- Hardcover: 176 pages
- Publisher: Kyle Books (8 Sept. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0857830457
- ISBN-13: 978-0857830456
- Product Dimensions: 22 x 2.2 x 24.5 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 74,860 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Boy Who Bakes Hardcover – Illustrated, 8 Sep 2011
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'A glorious collection of cakes, cookies, tarts, tortes, crumbles, cobblers, pies and puddings that showcase his creativity.' Daily Mail YOU Magazine
'Create amazing puds with the simplest ingredients.' The Times
'Edd Kimber brings baking back into British homes with The Boy Who Bakes.' Vogue
'The book is charming and has something for everyone - a quick baker's tour of the US and Europe yields indulgent recipes with American inspiration including Bourbon Pecan Pie, Peach and Blueberry Cobbler and some extravagant, multi-layered cakes (Caramel and Cinnamon and an elegant Raspberry Ripple), there are delicacies such as quirky little stuffed Frangipani Cakes and some British favourites Gingerbread, Guinness Parkin and a Curd Tart.' --Guardian Word of Mouth Blog
'Create amazing puds with the simplest ingredients.' --The Times
About the Author
Edd Kimber fought off competition from 4000 applicants to become the winner of The Great British Bake Off on BBC2. Since being crowned Britain's best amateur baker Edd has appeared on Market Kitchen and at The BBC Good Food Show. He has been gaining professional experience, most recently at Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir in Oxford. He has also been running popular Macaron Classes in London with more to come. www.theboywhobakes.co.uk
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Top Customer Reviews
Each recipe is preceded by a little introduction from Kimber. These snippets offer a nice insight into his life, his passion for baking and his personality. These are just little friendly asides though - the recipes are the main attraction.
I picked three very different recipes to give me an idea of how the book and I were going to get on together - Orange & Passionfruit Cake, Thick & Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies and Nutella & Banana Bites. I found the instructions really simple to follow and barring a bit of user error on the Orange & Passionfruit cake (never open the oven door) they all turned out beautifully. The Nutella & Banana Bites are little pieces of heaven which make use of a delicious combination of flavours, a really simple fridge recipe which kids especially will enjoy helping with.
The Boy Who Bakes is going to challenge me to up my baking game and move out of my cupcake comfort zone. There's so much that I want to try.
I have been reading his blog for some time now and hoped that his personality would shine through in the book as clearly as it does online. And I am happy to report that it does. It is a well-balanced, well-written collection of recipes that draw on many traditional dishes as well as introducing a few new flavour combinations.
I will certainly be baking the Chewy Speculaas Blondies this week and the Caramel Cinnamon Cake looks very tempting.
It is a book that all bakers should take a look at - it might just tempt you too.
I have big bookcases full of recipe books and this is by far the best for baking ! the recipes are easy to follow , don't need impossible to find ingredients and taste delicious .
have bought another 2 copies of this for gifts and will probably by more as I am so often asked for recipes from this book .
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great addition to any keen bakers library! One of the best.Published 18 months ago by Esmeralda Gonzalez
Love this book .Lots of tips and the illustrations are so great.Published 20 months ago by S A Smith
Made loads of these already, loved all of them so far! Some easy recipes and some more challenging ones, thoroughly recommended! 25/mPublished 23 months ago by Cornholio