GREAT CANADIAN CAKES
BY PAMELA STEEL
Review by Barb & Ron Kroll
Great Canadian Cakes
(Prentice Hall Canada) ISBN 0130339768
A collection of 137 cake recipes from pastry chefs, bakers, moms and grandmothers from across Canada. Steel's self-proclaimed theme is "about celebrating the Canadian cook and baker, from the best professional kitchens to the warmest home oven."
"We are a nation of bakers," says Steel. Her obsession with the yummy treats is contagious. Cake Commandments ensure a perfect cake every time.
No photos, except on the cover.
Winning recipes from the Great Canadian Cake Contest. The history and science of cake. Low-fat cakes. Seasonal cakes, including Valentine Cake. A whole chapter on chocolate cakes.
Gooseberry Fool Cake. Amaretti Cheesecake. Flourless Chocolate Cake. Caramel Meringue Christmas Cake. Tomato Soup Cake with Barley Flour.
- Great Canadian Cakes
- The History of Cake
- The Science behind Cake
- An Eye for Detail: Cake Decorating
- The Cake Commandments
- The Bare Necessities
- Canada's Favorite: Chocolate Chip
- A Piece of Cake from Quebec
- A Piece of Cake from Ontario
- Eastern Canada Bakes
- Western Canada Bakes
- Heritage Cakes
- Our Professional Best
- Special Occasion Cakes
- The Great Canadian Cake Contest
- Low-Fat Cakes
Pamela Steel is a chef, magazine columnist and author of several cookbooks.