7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Original, and totally brilliant recipes,
This review is from: Popina Book of Baking (Hardcover)
I've had this book for several months now, and have tried several of the recipes. I absolutely love this book, and everything I've tried has turned out well. The book looks beautiful, and so does the food, and most importantly the recipes are straightforward and easy to follow. Other great things about this collection of recipes include the fact that there are several that cater for restricted diets (e.g. gluten-free cakes/biscuits), also, there are several seasonal recipes (florentines and stollen for christmas, easter biscuits, etc.), and the recipes make good use of seasonal ingredients, so there is always something that seems 'right' for the time of year. There is also a good balance between recipes that seem like sheer indulgence, and those that are a bit healthier for everyday treats.
The recipes are slightly unusual and this book has become the first one I turn to when I'm looking for something a little bit different and impressive. I've also tried new things that I haven't had the confidence to tackle before (such as the chocolate and chestnut tart, which looked and tasted amazing!), because I know that I can trust the recipes. Overall, it's fantastic. Isidora - please write another one soon!