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Great coffee table book, poor recipe book
on 19 April 2017
I had previously used their recipe for meringue kisses (its online, use that instead of this book) and had great success. The book is very aesthetically pleasing. And the meringue kisses section is great.
However. Thus far I've made one other recipe; the cookie dough meringue slices. The method mentions to add the brown sugar. There is no brown sugar in the ingredients list. Then to cream this brown sugar with the melted butter and golden caster sugar. I'm still not sure how to cream liquid butter. Anyway. It tastes like shortbread. The meringue is great. It's the same recipe as the free one online though.
Was this book not read through before publishing? Or did they just hope people just looked at the pretty pictures.
If you are buying this book for a coffee table book, maybe for some recipe ideas then carry on. I will attempt the cookie dough/ meringue combo again. With my cookie recipe. Not the one in this book.
If you are buying for the recipes, maybe don't bother. There is nothing ground breaking.
Hopefully I chose a dud recipe in this book and the rest are great. But I think a quick giggle search would probably yield better recipes.