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Mary Berry's Baking Bible

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It needed to be made clearer that the book was second hand, maybe this was down to me not reading all the information. It truly is a baking bible — featuring many recipes, tips and tricks, and loads of information about baking and ingredients. This is a beautifully put together updated compendium of baking recipes that is heavily weighted with British versions of desserts (teacakes and puddings and scones, oh my!

This means there is always something from the book you want to make as the recipes have great variety!

She was the much-loved judge on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off and has been teaching the nation to cook for over four decades. Break the egg into a liquid measuring cup, then add milk until the mixture totals about ⅔ cup (150 ml). This is the most wonderful book on baking, every recipe is perfection, even after years of baking from the moment I opened it I began to learn so much, I have also put on weight as a testament to the gorgeousness of every mouthful, try The Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake and you will be transported to heaven. Baking Bible is right, this book actually has everything you could look for in an advanced baking book.

She is well known for her many television appearances, culminating in the BBC1 series Mary's Berry's Ultimate Cakes and Mary Berry at Home . What’s it about: Mary Berry’s Baking Bible was first published in 2009 and quickly became an essential guide for bakers of all levels. The recipe introductions are on the fluffy side (I'd have liked more background/history) and only half of the recipes include photographs, which is a shame from a visual perspective as well as that of the home baker, who might like to know what the finished product should look like. Mary Berry gives clear and specific instructions for recipes especially for the more advanced recipes which not all cookbooks seem to do! In this completely modernised reissue, you will find 250 recipes (including 20 new additions) all newly tested and photographed.

This really is a baking bible and a staple on the cookbook shelf for any fans of baking or Mary Berry! More than one recipe I found intriguing but I really wanted to see it to know if it truly was of interest. With 250 recipes and stunning photographs of the finished goods that are sure to make your mouth water, this recipe book is the definitive guide for anyone looking to improve their baking skills, widen their repertoire, and create delicious baked goods for themselves, their families, and friends. The first thing I noticed when I first got the book last Christmas was the range of recipes that is included; including traditional cakes, biscuits and cookies and cheesecakes.

A broad range of savoury and sweet, complex and simple, recipes is included with lots of hints and tips. Cut each cherry in half then rinse in very hot water to remove the extra sugar syrup, then let them dry on paper towels before you add them to your cake. Dame Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Mary Berry Cooks , Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites , Mary Berry At Home and Mary Berry's Baking Bible . The four stars instead of five is mainly the ulitization I got from this book- not disregarding the quality of it.I'm not sure I should have done that because I learned that there isn't a great deal of consensus out there on how to create a successful Pavlova. Paula Deen's 4 layer coconut confection with lemon curd between the layers and real buttercream frosting a half-inch thick that takes all day and every dish in the kitchen to make would never appear on a British table. Great guide to so many of the "technical challenges" that Mary Berry has her contestants do on the Great British Baking Show.

I'm sure if I attempted to bake the more challenging recipes, my cakes wouldn't end up like Dame Mary but isn't the point to try? That's what Mary stated in her foreword that she first published her cookbooks to help people learn the basics of homebaking and how easy it can really be. After training at the Paris Cordon Bleu, Mary Berry started her career as cookery editor of Housewife and Ideal Home magazines. Whether you want to go all out for a homemade eggs Benedict or simply enjoy these fluffy English muffins warm from the oven with plenty of butter, this is a must-try recipe for any baker.To put it in Bake Off terms, many of the recipes tend toward Show Stoppers, with a number also presenting a Technical Challenge. Mary’s traybake section is superb and a great idea if you have a number of hungry teens to feed, want to take cakes into work or bake for a fete. I have such a soft spot for Mary Berry and think her recipes are just so traditional and comforting!

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