The Great British Book of Baking: 120 Best-Loved Recipes from Teatime Treats to Pies and Pasties by Linda Collister

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  • Hot cross buns

    • sharifah on March 30, 2018

      Light, but filling. Lightly spiced and not too sweet. Really nice. Would make this again

  • Stem gingernuts

    • sharifah on October 18, 2012

      If I could give this 10 stars I would! Make this at your own peril because once you start eating them you can't stop! Very easy to make, I made it on a worknight. And oh, they are 107 calories each. That stops me from eating half a dozen in one go.

  • Crumble-topped fish pie

    • danibattle on November 25, 2015

      This recipe appears to be missing from the book index!

  • Fat rascals

    • Hannaha100 on February 11, 2017

      I used to live in York and I had been so craving these. Made with half currants and half mixed peel. Next time I might soak the currants first? Used Doves Farm GF flour and oat creme fraiche to make dairy-free. Might try without the egg to make vegan but thought I'd messed around enough this time. Really nice, will make again! I liked that it was a small batch of 6, they didn't last long!

  • Chocolate banana bread

    • Emmsy4 on February 10, 2017

      This is my go-to banana bread recipe - never lets me down. I tend to omit walnuts as my family aren't keen. It would be lovely with them though.

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  • ISBN 10 0718157117
  • ISBN 13 9780718157111
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 19 2010
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 352
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
  • Imprint Michael Joseph Ltd

Publishers Text

From Eccles cakes to Cornish pasties, Chelsea buns to Scottish gingerbread, "The Great British Book of Baking" takes us on a tour of the very best in baking our nation has to offer. With trips to notable landmarks from baking history - Melton Mowbray and Sandwich among the more famous, as well as locally loved secrets from towns and villages around the country - the book highlights the importance of baking as part of our national heritage. Narrative features explore the regions and showcase the real people behind this hugely popular culinary trend. Recipes that have been passed through the generations, securing themselves as baking classics, make up the chapters of this timely and beautiful book. Over 120 recipes, as well as numerous adaptations and suggestions, cover the whole range of baking skills from sweet jam tarts to savoury game pie, with flans, rolls, breads and all manner of luxurious cakes in between. Learn how to make perfect puff pastry, the secrets to traditional hand-raised pies and discover the original recipe for West Country lardy cakes. Throughout the series, ten contestants will battle it out to be crowned Britain's Best Baker. They will face a series of challenges to test their baking skills to the max, and these recipes are included in the book. Whether you want to try your hand at the delicate art of petticoat tails shortbread or dish up a hearty steak pie to a hungry family, you will be looking between the pages of "The Great British Book of Baking" time and time again as it serves up the very best recipes from around the British Isles.

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