Great British Bake Off - Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home by Linda CollisterWhat better time to get ready for Valentines Day treats than to try some recipes from the ever popular television program: The Great British Bake Off, found on local PBS stations and YouTube. The show is hosted by Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, a pair of cut-ups, with the hard core judging done by two redoubtable bakers, Mary Berry, aka Mary Queen of Cakes, and Paul Hollywood--their real names by gum. Mary Berry has a solid background in food preparation and judging, having graduated from Bath College of Domestic Science where she studied catering, and definitely belies her octogenarian years. Paul Hollywoods father and grandfather were master bakers, and his appearance may resemble some other TV food program hosts, but not his seriousness and background in food, in particular baking. Mary and Paul are very precise in their criticism of each competitors creation, and where needed offer helpful advice on how to improve. Both of these bakers also provide hands-on demonstrations in baking complicated recipes. The program and the book offer a certain amount of levity, but are grounded in a serious approach to baking.
This book has the work of the 2016 bakers/competitors, with recipes from Mary and Paul. For beginners, the recipes for cakes, especially with the photos of perfectly decorated cakes, may be a bit off-putting, but those for biscuits, aka cookies, and teatime treats are more approachable. The chapter on bread includes several quick-breads, those that do not require yeast. The Savory Bakes chapter provides great ideas for party appetizers. In addition there are Desserts & Puddings and Sweet Pastry & Patisserie. The recipe pages have a clear lay-out. There are metric conversion tables, baking tips, basic recipes beautiful color photographs throughout, and the sturdy binding and paper will be appreciated by serious bakers.
The 2015 winner was Nadiya Hussain, and her acceptance speech drew tears from tough judge, Mary Berry. Nadiya was invited to bake a multi-layered cake for the 90th birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II.
Here are a few other Great British Bake Off books, with two from Mary and Paul: The great British bake off : big book of baking; Cooking with Mary Berry; Paul Hollywoods British Baking; Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have many more cookbooks which are in our librarys collection.
Reviewed by Sheryn Morris, Librarian, Central Library
The Cake & Bake Show 2018
From sandwiches to suitcases, corgis and even a bust of Queen Victoria, illusion cakes were a big part of the Cake Competition. It even extended to the cupcakes, with many featuring components of a full English breakfast, such as a fried egg complete with crispy edges and baked beans.
The Cake & Bake Show 2017
I was literally in cakey heaven! It provided the opportunity for me to see and meet some of my favourite bakers, cake decorators and of course, stock up on cake and baking essentials. I attended on the Friday this year as I thought it may be one of the quieter days but it was pretty busy!! Though I heard the Saturday was busier so I think I picked the right day to go! Shortly after entering the massive hall where the show was located, I picked up my show guide and made my way up to the most amazing show piece made by Rosie Cake-Diva named Big Ben, which featured a huge British Bulldog dressed in regal attire sat on a throne.
Other beautiful creations were displayed in the sugar craft area. Here are some of the highlights:. After the fire: rebuilding of Village Alana Spencer buys Lord Sugar out of Costa launches new menu and breakfast Porridge breads guide: how to soak, s Create-your-own KitKat service unveil
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