CC and I have really been enjoying the TV show called The Great British Bake Off which is currently airing on BBC2, so when I saw the book on the shelf at WHSmith I just had to have a flick through. When you have as many baking books as I have it is difficult to find a book with original recipes, or recipes that I haven't tried before, but I was pleasantly surprised. I bought the book for the bargain price of £8.00 as I had a WHSmith 20% off voucher. Usually said vouchers end up in the bin, but this one was lurking in my purse, so I got lucky there. I love a bargain.
This is what the book looks like:
Having a quick flick through, when/if I ever have the time I would like to make these:
Pg 21 - Mary's Coffee and Walnut Battenberg - a classic battenberg with a twist.
Pg 34 - Speckled Mocha Cake
Pg 53 - Double Chocolate Marbled Loaf Cake
Pg 60 - Mary's Brandy Snaps
Pg 64 - Almond Tuiles
Pg 97 - Mint Chocolate Macaroons
Pg 98 - Florentines
Pg 135 - Rum Babas
Pg 140 - Sticky Buns
Pg 162 - Spicy Chicken Pasties
Pg 173 - Three Cheese and Spinach Pie
Pg 174 - Mushroom and Gorgonzola Twists
Pg 204 - Tarte Tatin
Pg 240 - Paul's Iced Fingers
Pg 272 - Hot Lemon Curd Souffle
Pg 298 - Pannetone
Quite a lot there, isn't there ! Whilst these recipes sound delicious, they are all a little further out of my comfort zone than I would usually venture (says she who recently made a Croquembouche for a wedding party to serve 100-ha!). I'm not a pastry chef or someone who makes bread often. So I am looking forward to the 'technical challenge' as they call it on the show.
What cookbooks have you invested in lately, and more importantly, have you cooked anything from it yet ?