The Best-ever Book of Cakes
165 Utterly Irresistible and Foolproof Cakes to Bake for Everyday Eating and Special Celebrations, Shown in 800 Delectable PhotographsBook - 2011
Who can resist a slice of home-baked cake, fresh from the oven? The pleasure of cake-making is all about creating enticing aromas in the kitchen, and sharing with family and friends. Here is the ultimate recipe book for those who love to bake as well as for those who love a sweet treat. Containing more than 165 tried-and-tested recipes for plain, spiced and flavoured sponge cakes, loaf cakes, fruit cakes and traybakes, this compendium also includes irresistible ideas for indulgent desserts, individual decorated confections, as well as celebration cakes for those all-important special occasions. Every classic recipe is included, from light and airy Victoria Sponge to sweet, moist and lightly spiced Carrot Cake, dense and sticky Gingerbread, and complex fruit-laden Irish Whiskey Cake. There are recipes that have stood the test of time, such as Old-fashioned Treacle Cake, Date and Walnut Cake, and Fresh Fruit Genoese Sponge, as well as plain cakes that are coated with a crunchy sugary crust, or drizzled with syrup, topped with a rich frosting or melted chocolate, and filled with sliced fruits, jam and whipped cream. There are simple cakes to rustle up quickly, and more complex ingredient combinations that need time to mature, as well as celebration cakes on which to lavish attention. Fat-free, flour free and sugar free cakes are included too. A short introduction explains the different methods of making cakes, and lists all the essential equipment that is required in order to get started. A guide to ingredients explains what to look for when choosing produce. There are recipes for fillings, topping and serving suggestions, as well as practical guidance on problem solving. Whether you're a complete beginner about to make a first cake or a seasoned professional, this beautiful book is packed with inspiring recipes as well as practical information. Each recipe is illustrated with step-by-step instructions and photographs to describe how each cake should look at every stage of preparation.
Publisher: Wigston [England] : Lorenz Books, c2011.
Characteristics: 256 p. : col. ill.
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