A few weeks ago I attended Dan Lepard's Sourdough making course and Dan was just bursting with pride with his fabulous new book Short and Sweet . Well I have to tell you that it really is one the best baking books ever.. The book itself is designed with the cook in mind. Clear type, easy straight forward instructions, and it sits open flat so the page stays on the recipe you are making!
Then there of course there are the delicious recipes, and they are not just cakes ( .. although there are plenty.) There are bakes, cakes, sweets, bread, muffins, and some of the most utterly gorgeous recipes ever.
Dan's recipes are easy to follow, and always turn out exactly as they should. So if you are buying a baking book this year I can't reccomend Short and Sweet