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This review is from: Miette Bakery Cookbook: Recipes from San Francisco's Most Charming Pastry Shop (Hardcover)I have eagerly awaited receiving this book and so far have not been disappointed - the design of the book is perhaps what first thing that grabs your attention. Beautiful photography and the scalloped pages draw you into it before you can say no. And why would you want to?
The section explaining basic techniques, etc. is worth taking the time to read and will make the rest of the book easier to follow.
The recipes themselves are mouth watering. Some may appear a little adventurous for the home baker but I am willing to give them a go. For UK readers the recipes are given in American cup sizes, etc. but these can easily be converted with a little searching on-line.
My only slight criticism would be that not all of the recipes include a photograph, which would have been helpful when trying to recreate at home, but on the whole this book would be a pretty and practical addition to any keen amateur bakers collection.
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Initial post: 31 Jul 2011 22:19:24 BDT
Cookbook addict ;o) says:
Did you pre order your copy because I did, back in june and have been told that its not in stock and I will have to wait for it to be delivered. However, amazon can't give me a delivery date so I wasn't sure whether to cancel it or not, do you think it's worth waiting for?
In reply to an earlier post on 1 Aug 2011 10:45:23 BDT
I preordered mine from amazon back in June too. Guess I must have been lucky just to get a copy. I think it would be worth the wait if only to see how delightful the cakes are. The cakes might seem a bit 'faffy' but they are worth the effort. I made the debutaunt cake this weekend and it was delicious. Sadly I need to really work on my icing skills! (I can dream)
Good source of inspiration for other baking too.
Hope you don't have to wait too long x
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Aug 2011 19:35:55 BDT
Miss S. V. Smith says:
I'm in the same boat!! I pre-ordered a copy in on the 14th May and still nothing :( I can't wait until it arrives because it looks beautiful; it's just little frustrating that amazon are not giving any sort of date or time scale. I guess we are just going to have to be patient!
In reply to an earlier post on 9 Aug 2011 22:46:17 BDT
Ms Belinda J. Burch says:
I've just been doing a bit of browsing to see if I could locate a copy and in the course of this I discovered that the first print run has a lot of errors in it. I'm planning to leave buying it until the next print run which is in October.
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2011 12:29:05 BDT
Last edited by the author on 22 Sep 2011 12:30:11 BDT
I've also put off buying this book due to all the errors in it and have been waiting very patiently for the next print run. Wasn't sure how long that was going to be but so glad I came across your posting as I now know it's just around the corner.
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