From puddings to patisserie, sourdough to sausage rolls, the "Mens Baking Manual" tells you everything a chap needs to know about baking. Covering tools and equipment, perfect pastry, yeasts and starters and cake making, its packed full of advice, tips and recipes that will have you wowing your friends and family with stunning breads, cakes, puddings and pastries.Equipment - all the kit youll need, from tins to rolling pins, including advice on mixers, and selecting a good knife.Basic techniques - from rubbing in to kneading dough and piping cream, as well as how to temper chocolate, whip cream and make a sourdough starter.
Also advice on flours, sugars and fats and how to use them.Recipes - fancy tucking in to a freshly baked fougass or focaccia? Or slathering homemade crumpets or tea bread with butter and serving with a cuppa? What about showing off your homemade parkin, Chelsea buns or Eccles cakes to the family?