Help! The hope of keeping off the pounds, never mind losing them, has just been dashed. This is a "lick the pages", gorgeous cookbook. The fact that it encourages the use of seasonal fruit is an added plus. Off to fight with the family about which recipe gets tried next...
I have owned thie book since last summer, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The Stone Fruit Tea Cake is to die for. The pastry has vanilla in it, and it makes the whole taste sensation sensational! My favourite fruit in the tart has been plum, but you could put anything in.
Mimi's German Apple Cake, is a lovely cake. Just the thing when you want something sweet but not supersweet, if you know what I mean.
I have also make the lemon and blueberry buckle, and that was very nice as well.
It is an American book (the version I have) so do look at for their ingriedients eg turbinado sugar is demerara. (thank you wikipaedia!)
I like the fact that this is a book using fruit, divided into seasons, with desserts and cakes that come from the fine tradition of home baking.
I like it - and made the Peach Slump (well it was actually a Cherry Slump) for pud on Boxing Day and it was excellent. The one drawback which I normally insist upon for my cookery books and that this lacks is a photo of every recipe. I like knowing what it should have looked like! :D