Donna Hay applies her magic touch to desserts in Modern Classics Book 2. A great collection of sweet favorites redefined with modern ingredients, outlook, and style. As with all of her books (Modern Classics, Entertaining, The New Cook, New Food Fast), each recipe is simple to follow, clearly written, and accompanied by a beautiful photograph illustrating the finished dish presented in her now much loved and copied style; the clean and fresh design is a perfect complement to the dishes and ingredients themselves.
Some of the time-honored favorites that Donna Hay has “freshened up” include Chocolate Mousse; Gingerbread Men; Hot Cross Buns; Lemon Cakes with Passion Fruit Syrup. The cakes are highlighted as indulgent, luscious, delectable… Orange & Poppy Seed Cake, Flourless Chocolate Cakes… actually the same could be said for every recipe in this book.
Her cookbooks are very novice-friendly and she includes some nice touches such as “Short Order” sections that highlight quick, easy-to-prepare dishes, as well as useful Glossary and Tools sections taking away any intimidation factor for new bakers. These are high appeal, low maintenance dishes—with some original and fresh serving ideas—that will greatly add to your repertoire of desserts.
Categories - Baking, Bread, Dessert