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The Baking Pocket Bible

Amy Lane

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This pocket guide delves into the world of home baking, revealing fascinating tips and recipes for every level of baker; from the classic Victoria sandwich to tasty bread and morish biscuits, plus home baking traditions, the cupcake resurgence and the famous cooks that brought us the craft of great cakes.

The perfect gift for those who love to bake

Do you devour the classic Victoria sandwich? Fancy making your own scones for a cream tea? Or want to customise the classic cupcake?

The Baking Pocket Bible is the perfect kitchen companion to great baking. Whether you dabble in cake baking or are a seasoned home baker, this beautiful hardback gift book will be your go-to friend in the kitchen and helpful guide when out shopping for ingredients. Packed full of history on the origin of baking treats and traditions, The Baking Pocket Bible also contains a wealth of great recipes for experienced bakers and practical know-how for those new to baking including; tips on the perfect sponge, measuring guidelines and sage advice for troublesome times in the kitchen.

Whether you're looking for ideas for allergy friendly baking or for baking with children, or simply want to know what the difference is between baking powder and baking soda or how to make your own bread, The Baking Pocket Bible is full of essential baking advice for all. Inside, discover the delights of bread, biscuits and colourful Battenburg to the classic cupcake (and its comeback) through to crumpets and those all important celebration cakes for birthdays, Christmas and weddings. Brush up on your choux, filo and shortcrust pastry recipes and get your piping bag at the ready with tips on creating delectable decorations for classic and contemporary baked goods. Find out how to make the best butter icing, discover the art of sugar craft and those all important finishing touches with cherries on top.

Learn about the famous cooks that brought baking to our homes, from Delia Smith and Mary Berry to the famous cake
art of Jane Asher and the contemporary twist of Nigella Lawson, plus if you think your baking is top notch The Baking Pocket Bible will give you insights into turning your baking talents into a business. Home baking has never tasted so good, so measure out your ingredients and treat someone to the joy of baking with this beautiful guide.

"There's always room for cake" Jane Asher

"There’s so much personal pleasure and wholesomeness about a kitchen filled with the aroma of baking" Delia

"There is no love sincerer than the love of food" George Bernard Shaw

"It's no surprise: cosy, home cooking is my kind of food" Nigella

This beautiful hardback edition has both dust-cover and gold embossing on the spine making it the perfect gift. Every Pocket Bib

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