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Bake a cake with gum
on 11 December 2011
The main contents of this book are cakes, tray bakes, cupcakes and muffins. It also has sections on frostings, toppings and fillings.
Layout is quite typical - full page picture of the item, along with ingredients and instructions. I did like how it was set out with ingredients down one margin, and bullet points for each instruction. Very clear and easy to use - especially in the kitchen with lots going on!
I used the recipe for the Bakewell slice and it all went very well and came out good first time for something I'd not tried before.
The main draw point of this book is the dairy, wheat and gluten free aspect and this is, as you would expect, covered in some detail. I expected oats & coconut oil/milk but was introduced to some new ingredients such as Xanthan gum. There is some information about each ingredients and which brands the author uses. there is also a stockist page with web links at the back of the book - very helpful.
The book runs to almost 200 pages and has a lot of recipes and is good value at the Amazon price. I'm not sure about the RRP which seems high for what it is and I would have marked it down at that price. However the book delivers - it's not amazing, but it's good.