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5.0 out of 5 stars For the best of British cooking, you can count on Rhodes.
Every recipe I've tried works! As with his other books, Gary Rhodes' funny introductions to each recipe make the book come to life - I even read it in bed!! It's truly sinful stuff which created my own sweet dreams of the best of British puddings. He is an underrated genius when it comes to cooking. Well done Gary! Another winner for my kitchen shelf!
Published on 17 Jan 1999

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3.0 out of 5 stars The king of desserts
I ate Rhode's bread and butter pudding many years ago and it is the reason I bought this book. He does set out many great recipes clearly and in a foolproof manner, but the book suffers from poor editing (some of the page references are given as XXX for example and the ice creams seem oddly collated) and also the sponsorship from Tate is intrusive. I am not sure how the...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars For the best of British cooking, you can count on Rhodes., 17 Jan 1999
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This review is from: Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams (Hardcover)
Every recipe I've tried works! As with his other books, Gary Rhodes' funny introductions to each recipe make the book come to life - I even read it in bed!! It's truly sinful stuff which created my own sweet dreams of the best of British puddings. He is an underrated genius when it comes to cooking. Well done Gary! Another winner for my kitchen shelf!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars simply amazing, 19 May 2000
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I was introduced to a Gary Rhodes recipe book three years ago , now I have four of them. I live in Italy where the food is said to be the best...but all of my Italian friends can't wait to be invited to this English woman's house for his Sweeet Dreams,,,,,, everyone has been converted to Rhodes' desserts and many other recipes, like the good old yorkshire pudding so who needs Italian food when we have Gary Rhodes
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Dessert Cookbook Available!!, 19 Jan 2001
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It is a common stereotype that the Brits know nothing about food.....being a foreigner (Chinese) and having lived in the UK for 3 years, I often have to try hard to prove many wrong and that the UK is indeed an isle of plenty with wholesome fresh produce, talented chefs and interesting dishes.
Many times, I get stupid responses like: " Prove it to me!" Well, with this dessert book by Gary Rhodes, I can finally make them eat their words!
I am looking forward to more books by Gary Rhodes in the near future! Mr Rhodes, you deserve a medal and a nation's highest honour for doing so much justice to British food! Well done!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars The king of desserts, 9 Oct 2010
This review is from: Gary Rhodes' Sweet Dreams (Hardcover)
I ate Rhode's bread and butter pudding many years ago and it is the reason I bought this book. He does set out many great recipes clearly and in a foolproof manner, but the book suffers from poor editing (some of the page references are given as XXX for example and the ice creams seem oddly collated) and also the sponsorship from Tate is intrusive. I am not sure how the corporate tie-in worked, but it's just odd to see the company's products so heavily endorsed.

For me the key tests are: does the recipe work and how does it taste. Surprisingly there are some good and weird recipes. The bread and butter pudding recipe is fantastic, the bread pudding ice cream is not something I would make again.

If you find this book discounted, then it is worthwhile; full price it's not value for money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous cream/sugar and butter laden desserts, 30 May 2013
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Gary Rhodes has disappeared somewhat from public view but his recipes persist
This book contains a number of old favourites and some quite complicated recipes well explained
Includes a section on coulis, custards and sauces
Lots of glossy colour photographs

Family favourite is Sussex Pond Pudding

Only minor gripe is that all the recipes are in metric only
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4.0 out of 5 stars Gary always Glitters, 2 Sep 2009
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typical Gary ,totaly professional.bought original when fist published.admired by friend,s wife,purchased this one as a gift for them. lofty
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