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Love the book, a must-have for all bakers!
on 30 April 2013
I've always been looking for a book like this... therefore I am now a very happy owner of How To Avoid A Soggy Bottom! Firstly, the book looks lovely - a light blue, matte hardcover with tasteful typography and a cute title, something I would happily have in my possession forever. Secondly, the book contains all the fundamentals and essential knowledge for bakers, including several basic recipes which demonstrate these techniques and knowledge.
The book answers many FAQs on baking such as the function of major ingredients such as yeast, eggs, etc. The characteristics of different types of flour, the difference between fairy cakes and cupcakes, how to make crustier bread - these are just some of the many topics explored in this book. Another very helpful aspect is the troubleshooting questions and answers, examples being "Why has my cake sunk in the middle?" "What's the best way to make caramel for a crème caramel?" and of course, "How do I avoid a soggy bottom?"
Every amateur baker must own one of these!
PS: I got it at Waterstones for £12... darn, next time I'll check amazon first!!!