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Modern Baking: Cakes, Cookies and Everything in Between by Donna Hay

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  • Chocolate meringue cake

    • Astrid5555 on November 11, 2018

      Somewhat unclear instructions. I would have had to bake the first layer much longer than the 25-30 minutes stated in the recipe before adding the meringue layer. Thus I had to overbake the cake to get the meringue layer somewhat crispy. Still ok but not great, will not make again.

  • Mocha meringue cake

    • Astrid5555 on December 10, 2018

      The star here is the mocha mousse. This is an incredibly rich but extremly delicious mousse which you want to (and will) eat on its own. The meringue adds a nice crunch, but once cut shatters into many little pieces and you end up with meringue mess plus mousse. Nevertheless this cake got rave reviews from my party guests. Will definitely repeat!

  • Bourbon sugar and pretzel truffles

    • Astrid5555 on December 10, 2018

      Wow, these truffles are an incredible boozy, salty and chocolatey combination rolled in home-made Bourbon sugar. Made half a recipe which produced 45 teaspoon sized truffles. Will definitely make again.

  • Banana and coconut three-milk cake

    • lou_weez on November 04, 2018

      A great alternative to the stock-standard banana cake.

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Reviews about this book

  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Brilliant, show-stopping desserts can be yours in this beautifully photographed bible to baking.

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  • The Kitchn

    ...this book is over four pounds! Not so surprisingly...this cookbook is an ode to baking in every way, shape, and form and features over 250 recipes for all things sweet.

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  • ISBN 10 1460756711
  • ISBN 13 9781460756713
  • Published Oct 23 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 400
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom, United States, Australia
  • Publisher HarperCollins
  • Imprint Fourth Estate

Publishers Text

Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted cook, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes, biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats.

Donna says - "I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen."

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