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A Bake for Every Mood,
This review is from: John Whaite Bakes: Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood (Hardcover)
What mood are you in?? The book is full of original flavors and ideas. After a read through it's apparent that the book is very aptly named, John Whaite Bakes: Recipes for Every Day and Every Mood, as there are plenty of recipes to either lift one out of a bad mood or relax after a hard day and so on...
Chapters include an Introduction; Baker's Notes; All-Important Armoury; Simple Essentials; Seeking Sweet Solace; Calming a Bag of Nerves; The Mood for Food and Love; Edible Nirvana; Memoirs of a Baker; Simple Speedy Solutions; Deepest Darkest Desires; The Artist Within; and Happy Hour
So, the only question is where to start? I suppose it will depend on what mood I am in....
Here is a list of recipes I can't wait to try out. They are mostly sweet, but there are a nice amount of savory recipes in the book too.
Overnight Rustic Loaf
Midnight Blues Tart
Plait of Worries Loaf
Apricot and White Chocolate Flapjacks
Coconut and Lemon Bakewell
Italian Feeding Frenzy Focaccia
Eastern Sweet Spring Rolls
Plum and Pinenut Loaf Cake
White Chocolate and Raspberry Melting Cake
Tropical Sponge Pudding
Lemon and Poppy Seed Scones
Strawberry and Custard Shortbreads
Sunflower Seed Soda Bread
Mocha Choca Madeleines with Chocolate Dipping Sauce
Individual Apple Strudels
Spiced Sticky Toffee Pudding
Cherry Brandy and Brazil Nut Brownies
& all 8 cocktails
What are you going to bake first?? This review is based on my first impressions of the book and as a cook book collector I am very impressed with how it's written and the style is very inviting! As I bake from the book I will have all intentions of updating this review.