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It's not short and not just sweet. But it is good.,
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This review is from: Short and Sweet (Hardcover)
Ok, I can't give a comprehensive review as I've not yet read every page and I've only tried three recipes so far.
But this guy has got me succeeding where other books have failed.
I've tried making bread a number of different ways and with different books but Dan's basic bread recipe hasn't failed me yet and I've used it about twenty times so far and continue to bake it, with slight variations, twice a week. I think the end result is great and my family agree. Ok, it doesn't keep forever but it's usually gone in a couple of days anyway.
Spelt and ginger biscuits. Tried twice and successful both times. Not sure on their longevity as they've been eaten within two days both times.
Choux pastry. A toughy, but I like a challenge.
I've tried making eclairs using another very well reviewed book but as the second lot ended up in the bin, and the first lot weren't much better, I decided to try Dan.
Success first time.
Not sure about the chocolate filling though as it's still cooling mid recipe.
I've read a lot more than these few and have a long list of things to try as time permits.
The style is highly readable, the recipes are easy to follow, and the results - so far - make this my new go to book when I fancy baking.
Oh, and by the way, I'm not an experienced cook by any means and a definite novice when it comes to baking.
If you've still any doubts, download the free Kindle sample and try the bread recipe for yourself. Then buy the book in paper format.
It might be me, but electronics and cooking don't mix well on the same table whereas I don't mind splashing a book. Helps me find my favourite recipes!