This opulent book begins with general information such as how to cook as an act of meditation, necessary and optional equipment, British and American terms, (why make cupcakes when you can make fairy cakes?) troubleshooting, etc. Then, recipes from around the world: 22 Sponge Cakes; 31 Squares, Wedges and Slices; 36 Fruit Loaves and Tea Breads, 30 Gateaux and Cheesecakes; 7 Puddings; 11 Small Cakes; 7 Savory Cakes; 11 Everyday Icings and Fillings; and 18 Icings and Fillings for Special Occasions. The concluding section advises on choosing and adapting recipes with dairy free options, and includes special recipes, in case anything goes wrong, to transform disaster into success.
Hardbound 256 pp.