Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author, Marian Keyes.
Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression has started to lift, along with her sponges . . .
With chapters on cupcakes, cheesecakes, meringues and macaroons, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and favourite classics, Marian's recipes are aimed firmly at beginner bakers, offering hints and tips to help along the way. Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that Marian serves up in this cookbook will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her Consistently Reliable Cupcakes and Very Chocolately Macaroons, to the ease of her Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake, you will want to have a go at making all of Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly. Very covetable. Very Marian.
About the Author
Marian Keyes is the international bestselling author of Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel's Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, Angels, The Other Side of the Story and Anybody Out There. Her two collections of journalism, Under the Duvet and Further Under the Duvet, are also available in Penguin. Marian lives in Dublin with her husband.
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Comments about Saved by Cake:
Loved the Book! Tried many of the recepies and they worked! New and Interesting Ideas, more than likely will attempt making all the cakes in the book as they sound delicious!
Comments about Saved by Cake:
This book was everything I thought it would be plus a whole lot more. The title Saved by Cake (over 80 ways to bake yourself happy) describes Marian's book perfectly. The combination of Marian's Journey, witty humour, and cakes is the perfect combination for an Inspirational read. The wide variety of recipes (which include Red Velvet Cupcake Swirls, Very Chocolaty Macaroons and the ultimate Blokey Snickers Cheesecake Loaf) are accompanied by beautiful glossy photos, and would suit a beginner through to an experienced cook wanting to try something different. I found the chapter on Techniques and Helpful Hints to be beneficial as each one came with photos and the steps are easy to follow. While I have only had a chance to try a couple of recipes so far I must admit my favourite would have to be the Chocolate and Sour Cream cake with a raspberry jam filling, the cake was lovely and moist. This book has a special place on my kitchen bench. Love it!!!. Looking forward to trying more recipes.
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 22nd February 2012
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 20.3 x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 1