It’s quite hard to believe that my extensive cookbook collection, started with this one book – Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook. Long before the days of online shopping, I remember buying my copy from an independent bookshop that’s since closed down. It was half price at the time and I remember thinking that I’d got a good deal. I certainly did.
My treasured copy of Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook has served me well, in the early days I rarely cooked anything from it other than cakes with the fruity banana bread and the heavenly chocolate cake being my favourites, as well as Mary’s foolproof Victoria sandwich recipe.
Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook was the very first cookbook I ever bought. Who would have thought this 1995 edition would have sparked a cookbook obsession of epic proportions. The book has recently been republished by @dkbooks and looks brilliant. However, I’m rather fond on my classic edition, slightly retro version. The heavenly chocolate cake and Victoria sandwich recipe pages are rather wrinkled after being splashed too many times, whilst the fruited banana loaf recipe is an absolute favourite of mine. #classiccookbooks #fdblogger #cookbook #maryberry #maryberryscompletecookbook #completecookbook
Since then Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook has been an invaluable reference tool in all areas of my cooking and is a book I would highly recommend to a someone wanting to learn how to cook. No wonder that Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook is a favourite amongst the food blogging community too. Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook published by DK (RRP £30) has just been revised and updated, and I absolutely love the stylish new look.
Like the original book you’ll find hundreds of recipes perfect for every occasion. There are soups, starters, main courses, cakes, desserts and a wealth of information about preparation and storage. You’ll find recipes designed to feed a hungry family like the chicken cacciatore and the crispy topped seafood pie. Plus dishes perfect for entertaining guests such as the classic dish, boeuf bourguignon. Whilst there are plenty of delicious baking recipes too like the sticky toffee pudding and chelsea buns. Each recipe is accompanied by beautiful photography so you know exactly how the finished dish should look.
The fruity banana bread was something I used to bake regularly, and baking it again reminded me how much I enjoyed this wonderful recipe. With over 650 recipes in Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook, there’s no end of foodie inspiration in this immense cookbook to help you get cooking.
Until next time.
DK sent me a free copy of the new edition of Mary Berry’s Complete Cookbook (RRP £30). I have not been paid or sponsored for this blog post.