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Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 16/02/2012
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Learn to bake with Britain's favourite women's fiction author Marian Keyes, in her startlingly honest cook-book Saved by Cake Saved by Cake gives an extremely honest account of Marian Keyes' recent battle with depression, and how baking has helped her. A complete novice in the kitchen, Marian decided to bake a cake for a friend and that was it - she realized that baking was what she needed to do in order to get her through each day. And so she baked, and she wrote her recipes down, and little by little the depression started to lift, along with her sponges... With chapters on cupcakes, cheesecakes, meringues and macaroons, chocolate cakes, fruit cakes and favourite classics, Marian's recipes are aimed firmly at beginner bakers, offering hints and tips to help along the way. Never patronizing, always honest and witty, accessible and full of fun, the bakes and cakes that Marian serves up in this cookbook will put a smile on your face and make you happy. From her Consistently Reliable Cupcakes and Very Chocolately Macaroons, to the ease of her Fridge-set Honeycomb Cheesecake, you will want to have a go at making all of Marian's recipes. The shoe and handbag biscuits particularly. Very covetable. Very Marian. 'Medically speaking, there is no such thing as a nervous breakdown. Which is very annoying to discover when you're right in the middle of one. Whatever was going on with me, I had to wait it out. I had to find ways of passing the time until I was restored to myself again. So I baked a cake - a chocolate cheesecake, as it happens. And I enjoyed making it so much that I baked another. And another' Marian Keyes

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780718158897
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 890 g
Dimensions: 236 x 200 x 22 mm

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“magical”

This is a must have book for anyone who has even the smallest interest in baking. Marian lays herself truly out for all to see how difficult life has been living with depression. For those who suffer or have suffered... More

Hardback edition
22nd June 2012
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“Ideal for beginners”

Never mind the personal story behind this project, this book turns out to be a superb collection for the novice baker. It starts with easy, classic cakes and moves up in difficulty, all the way into pastry territory.... More

Hardback edition
21st September 2014
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