There's detailed information about the author. There's an introduction. There are baking tips at the beginning of each recipe. There's a hyperlinked table of contents. These are good signs!
The recipes are straightforward and include all the necessary information (pan size, greasing, etc.) The first recipe is a relatively basic cake, which the author then gives information about dressing up with fillings, toppings, and additions. Nice!
Some options call for a springform or tart pan with a removable bottom. I do not have either. I believe I must remedy this - soon.
Alas, I did hit one small snag. The author says, in the text for the almond cake, "similar in technique to the Crunchy Chocolate Pecan cake recipe previously presented." The pecan cake is included, it's just *after* the almond cake. There's another recipe referring to the pecan cake which precedes its appearance in the book.
Following the recipes, there are definitions and explanations of terms and concepts used in the book and baking in general.
The recipes sound wonderful, and more importantly, they sound like I can tackle them. I appreciate the educational information, ESPECIALLY the information about egg yolks and sugar.
I really, really liked this book and am going to keep it and (hopefully) put it into use soon.
- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 837 KB
- Print Length: 128 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Urbnspice; 1.1 edition (Jan. 26 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0072KE9F8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Customer Reviews: 16 customer ratings
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