Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer

Cherry Cake & Ginger Beer : A golden treasury of classic treats

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If as a child you devoured Enid Blyton's classics like the Famous Five or Malory Towers, or loved to lose yourself in the adventures of Pippi Longstocking or What Katy Did, then CHERRY CAKE AND GINGER BEER is the book for you. A wonderfully nostalgic cookery book, it will take you straight back to your favourite children's books and show you how to cook the feel-good foods that feature so strongly in them. So, you'll find recipes for Swallows and Amazons Squashed-Fly Biscuits, the Famous Five's Gorgeous Ginger Beer, and Gloriously Sticky Marmalade Roll from The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe amongst others. Divided into appropriate sections like Proper Elevenses, Picnic Treats and Lessons in the Kitchen each recipe is introduced with an evocative description of the book that inspired it. Guaranteed to take you straight back to your childhood, the book is an escapist treat for grown-ups and will encourage you to re-visit much-loved classics and share them with the next generation.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 161 x 207 x 32mm | 556g
  • Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0340960892
  • 9780340960899
  • 348,560

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'This treasure of a book is packed with lovely recipes to transport you back to childhood.' -- Prima 'An amazing book, heartening and delightful ... everybody should read this book ... what parenting is supposed to be about' -- Vanessa Feltz, BBC Radio London
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About Jane Brocket

Jane Brocket is the creator of the hugely popular website , which has a huge international following. She is the author of the Gentle Art of Domesticity and Cherry Cake and Ginger Beer, both published by Hodder & Stoughton. A Master of Wine and a lapsed PhD student, she lives in Berkshire with her husband and three children. To find out more visit
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175 ratings
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4 36% (63)
3 17% (29)
2 3% (5)
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