When publishers Frances Lincoln contacted me to ask if I’d review a book titled Grow Your Own Cake, I rather eagerly jumped at the opportunity. You see, I’m a bit of a cake fan. I imagine many gardeners are and look forward to a well-earned slice of cake with a hot mug of tea in the afternoon. Reading the press release it was clear I would be dribbling over 50 mouth-watering recipes requiring the use of my home-grown produce, so how could I say no? I mean, just look at the front cover! It’s a win-win situation, my veg patch gets a chance to be sweet and glamorous and I get to eat cake.
I digress. Back to the book.
Author Holly Farrell celebrates garden and allotment produce of fruit, veg and herbs by putting them into baked form, with seasonal recipes for delicious cakes and savoury treats. Every step in the book is easy to follow and includes stunning photography by award-winning photographer Jason Ingram. You’d be…
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