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A nicely put together book, but I'm slightly disappointed that many of the recipes are things I already do, having created the same things myself. Quick breads with self raising flour and yoghurt, a lot of the sweets with condensed milk as a base. Some recipes are not that original, just a change of make such as Giraffe Buns are basically Cloud Bread etc. It's a shame there are not more savoury recipes too.
I've given it 4 stars as I can see the merit in it for new cooks, students or people that are put off experimenting with long lists in recipes. It might help get people into cooking, which is always a good thing.
I'm sure I will try a few things, but as a book I was eagerly awaiting after seeing it promoted, I feel a bit deflated. Had there been a look inside available, I doubt I would have bought it.
I haven’t been through the whole book so can only comment on the recipes I used. The Brownies were a great success and I would definitely make them again! I made the ‘Fifteens’, very sweet but I have a sweet tooth, my friends loved them. My gripe with that recipe are on the quantities. 300g of Condensed milk, from a tin that holds 397g, so why didn’t the writer go with the tin quantity? I adjusted the dry goods to go with the tin! But that could have been done originally! I also tried the flapjack but after following instructions I couldn’t get it out of the tin! I’m looking forward to trying out other recipes!
Just wish there were more pictures of the finished products. I like to see the end result so I know that what I'm making is how it's roughly meant to look. Overall lots of wicked recipes though. Just my opinion.