SIFT: The Elements of Great Baking

Food & Drink, Food Writing
Hardback Published on: 02/05/2024
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I would give it 10 stars
I wish I had had a book like this when I first learnt to cook. It's almost a 100 pages before you get to a recipe as the author goes into great informative... READ MORE
Too many books not enough time


Nicola Lamb is the go-to person for all your baking questions and cravings. In her essential new baking bible, SIFT, she takes the fear out of failure and offers up an inspiring collection of over 100 delicious bakes.

In the first half of the book, Nicola breaks down the key elements and techniques with boundless enthusiasm and beautiful illustrations. Explore every how and why of baking and move forward with complete confidence – you'll never again wonder why your custard has curdled, why your sponge didn't rise or why your panna cotta didn't set.

Nicola's recipes are divided into the time it takes to make a bake, ranging from gooey cookies and airy cakes that you can whip up in an afternoon to fabulous showstoppers you can devote a weekend to. These include:

Bake in an afternoon: Roasted Strawberry Victoria Sponge, Miso Walnut Double-Thick Chocolate-Chip Cookies and Bread-and-Butter Pudding with Caramel Mandarins

Bake in a day: Salted Vanilla and Pistachio Layer Cake, Fancy Rhubarb Tart and Olive Oil Brie-oche with Roasted Grapes

Bake in a weekend: Mocha Passionfruit Opera Cake, Pain au Chocolat and Tiramichoux

  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781529906226
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 1292g
  • Dimensions: 250 x 195 x 26 mm

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This is an amazing book, very accessible and inclusive but explains the way baking works followed by wonderful recipes across the field of patisserie. Prod... READ MORE
Elizabeth Lamb