Primrose Bakery Everyday by Martha Swift

Primrose Bakery Everyday is a cookbook by Martha Swift, celebrating some of the recipes used at her successful bakery in Primrose Hill, London.

I’ve never been to the bakery, by the way, and borrowed this book from our local public library.

Of all the recipes within, the one that caught my tastebuds’ attention was this for black forest cake:

We had a lot of eggs to use up, which was just as well because this recipe calls for a whopping 9 eggs, plus 3 more for the buttercream.

My 9-year-old son joined me in attempting this recipe. This is what we created:

It took us all morning to make this, but it was worth all the effort.

I know it didn’t look quite as neat as the one in the cookbook, but it tasted amazing!

The book is full of very tempting recipes, but so far this is the only one we’ve tried so I can’t comment on the book as a whole, but this recipe had clear step-by-step instructions and didn’t assume prior knowledge.

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