I have quite a collection of recipe books, mostly for cakes, bakes or biscuits. I spent some time during the Christmas with a cup of coffee flicking through some of them. It was then I realised there were so many great recipes that I have never actually baked. So I grabbed myself a notepad and pen and made a list of those recipes I want to bake over the year. So the next time I am required to bake a birthday cake or a pudding, I will refer to this list and not to the trusted favourites of a Victoria sponge, fruit or that classic chocolate cake.
Most of the recipes have come from the following books, although I still have a shelf full of other books I have yet to tackle.
- Gifts from the Kitchen
- Cake Magic
- Cupcakes and Baking
- Good Food: 101 Cakes & Bakes: Tried and tested Recipes
Keep your eyes peeled the next family birthday is imminent and the first recipe to be attempted is a Rocky Road Cheesecake.