SIFT : The Elements of Great Baking-9781529906226

SIFT : The Elements of Great Baking by Lamb, Nicola

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Author: Lamb, Nicola

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Published on 2 May 2024 by Ebury Publishing (Ebury Press) in the United Kingdom.

Hardback | 352 pages
253 x 196 x 27 | 1276g

'Every page is a masterclass in better baking' – Nigel Slater'When your bake rebels, trust in SIFT. Nicola Lamb solves the many mysteries of baking: why ganache misbehaves, why dough acts up, and what ‘until golden brown’ truly means. Informative, enriching, and so delicious' – Yotam Ottolenghi'Nicola understands and explains baking like nobody else' – Jamie Oliver'Simply extraordinary recipes' – Helen Goh'Everything you ever wanted to know about baking but were too afraid to ask' – Felicity CloakeNicola Lamb is the go-to person for all your baking questions and cravings. In her essential new baking bible, SIFT, she takes the fear out of failure and offers up an inspiring collection of over 100 delicious bakes.

In the first half of the book, Nicola breaks down the key elements and techniques with boundless enthusiasm and beautiful illustrations. Explore every how and why of baking and move forward with complete confidence – you'll never again wonder why your custard has curdled, why your sponge didn't rise or why your panna cotta didn't set.

Nicola's recipes are divided into the time it takes to make a bake, ranging from gooey cookies and airy cakes that you can whip up in an afternoon to fabulous showstoppers you can devote a weekend to. These include:Bake in an afternoon: Roasted Strawberry Victoria Sponge, Miso Walnut Double-Thick Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Bread-and-Butter Pudding with Caramel MandarinsBake in a day: Salted Vanilla and Pistachio Layer Cake, Fancy Rhubarb Tart and Olive Oil Brie-oche with Roasted GrapesBake in a weekend: Mocha Passionfruit Opera Cake, Pain au Chocolat and Tiramichoux