Recipe Book Review: Peyton and Byrne British Baking by Oliver Peyton

I know that you shouldn't judge a book by its cover but this book is seriously pretty. Split into ten sections, British Baking covers most things that you would want to try. There are extensive sections on fairy cakes and icing, tarts and pies plus my favourite section which is A Cup of Tea and a Bun.
I love the precise way in which the recipes are set out, each one has its own page. There is a clear list of ingredients plus it explains the preparation and cooking time and also the equipment needed. The recipes are broken down into numbered points and are extremely easy to follow. Most recipes have a full page photograph of the finished result which is great as I always think it is good to be able to see what you are attempting to make.
Some of my favourite things from this books are the Marshmallow Teacakes, they are very simple but create a lovely indulgent treat. The Treacle Tart recipe is also also excellent, it is such a classic dessert and this recipe gives beautiful results.
One of the chapters that I want to explore more is puddings. There's a very good variety of recipes which would suit all different times of the year. As we are coming into Autumn/Winter, I am really looking forward to trying the Welsh Rice Pudding and the Strawberry Jam Roly-Poly.
I think I was a little intimidated by the book when it arrived. I thought that it looked quite 'posh' and I was expecting overly complicated recipes. However, I think this book is one of my recent favourites as the recipes are so easy to follow. There are just so many things that I want to try, some baking classics but also some new and interesting ideas.

British Baking by Oliver Peyton is a beautiful book to have in your kitchen, you would always be able to find just the right recipe to suit the occasion.


Jo said...

Marshmallow tea cakes sound nice.

I love a cook book with pictures, gives me some idea what I am aiming for!

jessicabookworm said...

This has such a beautiful cover, and I love the idea if tea and buns :-)

Dot said...

Thanks ladies, it's a lovely book!

Nikki-ann said...

I love a good recipe book and those marshammlow tea cakes sound fantastic! :)

Carole said...

Hi there, the September edition of Books You Loved has now posted. Here is the link Books You Loved September Edition Please do pop by and link in a post about a book you loved. Maybe this one? Cheers

Ps No doubt you have been busy but it would be great if you followed Carole's Chatter back.

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