Cookbook Review – Mary Berry’s Baking Bible

It feels like I’ve baked lots of recipes from Mary Berry’s Baking Bible however when I looked at the list of contents I realised how many more I still have to do (list of recipes in the book below with the recipes I’ve tried highlighted in bold).

Everything I have tried from this book has tasted lovely, been easy to make and had good clear instructions. There has been the odd quirk with things like icing quantities and Mary makes smaller biscuits than I do – could be why she is tiny and I’m not ;). For one or two recipes I prefer someone else’s (Nigella’s banana bread) but if I didn’t have much time to mix up the cake I’d always make Mary’s. Other recipes like her walnut teabread and choc chip cookies I don’t believe can be bettered. Mary’s traybake section is superb and a great idea if you have a number of hungry teens to feed, want to take cakes into work or bake for a fete. It’s a shame there aren’t photos against each recipe. Given the book is about as large a cookbook as can easily be handled I think I’d have preferred less recipes and more pictures.

Although this book would be perfect for a novice baker it also has a number of more ambitious recipes for the experienced baker. Every serious baker should own a copy of this book and If you’ve not done much baking before and only want one book on baking buy this one.

Madeira Cake
Large all in one Victoria Sandwich
Coffee Victoria Sandwich
Chocolate Victoria Sandwich
Swiss Roll
Lemon Swiss Roll
Chocolate Swiss Roll
Maple Syrup Cake
American Apple and Apricot Cake
Coffee and Walnut Sponge Cake
Cappuccino Cake
Battenburg Cake
Lemon Yoghurt Cake
Old fashioned Seed Cake
Carrot Cake
Cranberry and Apricot Fruit Cake
Rich Fruit Cake
Quick Boiled Fruit Cake
Jane’s Fruit Cake
Boozy Fruit Cake
Pound Cake
Frosted Walnut Layer Cake
Crunchy Top Lemon Cake
Double Orange Cake
Marmalade Cake
Strawberry Dessert Cake
English Cherry Cake
Traditional Parkin
Classic Sticky Gingerbread
Iced Gingerbread with Stem Ginger
Almond Spice Cake
Sticky Ginger and Orange Cake
Wholemeal Ginger Cake
Apple and Cinnamon Cake
Cut and Come Again Cake
Ginger Cream Roll
Death by Chocolate Cake
Mississippi Mud Pie
Dark Indulgent Chocolate and Walnut Brownies
Chocolate Chip Brownies
Chocolate Rum Cake
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Very Best Chocolate Fudge Cake
Almond and Chocolate Chip Cake
Date and Chocolate Loaf
Marbled Chocolate Ring Cake
Fairy Cakes
Iced Fairy Cakes
Eccles Cakes
Butterfly Cakes
Cupcakes
Apricot Swiss Cakes
French Madeleines
English Madeleines
Chocolate Chip American Muffins
St Clements Muffins
Blueberry Muffins
Divine Chocolate Birthday Cake
Classic Rich Christmas Cake
Victorian Christmas Cake
Fast Mincemeat Christmas Cake
Buche de Noel
New Year Tipsy Cake
American Chocolate Wedding Cake
Tiny Fruit Cakes
Easter Simnel Cake
Sponge Christening Cake
Nusskuchen
Sachertorte
Doboz Torte
Gateau Saint Honore
Wimbledon Cake
Gateau Moka aux Amandes
Lemon Griestorte
Chocolatines
Mokatines
Swiss Wild Strawberry and Walnut Cake
Basic all in one Sponge Traybake
Ice Lemon Traybake
Iced Chocolate Traybake
Coffee and Walnut Traybake
Devonshire Apple Cake
American Spiced Carrot Traybake
Sultana and Orange Traybake
Lemon Drizzle Traybake
Cherry and Almond Traybake
Treacle Spice Traybake
Gingerbread Traybake
Ginger and Treacle Spiced Traybake
Date and Walnut Traybake
Marmalade Traybake
Fast Flapjacks
Fork Biscuits
Melting Moments
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Lime Lattice Cookies
Double Chocolate Cookies
Shrewsbury Biscuits
Dorchester Biscuits
Cornish Fairings
Yorkshire Gingernuts
Lavender Biscuits
Oat Rounds
Muesli Cookies
Rich Cheesy Biscuits
Cheese Straws
Viennese Fingers
Florentines
Petits Fours aux Amandes
Chocolate Ganache Petit Fours
Almond Tuiles
Macaroons
Sugared Pretzels
Easter Biscuits
Anzac Biscuits
Brandy Snaps
The Very Best Shortbread
Bishops Fingers
Special Shortbread Biscuits
Millionaires Shortbread
Apricot and Walnut Sandwich Bars
Date and Cherry Butter Bars
Bakewell Slices
Chocolate Crispies
Mini Cakes
Mini Jammy Cakes
Chocolate and Vanilla Pinwheel Biscuits
Doughnuts
Banana and Chocolate Chip Bars
Oat and Sunflower Squares
Chocolate Chip and Vanilla Marble Cake
Bunny Rabbit Birthday Cake
Jumbles
Coconut Pyramids
Little Gems
Iced Animal Biscuits
Gingerbread Men
Tarte Tatin
Glazed Lemon Tart
Glazed Fruit Tartlets
Filo Apple Strudels
Lemon Cream Tartlets
Frangipane Tartlets
French Apple Tart
Deep Treacle Tart
Austrian Apricot and Almond Tart
Chocolate Eclairs
Profiteroles
Danish Pastries
English Muffins
Quick Granary Rolls
White Cottage Loaf
Crown Loaf
Cheese and Celery Crown Loaf
Honey-Glazed Walnut Bread
Farmhouse Brown Seeded Loaf
Walnut and Raisin Loaf
Irish Soda Bread
Focaccia Bread with Onion and Balsamic Topping
Mushroom and Garlic Stuffed Picnic Loaf
Sultana Malt Loaves
Bara Brith
Iced Apricot Fruit Loaf
Banana and Honey Teabread
Crunchy Orange Syrup Loaves
Banana Loaf
Carrot and Orange Loaf
Walnut Teabread
Pineapple and Cherry Loaf
Cherry Loaf Cake
Courgette Loaves
Orange Wholemeal Victoria Loaf
Borrowdale Teabread
Bath Buns
Very Best Scones
Special Fruit Scones
Cheese Scone Round
Potato Scones
Cheese and Olive Scone Bake
Drop Scones
Orange Drop Scones
Singin’ Hinny
Griddle Scones
Welsh Cakes
Rock Cakes
Wholemeal Sultana and Apricot Rock Cakes
Coburg Buns
Hot Cross Buns
Sultana Streusel Buns
Classic Apple Pie
My Mothers Bread and Butter Pudding
Baked Apple Lemon Sponge
Sticky Apricot Pudding
Treacle Sponges
Creme Brulee
Banoffi Pie
Pecan Pie
Basic White Meringues
Strawberry Pavlova
Strawberry Meringue Nests
Raspberry Meringue Roulade
Lemon Meringue Pie
Hazelnut Meringue Cake
Apricot and Almond Meringue Gateau
Coffee and Banana Vacherin
Hot Chocolate Souffles
Hot Lemon Souffle Pudding
Baked Alaska
American Chocolate Ripple Cheesecake
Chocolate, Brandy and Ginger Cheesecake
Angel Sponge Cheesecake
Continental Cheesecake
American Cheesecake
Austrian Curd Cheesecake
Buttermilk and Honey Cheesecake
Easy Lemon Cheesecake
Apricot and Orange Cheesecake
Key Lime Pie

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