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Worst Baking Book I Have Ever Owned
on 17 November 2011
This is without question the worst baking book I have ever owned.
I have been baking for over 20 years and I have never had so many problems as I have had with the recipes from this book.
The quantities make nothing like the amounts stated in the book, or leave large amounts left over. Either the timing is over stated (burning several of my many binned attempts), or the oven temperature is too high (I even checked the temperature using an oven thermometer). Some of the recipes are too dry, and some are too wet, the ones that have turned out alright are the ones that I have fixed using my own judgement and experience.
The few recipes that have turned out OK taste nice enough, but frankly I have other recipe books I trust far more.
I am particularly disappointed as I was going to take some of the items to a bake sale for Children in Need and I have had to bin most of it because it was such a disaster, wasting my money, time and raising less money for charity.
This book will be going straight into the recycling bin. I wouldn't want anyone else to waste their money on buying it from a charity shop.