The Primrose Bakery Book

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Penguin Random House, 2011 - Cooking - 240 pages

More than 80 gorgeously illustrated recipes from a bakery that has quickly become an institution for cake lovers, with a pink placeholder ribbon and plenty of quirky charm

Primrose Bakery is a way of life—from homemade croissants at breakfast, through fruity loaves at coffee time, to a slice of layer cake with afternoon tea, these recipes have the whole day covered. And that's not to mention their signature cupcakes with buttercream icing in every flavor, a delicious treat whatever the time of day. Unique concoction include Cookies and Cream Cupcakes, Rhubarb Cupcakes, Triple Layer Caramel Cake, Ginger Cream Christmas Cake, Coconut and Raspberry Slice, Aunt Mary's Bourbon Biscuits, and elaborate wedding cakes. This perfect baking handbook is packed full of quirky charm. Because it is a baking business that originated in a home kitchen, the bakers know the value of simple recipes that give great results. From staff-favorite recipes and hand-me-down cakes from the proprietors' moms, to the secret of perfect icing and sugar decorations, this book is a mouthwatering window onto the year-round world of Primrose Bakery. Includes metric measures.

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About the author (2011)

Martha and Lisa both live in Primrose Hill, North London. Martha has two daughters and Lisa has two sons. They met when their children went to nursery school together. Lisa is originally from New Zealand but settled in London twenty-one years ago. They set up Primrose Bakery seven years ago in Lisa's home kitchen. Lisa previously worked as a costume designer for films and Martha worked in publishing.

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