To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
this book had been in my MUST list for a long time. He has covered everything we call dessert in this book. Gorgeous photos , good explanation of the recipes. Some are really superb, some mmm - i may not even to attempt (ex.: Rice pudding with roasted rhubarb and tarragon). But the cookbook is very beautiful.
I must admit upfront that I was biased before I opened this book as Yotam Ottolenghi’s books are my favourites on my rather extensive cookbook shelves. And I was not disappointed! As he says in the introduction: these recipes are “conceived with love and a bit of flair and made with real ingredients and lots of attention to detail” A perfect description! As with previous Yotam Ottolenghi recipe books, the book is beautifully presented. Superb photographs and clear instructions, with details of timing, storage details and useful hints. I also like the clear quantities given – so for example, ½ small banana = 50 g mashed. There are so many interesting and exciting recipes to try. But also those that give pizazz to well known favourites. For example the Custard Yo-Yos – with roasted rhubarb icing. Absolutely gorgeous to look at and superb tasting. Also Banana Cakes - with rum caramel. What a delight! Other little details such as how to make the Chocolate Chip Cookies crispy or chewy are what set this book apart from so many other baking books I have. So top marks to Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh for providing a wonderful selection of recipes and to the publishers for presenting a most glorious, readable and beautiful book.
I buy many cookery books, most I buy, read, cook from for a few weeks/months and then they make their way to the bookshelf graveyard. There are however a select few that I return to again and again and always will. The first Ottolenghi cookbook is one such book, Sweet will also be another. So many accessible recipes that are a little off the well trodden path of classics but ones that will no doubt replace them and become the new favourites. Well laid out, clear explanations, content rich and heavy, a complete must for any home cook.
Brilliant book. Everything looks great and of the many recipes I've tried I've discovered all are achievable. The flavour combinations are really interesting such as the middle eastern millionaire's shortbread or the gingerbread with brandy apples and crème fraîche and the recipes work! Although I have all the Ottolenghi cookbooks I tended to stear away from the sweet things and concentrated on the savoury dishes. I only really got into baking etc with the Honey and Co cookbooks which always turn out and are delicious. (Sarit Packer once worked at Ottolenghi) This book, I would say is comparable to those. I wouldn't be without it now and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it.
As exciting, inspiring, and delicious as I'd imagined and hoped for. Since its arrival, I've baked a handful of recipes in this book now for friends and family, and all the imagery, stories, flavours have been such a joy. Plus, the Baker's Tips & Notes index at the back is an appreciated addition (e.g. Eggs: "The more eggs you have in a cake batter, the closer eye you need to keep on it towards the end of baking: a relatively large number of eggs means that a cake can go from being a little bit liquid in the middle to being cooked in just a few minutes."). A baking book that achieves to surprise and delight, yet doesn't call for obscure or exotic ingredients that can't be sourced here in UK. Wonderful! Thank you!