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5.0 out of 5 stars The best baking book I've seen .. ever.
I first heard about Dan's recipes from my sister. You must follow his recipes in the Guardian she said - they always work and they turn out exactly as they do in the picture. She was right and I've cooked so many of Dan's recipes and they always work every time. (In fact I have a sourdough loaf baking in the oven as I write this review!) I've make the Lemon curd today...
Published on 30 Sep 2011 by Vanessa Kimbell
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3.0 out of 5 stars Shame about the quality!
The recipes are just divine. The book cover is not.
I bought a couple as gifts but will be returning them. The spine & corners rip incredibly easily. It's like the book has been covered with newsprint.
Such a shame as it would have made a wonderful Christmas gift, if the quality were of a higher standard.
I will be keeping one copy for...
Published on 11 Oct 2011 by Helluva
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5.0 out of 5 stars great book,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)received this last week and have read through a few recipes. There are lots i want to try. I have many baking books (and thought i probably didn't need another) but the reviews for this were so good i bought it. They weren't wrong! there are lots of good tips and ideas and some really interesting looking recipes which i look forward to trying.
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this book!,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)I got this book a week ago and have already made 3 recipes from it. They have turned out perfectly and I just can't wait to try everything else as well. It's lovely to read, easy to follow and I feel I am now going to be buying more of Dan Lepards books?,
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing.,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)Such a fantastic baking bible. Dan has failesafe recipes form pretty much anything that you could imagine baking. Definitely one to buy the baker in your life.
4.0 out of 5 stars Good one,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)This is a lovely book, full of interesting receipes, yet I cannot label them as easy, each time I want to make something, I need to prepare myself - do the shopping, plan the time. But I recommend it, as baking cannot be only nice and easy :)
5.0 out of 5 stars A reliable friend for the baker,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)I use this book as a resource for teaching students in my bakery. It comes with tempting and realistic photos of the end results, and most importantly I know I can absolutely rely on Dan's recipes. Everything I've tried in this book has worked particularly well and often recieves praise from fellow bakers. Such reliablility can be a rare quality in a lot of other baking books
5.0 out of 5 stars There are no words...,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)I am really finding it hard to know where to start. From the beautiful soft candy-coloured cover to the beautiful photographs sprinkled throughout the text, this book is just about perfect. The recipes are divine, the layout is clear and logical, and it is written in a wonderful companionable style.What I like best though is that there is a distinct lack of pretension about this book. Dan Lapard could get away with being very grandiose but here he is very close to the reader, full of reassurance, like having your mum in the kitchen with you, looking over your shoulder making sure everything is going OK. Made the soft crust apple pie yesterday and the second one is almost gone! Irresistable. Buy this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars short and sweet cook book by dan lepard,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)This is an excellent book with great baking ideas! I would recommend it to anyone who enjoys making good food.
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful baking cookbook,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)What can I say - I have now made numerous recipes from this book in the 2 or so months I have had it. I love it! Things I've made include:
* bagels (so delicious and something I never thought one could make at home, yet they were actually very easy and rather fun to make!)
* scones (came out perfectly)
* soya & linseed loaf (this is now my go-to loaf. As someone who used to be obsessed with sourdough, I now prefer making this. It uses normal fast-acting yeast but has a to-die-for taste and also keeps really well. Very quick and easy to make)
* steak, swede & mustard pasties (again, easier than I expected them to be. I'd never bought dripping before until I made these!)
* spelt & ginger cookies (fabulous! Though funnily enough, the first time I made them they were amazing, the second time they were a bit too dense. I think I mis- read the recipe the second time round)
* sweet potato crescents (I think these were the first things I made from the book. Delicious, kept well too, I thought they might go soft but they didn't)
* big match beef pies (first time I had ever bought lard, used in the everyday shortcrust pastry. The pies were very tasty, really old-school in the best way).
I can't fault this book. Small things the author does that I likes include specifying temps for both fan and non-fan oven. Appreciate that's not rocket science but it's really helped as I do find some cookbooks only give you one temp and it can make a big difference as my fan oven runs quite hot. Dan also includes a lot of practical advice throughout the book (which is huge).
This really does feel like one of those books that you will use and come back to over and over again. Very highly recommended.
5.0 out of 5 stars A treasure of lesser known recipes,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)Having seen some recipes by Dan in a newspaper, decided to purchase a book of them. Not disappointed, less common but very interesting recipes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dan Lepard,
This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)Awesome product, amazing food :0) Would reoommend this to anyone who is not a confident baker/cook. Really easy to follow instructions.
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