Short & Sweet by Dan Lepard
The Best of Home Baking

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Winner of the Andre Simon Food Book Award 2011

The ultimate baking compendium from Dan Lepard, the country's foremost baking guru.

Dan Lepard’s innovative and earthy approach has made him the baker that every top chef wants in their kitchen, and with this utterly dependable how-to-bake book you’ll be baking cakes, pastries, breads and cookies like never before. Collecting together Dan’s best recipes – and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom – Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there.

Guiding you through the crispest flatbreads, blue cheese and oatmeal biscuits, gluten-free white loaves, savoury leek and smoked haddock pies, caramel sweets, frostings, simple scones and pumpkin and ginger cupcakes, ‘Short and Sweet’ uses the newest flours and ingredients and has everything from updates on the classics to the latest in baking for intolerances.

If baking is therapy then Dan is your life coach. He’ll show you how to improve, what to work on, how to take what is just ok right up to brilliant, without a sweat. No wonder he is the country’s cutting-edge baker.

 

About Dan Lepard

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Dan Lepard is an award-winning food writer and photographer. He has written several cookbooks as well as contributed photographs to his own and other works. Dan's popular baking column runs weekly in the U.K.'s Guardian newspaper and he also writes for the BBC and Sainsbury's Magazine.
 
Published June 28, 2012 by Fourth Estate. 576 pages
Genres: Cooking. Non-fiction

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Dan Lepard’s collection of 280-plus baking recipes is a thorough and fun guide designed to be a “blueprint for great baking at home.” Lepard is a baking columnist for the Guardian in the U.K. Chapters

Mar 18 2013 | Read Full Review of Short & Sweet: The Best of Ho...

The Kitchn

Lepard has a way with recipes that I really admire: he explains them in such a straight-forward and engaging manner that I have no fear of failure, and he also manages to give each recipe just the tiniest tweak to make them sound completely irresistible.

Mar 27 2013 | Read Full Review of Short & Sweet: The Best of Ho...

In his popular Guardian newspaper column, food writer and photographer Lepard distills his considerable baking expertise into entertaining, manageable chunks. This all-purpose baking book—the Americanized version of Lepard's 2011 UK release—reads much like th

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Short & Sweet: The Best of Ho...

In his popular Guardian newspaper column, food writer and photographer Lepard distills his considerable baking expertise into entertaining, manageable chunks. This all-purpose baking book—the Americanized version of Lepard's 2011 UK release—reads much like th

Jun 15 2013 | Read Full Review of Short & Sweet: The Best of Ho...

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