(Not) my first baking book, but I want to say my first proper baking book as my previous baking books were those thin, magazine-like books with titles like 'Quickest Muffins.' And such books were purchased as a college student from the 'sale' pile of Whitcoulls and my baking only lasted a couple of months before my short attention span moved on to another avenue of interest. So here it is. From Women's Weekly - "Classic Cakes." I actually bought this last Christmas. It was a Christmas prezzie to myself. Tee hee~
I may be breaking the foodie blog law by posting this because I have not baked anything from this book yet. I have been gushing over all the beautiful pictures though and have been dreaming about baking some of these gorgeousness into life.
Another law that I may be breaking is that I am having a baked goods diet (Gasp!). I know. How contradicting is my life? I'm a rebel. :P But this is only for a little while for various reasons. I'll still be cooking stuff though so I won't be taking a break from blogging.
If I may, let me end with a proud baker's moment I had at a doctor's office, recently. I was waiting in the waiting lounge(?) flicking through Women's Weekly and found this bread pudding recipe that looked just so amazing to pass up. I thought about asking the receptionist if I could rip out the page but chickened out and decided to write the recipe onto my scheduling diary instead. Ha! Yes, I sat there scribbling away the recipe and I felt so proud of myself! The funny thing is that I've never had bread pudding before in my life and I don't even know if I like the stuff. But the recipe looked way too good with bananas and milk and raisins and ahhhhhhh.... You get the picture. :)
Anyway. Happy baking wherever you are. :)