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Good for fun cakes and biscuits, but not for more everyday cooking
on 31 August 2014
This book is good if you want lots of ideas for fun cakes and biscuits - think lemon sandcastles, butterfly biscuits, crescent moon cookies, pizza faces, easter nests and meringue snowmen.
However, there's very little savoury stuff in here - only one chapter out of the five has savoury recipes and all those recipes are bread/scone/muffin variants. I suppose it's slighty understandable given the limitations of cooking with that age group, but there are other things you can do (look at e.g. Cooking with Coco by Anna del Conte for more interesting ideas)
My other criticism of the book is that I haven't been wildly impressed by the actual taste of the recipes - we've probably cooked about half a dozen of the recipes from here, so may have been a bit unlucky, but they've all come out rather mediocre, though that is possibly because they have obviously tried to avoid raw egg.