Synopses & Reviews
Every country in the world has a cake that is truly a classic--one that has stood the test of time and continues to be passed down from generation to generation. World Class Cakes
is a compilation of these timeless recipes, culled from mothers and grandmothers all the world over. Whether you want to make a moist sponge cake to accompany your afternoon tea or craft a show-stopping layer cake to dazzle at a party, you'll find the recipe in this book. Includes scrumptious recipes like:
-Japanese green tea pound cake
-French flourless chocolate cake
-Russian lemon and poppy seed cake
-Tres leche cake from Central America
-American red velvet cake and hundreds more...
Accompanied by stunning step-by-step photography, a history of each cake and the traditions associated with it, and over 250 recipes, this book is essential for any baking enthusiast. Discover why you shouldn't speak above a whisper when making a Polish babka, which country believed you should sleep with wedding cake under your pillow to meet your future husband, and loads more in this charming cake companion.
A mammoth illustrated collection of classic recipes from around the world – over 250 recipes included.
About the Author
is a celebrated baker and patissier with over twenty years’ experience at the cutting edge of cooking. He trained for two years with Albert Roux at Le Gavroche before joining the charismatic Marco Pierre White as his Chef Patissier. As Marco was becoming the first British chef to be awarded 3 Michelin stars, Roger was creating the groundbreaking desserts for his restaurants.
Roger developed his craft in some of the finest restaurants in London, including a period as Head Chef of the highly regarded Criterion Restaurant, before returning to his original passion and founding the bakery for Petyon & Byrne. There he created a classic selection of pastry offerings, both sweet and savory, reigniting interest in traditional pastry treats. He recently appeared on Hell’s Kitchen, demonstrating his superb pastry skills alongside celebrity chef Marco Pierre White.