Monday, 28 March 2011

Monday Review: Peyton and Byrne's British Baking is pretty wonderful

















Peyton and Byrne's new baking book is beautiful to look at and that's before you have even opened the cover!


Ever since opening their first shop at Heals, the company established by renowned restaurateur Oliver Peyton have been synonymous with gorgeous cakes, beautifully packaged. This candy coloured book contains over 120 recipes, from super-cute gingerbread men to a sumptuous Raspberry Ripple Cheesecake.  It's British Baking at its best containing a veritable feast of cakes, biscuits, tarts, buns and puddings.

We loved the books delicious naturalistic style pictures which made us feel like we had stepped into a particularly good day in the Dormouse kitchen.  It had an vintage style but without being old fashioned.  


We had a go at the weigh your eggs Victoria sponge and it turned out perfectly and disappeared at top speed. Next on our list are Marshmellow Teacakes and Bakewell Tart. 


Lovely, but oh so fattening !

British Baking by Peyton & Byrne (RRP £20) is published by Square Peg and is available from all good bookshops.


We received a copy of this book to review free of charge from publishers Square Peg