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Short and Sweet

Short and Sweet

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By (author) Dan Lepard

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  • Publisher: FOURTH ESTATE LTD
  • Format: Hardback | 576 pages
  • Dimensions: 178mm x 248mm x 42mm | 1,360g
  • Publication date: 29 September 2011
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0007391439
  • ISBN 13: 9780007391431
  • Illustrations note: 200 col illus, With index
  • Sales rank: 9,608

Product description

Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award 2011 The ultimate baking compendium from Dan Lepard, the country's foremost baking guru. Dan Lepard's innovative and earthy approach has made him the baker that every top chef wants in their kitchen, and with this utterly dependable how-to-bake book you'll be baking cakes, pastries, breads and cookies like never before. Collecting together Dan's best recipes - and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom - Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there. Guiding you through the crispest flatbreads, blue cheese and oatmeal biscuits, gluten-free white loaves, savoury leek and smoked haddock pies, caramel sweets, frostings, simple scones and pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, Short and Sweet uses the newest flours and ingredients and has everything from updates on the classics to the latest in baking for intolerances. If baking is therapy then Dan is your life coach. He'll show you how to improve, what to work on, how to take what is just ok right up to brilliant, without a sweat. No wonder he is the country's cutting-edge baker.

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Dan Lepard is a baker and photographer who has worked with the likes of Ottolenghi, Giorgio Locatelli and Fergus Henderson. He is the author of The Handmade Loaf and has a very popular baking column in the Saturday Guardian. He writes frequently for Sainsbury's Magazine and is also currently designing a range of baking products for Sainsbury's. Originally from Australia, he now lives in London.

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'Dan is by far the most imaginative and creative baker I know.' Yotam Ottolenghi 'Just when I think I'll never need another cookery book along comes Dan Lepard's Short & Sweet to tease, delight, beguile and tempt...This man has never, ever let me down' Nigel Slater 'One of my cookery heroes, Dan's baking expertise is second to none. His recipes ooze originality, precision and above all, irresistible deliciousness.' Sarah Randell, Sainsbury's Magazine 'Dan Lepard is to baking what Lewis Hamilton is to Formula One.' Jay Rayner, Observer 'Dan demystifies the baker's art with such enthusiasm and unapologetic pragmatism that all kinds of seductive treats become instantly achievable.' Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Mr Lepard, I love you.' Nigel Slater