In the busy, stressful life of the modern woman, there could be more feelgood mileage from running up a tray of muffins or baking a cake than in almost any other cooking. But we're so busy making efficient, 'modern' food, that we too easily forget, what Nigella demonstrates in th is mouthwatering and deliciously reassuring cookbook, that actually it 's not hard to make a cake, that the appreciation and satisfaction it brings are out of all proportion to the little effort involved. A domestic goddess has to maintain her cool when faced with pastry—but with Nigella's guidance even shortcrust pastry can be pretty pain-free. Here at last is the book which understands our anxieties, feeds our fantasies and puts cakes, pies, pastries, preserves, puddings, bread and biscuits back into today's kitchen and our lives. Everything from cup cakes to certosino, from brownies to bagels, from peach cream pie to pizza, chewy amaretti to Blueberry boy-bait, from baklava to a Barbie cake, as well as children's cooking, Christmas baking and other family treats.
We all have days when we wish we could dust our forearms with flour and bake the perfect cake or loaf just for the therapy, the smell and the satisfaction. But for most of us this dream never becomes a reality because life is just too busy. Lawson shows us how to get great results from baking without the sweat and with all the romance. Her descriptions are charged with love and enthusiasm - and a touch of realism: 'You might think that preparing the tins sounds fiddly, but in fact the job is just demanding enough to make one feel uncharacteristically competent in a Blue Peter kind of way, but not so demanding that actual dexterity is required.' This is an ABC for scrummy, feel-good comfort food, which will make everyone think you're a goddess in the kitchen. (Kirkus UK)
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: October 2000
Publisher: Random House
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 19.8 x 2.9
Weight (kg): 1.4