Decided to switch things up a bit with a new account name so that I can start using this Instagram to share about two of my favourite things- baking and books! 📚🧁
It felt only right to start off the cookbook reviews with this classic ‘Mary Berry Cooks Cakes’.
This is the cookbook I remember using when I first started baking growing up and whilst it may look a bit retro (which I personally love!) it contains all of the essentials.
The book is split into sections containing notes on techniques and equipment as well as recipes for popular bakes like tray bakes, chocolate cakes, scones & teabreads. There’s a handy conversion table for measurements right at the front of the book but I’ve found it easier to scribble notes on my copy as I find it a lot easier to measure ingredients out in grams than ounces!
Recipe highlight: Mary’s All-in-one victoria sandwich is my absolute go-to for making a cake at short notice as it’s so quick and easy, picture of a recent one that I’ve made to follow 🍰