Book Review: Mary Berry’s Baking Bible: Revised and Updated: With Over 250 New and Classic Recipes

Baking legend Mary Berry, longtime judge of The Great British Baking Show, presents this revised and updated edition of her seminal baking book, featuring 250 recipes, including 20 all-new bakes, updated photography, and Americanized measurements.

Mary Berry’s Baking Bible has been thrilling home bakers with delectable, no-fuss, trustworthy recipes for more than a decade. Now the queen of British baking brings her straightforward advice and expertise to this fully revised edition of classic bakes. Her biggest collection yet also features 20 new recipes plus mouthwatering photography. A sampling of her beloved desserts includes:

• Cakes: Victoria Sandwich; Very Best Chocolate Fudge; Lemon Yogurt
• Cookies and Bars: Melting Moments; Orange and Chocolate Shortbread; Bakewell Slices
• Traybakes: Lemon Drizzle; Coffee and Walnut; Double Chocolate Chip and Marshmallow
• Tarts and Pastries: French Apple Tart; Chocolate Eclairs; Profiteroles 
• Breads: Crunchy Orange Syrup Loaf; Quick Sourdough Loaf; White Cottage Loaf
• Puddings and Pies: Sticky Apricot Pudding; Classic Apple Pie; Crème Brûlée
• Cheesecakes: American Chocolate Ripple; Buttermilk and Honey; and Key Lime Pie

Readers will also be delighted to discover that many of her treasured recipes have been updated and simplified to suit the needs and tastes of today’s home bakers. And, as always with foolproof recipes from Mary Berry, there will be no soggy bottoms!

ARC Cook Book review :

I am a big fan of British Bake off and was sad when she left . But I was so excited to get this Cookbook to review. I have learned so much between the show and her Cookbooks.

Berry gears her books toward the home baker, whether they be new baking or a practiced hand. The recipes range from the simple–chocolate chip cookies–to the most complex, French patisserie-style dessert–Gâteau Saint Honoré–to easy, bake-with-the-kids suggestions. But it’s not all recipes. Berry includes nearly everything a baker needs to know about the art of baking: equipment list, how-to instructions for lining pans, baking terminology, key ingredients, baking tips, and so much more. All recipes include both metric and imperial measurements and many include helpful hints or variations to up your baking game.

Overall, any of Mary Berry’s books are worth adding to your collection, but if you’re serious about baking and only have room for one more recipe book on your shelf, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible:

This Cookbook would make a great Mother’s Day gift…. Lisa

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