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Great British Bakes: Forgotten Treasures For Modern Bakers

Simple recipes for cakes, biscuits, pies, puddings, and desserts that celebrate Britain's glorious baking heritage, from Great British Bake Off favorite, Mary-Anne Boermans   Food writer and baker extraordinaire Mary-Anne Boermans has delved into the UK’s fine baking history to rediscover the long-forgotten recipes of our past. These are recipes that fill a cook with confidence, honed and perfected over centuries and lovingly adapted for use in 21st-century kitchens. Here you will find such tempting delights as Welsh Honey Cake, Lace Meringues, Rich Orange Tart, Butter Buns, Pearl Biscuits, and Chocolate Meringue Pie. They are triple-tested recipes that do not rely on processed, pre-packaged ingredients, and they are all delicious. And Mary-Anne reveals the stories behind the bakes, with tales of escaped princes, hungry politicians, and royal days out to sample the delicacies of Britain’s historic bakeries. This very special collection sits confidently among the best of British cookery writing, with recipes that have stood the test of time and that will both surprise and delight for years to come. With a foreword by Great British Bakes and Supersizers Go... presenter, Sue Perkins, this book is perfect for fans of Great British Bake Off, Victorian/Edwardian Farm; Supersizers Go, and readers of Mary Berry, Clarissa Dickson Wright, and Rose Prince. Also included is fascinating new research into the history of Chelsea buns, the date of the first doughnuts, and more.

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: Random House UK (February 1, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0224095560

ISBN-13: 978-0224095563

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.6 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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This is the type of cookbook that you curl up with and read like you would a good novel. Nearly all the recipes have long introductions that tell a bit about its place in history, including the year it is thought to have originated.To my countrymen, do not be put off by the metric measurements--just buy a scale and be done with it (a whole world of cookbooks await you)! The shortbread and coconut gingerbread recipes alone are worth the investment of this book and the scale!

Loved watching Mary-Anne on GBBO and this book absolutely met - and exceeded - my expectations. Great recipes, anecdotes and packed with history, I absolutely loved it and read it cover-to-cover in a manner of days. I am already looking forward to a volume 2!

A lovely cookbook/history of English baking. Would recommend for any baker.

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