Posts Tagged ‘Hamlyn’

Bread and cook books

Saturday, January 15th, 2011

BreadMaisie and I have been busy this morning making a couple of common or garden white loaves of bread, following a recipe from The Complete Cook, one of two very well-used Hamlyn cook books on our kitchen bookshelf.

It is a fine family cook book and encyclopedia that contains information on ingredients, tools & equipment, basic techniques as well as over 1,000 recipes across a range of many cuisines – including what one reviewers claims to be the best chocolate mousse ever.

The other is the Hamlyn All Colour Cook Book, a birthday present from my Dad that even has his birthday card stuck inside.  Dating from the mid-1970s, when my foodie tendencies started to surface, it has some great highly styled photos of trendy dishes straight from the world of Abigail’s Party.