Each book is different and each time I want to bake I know where to go. When I know what I want to narrow down the books that contain that recipe and then choose the one I want! The books I possess range from books by well renowned chefs, to small books by charities! Never-the-less, each book is different and unique in its own way and I thoroughly enjoy reading them all.
The books in today's post are the books which I use frequently. These are the books with flour in the creases and torn pages. However a well loved cook book will never be clean!
#1 'Bake' by Rachel Allen
This book is by an Irish chef, however she is known around the globe for her books, TV programmes and ranges of products. She is also daughter in law to the owner of Ballymaloe cookery school. Infact, I had the privilege of meeting her while I was there and Its safe to say she is just as lovely as she appears! Anyway, back to the book! This books is brilliant. It contains all the basic recipes, as well as those for special occasions. The book itself is very pretty with pastel coloured printed pages and a blue shiny ribbon the mark a page.
Some of my favourite recipes form this book include her 'Easter Chocolate Tart', 'Sticky Toffee Pudding' and 'Chocolate Lava Cakes'. In this book, Rachel creates a range of recipes for those who are baking beginners as well as experts! What I love is that Rachel offers troubleshooting techniques for common problems and wheat or gluten-free recipes. Therefore nobody is left out. Rachel's friendly and expert tuition make this easy-to-use and a best friend to every home baker.
#2 'Beginners Get SORTED' by the SORTED crew and Ben Ebbrell
#3 'Kids Baking' by Weldon Owen and Chuck Williams
#4 'Mary Berry's Ultimate Cake Book' by Mary Berry
#5 'Cake and Biscuits Recipes' by Mary Ford
I hope you enjoyed my favourite books. Please let me know what yours are! Enjoy :)