The Kiev International Culinary Academy is offering a layer cake ebook this time.
The cakes look so beautiful and I’m really tempted because they mostly seem to be sponge cakes. The carrot cake in particular has such an interesting look and as someone whose preferred carrot cake is a light and fluffy sponge made with ground pecans, I’m curious how this one is made.
I recently impulse bought Melissa Clark’s “Dinner in One” (we were at our local warehouse club and it was $20 instead of $30). I’ve flagged a lot of recipes to try, but almost all require modifications that she offers (eg chicken breasts instead of thighs). So far I’ve made two: a gigantic meatball sub on a loaf of garlic bread, and a turkey (not lamb) keema. The meatballs were good, but the sandwich was structurally unsound once sliced. I’d repeat but with individual sub rolls. The keema was tasty but unfortunately not to my family’s liking; I may try the basic recipe with chickpeas and make it for my lunches.
I’ve also preordered the new Smitten Kitchen cookbook so will pick it up when it’s released in November!
Ok, I’ve given the book a look through, and if you’re wanting unique or unusual cookies, I think you’ll be well pleased! Some of the unusual ingredients I noticed were goat butter, smoked chocolate, and rosewater- those are just the ones that stand out. There’s a chapter at the end that has recipes for unusual fillings, such as various atypical jams and such. Probably how to cold smoke chocolate too, but not sure… the book is nicely laid out with quality photos. There’s about 60 recipes, and it has high ratings on Amazon too.
My only complaint with the book is that the ingredient lists to each recipe are in a small font, despite a lot of white space on the pages. The directions are in a bigger font, but still there’s room for bigger type there, as well. I do have aging eyes - 10 or so years ago it wouldn’t have been an issue. Still, young or older eyes, it’s nice to be able to glance at something and have it be easily seen.
Let me know if you have any more questions. I’m looking forward to making a couple recipes, so thanks for bringing it up, as I had kind of forgotten about it.
My costco seldom has cooking books these day so when i saw Dinner in One by Melissa Clark I was delighted. I like the way the book is organized. Chapters are on Sheet Pans, Skillets, One Pot Pastas and Noodles,Dutch Oven,Casseroles,Soup Pots, Instant Pots and Multicookers, One Bowl Cakes. I have marked quite a few recipes and now to get organized. I have her Dinner in French and love cooking from it.
This list is almost embarrassing, but I’ve been on a sort of spree lately.
Plant-Based Himalaya, by Babita Shrestha
Cozy Vegan Pies and Tarts, by Helen Au
Mission Vegan, by Danny Bowien
The Vegan Chinese Kitchen, by Hannah Che
Chinese Homestyle, by Maggie Zhu
I Am From Here, by Vishwesh Bhatt
The Modern Tiffin, by Priyanka Naik
Mumbai Modern, by Amisha Dodhia Gurbani
Nistisima, by Georgina Hayden
Masa, by Jorge Gaviria
The Gracias Madre Cookbook
Masa, by Jorge Gaviria. It’s already indexed in EYB.
I made nixtamal once using hominy corn and lime purchased from Anson Mills, and then went on to make fresh masa and tortillas. It was a revelation…once of the best things I have ever eaten. A long process!
I started buying Masienda masa harina and making masa and tortillas the short way. Their masa harina is delicious. I was excited to hear about the cookbook before it came out earlier this month and caved to buying it right away. The book is beautifully written, with gorgeous photos, wonderful narrative, and great recipes. It will be a couple of weeks before I can delve into it, but I am already committed to nixtalmalization using Masienda heirloom corn in several of the beautiful colors available.
@Aubergine mentioned a book called “Snacking Cakes”, I want that for Christmas. I’ll mention it to my girlfriend and maybe Santa will get it for me.
Last night (after the football game) I had to make up a mini-batch of Chocolate Peanut Butter roll candy, as my girlfriend had a “Chocolate Emergency”. I would have preferred to flip through a cookbook (like Snacking Cakes) and whipped up something different for her.