There is nothing that James Martin doesn't know about desserts, cakes and puddings. In this acclaimed book he looks at all aspects of sweet-tasting treats, from chocolate heaven, perfect melt-in-the mouth pastries, tarts and pies to ice creams and sorbets and traditional comfort puddings. The first chapter contains clear step-by-step photography to demonstrate basic skills for making pastries, meringues, sauces, cake bases and decorations. The rest of the book is full of over 70 tempting recipes including classics such as Tarte Tatin, Pavlova and Chocolate Mousse; comfort food heaven - Sticky Toffee Pudding, Chocolate Chip Cookies and Apple and Toffee Muffins; old favourites including Spicy Plum Crumble, Ginger Parkin and Lemon Meringue Pie; and traditional recipes for Summer Pudding, Lardy Cake, Junket Ice Cream and Kentish Pudding Pie. He also creates a delicious selection of confections which are destined to become firm favourites including White Chocolate Ice cream, Whisky and Croissant Butter Pudding, Raspberry and Vodka Terrine, Chocolate Cola Cake and Fig Fritters. Along with lavish photography of finished dishes, James shares his trademark secrets for making every mouthful one to savour. This book covers everything you need to know to make a memorable ending to any meal, or just a delectable dish to satisfy your sweet-tooth.
James Martin has made a great impact since he began to appear on television in November '96 and has rarely been off screen since. He has been in numerous programmes including Ready Steady Cook, Kitchen Invaders, Housecall, Richard and Judy, and Good Food Live. He is now the much-loved host of Saturday Kitchen Live on BBC1. His love of food started very young. His father ran the catering at Castle Howard and when he was only twelve, he was able to say that he had cooked for the Queen Mother. He has worked at 190 Queensgate with Anthony Worrall Thompson and was Head Chef of the Hotel and Bistro du Vin in Winchester when he was only 22, with an eight-week waiting list for weekend dinners. His numerous successful cookbooks include Delicious, Great British Dinners, Eating in with James Martin, Saturday Kitchen Cookbook, The Collection, James Every Day, and My Kitchen. Author Location: Winchester