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Sarah's Library

I read pretty much anything, from fantasy (City of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett) to romance (Bared to You by Sylvia Day) to classics (Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad).  The only genres I don't read are self-help and comic books/graphic novels.

Currently reading

The Last Honeytrap
Louise Lee
Progress: 100/346 pages
Complete Works of William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare

Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook by Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart's Baking Handbook - Martha Stewart

1/3 - 416 pages of Martha Stewart baking prowess. Every recipe pictured, plus bonus 'step-by-step' pictures of some of the more difficult processes - making a lattice top for your pie, using a mini ice cream scoop to portion out cookies, examples of different piping bag nozzles for decorating a special cake, the different stages of proving bread, and so many more that I'd be here all day listing them. Every single recipe looks enticing, even the ones that I wouldn't normally choose to eat due to ingredients that I don't like, like olives or capers (these less agreeable ingredients mostly feature in the breads chapter, so don't worry there aren't any cakes or cookies with olives). As you would assume, all the measurements are imperial (lbs, cups, ozs, etc) but living in Australia and loving American (Ina, and now Martha) and UK (Nigella, Jamie, Tom Kerridge) chefs I have become quite a good translator of imperial measurements into the more easy to understand metric system, so that doesn't bother me in the least. I have yet to bake anything from the book, but as I said, everything looks good so I'm sure it won't be long before I do. Updates when we've had a piece of cake or a cookie.