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#107: Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking - Caroline Bretherton

Packed with clear instructions and essential information on ingredients, special equipment, and storage, Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking contains everything you need to bake with confidence.
Every area of baking is covered in Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking, with 350 recipes covering a huge range of sweet and savory classics including quiches, pies, breads, and cookies. Classic recipes such as quiche Lorraine and New York cheesecake are demystified and presented in a clear and accessible step-by-step format.
If you want to produce the perfect tart, bake a cake fit for a king, or serve up a souffle that won't sink, Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking will guide you through every single stage with clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions that have proved so popular with DK's readers.
 
MY OPINION:
I now have the whole set of Illustrated Step-by-Step books, and I tell you, they're my favorite and most used books. To review this book I actually did two recipes instead of the usual one. Here is the first; Flapjacks.
Most people hear the words "Flapjacks" and automatically think of pancakes. The Flapjacks in this book are more of a granola bar. I chose them because the looked good, I loved the name and the healthy ingredients like oats and honey. Best part is, if you look at the photo above, which is my baking at work, then look at the one in the book, they are so close in looks they could be twins! Not everyday the recipe turns out exactly like the photo. So that impressed me greatly, as well as how good they tasted. They didn't make it long in the house. One batch lasted two days.
Next I made what the book calls, "Banoffee Pie". Basically it's a banana cream pie. 
Mine was good, but isn't exactly like the photo. I definitely put more chocolate on top, I am a girl who needs her chocolate fix, and besides it tastes amazing with chocolate. It tasted exactly how I expected it too though, and I was happy with the cookie base instead of a graham cracker base, which is what I was accustomed to . A nice change. It was a very rich dessert though, so calorie counters or diabetics like me, beware.
I definitely will be backing some more from it. I have 9 or 10 more pages marked for immediate action if that tells you anything....

5/5


Recommend? YES!!!


DISCLAIMER: I received a copy for review. I was not financially compensated. All opinions are my own.

 

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  1. I am a very visual learner, so this is such a perfect cookbook for me lol step by step instructions with pictures? Great combination :D

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