As somebody who is constantly baking I am always looking for new recipes and books of recipes - of the fail-safe variety(failures are too disheartening). And I know I'm on a safe bet with 101 Teatime Treats(and with it's companion 101 Cakes and Bakes). I read BBC Good Food magazine mainly for the cake recipes and I love Jane Hornby's recipes in particular. Every month I cut out and keep my favourites but inevitably they get torn or misplaced so what a pleasure to find them all collected safely in one place! I'd been searching for Jane Hornby's scrumptious recipe for BaraBrith for ages having lost mine, so it was the first I turned to in order to check it had been included; it is and I'm happy. One could say that about any and all of the recipes in this little book, they all work, they all taste delicious, are easy to follow and they give even the most timid baker confidence. Each recipe has a photo illustrating how the finished product should look; I like the calorie and nutritional calculation at the end of each recipe,so one can always swap the cake of desire to something a bit less sinful. And if you only ever bake one or two of the recipes out of the collection, it is well worth adding to your baking books.
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