Was anticipating this recipe book for a few months now as it was slated to be released in Jun. Doesn't matter, it's finally published much to the delight of all her fans, I believe.
Have attended some of her classes at Shermay's Cooking School these few years and she impressed everyone with her refined and elegant sense of style in the desserts she made seemingly so effortlessly.
I love the format of this book, with details that are very helpful to amateurs and home bakers.
There's a section to describe the type of baking equipment she uses, photos included. Photos are definitely useful so that it's easier for us to search for the exact piece of equipment with an idea in mind.
The section on types of baking ingredients she uses is informative as one can be totally clueless about the different ingredients listed in recipe books vs those available in the stores.
In the basic recipes section, besides ingredients and steps, she also explains how the basic recipes can be applied and includes tips on successful bakes.
In new creations (western pastries with a japanese touch) and all-time favourites, I'm excited to see the recipes from those classes I happened to miss. Great!
She even has 2 special sections - recipes which require no eggs, dairy, gelatine or refined sugar as well as recipes for pets. So cool!
For now, I'll spend my sweet Sunday reading from cover to cover before deciding which recipe to start first....