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4.0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Way to Engage the Family, 6 Jan 2006
This review is from: The River Cottage Family Cookbook (Hardcover)
Almost as much a 'real food' campaigning document as a cook book, this makes a fantastic brilliantly designed introduction to the whys, wherefores and recipes of good food in your home. There are things I would not have thought of trying with kids such as 'undressing' a crab which are inspired. Excellent illustrations. Well written and well worth buying.
One tiny glitch knocked a star off my review - on the baking front: an excellent fruit loaf and a delicious pear pudding cake. Both of these either had incorrect cooking time or temperature as both were significantly undercooked after their alotted time. The pear pudding was literally fluid in the middle. And no, my oven temperature regulation is correct (I use an oven thermometer) and it's not something I've had with any of Hugh F-W's recipes from other books. If anything my oven tends to be a little too fierce as it's fan-forced. Anyway, both recipes tasted good enough to try and experiment with times and temps to get it right, but it isn't something I feel you should have to do.
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Initial post: 6 Sep 2008 18:25:53 BDT
Getoka says:
I have to agree, great book but the fruit loaf was never going to be cooked after 20 mins. It was perfect after 40 though.

Posted on 23 Jun 2011 17:51:06 BDT
issy 26 says:
i agree also great book but some recipes need time adjustments i had the same problem but with the soda bread recipe .
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