Book review: Achu Kurian’s Cakes, Desserts, and more is about recipes, tips and more
The cookbook — Cakes, Desserts, and more — by Achu Kurian is a treasure trove waiting to be explored by baking enthusiasts.books Updated: May 30, 2017 17:44 IST
Moist apple, tangy mango, sour cream coffee, nutty banana and date ‘n’ walnut are just some of the fascinating cake flavours in the cookbook – Cakes, Desserts, and more – by Achu Kurian. The recipes are simple to follow, and the ingredients easy to find in local markets. But what takes the cake are the handy tips and tricks – the author’s learnings of over three decades – in the first few pages, even before you get to the recipes. She tells you how to measure the commonly-used ingredients, explains their importance, warns about steps that people generally get wrong – all to ensure perfect baking.
What’s the cherry on this cake? A variety of icing recipes, to literally top it all! True to its name, the book also has a range of desserts: pudding, soufflé, pie, cheesecake... you name it! And for your to master your party menu, there are recipes for party snacks — both sweet and savoury — and also, thirst quenchers! Quite a mix, right?
A few glossy pages in between – food pictures – deserve a special mention, for they are a visual delight. All in all, the book can bridge the gap between you being an amateur baker to an impressive one.
Title: Cakes, Desserts, and more
Author: Achu Kurian
Price: Rs 499