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Modern Classics Book 2 by Donna Hay

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Modern Classics Book 2 by Donna Hay

Modern Classics Book 2 by Donna Hay

William Morrow

The Bottom Line

This is an excellent compendium of classic, homestyle desserts.
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  • Clear, simple instructions.
  • Each recipe is accompanied by a beautiful photograph.
  • Wonderful variety of dessert possibilities.


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  • Six categories including cookies, small cakes, cakes, desserts, hot puddings, pies and tarts.
  • An enticing color photo for each recipe.
  • 8 x 12 paperback format.
  • Illustrated how to's for recipes that require a little more technique.
  • There's a glossary of basic tools and ingredients.
  • There's an explanation of basic techniques along with handy problem-solving tips.
  • Very stylish presentation of what is essentially a cookbook of traditional recipes.

Guide Review - Modern Classics Book 2 by Donna Hay

This book gives me yet another reason to be a huge fan of Australian food stylist and author Donna Hay. She makes even the homeliest of desserts look like something you absolutely, MUST whip up immediately. Old-fashioned treats become new (such as Apricot Upside-Down Cake), and newer dessets become classic as in the Chocolate Truffle Cake. While you won't find many recipes that could be considered a sexy new concoction, you'll find them all to be highly seductive. I dare you to purchase this book and not place it readily at hand in your kitchen.
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