5 Feb 2016

The Everyday Baker by Abigail Johnson Dodge - Review

The Everyday Baker
The author is an established cookery writer, pastry chef/baking expert
The Great British Bake Off has inspired many of us to learn to bake, and this book which is full to the brim with recipes and technical know how, will be invaluable for many years to come.

Think of this book as your guiding hand - there are step by step photographs, essential techniques, baker's wisdom, twists which include flavour swaps, re-size it, and finishing touches, so no more guessing next time you make a recipe.

Everything from sweet to savoury including detailed instructions how to make the perfect macaron, chocolate shards, shaping pretzels to making delicious Baklava.

Tempting recipes including baked fig stuffed Brie, tropical fruit tart, summer veggie pizza to cinnamon swirl bread.

Tropical Fruit Tart

The book is definitely a page turner and I'm drawn in by the essential techniques and tips -  here's a useful tip from the book that I've never come across before, dice a chilli by placing one hand in a small sturdy see through plastic bag, hold the chilli on the work surface with the plastic covered fingertips, cut with the other hand.

How to dice a chilli

All of the recipes are in cups/oz/grams with easy to follow instructions for baking success.

The Everyday Baker Recipes & Techniques for Foolproof Baking
Author: Abigail Johnson Dodge
Hardback: 624 pages
ISBN: 9781621138105 HB
Price: £30.00
Publisher: Taunton
Publication Date: 16th January 2016
Available: The GMC Group

Disclaimer: We were sent the book review.