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Nice little book but....
on 9 March 2011
This is lovely little book with nice illustrations and some great and unusual ideas. However, my first attempt at the recipe for the vanilla cupcakes wasn't a success. After reading the reviews, I used plain flour as a substitute for 'all purpose flour' and followed the instructions carefully. The cupcakes didn't rise properly and were a real disappointment. The ones I made previously to my old recipe were much better. In fairness, the vegan cupcakes recipe cakes did taste pretty good! It could be that I need to adjust temperatures/timings for my fan oven so I'll also take this into account.
I found that the cup measurements were much easier to manage than weighing everything (I bought a set from Asda) and as a note to anyone else, canola oil is acutally rapeseed oil (usually sold as 'vegetable oil' in supermarkets). Shortening isn't actually margarine but white vegetable fat.. I didn't use this, I used margarine instead (but this is how I usually make cupcakes and it works perfectly well).
Maybe my next attempt will be more successful but I'll definitely be using self raising flour =)