300 Teatime Treats, Cakes, Sweets and DessertsAuthor: Valerie Ferguson
Publisher: Lorenz Books
Edition: Hardback with plc and jacket
Publish date: June 2006
A fantastic recipe collection offering sweet treats and inspiration for every occasion, whether a family bake-out, a festive high tea, a grand finale to an elegant dinner, or a children's birthday party Over 300 recipes to suit everyone, from more everyday tempting teabreads, cookies and muffins to wickedly indulgent chocolate cakes, irresistible fruit tarts, light and moreish pastries, filled crepes and iced fancies Features all the classic favourites such as Chocolate Brownies, Victoria Sponge, Pecan Pie, Profiteroles, Lemon Tart, Stem Ginger Ice Cream and Black Forest Gateaux, as well as tempting new ideas such as Apricot Brandy-snap Roulade and Honey Spice Cake Special chapters on novelty cakes for themed birthdays and celebrations, including plenty of lively ideas for children's parties Over 900 beautiful colour photographs, with every recipe described step by step Includes a nutritional breakdown for every recipe for those on special diets Here is an utterly irresistible collection of over 300 mouth-watering teatime treats, cakes, bakes and desserts: traditional iced sponges, tempting tarts and pastries, luscious fruit-filled creations, refreshing iced delights, delicious guilt-free sweets, wickedly indulgent puddings and divine chocolate treats.Within these pages there is a cake, bake, bun or pudding for every season and for every occasion, from puddings for relaxed mid-week suppers or formal dinner party desserts, and from winter fireside bakes to sweet treats for al fresco summer evenings. You will find simple but sophisticated recipes for afternoon tea, colourful and lively ideas for a children's birthday tea, and delicously moreish suggestions for family get-togethers. Enjoy scrumptious Honey Spice Cake or Frosted Chocolate Fudge Cake, irresistible cookies like Cherry Munchies, Coffee Sponge Drops and Mini Florentines, pies and tarts such as French Apple Tart and Chocolate Pine Nut Tart, and a whole array of decorative novelty cakes for children's birthdays and special themed celebrations. A full practical introduction describes all the essential skills and techniques you need, such as pastry-making, bread yeast preparations, and tips for successful baking and decorating. Over 900 helpful step-by step photographs and clear instructions ensure the recipes are foolproof and easy to follow, and every recipe includes a nutritional breakdown. There is even a special low-fat section offering fabulous teatime sensations for the health-concious cook.Everyone enjoys home-baked cakes and home-made desserts - and with this ultimate compendium you will never be short of culinary inspiration.