I have quite a few cook books but there are very few where I have actually cooked more than 2-3 recipes from them. Peyton and Byrne's British baking is a useful and straight forward. I have had it about 2 months and have tried the following:
- Rich chocolate cake - looks simple but slightly faffy (my egg whites refused to peak) tastes like a nut less Brownie
- Coffee and Walnut cake - Popular. Making is easy but there is a mistake in the quantities of cream cheese. They have said 600g of cream cheese to cover (they do not say to slice it and sandwich it) a 20cm cake. This is far far too much. I suggest 400g is plenty.
- Black forest gateau - easy and lovely but I did not cook the chocolate sponge as one slab and slice it. Instead I cooked 3 separate sponges and it came out very well. My cake did not crack like theirs.
- Ginger and Black treacle bread - Loads of washing up. Made it with half the ginger and still came out lovely.
- Banana Nut Bread - good but pedestrian. Very adaptable
- Chocolate Marble Cake with White Chocolate Icing
- Raspberry Cheesecake.