I started to salivate immediately, on opening this beautifully presented book, which is packed with recipes for the most delectable sweets imaginable. The author has taken classic Australian icons such as the Pavlova and given them a modern and humorous twist, making them even more drool inducing. There are also international recipes featured, that have become much loved favourites in Australia.
There are recipes for:
- Sydney Opera House Pavlova
- Flamin’ Galah Cupcakes
- Koala Cake
- Milo Mud Cake
- Great Barrier Reef Cake
and many more.
The recipes are easy to follow, with very clear and simple instructions. There are varying levels of dfficulty, ensuring this book is suitable for the beginner cook, along with the more advanced or expert baker.
Some may be concerned about the calories of some of the foods featured. I agree they are calorie dense, but they are definitely special occasion foods. Surely it’s ok sometimes to allow special occasion foods into a diet plan.
I cannot wait to get into the kitchen and whip up some of these recipes. I would dream of having the time to start with the first recipe, and work my way through the book. But I could also spend hours just looking at this book. The photography is exceptional.
Australia is enjoying Australia Day celebrations right now so I feel that sharing this book of baking Australiana on a book blog is the perfect Australia Day post. Kitchens all over the country this weekend, will be turning out amazing traditional Pavlovas. Next year in Australia Day, I plan to give my pavlova a modern twist, using the recipe for Sydney Opera House pavlova, included in this book.
Star Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
About the Author
Sydney cake queen, Katherine Sabbath, is one of the coolest creatives around, loved equally for her cutting edge cake designs and quirky personal style. Kat is a high school teacher turned cake creative, whose unique designs have featured in print internationally, online, as well as on TV. She shares it all with her half a million instagram followers, who hang on every sprinkle – katherinesabbath.com
Watch Katherine making her mouth watering Milo Fudge Cake below.
Published on 05 November 2019 by Murdoch Books.
Hardcover 256 pages
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