Monday, 16 July 2012

CUISINE REVIEW: How to Bake - Paul Hollywood

Release Date: 05/07/12


At last, the star of BBC2's The Great British Bake Off reveals all the secrets of his craft in How to Bake. The son of a baker, Paul Hollywood is passionate about busting the myths that surround baking, sharing his finely honed skills, and showing that with the right guidance, anybody can achieve success time after time. With this in mind, he has filled this book with easy-to-follow, clearly explained, utterly delicious recipes. Having taken you through the basic techniques, Paul explains how to make an abundance of breads, pastries, cakes and biscuits including wholemeal loaf, tin bread, ciabatta, focaccia, sour cherry and chocolate loaf, Roquefort and almond bread, fresh croissants, milles feuilles, quiche, classic Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake, chocolate temptation cake, buttery shortbread and fiery ginger biscuits. Time to get baking ...


It will probably not come as a surprise but I have a major weakness in the supermarket, I love the smell of fresh baked bread, so much so that my mouth waters and I’ve often been tempted to rush off to the butter isle, grab one and rip into the soft doughy middle of many loaves.

But why buy an E-Numbered laden version when you can bake so many varieties at home yourself?

What this book by Paul does, is bring skills and recipes learned the hard way to the home baker. It’s easy to follow and whilst time consuming well worth the effort for that rewarding feeling inside. Add to this something for everyone and it’s a great addition to your own range of books after all bread is one of the basic staples of life so it should be something that is celebrated. Great stuff.

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