Have you been caught up in Great British Bake Off fever? I definitely can't wait for the final this week! Paul Hollywood who is a judge on the show is a baker and has published a few books including this one. Baking bread and pastries is my weak point as I much prefer baking cakes and biscuits. When I was offered a copy of How to Bake by Paul Hollywood to review by Suppose.com, I thought it would be a good opportunity to learn some new skills and expand my baking repertoire.
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The book itself is a hardback copy with 303 pages including index. It has a beautiful layout and is very easy to read. The chapters are divided into
- Getting Started with Bread
- Basic Breads
- Flavoured Breads
- Croissants, Danish & Brioche
- Biscuits, Puddings & Cakes
- Tarts & Pies
Each chapter starts with the chapter in huge letters and an index of the recipes in that section below it plus a short blurb on the top right corner. I like this format as it's easy to look for recipes and the little introduction to the chapter is concise and to the point.
Each recipe has a short introduction, a list of ingredients, easy to follow instructions and most importantly a picture for every recipe. There is a large variety of recipes in the book and they range from simple to complex. I haven't tried any of the recipes myself as I haven't finished unpacking all my stuff (been far too busy!) but I have already bookmarked a few to try. Watch this space!
Disclaimer: I was sent a review copy free of charge. I was not required to write a positive review and all opinions expressed are my own.