Books for my pudding compartment

I love baking, I love cooking too, but baking is my most favourite thing to do. I love it when a recipe comes together and I make something that looks as good as it tastes, which is not always the case, sometimes the things I try to make belly flop like no someones business and then I never touch the recipe again, but when I stumble on a winner I make sure I have it written down and saved.

I went online and ordered a few new baking books for myself. I tried to research them a bit before I pushed ‘add to cart ‘, but I think I may have been a bit more successful on some more than others.

So if you are looking for some nice books to keep your pudding compartment happy take a look at these.

1. Vintage Cakes

This is so far the book I’m enjoying the most, I have made 3 things out of it and all of them have come out really nicely. I just wish it had more pictures because I like to see what things are meant to look like, but it doesn’t. But it’s still a really cool book full of things that make you wish you could sleep face down in a cake every night. I would definitely recommend buying it.

 

 

2. The Back in The Day Cookbook

This is a sweet little book, it has good old fashioned recipes in it and it covers sweet and savoury. There are pies and cakes and biscuits and puddings and cobblers and it’s laid out nicely too. I would be scared to visit this bakery in real life in fear that I would never want to leave, it’s vintage and beautiful. This book also gets a thumbs up.

 

3. More from Magnolia

I also bought More from Magnolia, which is a book with recipes from a very famous bakery in America called Magnolia. This was the most disappointing visually. There are absolutely no pictures which really doesn’t inspire me to tackle any of the recipes inside. And they all seem so old fashion, but not in a good way. I haven’t even baked one thing from this book, which sucks because I could be completely wrong about it.

Do any of you own it and have a different opinion on it?

 

4. Loveless Cafe

The last book I bought was the Loveless Cafe, which is full of simple southern pies, puddings, cakes and cobblers from Nashville. This book is full of short and sweet recipes that don’t scare you when you are reading through them because they seem totally doable. The stuff is old fashioned, but it all looks so delicious. I’m happy with this one too and I think i’m going to enjoy it as much as the first and second one on this list.

 

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23. October 2012 by angie
Categories: books, COOL STUFF, products | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 comments

Comments (2)

  1. Having had cupcakes from Magnolia, I’m not impressed. The actual cake is nice and as nice as the icing sometimes looks, it doesn’t taste good at all. It’s totally overrated and I always chuck the icing and shove the cake into my mouth.

  2. I own and like the magnolia book but i agree that the lack of pictures is quite disappointing :(