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55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colourful Festive Ornaments
55 Christmas Balls to Knit: Colourful Festive Ornaments
by Arne Nerjordet
Edition: Paperback

4.0 out of 5 stars Good but not for beginners, 10 Dec. 2012
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The book is good, shows the finished products clearly and has some very nice patterns. However, it is primarily a pattern book and not a 'how-to' manual. You must be familiar with knitting on double-pointed needles (working off four needles) in order to make the balls.


Home Bake: Cakes, muffins, tarts, cheesecakes, brownies and puddings, with foolproof tips from Master Pātissier
Home Bake: Cakes, muffins, tarts, cheesecakes, brownies and puddings, with foolproof tips from Master Pātissier
by Eric Lanlard
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely book, 24 Sept. 2010
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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.


The Great British Book of Baking: 120 best-loved recipes from teatime treats to pies and pasties
The Great British Book of Baking: 120 best-loved recipes from teatime treats to pies and pasties
by Linda Collister
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.00

7 of 15 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite traditional British, 24 Sept. 2010
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There are some good recipes here but I was expecting old-fashioned traditional baking. Although most of the recipes are in this category, there are some distinctly modern additions (naan bread) and non-British recipes like foccacia, cumin and fennel bread or French-style macaroons. There isn't much originality here (and adding random people's names to recipe titles doesn't change that) but the book is OK as a compilation of some (for the most part) traditional recipes.


Fuse
Fuse

1 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor effort, 26 Jun. 2010
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This review is from: Fuse (Audio CD)
I bought this on a recommendation. However, it is very poor. Scratchy, overproduced and with weak vocals. It might actually be better without the vocals and if the violins were more to the fore as they are a bit lost.


Homemade Cakes: Tasty Old Fashioned Recipes
Homemade Cakes: Tasty Old Fashioned Recipes
by Phillipa Vanstone
Edition: Hardcover

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok but not great, 24 May 2007
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This is an ok little recipe book but fairly basic. However, it is very American and it is not full of "old fashioned" cakes. I don't think that cappucino truffle cake could be called old fashioned. I was hoping for tea breads and madeira cakes and such. Also the book is American with no UK conversion - recipes call for Graham Crackers, sweet butter, cake flour, heavy whipping cream etc with no help for finding alternatives here. You could probably guess what the equivalents may be but the only way to find out will be to experiment (or research it). Overall not impressive, there are much better cake books in my collection.


Simple Chinese Cooking
Simple Chinese Cooking
by Kylie Kwong
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointing, 22 May 2007
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I was looking forward to this book but I was quite dissappointed. It is a nice book, well written and well presented with plenty of photographs and very easy to follow recipies. However it is quite repetitious, there are several recipe ideas that are repeated with different meat/fish as the base. I can understand giving one recipe and then variations but this smacks of padding. The recipies are generally good but for a book of this size and price I would have expected much more depth.


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