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254 of 261 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll pile on the pounds if you're not careful thanks to this book
It's August and that can only mean one thing, another series of the Great British Bake Off is almost upon us. To accompany the new series comes this book which contains over 100 delicious treats from across the baking spectrum. The book is easy to read due to the font and typeface that has been used. Most of the recipes should be achievable for the average baker...
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2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying lack of recipe pictures
I was bought this book as a present. I found it very annoying that it doesn't have a picture for every recipe, particularly as there are many pages that are almost completely blank, as well as pointless pictures of hot chocolate sauce (which also gets a whole page for a recipe) and 2 whole pages of pictures of Mary's Ginger & Treacle spiced tray bake (the second showing...
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254 of 261 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You'll pile on the pounds if you're not careful thanks to this book, 8 Aug 2013
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Mrs. E. Preval "mpreval" (Middlesbrough) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Great British Bake Off: Everyday: Over 100 Foolproof Bakes (The Great British Bake Off) (Hardcover)
It's August and that can only mean one thing, another series of the Great British Bake Off is almost upon us. To accompany the new series comes this book which contains over 100 delicious treats from across the baking spectrum. The book is easy to read due to the font and typeface that has been used. Most of the recipes should be achievable for the average baker although the technical challenge and showstopper recipes may prove somewhat more taxing. You may need to purchase some baking equipment to produce some of the recipes in this book. For example, one of the recipes calls for a 10cm cake tin, something which I do not have as of yet. Likewise, some specialist ingredients may need to be sought and hopefully these will be found in your local supermarket but if not there are plenty of online shops that specialise in baking ingredients.
I should warn those of you that like a picture to accompany each recipe that only about 40% of the bakes in this book have a picture of the finished product.

The contents page of the book is as follows:

Forward by Mary Berry
Forward by Paul Hollywood

Introduction:
Baker's guide: what does it mean?
Baker's guide: how do I do this?

Cakes
Biscuits and small cakes
Breads
Sweet breads
Pastry
Puddings

Meet this year's brilliant bakers

Index
Baker's notes and acknowledgements

Below you will find every recipe contained within this book. I do hope this proves useful in helping you to decide whether this is a book you will like or not.

Cakes:

Blackberry buttermilk sponge
Hot berry sauce
Fudgy raspberry cake
Sticky mousse cake
Crunchy coffee cake
Poppyseed and lemon cake
Apple cake with rum buttercream
Whipped chocolate layer cake
Lime cream cheese cake
Sticky chocolate gingerbread
Ginger and chocolate icing
Lemon meringue cake
Lemon curd
Honey and courgette loaf
Orange and olive oil loaf
Vanilla macaroon cake
Cheddar, apple and walnut loaf
Simple fruit cake
Royal icing
Cranberry and marzipan cake

Weekend baking (cakes):

Spiced and iced carrot cake
Orange curd
Mary's angel food cake with lemon curd
Mary's spiced whole orange cake
Mary's opera cake
Mary and Paul's chocolate creation
Carrot and pistachio cake

Biscuits and small cakes:

Easy pecan blondies
Vanilla sablés
Coconut sablés
Rum sablés
Scandi almond cookies
Chewy apricot cookies
Butter icing
Buttercream
Crumbly shortbread fingers
Lemon shortbread
Raspberry crumble shortbread
Raspberry and redcurrant jam
Apple and oat muffins
Millionaire's shortbread
Classic cream crackers
Cheese and mustard crackers
Fresh tomato and peach salsa
Olive oil and rosemary crackers
Bitter chocolate brownies
Quick fudge icing
Double chocolate biscotti
Italian chocolate traybake
Hot chocolate sauce
Fresh berry scones
Chocolate chip scones
Two-cheese and dill scones
Red pepper and goats' cheese muffins

Weekend baking (biscuits and small cakes):

Apricot and pistachio tiffin
Mary's ginger and treacle spiced traybake
Mary's tuiles with chocolate mousse

Bread:

Crunchy bacon soda bread
No-knead comte loaf
Quick rye
Caramelised onion pissaladiere
Rosemary potato bread
Nut loaf
Thyme fougasse
Roquefort loaf
Baguettes
Wholemeal oaty soda bread

Weekend baking (bread):

Paul's olive breadsticks
Paul's English muffins
Mexican breadsticks
Paul's rye bread
Paul's pretzels

Sweet bread:

Chocolate soda bread
Malty, sticky date loaf
Baked chocolate doughnuts
Spelt, maple and pecan loaf
Marmalade tea cakes
Easy orange and ginger marmalade
Earl Grey tea loaf
Simnel 'Chelsea' buns
Cardomom stollen

Weekend baking (sweet bread):

Paul's brioche tetes
Paul's tea loaf
Paul's apricot couronne
Chai tea loaf

Pastry:

Maple apple puffs
Puff pastry
Amaretti apricot tarts
Apple 'cake'
Redcurrant glaze
Apricot glaze
Rhubarb and ginger tart
Coffee and chocolate choux buns
Choux pastry
Mocha sauce
Caramelised lemon cheesecake slices
Sweet shortcrust pastry
Rich sweet shortcrust pastry
Savoury shortcrust pastry
Rich savoury shortcrust pastry
Chocolate hazelnut tart
Crunchy tapenade straws
Smoky haddock soufflé tart
Hollandaise sauce
Filo-topped venison rendang
Roast tomato tart
Cranberry-topped turkey pie
Tangy blue cheese buns with pecan dip
Sweet potato pastries

Weekend baking (pastry)

Mary's wobbly apricot tart
Pecan, caramel and rosemary apple pie
Mary's Sussex pond pudding with apples
Paul's spanakopita
Paul's egg custard tarts
Steamed chicken buns
Pea purée and ham tartlets
Mary's religieuses

Puddings:

Roasted apples with butterscotch sauce
Sticky toffee apple pudding
Fresh egg custard
Ice-cream shortbreads
Passionfruit cheesecake
Mocha roulade
Crème brulee
Orange brulee
Brownies ice-cream sandwiches
Lemon syrup sponge pudding
Meringue berry sorbet cake
Cinnamon, blueberry and apple cobbler
Lemon curd brioche pudding
Chestnut meringue roulade
Peach tiramisu
Sponge fingers
Fresh raspberry sauce
Chocolate and brandy parfait
Easy petits fours
Raspberry and chocolate pavlova

Weekend baking (puddings):

Mary's tipsy trifle
Mary's charlotte royal
Mary's floating islands
Ninety-niners with a twist
Chocolate and cherry amaretto parcels
Ganache
Mary's hazelnut dacquoise
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars More photos please, 7 Nov 2013
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This review is from: Great British Bake Off: Everyday: Over 100 Foolproof Bakes (The Great British Bake Off) (Hardcover)
I have bought and enjoyed the previous books in connection with bake off and this one does not disappoint. There are lots of super recipes which will certainly make you pile on the pounds. Just of couple of minor points - a fair number of the recipes do not have photos and for me that is a bit disappointing as I find it helpful to see what I am trying to make! There are some recipes from Mary and Paul plus some from the bakers but the majority are from the book's author Linda Collister which some people may find a bit misleading. However I still really like the book and will be attempting Paul's egg custard tarts this weekend!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book, 7 Oct 2013
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Good recipes and easy to follow. What is more they work and the food tastes good. Downside -- I am getting fatter
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Everyday bake off, 10 Oct 2013
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This is an excellent reference book it is full of wonderful recipes and 1s very well illustrated. Myy wife was thrilled to receive it
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb book!, 7 Oct 2013
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Can't wait to get baking! The recipes are well laid out and there are lots of quality photographs throughout the book as I like to be able to see what the end result should look like!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely book, 7 Jan 2014
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I gave this book 5 stars as the content is amazing! lots of lovely recipes good illustration, step by step instructions for beginers and experienced. well worth the money.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying lack of recipe pictures, 17 Dec 2013
This review is from: Great British Bake Off: Everyday: Over 100 Foolproof Bakes (The Great British Bake Off) (Hardcover)
I was bought this book as a present. I found it very annoying that it doesn't have a picture for every recipe, particularly as there are many pages that are almost completely blank, as well as pointless pictures of hot chocolate sauce (which also gets a whole page for a recipe) and 2 whole pages of pictures of Mary's Ginger & Treacle spiced tray bake (the second showing it sliced into squares just in case we couldn't imagine what that might look like), and 3 full pages of pictures of the lemon meringue cake (one of them with it lurking artfully in a cupboard). In fact I am getting cross looking through the book again as have just noticed Mary & Paul's Chocolate Creation posing unnecessarily in front of a summer dress...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, 28 Nov 2013
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Loads of recipes. All the recipes featured on the latest bake off series. Easy to follow and an easy to use index system.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great purchase, 25 Nov 2013
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The recipies I have made from this book have been nice and what made it better was the layout of the recipies.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great recipe book, 17 Aug 2013
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I have great affection for the accompanying television series, and think there are some wonderful recipes in this book, especially by all the bakers. I am particularly fond of the Iced and Spiced Carrot Cake, but then I am biased!!
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