james Martin - DessertsIn Desserts James Martin (renowned TV chef) indulges his sweet tooth, providing an irresistible selection of more than 100 hot puddings, cold desserts, cakes, bakes, ice creams and sorbets.

Following the very successful BBC series Sweet Baby James, this book features classic desserts including tarte tatin and pavlova, comfort food such as sticky toffee pudding and chocolate chip cookies and old favourites including spicy plum crumble and lemon meringue pie, as well as many new ideas destined to become classics in their own right. An illustrated basics chapter explains different techniques and the book’s illustrated throughout with mouthwatering photographs. Desserts is the book James Martin’s fans have been waiting for.

Most cookbooks have a section for starters, fish and seafood, meat, poultry and so on but for those of you who quickly page through to the desserts section and are disappointed with the small display of tarts and sponges this book is for you. It has a detailed look at many of your favourite desserts with easy-to-follow recipes and detailed pictures. It is a desserts’ lover’s must have book. It starts with the basics ie: short crust pastry and Victoria sponge to interesting ideas on how to make more advance things like cinder toffee honeycomb (the stuff you find in Crunchy chocolates) and how to spin sugar. This is a book that any dessert lover would be kept busy with for weeks.

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