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British Baking: The Floury Corner of the Kitchen Hardcover – 2 Sep 2014

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  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Fourth Estate (2 Sept. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0007232934
  • ISBN-13: 978-0007232932
  • Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 2.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,473,482 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A stash of recipes inspired by the austere breads of the Baltic and Ukraine: the kind of loaves that are baked in Hansel–and–Gretel–style ovens, and flavoured with dill pickle juice, chestnuts and soured milk.' Saturday Telegraph

'Dan Lepard's "The Handmade Loaf", and "Casa Moro" by Sam and Samantha Clark, should probably get joint first prize for inspiration and conviction. Lepard is a baker. His book is remarkable. It oozes knowledge, curiosity and love for its subject. It is not for the beginner. But I doubt a better book will be written on the subject for a few years to come.' Guardian

'One of the world's best bakers.' Observer Food Monthly

'Constantly travelling the world in search of different techniques and traditions, his supreme skill is his empathy with people who bake, from grandmothers using ancient ovens to cutting edge chefs.' The Times

From the Back Cover

`Recipes for baked foods from Britain have become secrets now, hidden and forbidden treasures that are almost forgotten.'

From Brighton Biscuits to Aberdeen Buns, the wealth and range of Britain's rich and varied baking traditions deserve special recognition. And yet an understanding of how to make the essential unadorned versions of these treats without compromise has all but disappeared from the family kitchen, undermined by the ubiquity of artificial and synthetic baking from factories and those over-simplified `time-saving' recipes that always produce disappointing results.

`British Baking' is the first book of its kind; a compendium of the very best recipes of the past two centuries for breads, biscuits, cakes and pies unearthed from archives and family recipe books around the country, interspersed with illustrative short stories and photographic portraits. With over 150 recipes complied and updated by baker and food writer Dan Lepard, `British Baking' is a modern kitchen essential, perfect for an effortless scone or the primer for an extraordinary cake-making adventure.

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