easy to follow and delicious recipes AGA or not.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Secrets of AGA CAKES by Lucy Young 31 July 2010
By Helen
I have waited so long for a dedicated AGA cake recipe book! Making do with the few cake recipes that are included in the other general AGA books, Lucy Young has excelled herself, I bought it as soon as I heard about it and have had many a happy day trying all and sundry,one of the big time favourites are "The Very Best Chocolate Brownies" on page 40,this page shows all the signs of much use, splashes of choccy all around! They really do live upto their title,Ive had lots of complements from friends who have been for afternoon tea on tasting them and the wonderful thing about Lucy's book is that friends who ask me for the recipe and dont have an AGA can still make them because she includes a Conventional oven way of making everything,wonderful, thank you Lucy Young !!!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent cakes will surely follow 30 Nov 2009
By Mobius
This is an all round excellent book, lots of nice colour pictures and excellent recipes for 2, 3 ,4 door ovens and also settings for normal ovens.
the Childrens cakes chapter is particularly good and my children love cooking from them. There is a wide range of cakes from 'everyday' to special occasion cakes, though neither seem to last long, giving testiomony to how good they are!
I particularly like that most seem on to freeze and tells you at what stage to freeze, ideal to stock up the freezer as well.The Secrets of Aga Cakes
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me make gorgeous cakes! 28 July 2008
By A. Bell
I LOVED this book! I am normally hopeless with cakes and get my friends to bring desserts, but this book by Lucy Young has changed that. She makes it simple for me by explaining every step. I particularly enjoyed the 'healthy' section, and the cooking with children chapter was easy to follow with some interesting and different ideas. I don't own an aga (I wish!) but the recipes translate easily to my electric oven.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 11 April 2012
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This book was first taken out of the school library by my 12 year old daughter. Since then we have bought it as the recipes have been used so much. Great favourite with all that taste it (including all the girl guides) is the chocolate fruit tiffin - now that is really good. My daughter can make it by herself and it is done in next-to-no time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Ever Recipes 14 Mar 2011
I do not own an AGA but my daughter does. Recently asked her for a recipe for Victoria Sandwich.
After reading this book and realising it also has instructions for conventional ovens, I tried a couple of the recipes. Have never been more delighted with results from baking. Perfect every time, so decided to buy two copies, one for myself and one for my daughter in law.
Absolutely wonderful, so easy but more important - Quick and perfect every time.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not up to expectations 19 Dec 2012
There are some lovely recipes in this book, but I was dissapointed that it did not unravel some of the mysteries of AGA baking. I was hoping there would be guidance on using the AGA cake baker but it is only really mentioned in passing. I am left still having to do a lot of guesswork, and continue learning by trial and error.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good book for Aga owners
Very good book for Aga owners. Totally easy to understand and although I have had an Aga for eleven years there was much to learn from it.
Published 12 days ago by Mrs Heather Waite
5.0 out of 5 stars I bought this book soon after my AGA arrived in ...
I bought this book soon after my AGA arrived in my life. I worked my way through the recipes, and so far they are fool proof! Read more
Published 22 days ago by Wendy
5.0 out of 5 stars aga book
it is good for new ideas
Published 29 days ago by Mrs J.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brought as a christmas present
sorry can not give an opinion on this yet as my daughter in law for who I brought it has not yet got round to using it but is impressed by the recipies
Published 5 months ago by jan
5.0 out of 5 stars The secret of Aga Cakes
This book has increased the repitore of cakes from my Aga. Clear instructions, often everyday ingredients and always brilliant results.
Published 10 months ago by Herbie
5.0 out of 5 stars PERFECT !

Published 12 months ago by WILLOW
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
Good recipe book and easy to follow!
Published 19 months ago by George Gray
1.0 out of 5 stars Really Disappointing ....
I was so excited when the book came and out of the six recipes I have tried none have worked. I've followed her instructions to the letter and my aga is bang on temperature-wise... Read more
Published on 29 Nov 2010 by T-Chick
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I loved the look of this book and was very keen to try a few recipes. However, I have been very disappointed. The recipes do not appear to have been tested thoroughly. Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2010 by Lucy Maud
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