A tv tie-in with Lorraine Pascale, the model baker. Supermodel turned patisserie chef Lorraine Pascale is the BBC's new home baking heroine. In this gorgeous new cookbook to accompany the series, Lorraine shares her expertise, passion and her all time favourite sweet and savoury recipes. Baking is back and as a qualified baker with years of experience in some of the country's hottest restaurants, Lorraine knows just how to create modern, delicious and inspiring recipes. Here you'll find 100 mouth watering recipes for every kind of baked goody -- including breads, cakes, tarts, pies and much much more. Lorraine Bakes draws on her training to reveal all her top baking shortcuts, cheats, confessions and tips on how to create wonderful tasting food that will inspire both seasoned cooks and novices. Whether for time crunch suppers, dinner parties for your closest friends, laid back tea parties or lazy breakfasts for your loved one, there are recipes for every occasion.
You'll find new twists on old favourites -- like Lorraine 's Incredibly Naughty Mini Toad-in-the-Hole or her Baked Alaska with Champagne Strawberries, along with modern classics like Parmesan Lollipops and Pumpkin and Chestnut Empanadas. So, whether you're a kitchen adventurer or cautious cook, get the oven on, it's time to discover the modern delights of baking. Urban, sexy, independent and effortlessly stylish Lorraine will be a breath of fresh air to the world of cookery.
Firstly like all the others before me said there just aren't enough pictures. I've tried 3 of the recipes and they just did not work. Not going to try another recipe, instead going to see if I can sell it on ebay, and see if I can get at least some of the money back that I spent on this book.
"Just Great" -
A lovely book, with lovely recipes (although I agree a couple more photos would be useful. It helps to see how your dish should turn out)! None of us in our family likes Macaroni Cheese normally, but Ms Pascale's goes down a storm, have made it a couple of times!! The "I Can't Believe ...... Cake" was also absolutely fantastic. Looks spectacular and impressive, but is very easy to make - truly!! And everyone does look at it and say "Did you really make that?" And you can say, "Yes, yes I did" :D
"Great book and simple recipe" -
Love this book and she is great!! Recipes are easy and simple to follow!! Only one downside for me - there weren't a lot of photos. I am just one of those people who love looking at the photos first and then do it!!
Buy this book, seriously! The recipes are simple to make and lovely to eat!
Lauren M, 24/12/2011
"Foolproof recipes!" -
I am an avid baker and really enjoyed Lorraine's bakery programme on TV. I have lots of baking books but Lorraine's is now a firm favourite. I disagree with a previous reviewer who said the Victoria Sponge was not as good - Lorraine's recipe turned out fab! The "Can't Believe You Made That" cake again was brilliant. Quiche was a hit too - in fact all the recipes I've tried so far have been a resounding success. I have now purchased her Home Cooking Made Easy book and again I am not disappointed. Buy and enjoy - although your waistline may not thank you for it!