Leiths Baking Bible Paperback – 10 May 2012
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The best friend you can have in the kitchen (Nigel Slater)
Big on information this is an excellent reference book for all bakers. It provides useful explanation on tools and methods, and will allow both well-seasoned pastry chefs and occasional muffin-makers to hone their skills (Waitrose Food Illustrated)
A trusty guide to keep on hand for all baking conundrums (Image)
The only book on baking you will need from the classic Leiths seriesSee all Product Description
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The book contains recipes for citrus cakes, chocolate cakes, nut cakes, tea breads, roulades, and a section on festive baking with a wonderful Christmas cake recipe. There are biscuits for when you have just a few ingredients in your store cupboard as well as some cakes with unusual ingredients - courgette, polenta, potato, or even beetroot.
A few weeks ago I discovered a whole package of easy blend dried yeast in my cupboard which was close to the Use By date.Read more ›
Don't get me wrong - there is a very wide range of good recipes here - and if it hadn't promised to give me everything (and I wasn't comparing it with 'Simple Cookery') I probably wouldn't be disappointed.
A big selection of British and American recipes, including whole chapters on different kinds of cakes (eg Chocolate, Cakes with Fresh Fruit, Fruit Cakes, Traybakes, muffins, brownies, etc).
Also includes some savoury pies and cobblers.
There are many recipes I'd like to try, but a high proportion of complicated ones which I know won't use. There are some simple recipes, but the book doesn't believe in shortcuts even when they exist. So you won't find easy Danish pastries (see Nigella) or quick flaky pastry (see Delia).
Annoyingly, although there are loads of interesting yeast recipes, they only give quantities for fresh yeast. If you can't get this, you're told to turn to another page for info on dried yeast, but this only gives the amount of dried yeast for an 8oz plain white loaf, for richer breads you're on your own.
Any selection of recipes is going to depend on your own taste. What you won't find here are things like South African buttermilk rusks (do an internet search)or Middle Eastern baking. There's a recipe for apple crumble but no variations, so when I wanted to make rhubarb crumble and couldn't remember if you had to cook the rhubarb first, I needed Delia.Read more ›
Comprehensive, illustrated, explained, and tested throughout - I just love to sit down and read it randomly to find a new gem of a recipe which I know will work,and taste amazing.
I'm sitting here munching my fresh baked hot cross buns, which despite years of trying, were never a true success until I followed the recipe in this book. (The bread section is amazing, my favourite bit - every bread you can imagine set out logically and simply).
Lots of hints and tips throughout - including a 'what went wrong' section in each part (very useful for unexpected dissapointments), a stunningly thorough glossary, just so much help where and when you need it.
Recommended for novice and experienced bakers alike. Brilliant.
I HIGHLY recommend this book!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a good basic baking guide. Clearly set out with clear explanations of technique..good for beginners and as a refresher to more advanced bakers.Published 6 months ago by B. Montford
I love this book!
I wanted a book that covers recipes for all areas of baking, and this book delivers. The recipes are easy to follow, and they work really well. Read more
Fantastic book ...well worth buying if you are into baking.Published 9 months ago by Mr. Stephen A. Johnson
There are many good recipes in this book and some bad ones. I would prefer more explanation either as to why recipes do or should work, the science behind them or some background... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mary Jones
For anyone who wants a bit more of a technical understanding when it comes to their baking, this book is perfect for you! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Alex T
Brilliant haven't tried any recipes yet but I can see that they are good. Already have the Meat Bible which is excellent to.Published 14 months ago by Gideonse
Not read it all yet but I'm sure this is going to be helpfulPublished 19 months ago by carol reeves