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The Great British Bake Off: How to turn everyday bakes into showstoppers Kindle Edition
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However, on buying the book and sitting down to read it I have discovered that there are many,many recipes which do not have photographs of the finished article. As a home baker I always find it better the see what the end product should look like as it makes interpretation of the method sooo much easier. The annoying thing is that there are photographs of the contestants (from the next series I presume as I don't recognise any of them) and Mary & Paul and photos of kitchen equipment and a chair with a cushion on it!!! I don't need pictures of all that - I know what Mary & Paul and cushions look like!!!! Some recipes have extra tips at the end of the recipe which take up quite a lot of the page - space that could have been used for pictures.
Having said all that I can't wait to try some of the recipes as they are so different from all my other baking books. Just don't expect to find pictures of ALL the recipes in the book.
A quick update to say I have tried 2 recipes from this book now, the salted caramel layer cake and the chocolate and praline traybake. The layer cake received great reviews although mine was a much deeper cake than in the photograph. The recipe was easy enough to follow but quite laborious so maybe not an everyday bake. The traybake, although nice enough, didn't blow my socks off - I think I would prefer a brownie mix. Both recipes were quite time consuming but I suppose the title of this book is 'Showstoppers' so I should have expected that really. This hasn't put me off trying more recipes though, I've already got a few more recipes earmarked to try.
The recipes are separated into sections; biscuits, cakes, breads etc and then within each section the recipes are rated by the level of skill required. The recipes I have tried have been very easy to follow and the results easy to reproduce with the help of the beautiful images, but here lies the problem, there just aren't enough of said images.
Some of these recipes, which include technical challenges and signature bakes from the show, are quite complicated and yet almost half are not accompanied by a photograph of the final result.
In all honesty I think you are not only less likely to try a recipe without a picture to whet your appetite, but you are also less likely to create it successfully without an image to refer to. It is a shame, because apart from this, I can find no fault whatsoever with the book which accompanies the new series of The Great British Bake Off. Buy it for reliable everyday recipes and ideas that will add a flair to everything you bake.
If you are like me you will already have many cookbooks in your kitchen library and I would not buy this as a present for an old hand such as myself but as a present for someone fairly new to cooking and an enthusiast of the show this is a very nicely presented book.
I have singled out a few recipes that I intend to try but in reality, most of them are not what you would class as everyday baking & some involve quite complicated techniques.
However, you would probably expect this to be the case from the title of the book.
I do feel that ideally reach recipe should be accompanied by a photograph so you know what you are aiming for when you set out to follow a recipe.
I for one, would be less likely to attempt something that was going to be time consuming & costly without knowing what I was trying to create!
Attractive book & I will probably jot down a couple of recipes from it but I won't be adding it to my collection.
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