A Second Helping: More from Ladies, a Plate

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Penguin, May 25, 2011 - Cooking - 159 pages
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In response to the enthusiastic reception for her Ladies, a Plate, Alexa Johnston has gathered another tempting selection of traditional home-baking recipes. This collection has many more old favourites, like Sponge Kisses, Melting Moments and Cream Lilies, as well as a few savoury treats. Alexa has also included a chapter on home-made sweets so that readers will be able to stock the sweet stall at the school fair with Hokey Pokey, Ginger Ice and the very best Russian Fudge.
Snippets of social history are once again included throughout as Alexa pays tribute to the women who contributed recipes to the hundreds of community cookbooks that were published over the past sixty years. Like its predecessor, this beautiful book will be essential in every baker's kitchen and a source of continuing pleasure.

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Alexa Johnson is a freelance writer and curator of a recent Washington, D.C. and Auckland exhibition on Hillary's life. She spent 18 months working closely with Sir Edmund and Lady Hillary was given free access to his archives, building up a detailed understanding of his life and met many of the people who have been his closest associates and friends.

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