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Joanna Farrow loves having fun with her food, having given cakes and cookies a whole new look in Dress Your Cake and Dress Your Gingerbread. A home economist and food writer, she has also contributed to numerous food magazines and has written a number of other titles, including Ready Steady Cook for Kids, Good Fast Family Food and Cake.
Peek-a-boo cakes are all about fun, and this little book of sweet surprises is full of ideas for unforgettable celebrations. Surprise and delight your family and guests with these delicious treats, which can be cut open to reveal a burst of colour or a distinctive shape - the perfect birthday gesture for friends or loved ones. This recipe collection boasts a range of inventive takes on this brilliant idea, with great suggestions for occasion cakes - try the Treasure Trove for a pirate birthday party, and the Christmas Snow cake for a gorgeous festive centrepiece. Innovative design aside, you'll be savouring delectable flavours in cakes like the Pistachio, Raspberry and White Chocolate Chequerboard and Carrot and Coconut Battenberg.
A definitive step-by-step guide to making ice creams, sorbets, granitas and iced desserts, in 800 photographs. It contains recipes for all the classic ice creams, such as vanilla, chocolate, raspberry, toffee, coffee, and rum and raisin, and also ideas for delicious new combinations of ingredients such as exotic mango and passion fruit gelato. You can discover how to make a wealth of elegant iced desserts, unusual hot puddings, and a range of refreshing iced drinks.
The traditional art of preserving is enjoying renewed popularity and this timely book includes everything both aspiring and experienced preservers need to know to get perfect results every time. Following detailed advice on choosing the right ingredients and equipment, the 100 delicious sweet and savoury recipes cover every kind of preserve for every time of year, from jams, pickles and chutneys to sauces, cheeses and cordials. The scrumptious recipes include traditional preserves such as Gooseberry and Elderflower Jam, Damson Cheese and Chilli Tomato Chutney as well as the more adventurous Oven Dried Tomatoes in Fennel Oil, Cherry and Almond Ratafia and Syrupy Poached Kumquats. From vodka and gin to curds and butters, there really is something here for everyone.
This book features over 80 sensational recipes for cold delights and frozen creations. It contains everything from ice creams and sumptuous gateaux to bombes, terrines and simple sorbets; and a detailed introduction illustrating all the basic ingredients, techniques and processed, including cook's hints and tips throughout. It includes more than 360 colour images: recipes are shown in easy-to-follow step-by-step photography, with a gorgeous picture of every finished dish. Try irresistible fruit, herb, spice and flower ice cream combinations, gorgeous hot puddings with melting ice cream centres, and light and refreshing iced drinks that are perfect for instant entertaining. Amazing Iced Desserts contains over 80 recipes that will have friends and family clamouring for second helpings. For special occasions, there are fabulous bombes, tortes and gateaux, which look stunning and taste divine, but are surprisingly simple to make. There are also wonderful, quick ideas for simple, elegant desserts that make the most of clever presentation. Ice cream can be scooped into glasses and topped with a sweet glossy sauce, wrapped in heart-shaped chocolate cases or mixed with fruit, herbs and spices - even flowers - to produce colourful and irresistible results. Beautifully photographed with over 360 colour images throughout, including step-by-step sequences to illustrate all the techniques, this book will appeal to food lovers everywhere.
This book presents over 400 fabulous dishes requiring only three or four ingredients illustrated by over 1500 stunning colour step-by-step photographs. It simplifies shopping, cuts preparation time, and is perfect for the modern cook who loves good food but has less time to spend making it. It provides a practical introduction to minimalist cooking, with advice on choosing ingredients and tips on how to achieve maximum taste. It includes recipes for every type of occasion - breakfasts and brunches, light lunches and midweek family meals, relaxed al fresco dining, elegant entertaining and sumptuous desserts. Perfect for today's busy modern cook, this book shows how to achieve maximum flavour with minimum effort. Every recipe tastes sensational but requires just three or four ingredients, saving money and saving time on planning, shopping and preparation. There is something suitable for all occasions, and each recipe has easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions to ensure perfect results every time. A nutritional breakdown of every recipe is also included, so you can plan meals for any kind of diet. Quick dishes include stuffed baby squash, or chicken scallops with lemon and Serrano ham. For those with a sweet tooth, there are four chapters filled with indulgent delights such as passion fruit creams. Beautifully photographed with over 1500 step-by-step pictures, this is the only cookbook for anyone who demands superb results, but wants to spend less money in the supermarket and less time in the kitchen.
Even people who never normally bake cakes find themselves reaching for the icing when it comes to children's parties. With busy cooks in mind, Joanna Farrow has devised this collection of 35 cakes which offer something to appeal to most children - and will not take days to create. From a toadstool cake for younger children to sporty cakes and animal characters for the older age group, all the recipes are accompanied by clear instructions, templates where necessary and step-by-step photographs which make the cakes superbly easy to create, even for complete baking novices.