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Hay, Donna

Modern Baking

Modern Baking

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Donna Hay, Australia's bestselling, favourite and most trusted chef, brings you one of her most beautiful books yet: Modern Baking, with over 250 mouthwatering recipes for cakes, biscuits and all kinds of divinely delicious sweet treats. I find there's something truly enchanting about baking. From the way ingredients change as they're whisked and whipped, to the joy that a warm slice of cake can bring - it's always been my first love in the kitchen. Even though I'm a classics girl at heart, I'm forever adding on-trend twists to my sweet recipes and I want to share them with you. This book is what I like to think of as my modern baking bible. Inside are more than 250 recipes - my all-time favourite essentials, plus some super-smart shortcuts for when life gets crazy busy. I've also included plenty of better-for-you treats, made with wholesome raw ingredients, for a touch of balance. Be it chewy cookies, the fudgiest brownies, dreamy meringue or creamy iced desserts, let these modern sweets bring a little magic into your kitchen.

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"Modern Baking" is an exquisite and inspiring cookbook that brings a breath of fresh air to the world of baking. Renowned for her stylish and straightforward approach to cooking, Donna Hay transforms the art of baking with this collection, making it accessible, enjoyable, and irresistibly delicious. This book is a treasure for anyone who loves to bake, from beginners looking for easy-to-follow recipes to experienced bakers seeking contemporary inspiration.

Hay's expertise shines in "Modern Baking," where she offers a modern twist on classic recipes. The book is beautifully organized into five sections – Chocolate; Caramel, Toffee, and Coffee; Sugar and Spice; Fruit and Berries; and Milk and Cream. This structure makes it easy to navigate and find recipes based on your cravings or the ingredients at hand.

One of the standout features of this book is the range and diversity of the recipes. Hay covers an impressive array of baked goods, including indulgent cakes, elegant pastries, rustic pies, and delightful cookies. Each recipe is crafted with a balance of flavors and textures, showcasing Hay's ability to create sophisticated yet approachable desserts.

The instructions in "Modern Baking" are clear and concise, demystifying the baking process. Hay’s tips and tricks are invaluable, helping readers to achieve perfect results every time. She focuses on the use of high-quality, accessible ingredients and offers variations for many recipes, catering to different tastes and dietary needs.

Visually, the book is a masterpiece. Stunning photography captures the beauty and simplicity of each dish, making the book as much a feast for the eyes as it is for the palate. The images not only serve as a guide but also provide a source of inspiration, encouraging readers to present their baked creations with flair and creativity.

"Modern Baking" is not just about the recipes; it's about the joy and satisfaction of baking. Hay's passion for baking is evident on every page, inspiring readers to embrace the process and to share their creations with loved ones. The book encourages a sense of play and exploration in the kitchen, making baking a fun and rewarding experience.

In addition to the recipes, Hay includes sections on essential baking techniques, ingredient selection, and equipment, making "Modern Baking" a comprehensive guide for bakers at any level. Her straightforward, no-fuss approach makes even the most daunting techniques seem manageable.

Whether you're looking to perfect your baking skills or searching for new inspiration, "Modern Baking" offers a world of delicious possibilities, all presented with Donna Hay’s signature style and simplicity.