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Pâtisserie Know How, Carrot & Chocolate Chip Cakes and Giveaway #50

Last year, I won a copy of William Curley’s book Couture Chocolate. It’s an excellent tome giving insights and detailed instructions on making chocolates and chocolate pâtisserie. Every aspiring chocolatier should have one. William Curley was the youngest ever Chef Pâtissier at The Savoy and has won numerous awards in the world of chocolate and pastry. This year I was sent a copy of his newest book Pâtisserie. This one is written jointly with his wife Suzue Curley, a pâtissiere whose work is influenced by her Japanese background. Endorsed by renowned pâtissier, Pierre Hermé who writes the Foreword, we get the idea that William is a very talented man indeed.

Twice the size of his last book, but in a similar vain, this is a detailed manual on the art of modern pâtisserie. The history of pastry making is not forgotten and makes a fine start to the proceeding chapters. Perusing the mini biographies of various influential pâtissiers, I have to admit I was only familiar with the names of Marie-Antoine Carême and August Escoffier. A detailed twenty page guide covering ingredients, equipment and basic techniques prepares us for the two main parts of the book: The Foundation and The Pâtisserie.

The Foundation covers all of the basic recipes that are needed in order to create pâtisserie. Comprising nearly half of the 344 pages, it covers all sorts of recipes and techniques for making pastries, doughs, sponges, meringues, creams, custards, mousses, syrups, glazes, compotes and caramels. Each recipe tells you what patisserie it is linked to in the second part of the book and the accompanying page numbers make it very handy to have a quick look. Precision is a key factor and even the eggs and baking powder are measured in grams rather than being left to the vagaries of teaspoons and differently sized eggs.

The Pâtisserie part of the book is where the creativity comes in and succulent tarts, pretty little gâteaux, dainty macarons and various magnificent structures can be seen in all their glory. Each entry refers you back to the basic recipes but includes any additional requirements. Step by step instructions are given throughout, with accompanying informative photographs for all but the simplest creations. The recipes are detailed, often going into four pages. With my love of matcha for baking purposes, I was pleased to see a number of recipes where it featured, including some vibrant green matcha eclairs and Les Misérables – a stacked affair of matcha and almond sponges layered with a Japanese muscovado caramel buttercream. My mouth is watering just at the thought of it and I’m feeling just a little bit miserable that I can’t eat one right now. The photographs of the finished articles, by Spanish photographer and artist Jose Lasheras are works of art in themselves. For the visually orientated and those that like to see what they might make before they attempt it, you will not be disappointed – photographs abound.

As someone who is always in a hurry, elegant pâtisserie is something I very much appreciate but I’m doubtful that I’d have the patience to make myself. So I was glad to see that not everything in the book is complicated. The Baked Cakes section is more in line with what I’m used to and I’m looking forward to trying out some of these slightly more prosaic recipes. The bakes are a mix of traditional with a Curley twist and new creations. The cannelés de Bordeaux au rhum, a recipe I’ve long wanted to make, looked fairly traditional, but I suspect the pâtissiers of old would have been perplexed by the houji cha & hazelnut financiers. It was in this section that I found out that madeleines were much older than I expected and dated back to 1661. Amongst the French fancies, I was surprised to see a Dundee cake. I’m not sure what the good folks of Dundee would think of this version, containing rum-marinated sultanas and decorated with crystallised pistachios, but it sounds very tasty to me.  The carrot and chocolate chip cakes, one of Suzue’s recipes, soon caught my eye and I decided those would be my introduction. As usual, I didn’t quite follow the recipe; I suspect my reluctance to embark on some of the more complicated recipes is the need I feel to go my own way and keep things as simple as possible.

This is how I made:

Carrot and Chocolate Chip Cakes

  • Melted 150g unsalted butter and left to cool slightly.
  • Grated 150g carrots and mixed in a bowl with two medium eggs.
  • Stirred in 150g golden caster sugar.
  • Sifted in 150g flour (half wholemeal, half white), 25g ground almonds, 2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon.
  • Stirred gently until just incorporated, then stirred in the butter and 75g chopped 70% dark chocolate.
  • Spooned the mixture into 24 mini cupcake moulds, filling them to about ¾ full.
  • Left to rest for 30 minutes, then baked at 180℃ for about 12 minutes.

I do not have the originals to compare these to, but I absolutely adored these cakes and they didn’t last nearly as long as they should have done. But hey, I was only following the Curley advice to eat them within one or two days.

This book would make a fantastic reference work for anyone interested in learning the techniques and recipes involved in pâtisserie or just wanting to improve their presentation skills. Many of  the creations in this book are so magnificent, they are beyond what I even aspire too, but there are so many useful tips and techniques given here I know I shall be referring to it and using it as inspiration for many years to come. If nothing else, it’s a fabulous book to browse through, dream over and treasure.

Patisserie by and . Photographs by Jose Lasheras. Published by Jacqui Small in 2014. 9781909342217. It has an RRP of £40. Reviewed by on .

To give a flavour of what you will find inside, here is a video of William and Suzue demonstrating one of the recipes: Strawberry and Pistachio Breton Tart.

Thanks to Jacqui Small for the copy of Pâtisserie. There was no requirement to write a positive review and as always all opinions are my own.

Giveaway
Jacqui Small has kindly agreed to give one of my readers a copy of Pâtisserie. To be in with a chance of winning, please fill in the Gleam widget below. You will need to leave a comment on this post, answering the question, which then gives you additional chances to enter if you so wish. Gleam will pick a winner at random from the entries received. If you are commenting anonymously, please give me some way of identifying you as I will be verifying the validity of entries. Any automated entries will be disqualified. This giveaway is only open to those with a UK postal address. Winners will need to respond within 7 days of being contacted. Failure to do this may result in another winner being picked.

Prizes are offered and provided by Jacqui Small and Chocolate Log Blog accepts no responsibility for the acts or defaults of said third party.

Closing date is Tuesday 29 July 2014

Do take a look at the Chocolate Log Blog giveaway page to see if there is anything else you would like to enter.

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140 Comments

  1. Lynne Clark

    1st July 2014 at 8:09 am

    I love the look of this book…. patisserie and baking is so satisfying and,I think, the most artistic of the culinary arts. The little carrot friands look lovely, I think they will do nicely thank you for today’s bake for my mum in her care home 🙂

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st July 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks Lynne – the cakes are a deceptively delicious sweet and very moreish treat. I’m sure your mother would appreciate them. Oh! The book is quite good too 😉

      Reply
  2. Tracy K Nixon

    1st July 2014 at 8:18 am

    Your review sounds lovely and I would like to develop my cake and dessert making skills and become more adventurous too!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st July 2014 at 1:02 pm

      Thank you Tracy, always good to hear 🙂

      Reply
  3. Tracey Peach

    1st July 2014 at 9:08 am

    I love baking & always on the look out for more recipes to bake myself

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st July 2014 at 1:04 pm

      You will certainly find plenty of inspiration here Tracey.

      Reply
  4. JO BRYAN

    1st July 2014 at 9:22 am

    I would love to try my hand at pretty dainty cakes and drool over the photos, I swear I put on pounds just reading my cook books, but its a passion.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      1st July 2014 at 1:03 pm

      Just reading the books is the real key to staying slim Jo, sadly I can’t seem to stop it there 😉

      Reply
  5. Suelle

    1st July 2014 at 4:05 pm

    I’d love to win a copy of this book because one day I might find the patience to make fine patisserie.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      16th July 2014 at 2:54 pm

      That’s what I keep hoping too Suelle 🙂

      Reply
  6. Susan Lindquist

    1st July 2014 at 4:13 pm

    My goodness! That book is certainly eye candy! Your carrot cakes look tempting too! Did you consider putting a thin layer of ganache atop? With a pretty little marzipan carrot ? That book is already getting my imagination going! Enjoy it, dearie!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      5th July 2014 at 2:48 pm

      Thank you Susan. They were quite sweet cakes and really didn’t need anything else, but I like your idea of a marzipan carrot 🙂

      Reply
  7. Honey Mercer

    1st July 2014 at 5:03 pm

    I would love to win a copy of this book because my mum would love it.

    Reply
  8. Claire

    1st July 2014 at 6:45 pm

    My goodness…I’ve been longing for this book as Couture Chocolate is one of my Special Things. I’d love to win it though as it IS pricey and right now I’m saving as much as possible to do a patisserie diploma. This book would be such a help and inspiration in practising along the way.

    Reply
    • Choclette

      16th July 2014 at 2:55 pm

      Good luck with your patisserie diploma Claire – what a wonderful thing to do.

      Reply
  9. Laura Denman

    1st July 2014 at 7:37 pm

    I’d like to win this book because it sounds really interesting and there is always the need to add a new inserting book to my collection!

    Reply
  10. mellysocks

    1st July 2014 at 10:18 pm

    This book looks beautiful and although I would love to keep it for myself,I would give it to my mum who would really appreciate it.

    Reply
  11. Sarah Wood

    2nd July 2014 at 7:39 am

    To be able to create beautiful confections for my bed and breakfast guests and friends would give me great pleasure. Also like many, I love beautiful recipe books.

    Reply
  12. Alison

    2nd July 2014 at 8:12 am

    I am really impressed by those green cakes, wouldn’t it be great to be able to make cakes that look so stylish. Looks like a great book as well

    Reply
  13. ali thorpe

    2nd July 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I bake a lot but tend to stick to old favourites and tea cakes. I like the idea of making something more delicate, detailed and artistic but wouldn’t know where to start and this book looks like the perfect place!

    Reply
  14. ali thorpe

    2nd July 2014 at 12:17 pm

    I bake a lot but tend to stick to breads, old faves and teacakes. I would like to try making something more delicate and detailed but would need a good guide and this looks ideal!

    Reply
  15. Linby

    2nd July 2014 at 2:23 pm

    I fancy having a go at patisserie make a change from my victoria sponge

    Reply
  16. Kate Hackworthy

    3rd July 2014 at 6:41 pm

    I love the look of the matcha and almond cakes. And your carrot and chocolate chip cupcakes? Right up my street! I don’t have the patience for fancy desserts, but I would love to try.

    Reply
  17. Carys Jones

    4th July 2014 at 9:43 am

    I don’t have the delicate touch needed to make refined desserts so this book would be an inspiration!

    Reply
  18. Felicity Smith

    4th July 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I bake currently but I keep it pretty simple so I would like to “step it up” a bit

    Reply
  19. Chichi Dodoo

    7th July 2014 at 9:30 am

    The carrot chocolate chip cakes look so yummy

    Reply
  20. Lucy Armstrong

    14th July 2014 at 11:02 am

    The book looks amazing! Great blog!

    Reply
    • Choclette

      16th July 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thanks very much Lucy – it’s a great book and I’m glad you like my blog.

      Reply
  21. Sarahann Tonner

    21st July 2014 at 1:25 pm

    I would love to win this and share it with my sister. This would be great to add to our collection and leArn some new skills! Total chocoholics!

    Reply
  22. emma falvi

    21st July 2014 at 1:46 pm

    as i love baking, and i would love to learn some new receipes

    Reply
  23. elaine dale

    21st July 2014 at 2:27 pm

    would have great fun getting the grandchildren to help bake and eat all the lovely cakes

    Reply
  24. lucy ann

    21st July 2014 at 2:38 pm

    It might make my cooking a bit more adventurerous

    Reply
  25. StaceyD (etcstacey)

    21st July 2014 at 2:57 pm

    This is such a beautiful blog with lovely ideas .

    Reply
  26. Katie Morgan

    21st July 2014 at 3:31 pm

    This book looks amazing – such beautiful cakes.

    Reply
  27. Kim Neville

    21st July 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Looks so delicious and I need to improve my cooking skills

    Reply
  28. patricia bond

    21st July 2014 at 3:48 pm

    I am dying to get my hands on a copy of this book it looks fantastic, so everything is crossed.

    Reply
  29. Big Bird

    21st July 2014 at 3:51 pm

    I’d love to experiment and try to make some fancy cakes for a change

    Reply
  30. Kathy Cakebread

    21st July 2014 at 4:11 pm

    love the carrot cake looks nice

    Reply
  31. Judith Luscombe

    21st July 2014 at 4:23 pm

    I have a really sweet tooth and am always on the look out for new sweet recipes

    Reply
  32. Kay leigh

    21st July 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I would love to win this as I love making cakes

    Kay panayi

    Reply
  33. Christopher Packer

    21st July 2014 at 4:46 pm

    Baking is so rewarding, would love to try out this books recipes

    Reply
  34. Christopher Packer

    21st July 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Baking is so rewarding, would love to try out this books recipes

    Reply
  35. Sam Williams

    21st July 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Because I would love to get better at baking

    Reply
  36. Anonymous

    21st July 2014 at 4:56 pm

    Would love to try my hand at these. May inspire me to be more ambitious.
    Sarah Hurrell

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  37. Jillanne David

    21st July 2014 at 5:39 pm

    salivating already

    Reply
  38. Michelle Banks

    21st July 2014 at 6:13 pm

    i would love to have a go at the recipes, improve my baking skills x

    Reply
  39. Jo Hutchings

    21st July 2014 at 6:14 pm

    Although I’m an enthusiastic cook I’m not a very skilled one. Hopefully this would help!

    Reply
  40. Richard Randall

    21st July 2014 at 6:27 pm

    I’m a keen bread maker but would love to try being a pâtisserie.

    Reply
  41. laura stewart

    21st July 2014 at 6:39 pm

    would love this for my mum x

    Reply
  42. Sandra Lane

    21st July 2014 at 6:45 pm

    I’ve only recently started baking and would like to extend my skills. I have French relatives and would really like to impress them with my new skills. This lovely book would help me greatly.

    Reply
  43. clair downham

    21st July 2014 at 6:45 pm

    to help me out baking i need it

    Reply
  44. Anonymous

    21st July 2014 at 7:22 pm

    these look absolutely lovely, would love to try and make these
    Claire D

    Reply
  45. greigspencer

    21st July 2014 at 8:08 pm

    this book looks cool

    Reply
  46. Karen Usher

    21st July 2014 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to get my hands on this book. Might surprise my hubby and make him something good for when he gets home from work….Im not the best chef in the world!

    Reply
  47. Chris L

    21st July 2014 at 8:27 pm

    It’s the delicacy of the decorating that’s so breathtaking: would like some instruction on how to achieve such perfect pastries!

    Reply
  48. clairew137

    21st July 2014 at 8:34 pm

    I love looking at the pictures and would like to have a go.

    Reply
  49. bopper

    21st July 2014 at 9:11 pm

    though I love their creations, I`m always a little nervous about following through their ideas so this book would be a great source of ideas and encouragement

    Reply
  50. sam

    21st July 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I’d love to win so I can improve my skills, I’m quite good at baking cakes and biscuits but haven’t really tried anything to technical and would love to hone my skills and be able to create these mini masterpieces.

    Reply
  51. Angie Hoggett

    21st July 2014 at 9:21 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for new recipes to bake and this would expand my collection!

    Reply
  52. tarbs gill

    21st July 2014 at 9:30 pm

    I am completely rubbish at cooking.. so this would be determined effort if I did win the book, it would be put to good use.

    Reply
  53. Rachel Gilbey

    21st July 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Sounds like a book that can help you make some lovely delicious treats

    Reply
  54. Sarah Davies

    21st July 2014 at 11:45 pm

    I love where art and food entwine.

    Reply
  55. Anonymous

    22nd July 2014 at 2:16 am

    As a gift for a friend who enjoys baking. We enjoy the results of the baking :- Delicious.

    Rachel Craig

    Reply
  56. Twiddle Dee

    22nd July 2014 at 2:19 am

    I would love to make some impressive desserts 🙂 Natalie Gillham x

    Reply
  57. David Zipfell

    22nd July 2014 at 7:54 am

    I love baking, so this book looks really good and so does the recipe which i will be trying very soon.

    Reply
  58. Chris

    22nd July 2014 at 9:28 am

    Why would you like to win a copy of this book?………As l am about to take early retirement l would have the time and opportunity to try most of the gorgeous recipes it contains

    Reply
  59. laura banks

    22nd July 2014 at 10:39 am

    i like getting new ideas and this looks fab

    Reply
  60. Anonymous

    22nd July 2014 at 10:46 am

    I love cooking, but never been good at desserts, etc – Im fine at everything else!! – hopefully could help me
    (Spencer Broadley)

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  61. Rachel Davies

    22nd July 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I’ve really got into baking since the Great British Bake Off but sadly my attempts are not great yet, so I could really use some help – @Rcd2129 on twitter

    Reply
  62. Paula Readings

    22nd July 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I am not a great cook, I have the mind set, just not the skills. It would be nice to follow an ‘Idiot proof’ recipe book.

    Reply
  63. soozwales

    22nd July 2014 at 3:38 pm

    just a nike book to get me back into baking .

    Reply
  64. soozwales

    22nd July 2014 at 3:39 pm

    Just a nice book to get me back into baking.

    Reply
  65. Viv C

    23rd July 2014 at 8:22 am

    I need some new ideas – have done much baking since the birth of my little one.

    Reply
  66. Angela Williams

    23rd July 2014 at 2:10 pm

    It would take my baking to the next level

    Reply
  67. Isis1981uk

    23rd July 2014 at 6:25 pm

    I have such a sweet tooth & need some new recipes!

    Reply
  68. Chris

    23rd July 2014 at 10:35 pm

    I’ve just started baking and I’d love to make something special for my family.

    Reply
  69. Emily Carter-Dunn

    24th July 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I love baking and need something to do over the holidays!

    Reply
  70. michaelaeloise

    25th July 2014 at 4:47 am

    Because my mam loves anything to do with baking so this would make a lovely gift!

    Reply
  71. Anonymous

    25th July 2014 at 5:05 pm

    Looks great 🙂

    Reply
  72. Michelle Ferguson

    25th July 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I would love to win as the book looks fab and I love baking

    Reply
  73. Reg Vandra

    25th July 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Would love to bake well

    Reply
  74. Anonymous

    26th July 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Would love to try some serious baking!
    Stephen Little
    steve_c_little@yahoo.com

    Reply
  75. shirlz51

    26th July 2014 at 8:38 pm

    would love this to try something new

    Reply
  76. CLAIRE LITTLE

    26th July 2014 at 9:35 pm

    would be great to try

    Reply
  77. Caroline Kelly

    26th July 2014 at 10:00 pm

    Looks lush, I love baking!

    Reply
  78. donna jones

    26th July 2014 at 10:01 pm

    because the receipes look fantastic

    Reply
  79. Amanda Young

    26th July 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I’ve got a very sweet tooth and love baking 🙂

    Reply
  80. Caroline Blaza

    27th July 2014 at 12:27 am

    Always looking for new recipes to try I love baking

    Reply
  81. styles5433

    27th July 2014 at 9:05 am

    I would like to win it for my 13 year old daughter- she bkaes regularly and sometimes even without a recipe and her cakes are wonderful- she has set her heart on being a baker with her own business when she leaves school and this would be a great present for her to advance her skills

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  82. Eleanor Jones

    27th July 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Beacuse I love baking and would love to try some new recipes!

    Reply
  83. Jim D

    27th July 2014 at 5:20 pm

    my wife would love this, and I’d love what she makes.

    Reply
  84. Jill

    27th July 2014 at 7:19 pm

    Looks great 🙂

    Reply
  85. Janine Atkin

    27th July 2014 at 7:53 pm

    I love baking and can’t resist trying new things

    Reply
  86. Caroline Bellamy

    27th July 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’m a aspiring baker but def need some help!

    Reply
  87. Annmarie Jefferies

    28th July 2014 at 6:39 am

    I would love to win this book I’m always looking for new ideas in the kitchen

    Reply
  88. Clare Scanlan

    28th July 2014 at 6:45 am

    I love cakes and baking!

    Reply
  89. David Allen

    28th July 2014 at 6:46 am

    My daughter has just started baking and this would be so good to inspire her

    Reply
  90. elizabeth ferguson

    28th July 2014 at 7:42 am

    I’d love to try some of the recipes out with my children.

    Reply
  91. carl jones

    28th July 2014 at 8:33 am

    Wonderful book with some amazing and easy to follow Recipes

    Reply
  92. Allan Fullarton

    28th July 2014 at 10:03 am

    I love baking and this could only improve my skills.

    Reply
  93. Kayleigh

    28th July 2014 at 10:43 am

    Because I am absolutely terrible at baking and my kids would be over the moon if I could make them some tasty treats

    Reply
  94. agaue1

    28th July 2014 at 12:25 pm

    i would love to win to make some of the amazing recipes for my friends and family

    Reply
  95. LEE HARDY

    28th July 2014 at 12:50 pm

    LOVE CARROT CAKE

    Reply
  96. Angela Paull

    28th July 2014 at 3:04 pm

    I love to try something new but it needs to be simple!!

    Reply
  97. Bernadette Willis

    28th July 2014 at 3:23 pm

    I’d love to win it because my Mum is a chocoholic and would greatly appreciate it, and I’d enjoy sampling her efforts too.

    Reply
  98. Cecile Davis

    28th July 2014 at 4:12 pm

    I love baking it’s my hobby and im Keen to be baking different cakes and all sorts Fingers crossed Just entered this comp 🙂

    Reply
  99. Pam Francis Gregory

    28th July 2014 at 4:17 pm

    I would love to give some of these wonderful recipes a go!

    Reply
  100. sheridarby

    28th July 2014 at 5:18 pm

    The recipes look really delicious

    Reply
  101. Lucia Jefferson

    28th July 2014 at 5:47 pm

    To give it to my brother’s girlfriend

    Reply
  102. Lauren Old

    28th July 2014 at 7:07 pm

    So I feel encouraged to be more creative with food!

    Reply
  103. Anonymous

    28th July 2014 at 7:17 pm

    It’s low calorie …………

    ……………. as long as I don’t actually make any of the recipes. 😉

    @jaizduck

    Reply
  104. Nicola Robinson

    28th July 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Its my dream to be a chef and im just getting started really…

    Reply
  105. Jadey Walsh

    28th July 2014 at 7:54 pm

    I’d love to win this for my nanna as she is an avid cook 🙂

    Reply
  106. Chris Fletcher

    28th July 2014 at 8:20 pm

    I love to cook, but I’m rubbish at cakes and baking in general! Would love to learn a few tricks

    Reply
  107. KeithW

    28th July 2014 at 8:48 pm

    So may recipes, so much great patisserie, so little time….

    Reply
  108. Laura Caraher

    28th July 2014 at 9:03 pm

    I’m drooling over the matcha eclairs and Les Misérables as I love baking with matcha

    Reply
  109. Amy Jo McLellan

    28th July 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I’m a rubbish cook at sweet things but I’d love to learn with the help of this book 🙂

    Reply
  110. Mark Tebbutt

    28th July 2014 at 10:20 pm

    wow i be over moon to win this book
    lisa ann tebbutt

    Reply
  111. Anonymous

    29th July 2014 at 5:14 am

    just got back into baking and this looks great.

    Reply
  112. Brian Thornton

    29th July 2014 at 6:25 am

    I would love to win a copy of this for my wife.She loves baking and is always trying out new recipes.

    Reply
  113. Anonymous

    29th July 2014 at 6:41 am

    To try out some recipes for the tasty looking cakes

    trevor linvell

    Reply
  114. HayleyT

    29th July 2014 at 6:47 am

    I would love to win this amazing book! Over the last year I have started baking and am amazed at how far I have come in such a short space of time. This book looks to be filled with amazing creations which i would love to be able to try!

    Reply
  115. avmartin30

    29th July 2014 at 7:42 am

    love cooking, love cookery books, really need to learn more with the baking tho

    Reply
  116. Stevie Fairbairn

    29th July 2014 at 8:16 am

    I think now and again we should do something a bit more challenging. I’d like to have a go at something tricky.

    Reply
  117. lia sturman

    29th July 2014 at 8:55 am

    looks like its easy for me to follow

    Reply
  118. Eleanor Powell

    29th July 2014 at 9:51 am

    I would love this book as I love making desserts and teaching my daughter how to cook

    Reply
  119. Amy Jacobson

    29th July 2014 at 10:13 am

    I love baking and cooking and collecting recipe books

    Reply
  120. dragonfly63

    29th July 2014 at 10:23 am

    If you recommend it it must be good.

    Reply
  121. HGrout

    29th July 2014 at 10:40 am

    These look yummy recipes !

    Reply
  122. Amy Jupp

    29th July 2014 at 10:57 am

    I’ve got a wedding to help out with and would love some ideas to make the table stand out with yummy treats

    Reply
  123. Ellie Jones

    29th July 2014 at 11:06 am

    I love baking and love trying new recipes 🙂

    Reply
  124. Strepsy

    29th July 2014 at 11:45 am

    I’d love to try some of these recipes, they look mouthwateringly gorgeous!

    Reply
  125. Hannah Ingham

    29th July 2014 at 3:55 pm

    To try out some brand new recipes!

    Reply
  126. Rachel Bustin

    29th July 2014 at 4:17 pm

    gorgeous book! lovely recipes x

    Reply
  127. Jill Fairbank

    29th July 2014 at 6:13 pm

    my mum would love it

    Reply
  128. Kirsty Mackay

    29th July 2014 at 9:13 pm

    I love baking and in particular I like to take my time and make intricate sweet treats such as nougat or Macaroon’s so I really think this lovely looking recipe book would be right up my street.

    Reply
  129. jackier333

    29th July 2014 at 8:45 pm

    Because it looks amazing

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  130. Charmian Filewood

    29th July 2014 at 9:44 pm

    It all looks so stunning so would love to try and recreate these masterpieces, I’m not the best at baking but with practice and some more confidence I believe I could pull it off 😀

    Reply
  131. Natalie Crossan

    29th July 2014 at 9:52 pm

    My baking would be world class 🙂

    Reply
  132. Samantha Fernley

    29th July 2014 at 10:22 pm

    I’d love to win as I need some new ideas.

    Reply

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