Book Review – 100 Cakes and Bakes – Mary Berry

‘It’s not often that you find a collection of mini cookbooks that inspires you with so much confidence, but My Kitchen Table’s series of 100 recipes by various chefs is a classy production.’ – Sunday Telegraph Magazine

Mary Berry is the star of cakes. There is no one better skilled to show you how to make the best Victoria sponge, vanilla cupcake, fruit tea bread or chocolate fudge cake. Collectively with these eternally popular recipes, Mary also shows you how to make the best children’s birthday cake, Wimbledon cake, banana muffin, French patisserie and Christmas cake.

With tried-and-tested, easy recipes for every event, this cookbook should be on every baker’s kitchen bookshelf.

Mary Berry is the nation’s much loved baker and author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Mary Berry Cooks, Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites, Mary Berry At Home and Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. She was the much-loved judge on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off and has been showing how to cook for over four decades.

“Having been a fan of Mary Berry’s recipes for many years, I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review My Kitchen Table, and it doesn’t disappoint. Whilst I haven’t yet managed to make all 100, I’ve tried several new recipes and all are easy to follow, with a simple ingredients list, straightforward steps and colour photographs of the finished products. I especially like the fact that there are recipes for everyone, from old favourites (Victoria sandwich, butterfly cakes, flapjack) to more challenging ones (chocolate roulade). There’s also several cheesecakes and desserts.

“Each recipe has a short introduction from Mary, with hints and tips about storage, appearance and issues that may occur. Many also have alternative versions, so there’s plenty of ideas to keep you going, a fantastic range of sweet things to make.” – Rachel Myers

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