I started my obsession with buying recipe books when I was working in a Travel Agency and the book club people used to drop off a selection of books and I would always buy the recipe book.
This book (dated 1988) was one of my first and has a massive range of recipes and meal ideas in, from Sherry Trifle to Liver Loaf and Cocktail Party ideas.
Without the Internet I think this book would have been the first place I would turn to find out quantities for shortcrust pastry for example, although the recipe for Chocolate Eclairs does involve buying a choux pastry mix!
There is one recipe in this book that I definitely made, and I think it was when I moved into my first house, and probably began my love of making cheesecakes - Chocolate Cheesecake.
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