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Sue Lawrence, the ‘Queen of Baking’, is a food writer and journalist who has written many books on cooking and baking, including The Scottish Kitchen (2002), The Sue Lawrence Book of Baking (2004) and Eating In (2011). She won Masterchef in 1991 and regularly features on STV’s The Hour. In December 2013 she appeared on the Christmas Edition of the Great British Bake Off.
She lives in Edinburgh.
A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The recipes cover both sweet and savoury, from breads to biscuits, tray bakes to scones, everything you need to whip up a good Scottish spread. This is a book that will reach out to anyone who loves to dabble with flour, sugar, butter - and a griddle! Like for Like Reading Simply Scottish Cakes and Bakes, Karon H Grieve Scottish Highland Hospitality: New Recipes from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Claire Macdonald July 2016 Food & Drink Book of the Month. A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... To me, Sue Lawrence is one of those great chefs, like Delia Smith, whose recipes are actually perfect for cooking in the home! She has spent years refining her ingredients and methods, and making them easy to follow, so that keen amateurs like you and me can produce classic dishes in our own kitchens. She has brought this approach to her new book, Scottish Baking. Leaf through its beautifully illustrated pages and you’ll find you can hardly wait to roll up your sleeves and tackle some of the delicious bakes that Scotland is famous for – the scones, shortbreads and pancakes – along with new treats that Sue has found for us like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Switch the oven on and get ready for a Scottish feast!' - Tom Johnston, Editor at Birlinn
July 2014 Food & Drink Book of the Month. A look at traditional Scottish baking and introducing some new contemporary favourites, Sue Lawrence shares her passion for her homeland and for baking. The Recipes cover both sweet and savoury, from breads to biscuits, tray bakes to scones, everything you need to whip up a good Scottish spread. Like for Like Reading Simply Scottish Cakes and Bakes, Karon H Grieve Scottish Highland Hospitality: New Recipes from the Scottish Highlands and Islands, Claire Macdonald A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher... To me, Sue Lawrence is one of those great chefs, like Delia Smith, whose recipes are actually perfect for cooking in the home! She has spent years refining her ingredients and methods, and making them easy to follow, so that keen amateurs like you and me can produce classic dishes in our own kitchens. She has brought this approach to her new book, Scottish Baking. Leaf through its beautifully illustrated pages and you’ll find you can hardly wait to roll up your sleeves and tackle some of the delicious bakes that Scotland is famous for – the scones, shortbreads and pancakes – along with new treats that Sue has found for us like Sticky Toffee Apple Cake and Coconut Cherry Chocolate Traybake. Switch the oven on and get ready for a Scottish feast!' - Tom Johnston, Editor at Birlinn
Edinburgh, January 1732. It's the funeral of Rachel, wife of Lord Grange. Her death is a shock. Still young, she'd shown no signs of ill health. Rachel is, however, still alive. She has been brutally kidnapped by the man who has falsified her death: her husband. Her punishment, perhaps, for railing against his infidelity - or simply for being too feisty for a lady and never submissive enough as a wife. Whether to conceal his Jacobite leanings or to replace his wife with a long-time mistress, Lord Grange banishes Rachel to a remote island exile, to an isolated life of hardship on St Kilda, where she can never be found. This is the gripping story of a woman who has until now been remembered mostly by her husband's unflattering account. It's a remarkable tale of how the real Lady Grange may have coped with such a dramatic fate, with courage and grace
Sue Lawrence has been on a personal odyssey - a trip round some of Scotland's many islands speaking to producers and cooks, gleaning recipes along the way. From islands such as Mull, Raasay, Out Skerries and Luing she has amassed over 100 recipes, mainly created from ingredients and produce she came across in her travels. Some of the recipes are traditional, for example using seaweed or reestit mutton in a soup; others are more contemporary, like Shetland Salt Fish Cakes with Romesco Sauce or Venison Chilli. This celebration of the landscape and history of the Scottish islands is illustrated with photos of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world and with mouth-watering pictures of the islands' best cooking. Keen home cooks will find here a whole new world of delicious but easy to prepare dishes, presented with Sue's trademark warmth and clarity of method.
When Rona and Craig buy a large Victorian house up from Edinburgh's Newhaven district - once teeming with fishing boats - they plan to renovate and set it up as a luxury care home. But something is not quite right: disturbing sounds can be heard when the sea mists swirl; their unpredictable neighbour makes it clear that the house was not always a happy family home. And their `characterful' historic pile has a gloomy cellar harbouring relics from days gone by. Back in the 1890s, superstitious fishwives blame young Jessie for the deaths of their menfolk in a terrible storm, and she's forced into the Newhaven Poorhouse. In those less enlightened times, life was often severe, cruel even, and Jessie is entirely at the mercy of a tyrant matron. But one inmate is not all she seems. Jessie begins to pick at the truth, uncovering the secrets and lies that pervade the poorhouse - and which will have profound and dangerous consequences in the future.
Acclaimed cookery writer Sue Lawrence celebrates the enormous range of Scottish soups in this imaginative and practical collection of recipes, organized in three sections: Fish/Seafood, Meat/Game and Vegetables/Pulses. Some soups make ideal starters, other, more hearty, soups, are a complete meal in themselves. Featuring the very best of local produce, the 40 recipes range from Cullen Skink, Winkle Soup and Cock a Leekie to Reestit Mutton Soup, Nettle and Barley Broth and Dulse and Oatmeal Soup.
The latest in Birlinn's bestselling Food Bible series features the succulent soft fruits for which Scotland is so renowned - raspberries, Tayberries, redcurrants, blackberries - and shows how to get the best out of them. So much baking and cookery knowledge is packed into the compact Food Bible format, illustrated with Bob Dewar's delightfully quirky cartoons. Sue combines new and traditional recipes, including Bramble Clafoutis, Strawberry Risotto, Chocolate Raspberry Brownies, Duck with Blackcurrants, Redcurrant and Apple Lattice Pie and Blaeberry Polenta Cake. Sue is a real cook's cook, providing recipes that are easy to cook but reliably produce delicious results. As Nigella Lawson says: 'There couldn't be a book by Sue Lawrence that I wouldn't want to own and, indeed, I'd be horrified to learn that there were any titles I don't own. She writes beautifully, is as much chatty historian as cookery writer and her recipes always interest me and make me ravenous.'
This book guides the reader through the international development of social work and discusses how aspects of globalisation are making it an increasingly international activity and profession. Individual chapters locate the UK population historically and currently as a multicultural community and explore the international issues that social workers in the UK confront in their daily practice with children and families, people with mental health issues and older people. This text helps students meet the academic benchmarks and National Occupational Standards that require them to locate social work practice in a European and international context.
Everyone dreams of a home in which the smells of baking are part of everyday life. Warm bread at breakfast, homemade Florentines for tea, Tomato and Tapenade Tart for supper and Dark Muscovado Brownies are the kind of treats that make for happy occasions with family and friends. Sue Lawrence is often called the 'Queen of Baking'; her passion for the subject, and her knowledge of Scottish cookery, are legendary. In her new book, she includes easy recipes for the new and now such as Ciabatta and Ricotta Citrus Cake, as well as the old favourites like Victoria Sponge. Catering for every kind of cook, be they an Aga-lover or a bread-machine devotee, this is a must for everyone's kitchen shelf.
Sue Lawrence has gathered together more than 100 recipes to celebrate the down-to-earth ingredients, straightforward cooking and warmth of all things Scottish. In ten themed chapters that will capture your imagination, such as 'A Bonfire on the Beach' and 'A Lochside Picnic', Sue Lawrence introduces her much-loved food and country's landscape to cooks well beyond the Scottish shores. From breakfast to tea, and Burns' Night to Hogmanay, SUE LAWRENCE'S SCOTTISH KITCHEN boasts a plethora of rustic yet stylish dishes. Illustrated with breathtaking and evocative photographs of the country itself - from the lochs of the Highlands to the fishmongers of Edinburgh - as well as stunning food photography, SUE LAWRENCE'S SCOTTISH KITCHEN is a treasure-trove of recipes which emphasises all that is good about Scottish cooking.
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