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Clever little book packed with ideas, recipes and methods.,
This review is from: 200 Easy Cakes & Bakes: Hamlyn All Colour Cookbook (Paperback)
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Another smart, small sized book for my Hamlyn collection. As always the layout is clear with easy to follow recipes, methods and lists of ingredidents. There's a colour photo for each and every cake and bake plus quantity, preparation and cooking times.
The book opens with a useful introduction explaining;
diffent types of kitchen equipment, techniques, storing and freezing cakes.
Recipes are listed under the following headings;
big cakes, teabreads, cookies and bars, traybakes and brownies, small cakes, muffins and cupcakes, savoury bakes.
There's nothing too intimidating about the ingredients with most of them easy to find at your local supermarket and Hamlyn give you the option of using ready made pastry if you're not too confident about making your own. The book is a small, chunky, size which makes it easy to find a convenient place for it in the kitchen.
I have quite a collection of these Hamlyn books and although you might not find anything too challenging, if you've been baking for a long time, there are all kinds of ideas on different types of flavourings and spicings that might just inspire you. The 'merquez sausage rolls' for instance are just gorgeous, packed with heat and flavour, and the 'bacon, thyme and potato muffins' make a great breakfast addition.
Why a 4 and not a 5 star review? There's no nutritional information. Nutritional information is vital for people who have to watch what they eat and it's time Hamlyn included it in all of their recipe books.