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The Great British Bake Off: How to Bake the Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets by Linda Collister

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  • Cheese and onion tear and share loaf

    • Melanie on January 01, 2012

      I made a tray of about 15 rather than 19 rolls. These were a good size for dinner rolls with lovely added flavour - fluffy rolls filled with cheese and onion.

  • Florentines

    • Alro9 on August 19, 2014

      Not the easiest to handle! Must admit id try a different recipe to see if that made a difference. They were absolutely delicious though.

  • Hazelnut and chocolate cake

    • BasicStock on December 23, 2017

      A one layer dense and flavourful cake, not too rich so the chocolate and hazelnut tastes find a nice balance. My idea of a great dessert for a dinner party.

  • Mary's coffee and walnut Battenburg

    • CarolineCaple on September 28, 2018

      I make this for a charity coffee morning and everyone was very impressed - it sold out first and I got great feedback. It makes quite a small cake (about 8 medium slices) but worth the effort for a special celebration or for someone who particularly likes battenburg.

  • Little stem ginger gingerbreads

    • CarolineCaple on September 28, 2018

      Easy to make despite needing to heat two different sets of ingredients. Lovely individual moist ginger cakes. I used cut-up stem ginger (not sure if this is what they meant by glacé ginger).

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  • ISBN 10 1849902682
  • ISBN 13 9781849902687
  • Linked ISBNs
  • Published Aug 04 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 320
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Ebury Press
  • Imprint BBC Books

Publishers Text

Twelve new amateur bakers are ready to rise to the Great British Bake Off challenge. While they don their aprons, adjust to their new ovens and get used to baking in a tent, this book takes you through the challenges from the series and shows you how to achieve baking perfection. Throughout the book, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are on hand with practical tips to help you create perfect cakes, biscuits, breads, pastries, pies and teatime treats every time, as well as showing you how to tackle their 'technical challenges', as seen on the show.

There are over 120 recipes in this book, including traditional British bakes and imaginative twists using classic ingredients, as well as the best contestant recipes from the series. There is plenty to challenge keen bakers here, from brandy snaps to elaborate pastries, pavlovas to iced celebration cakes, and with a sensuous and yet practical design and full-colour, step-by-step photography, this really will become the baking book that you will turn to for years to come.

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