I rarely do reviews. But in this case, I REALLY have to say something.
As a home cook and baker, I like to buy cookbooks and try them out. I have bought the martha stewart ones, some famous bakeries from the US ( FLOUR, TOPPOT, bon appetit).
Goldilocks has been a bakery institution in the philippines for so long. I love their butter loaf and my hubby is addicted to their caramel popcorn. So it was an easy decision to buy their cookbook.
One thing I can say by just browsing throught the recipes is that they were written in a very simple way (compared to a detailed one I have encountered elsewhere). So in trying some of the recipes, I have encountered these:
1. mislabelling of ingredients
in one recipe,( meat filled buns) they indicated 1/2 cup of salt -- half a cup??? ( it think they meant 1/2 a tsp)
2. confusing instructions
they had ingredients in the list that were not used when you read the instructions.
another thing is when they instruct you (for the butter loaf) to put everything in with the eggs, flour and milk and then on the following line of instruction, they say to gradually put in flour and milk in alternate patterns (huh? i just put in everything like you said!!!)-- sheesh!!!
The book is so full or errors one has to wonder if they PROOF READ! I had to make notes on the side to try to adjust the recipe.
If you are a novice in the kitchen, this book will just make you frustrated. If you are a mid level cook, DON'T even bother buying this. You can find a better cookbook somewhere else.
The amount of flour- liquid ratio is wrong (in the meat filled bun) -- I'll have to explain on a later post. but this will NOT give you any of Goldilock like quality cakes. At least in the US bakeries, you get something better looking when you buy their cookbook.
What a big disappointment. EPIC FAIL