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Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
Hippos Go Berserk! by Sandra Boynton
Bought this for my daughter - she's 13 months old and absolutely loves having this book read to her. The illustrations are wonderful, the story amusing (quite important for the sanity of the parent who has to read it over and over again - I have to admit, I now know it off by heart), and she especially likes the page where the hippos are partying away. I've also bought copies for friends' children, and they love it too - highly recommended.
Red Velvet Chocolate Heartache: The ultimate feel-&hellip by Harry Eastwood
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I love baking, but always feel guilty about eating the results... until discovering this book. So far I've made two lots of cupcakes: the vanilla ones with courgette, and the cappuccino ones with sweet potato. The icing on the latter tasted a bit odd, which is probably down to the inferior coffee essence I had; I'd probably use cold espresso next time. That apart, both were incredibly light (thanks to the reviewer who pointed out white rice flour is in the gluten-free aisle rather than the baking aisle at the supermarket - was having real difficulty finding it!) and very tasty, and nobody so far has been able to guess the "secret" ingredients :)

A lot of research and testing has… Read more
Bake by Rachel Allen
Bake by Rachel Allen
15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just the book I needed, 19 Mar 2009
I picked this up entirely randomly a couple of weeks ago, and I'm so glad I did. I've only tried a few of the recipes so far, but they've all tasted fabulous - the small pecan nut cookie "clouds", the iced orange cake, the lemon and garlic chicken, and the mediterranean pasta bake. The icing and sauces section at the back looks like it will be incredibly useful, and I also appreciate the inclusion of the tin/dish size for each recipe - take note of this, because I used too large a tin for the orange cake and while it still tasted great, it was a little on the flat side... Looking forward to trying plenty more cake recipes, and also making bread for the first time using this book. Highly… Read more