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The Secrets of Aga Cakes

Written by

Lucy Young


04 October 2007

The Secrets of Aga Cakes

This is the first ever cake book for Aga owners, all the lovely things cooks want to make but often find tricky to get right in the Aga. With 100 Aga recipes for large cakes, cupcakes, buns, muffins and traybakes, ranging from the classic to the contemporary, this baking book is perfect for both the keen cake baker and the complete beginner. There are ideas for celebration cakes, or simply fast cakes for the busy person, and even recipes that children will enjoy making themselves.

Simple cakes: quick and easy traybakes, Swiss rolls, all-in-one cakes – ideal for beginners
Chocolate cakes: anything and everything chocolate, brownies, chocolate roulade, death-by-chocolate – sumptuous delights that are equally good served as teatime cakes or dinner-party desserts
Traditional cakes: Victoria sandwich, Christmas cake, Simnel cake, Dundee cake, parkin, teabread, scones, plus old English regional classics
Baking with kids: fairy cakes, drop scones, Welsh cakes, flapjacks, cookies, fork biscuits – quick, easy and fun to make
Cupcakes: beautiful little iced gems in a variety of colours and flavours
Coffee-shop cakes: to sup with a cappuccino, muffins, flavoured shortbread, banana loaf, gingerbread
The healthy option: fruit bars, oatcakes, carrot cake, courgette buns, wholewheat cake, fat-free cakes – remove some of the guilt from cake baking!

All recipes have Aga and conventional instructions. There is also advice about baking equipment and useful tips throughout, making cake baking in the Aga absolutely foolproof!


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