Delia's Book of Cakes vs Delia Collection Baking

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Dolly Doodle

Delia's Book of Cakes vs Delia Collection Baking

Does anyone have either or both of these two books? I don't have either of them. Is one of them better than the other or do I need both books? (Need being a relative term of course!)

Thanks
DD

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JAMES

Book of cakes.

Never heard of it to be honest.

Baking collection is ok, but i dont make sweet things.


xxxxx

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Nenna

Book of Cakes

I have had this for a long time, it is very well used, so much so that it is falling apart! It has a huge selection of cakes in it, including the now famous Rich Fruit cake and all sorts of weekday cakes. I don't know if it is still in print but if it was and I lost mine I would certainly replace it.
I don't have the other one.

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Essex Girl

Book of Cakes

I used to have the Book of Cakes years ago. It was paperback and fell to bits because it was used so much.

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Dolly Doodle

Book of Cakes

Thanks for your replies. I was erring towards the book of cakes rather than the baking collection and you've made my mind up.

James, I don't have a sweet tooth either but my husband and family do and I quite enjoy baking! Cheese scones are my weakness. And Welsh Cakes - a fresh batch off the bakestone don't last long.

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JAMES

Delias Book of Cakes.

Yes, my OH has a sweet tooth too, Im just not convinced Im any good at baking, and don't think I would enjoy it anyway.

Cheese scones though! YUM! I do make a batch of those occasionally, nothing like home made is there!

X

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JamJar aka Chutney Queen

cake book

Have to say my favourite baking book is one of the little chunky BBC series of books (I have the condensed freebie handout from BBC Good Food mag a few years back) All the recipes work, they are a bit more unusual and very easy to follow. The books cost £4.99, a bargain, but often cheaper on Amazon. Their website is also brilliant for cakes (and loads of other recipes too). That I like very much about it is that there are reviews from people who've tried the recipe and you often pick up extra tips from them too.

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Dolly Doodle

Book of Cakes

Thanks for that tip Jamjar.

James, I would crawl over broken glass for a good cheese scone. Sainsbury make a cheese roll that comes a very close second - loose in the baskets of fresh bread rolls.

Thanks for your imput everyone.

DD

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JAMES

Delias Book of Cakes.

DD,

If you have a M&S food near you some have a little bakery section and they do a mighty fine cheese scone!

If you are lucky enough to find one that still has warm ones on the shelf, they are almost as good as home made.

One the occasions they have a warm one available, I get myself one and eat it straight away whilst walking home!

XX

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Dolly Doodle

Book of Cakes

Mmmmm, I'll give them a try James. I could see me eating it straight away if it was warm!

 
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