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Mary Berry's Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes

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Number One on my list is the Victoria Sponge - quickly whipped up, the layers sandwiched together with strawberry (or raspberry) jam and either whipped cream or a buttercream frosting and the top simply dusted with powdered sugar. I received an ARC of from NetGalley and Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed Press in exchange for an honest review.

In many ways British baking is very similar to our own, particularly if you were raised in the Virginia Tidewater or most anywhere in the Carolinas. I'm a massive fan of GBBS so naturally this was one of the books I purchased in an attempt to self-educate myself on baking. With beautiful photography and easy-to-follow instructions, this timeless classic is a must have for every baker, big and small. This revised and updated book is filled with an introduction on baking at home, the equipment needed, and all the different terminology.I loved her when she was on the Great British Bake Off, and I have a previous cookbook of hers as well. I just think it's worth noting here because I think there could be some frustration/disappointment if one wasn't aware that this is very much a British cookbook with a British audience in mind.

Somehow I think that whoever did the translation thought that perhaps we don't have those here and so they substituted maraschino cherries - absolutely NOT the same thing - as I've found that same substitution in another recipe or two that should contain candied cherries. It’s an essential book for any baking beginner and definitely worth a read too if you are a seasoned pro, there really is something for everyone.So many different recipes in this book I honestly think it’s the only book I will ever need for baking. There are a variety recipes from: Classic Cakes, Spiced Cakes, Chocolate Treats, Cupcakes and other small goodies, Celebration Cakes, Special Cakes, Sheet Cakes, Baking for Children, Crackers and Cookies, Fancy Cookies, Tarts and Pastries, Breads, Fruit Loaves, Buns and Scones, Hot Puddings and Pies, Souffles and Meringues, and a whole Chapter just on Cheesecakes!

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