All of our extended family know that Sarah loves to cook and anything related to her passion is always the perfect gift. Her library of cook books has grown with Christmas and her recent birthday, and her new books have inspired her to made us a number of treats. I love school holidays – Sarah is often volunteering to make the evening meal:) In fact she is in the kitchen as I type making up a batch of cinnamon scrolls.
These are her new cook book additions:
This book shows you how to make a range of beautifully decorated cookies for occasions such as parties, birthdays, Christmas, Easter, and other special occasions. All the cookies are beautifully photographed and there are lots of ideas on how to present the cookies for gift giving. Some our our favourites are:
|Under Her Thumb (print) Cookies|
Sarah can’t wait to make some of the Easter cookies.
Bread contains lots of recipes for both sweet and savory breads, as well as instructions covering bread making basics. All of the recipes contain instructions for making the breads by both hand or using a bread machine, which gives you the option depending on the amount of time you have available. Sarah has already made a batch of croissants. Some of the delicious breads include:
|Buttered Garlic and Basil Sticks|
|Surprise Chocolate Mini Loaves|
Donna never fails to deliver when it comes to easy recipes that are always big on flavour and can be made with things that you would easily find in your pantry. This book has lots of recipes for speedy dinners and desserts. It is the sort of cookbook that you would turn to again and again for meal ideas that the family will love. Sarah has already made the Maple Glazed Chicken with Potato Rosti; and the Coconut Poached Fish.
Some of the recipes we have ear marked include:
|Rustic Summer Crumb Pasta|
|Coconut French Toast|
With the summer weather we are having, Sarah has already made up a few batches of ice-cream – in flavours of Vanilla Bean and Coconut Mint. Sadly our ice-cream machine “died” last week, but fortunately the book also includes a section on how to make ice-cream using the still freezing method. Sarah tried her hand at this technique and the results were equally delicious. The book has over 80 recipes for ice-creams and sorbets with some different flavours to the usual. It also includes a section on accompaniments – how to make sauces, cones, and baskets to serve with the ice-cream. Nothing tastes better than homemade ice-cream.
Some of the flavours we are going to try next include:
|Nougat Ice Cream|
|Chocolate Lamington Ice Cream|
Do you have any favourite new cookbook titles?