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Annie Rigg is the author of Gifts from the Kitchen and Sweet Things. A much in-demand food stylist, she has worked for Sainsbury's Magazine, Olive, Delicious, Country Living and Good Food Magazine as well as a number of top chefs.
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A pleasing mix of sweet and savoury gifts to make. The range of items to make and the seasonal presentation together with the mix of the traditional and the new make this an excellent buy. Just a few of the gifts you can come up with using this book are a tin of delicious biscuits, a tempting box of sweets or the ingredients for a special pasta supper. Above all Annie Rigg is showing that giving a gift to eat is also giving your time and attention, making these lovely foodie gifts a very precious commodity. ~ Sue Baker Like for Like Reading Vintage Cakes: Tremendously Good Cakes for Sharing and Giving, Jane Brocket Good Food: Delicious Gifts, Sharon Brown
The Great British Bake Off cookery book series that teaches the nation to bake. With expert advice about ingredients, equipment and techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step photographs. The Great British Bake Off: Bake It Better are the 'go to' cookery books which gives you all the recipes and baking know-how in one easy-to-navigate series. The recipes themselves include traditional classics and modern bakes, and progress from simple through to more challenging showstoppers - Bake it Better will take you a journey from first timer to star baker.
The essential recipe book for people looking for easy ways to include more veg in their diet, Eat More Veg elevates humble vegetables into hearty mains and satisfying side dishes. Annie Rigg, a Leiths-trained chef and well-established food writer with over 20 years of experience, turns her hand to crafting 80 irresistible vegetarian and vegan dishes in her latest offering Eat More Veg. This is a cookbook for people who want to make vegetables a bigger part of their diet to benefit their health and the environment without having to compromise on taste. Annie Rigg's vibrant and healthy dishes offer just that. Her recipes are not about what's missing - they are about maximising the impact and flavour of plant-based ingredients in ways that are fresh and enticing. Divided into six chapters this book covers quick suppers, mains, special feasts, soups and starters, salads, and sides. Dive in to discover 80 delicious dishes that make the most of seasonal produce, often using vegetables grown in National Trust gardens. From puttanesca cherry tomatoes to Indian spiced Romanesco, courgette, pea and basil risotto to spinach, lentil and chickpea kofta, Annie Rigg makes use of diverse seasonal veg in imaginative, appetising ways. Eat More Veg is a glorious collection of comforting and exciting dishes guaranteed to satisfy.
Step-by-step instruction and more than 60 recipes for simple and decorated French macarons. Stylish, picture-perfect and delicious, macarons are the ultimate in pretty sweet treats. Adaptable to any colour scheme or flavouring, these delicate little fancies make the perfect gift or centrepiece for a smart afternoon tea. This gorgeous book gives you step-by-step instructions on how to master the basic macaron recipe so that you always get a crisp exterior, chewy cookie, and flavoursome filling. Flavours to enjoy include salted caramel, pistachio, lemon, cappuccino, cherry and chocolate, malted milk chocolate, and raspberry and passion fruit. Once mastered, you can try your hand at the beautiful decorated macarons, from pandas to flowers, caterpillars to Chinese lanterns, bumble bees to tennis balls, these stunning and playful designs will delight and thrill at any occasion.
What could be more wonderful than receiving a box of homemade cookies, a tray of gooey brownies, a bottle of fresh raspberry cordial or a box of delicate almond friands? With the current trend for all things thrifty and creative, now is the perfect time to explore the tradition of making and giving something homemade. Accompanied by creative packaging ideas and with a huge variety of recipes and ideas for every season and occasion - from candied almonds and Chinese fortune cookies to slow-roasted tomatoes and macaroons - there is sure to be something for everyone here, whether you want to celebrate a birthday, a wedding, the arrival of a new baby, welcome someone into their new home or just say thank you.
This stunning cookbook contains 100 mouth-watering recipes for pies and tarts, themed by size: individual tartlets and handheld pies, medium ones for lunch and dinner, and big, celebratory pies for larger gatherings. Pies and tarts can be guilty pleasures, crowd pleasers, seasonal winners and heroes of the picnic or lunchbox. It's impossible to think of an autumnal lunch without apple pie, a summer feast without a glorious berry tart, or a birthday without a showstopping chocolate tart. These classics, given a contemporary spin, sit happily alongside recipes for empanadas, lattice-topped pies, slumps, and galettes. There are sweet and savoury recipes for every season, and ideas for super decorative pastry-work, as popularised on Instagram. The book also includes pastry-making tips and tricks, and building-block recipes for a variety of doughs and crusts, to help get you started.
Sweet cherries, juicy oranges, succulent strawberries, tongue-tingling limes - everyone has a favourite fruit, though too often many of us just eat it as it comes, or stick to classics such as apple crumble. In this inspiring collection of seasonal recipes, Annie Rigg offers 120 original, exciting and tempting ways to enjoy the orchard's bounty. Whether introducing a splash of colour to your plate or providing the perfect tangy countertaste to a rich cheese, she shows how fruit can play the starring role. Chapters cover Citrus, Berries & Soft Fruit, Stone Fruit, Tropical Fruit and Orchard Fruits, and the recipes include such delicious dishes as Bulgur Wheat Salad with Cherries and Feta, Mango & Chilli Hot Sauce, Fromage Frais Panna Cotta with Blood Orange Jelly and Pistachio and Coconut & Lime Cake, as well as all manner of tarts, pies, creams, dressings and syrups.
Inspirational ideas for a showstopping birthday party from the Great British Bake Off! Bake the birthday cake of your child's dreams and make the annual party a stress-free occasion with these brilliant new recipes for delicious cakes, biscuits, buns, and bakes. Whether you are a novice cook or a skilled baker, take your pick from recipes for lions, fortresses, snow queens, rockets, and crowns. Recipes for sweet and savoury treats will complete your perfect birthday party. There's something for every age, from toddler to teen, so you can turn to the book again and again. ~ Includes recipes from much-loved Bake Off Bakers Richard, Ian, Frances Holly, Cathryn, Chetna and Luis ~
From traditional toffee, fluffy clouds of marshmallow and creamy maple and pecan fudge to sherbet with lolly dippers, the recipes in Sweet Things are the stuff of childhood dreams. Soft, delicately flavoured nougat bars, topped with vanilla caramel and covered in chocolate are just big enough for three or four (big) bites and far surpass the shop-bought equivalent. Crisp butterscotch popcorn with just a hint of sea salt is the perfect adult indulgence, a box of Praline Hearts makes a delightful Valentine's Day gift and chocolate dipped honeycomb is tailor-made for Father's Day. The recipes come with failsafe instructions that will ensure success every time, even for novice confectioners, plus creative packaging ideas, making this the ideal book whether you want an imaginative present for someone special or merely to treat yourself.
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