Saturday, 23 January 2016

Baking books

Just how many cookery/recipe books do you own?  For the purposes of this blog post, I've just been to check, and I seem to have somewhere in the region of 35 in all.

Now for my second question: how many of these do you actually use?  Is this number dramatically less?

I use only a handful of my books if I'm totally honest.  I use my Primrose Bakery book for making my lemon drizzle and my banana and chocolate loaf cakes.  I use my Marian Keyes book for delicious rock cakes, and How to be a Domestic Goddess by Nigella Lawson produces fool-proof brownies.  The others I use rarely, if at all.

The one book I turn to again and again though is a little-known one.  I picked it up years ago in The Works for a smidgen of it's rrp and I use it constantly.  It never lets me down. 

Gill Holcombe's book entitled How to feed your family... is brilliant.  It contains recipes and whole meal suggestions for everything, and none of them require fancy ingredients or tons of sugar.  As I type I currently have the dough for some chocolate chip cookies resting in the fridge that the girlies helped me whip up this afternoon.

What's your fool-safe go-to baking/cookery book?  I wonder if it's on my shelf!

G x

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  2. Sorry - had to start again when I saw all my typos! I don't use my books to actually cook or bake from now, I just make things up as I go along but do use The Rver Cottage Preserving book every year the garden harvest comes in.
    However, modern recipe books are so lovely to look at that I have what my friend calls my food porn collection which, though not read as I sweat over the stove producing fancy dishes for a family, I do enjoy looking through in private moments.....but I'd need to at least quadruple my income to keep all those ingredients they call for to hand!

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    1. I know, Jenann, you go to bake something and discover one ingredient is only sold in a specialist shop! x

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  3. Looks like a lovely book. I wonder if it is still in print. xx

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    1. I think so Stitches and Seeds, and on the kindle too if you have one? x

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  4. I have loads of cookery books, but I head to the internet now when I'm looking for a recipe!
    Liz

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    1. oh the internet, however did we manage before it? x

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  5. I'm no cook but I really love Deliciuosly Ella books for great ideas. X

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  7. Hello, as a fellow Ginny I just had to click on your name on your comment on Inverleith, and then when I get here I found you asking a question I ask myself *so* often :-D.
    I have loads of cookery books that I just like to read, and only actually cook from quite rarely. Probably my most used/referred-to cookery book is BBC Good Food's Recipes for Kids which has my go-to recipes for brownies and and chocolate fairy cakes (I bake for PTA things). Despite my addiction to cookery books I rarely use recipes for cooking actual meals, I tend to make things up. Maybe I should make a bit more use of the books!

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  8. I use The River Cottage Family book and an old Amanda Grant toddler and baby book weekly. Also organix baby book but I use the baby recipes to feed us all. They arent really very babyish.

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  9. Love this book, especially the cakes. Hope you are well Lucy x

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