Cakes: River Cottage Handbook No.8 Hardcover – 7 Mar 2011
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In the eighth of the River Cottage Handbook series, Pam Corbin offers an appealing guide to baking perfect cakesSee all Product Description
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I've tried four recipes so far, all delicious, including the hazelnut macaroons I made for a friend with allergies, and which I'd doubted because of the absence of butter and flour. I can't wait to make more treats even though I'm supposed to be on a diet.
I don't agree with the reviewer who complained there was nothing particularly different about this book. Where else can you find a recipe for home made Cornish fairings, jammy dodgers and chocolate bourbons? Another plus is that there is none of the ubiquitous cupcake - I can forgive the brief aside where she suggests making tiny Victoria sponges in cupcake format.
Although Pam says she's not an expert cake decorator, I particularly love the section on fillers and toppings, which is packed with brilliant and imaginative ideas - as well as being a useful reference for classics like royal icing. One day I'm determined to make some crystallised flowers, they look so lovely in the pictures.
This is a beautifully compact, nicely produced, life affirming book. Just try not to look at it while you're on a diet.
Great feel and size, just like all the other handbooks - if you haven't got all the others, you should!!!
There are the usual expected recipes for victoria sandwich cake, carrot cake and christmas cake. However, lesser known cakes and biscuits are included like the old fashioned cornish fairings and a very good apple cake recipe to name but two. I have tried out a few of the recipes and all have worked well so far, even with the over enthusiastic assistance of a 6 year old boy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
some yummy recipes in this book. What I like about river cottage is their recipes are so doable and don't contain complicated hard to get hold of ingredientsPublished 1 month ago by gardengnome
Have to say I'm a little disappointed with this book, was expecting much better
Seems that the cooking times are way off (I always end up cooking the cakes for about 20 mins... Read more
I found some recipes in this book did not produce good results. I am a reasonable baker and cook and so I don't think I can take all the blame, as I use other books without... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
Wonderful recipes for those who love to eat and bake cakes. Clear and straightforward instructions for novices. Lovely and inspiring illustrations. Read morePublished 11 months ago by MEW
I love this cook book. There are some delicious recipes and they always work.Published 12 months ago by Tinders