This is one of my all time favourite baking books, its not the prettiest I own, there are very few pictures which bothers me in a cookbook as it is usually the picture that entices me. This book however is full of fantastic recipes, cakes, cookies, pies and bars. This book features many of the famed desserts from Magnolia Bakery in New York, it is difficult to choose a favourite recipe because they are all so good! Vanilla Cupcakes, Devils Food Cake, Lemon Layer Cake, Mocha Buttercream, this list just goes on and on. Best buy ever!
I love this book, it is so beautiful! The chapters are organised by colour which I think is fantastically childish, the book is full of beautiful photographs of Tessa Kiros and her sisters growing up as well as pictures of the authors own children. These are interspersed with memories and reminiscences of her childhood, so many of these memories reminded me of my sisters and I as children. The recipes are great, they range in difficulty from easy peasy to, a little taxing so this book has recipes suitable for almost any occasion. This is a really great family cookbook that will make you want to create lots of foodie memories of your own.
Such a great book! This book is packed full of gorgeous cupcakes, almost all the recipes have pictures and the cupcakes turn out exactly as they should every time. Although it is an Australian book, this really doesn't seem to make a difference and significant substitutes don't seem necessary.
What I love most about this cook is the Fillings and Icings section! OMG! Baileys cream filling, caramel sauce, strawberry and cream filling the recipes are not typical which is hard to find in a cupcake book these days. With books like this, I either buy it for the pictures and inspiration, or for the recipes this fantastic book is unique because it surprised me by serving both purposes.
If you loved Enid Blyton as a child this is the book for you, Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer features all the delicious foods in our favourite childhood books. Remember the secret seven meetings and the midnight feasts! The recipes in this book are really really good and I didn't expect them to be as it is somewhat of a novelty book. Ginger cake is amazing as is the fruitcake and cherry cake, the recipes are really simple, traditional, nostalgic and seriously yummy.
By far Nigella's best book! I love everything about this book, I love that Nigella wants everyone to feel like a domestic goddess and every time I use this book I do. The Lemon Drizzle Cake is the best I have tried, macrons, American pancakes, strawberry shortcakes, Madeira cake, chocolate raspberry tarts, snickers and peanut butter muffins, maple and pecan bread, I love all of these recipes and as I write this I'm thinking I should try some more.◦