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Excellent comprehensive book - one small gripe!,
This review is from: Great British Bakes: Forgotten treasures for modern bakers (Hardcover)
I was so pleased to receive this as a Christmas from my husband. (Well actually I chose and ordered it - he paid and wrapped it up.) The recipes are excellent and the book is good just for reading in bed. The descriptions of the items to be made are so interesting. It's also very reassuring to know that Mary-Anne has taken the time to research everything so thoroughly and make the things several times to ensure perfect results. My only gripe is the measurements. It is all metric and yet it is quite clear that they have all been translated from imperial measurements - for instance there are many with strange amounts like 112gm flour or 56gm sugar - obviously they were 4oz and 2oz respectively. I know EU rules force writers and publishers to use metric measurements, but wouldn't it be possible to include imperial too? Particularly when these are old recipes designed to be used that way and the metric measurements are somewhat strange and incongruous. Anyway I shall have to go through the book with a pencil and write in the ounces - rather gives my age away but I suspect others over 50 may want to do the same.