I got this book in the mail today. The guy who wrote the cookbook, a Brit, came to the U.S. to visit family, and fell in love with American pies, cakes, and especially cupcakes He decided to take a pastry course here in the U.S., and return to London to open up a bakery, to sell pies, and other American desserts. I found it quite funny,when I lived in France, that they never made layer cakes, only one layer with frosting on it. When I made a layer cake for my daughter's birthday, the girls were amazed.
I made these carrot/zucchini muffins today,and I think they are pretty good. I'm always looking for good muffin recipes and I thought this one had some potential, since it had a lot of good ingredients. They may be the type of muffin that tastes better the next day, when all the flavors meld into one another. I'm also on the look out for a good banana bread recipe. I posted about one not too long ago, and I really liked it, but I made it last week,and wrecked it with too many bananas. There is a recipe in this book for banana bread, and I'm really liking the ingredients, so I may give that one a try once my bananas get over ripe.
Anyone in blog land have this book? Let me know if you like it or which recipe is your favorite. If you like cupcakes, the whole first chapter is on them.....they look very good and unusual.
Happy baking and happy beginning of the week.