Baking recipes

Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Galettes

Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Galettes

Pumpkin and Blue Cheese Galettes, All Day Baking: Savoury, Not Sweet by Michael James with Pippa James. Photography by Lisa Cohen.

All Day Baking Savoury, Not Sweet by Michael James with Pippa James

For every two lovers of sweet baked treats, there is at least another who will take the gruyère gougère or the curry pastie every time, thank you. All Day Baking: Savoury, Not Sweet is a baking cookbook—at last—for them.

Its mission is to deliver comforting, inventive and wholegrain-forward ideas for pies, sausage rolls, pasties and myriad other mostly pastry-based recipes, alongside gutsy accompaniments that equip the reader with the tools to transform delicious bakes into nourishing any-time-of-day meals.

Author Michael James is a Michelin-restaurant chef by training who was drawn early to the art, precision, and satisfaction of baking. In All Day Baking, his second book, he turns his attention to the pasties of his UK childhood, the pies he creates today for his young family, and the quiches, sausage rolls, palmiers and galettes that have earned him a cultish following around the world. As well, he delivers a master class in pastry—from puff to rye to vegan and gluten-free—gifting readers a foundation knowledge that sets them on a path to their own freewheeling baking adventures.
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Focaccia integrale

Focaccia integrale

Focaccia integrale, Sourdough: Slow Down, Make Bread by James Morton. Photography by Andy Sewell.

Sourdough: Slow Down, Make Bread

Sourdough: From Scratch features recipes and top tips on everything you need to know to make your own sourdough from scratch. For home bakers, sourdough is the true test of every aspiring bread-maker. Fickle, delicate, every loaf is unique. And there are a LOT of pitfalls to be avoided. It’s much more than simply a food: sourdough is a science. So who better than Dr. James Morton, baking pedant and fermentation fanatic, to explain the basics for both the uninitiated and more experienced bakers?

James talks the home cook through everything from starters, flours and hydration, to kneading, shaping, rising, slashing and baking, explaining how to achieve the perfect crust and crumb. With a foolproof recipe for the perfect loaf, clear step-by-step instructions, troubleshooting tips, and explanations of what works and why, From Scratch: Sourdough is the accessible handbook that bakers everywhere have been waiting for.

Sourdough: Slow Down, Make Bread is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake

Yogurt Cake, Macedonia: The Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Balkans by Katerina Nitsou. Photogaphy by Oliver Fitzgerald.

Macedonia: The Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from the Balkans

Macedonian cuisine is a rich mosaic of influences from the Mediterranean and Middle East, and the neighboring countries in the Balkan Peninsula. It is known for its opulent family meals, and the regional dishes play important symbolic roles in local traditions and family celebrations.

Macedonia: The Cookbook is a love letter to Macedonian culture, and a cuisine deeply rooted in its land and traditions. Through over 100 mouthwatering recipes for mezze dishes, salads, soups, fish, poultry, meat, vegetables, and delicious sweets and preserves, chef and food writer Katerina Nitsou shares the authentic flavors and wisdom brought along with her family, recreated and adapted in her North American kitchen.

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This Bread Is Bananas

This Bread Is Bananas

This Bread Is Bananas, Cook More, Waste Less: Zero-Waste Recipes to Use Up Groceries, Tackle Food Scraps, and Transform Leftovers by Christine Tizzard. Photography by Reena Newman.

Cook More, Waste Less: Zero-Waste Recipes to Use Up Groceries, Tackle Food Scraps, and Transform Leftovers

Cook More, Waste Less offers accessible solutions to a problem every home cook faces: waste. From grocery shopping tips to pantry storage ideas, this book is packed with strategies to get the most out of your food, whether it’s fresh or frozen, ingredients a little past their prime, or leftovers.

Written by food industry professional Christine Tizzard, who after seeing (and cringing at) the amount of wasted food during filming and photoshoots, and having many friends come to her with their own food waste woes, knew she had to share the everyday low waste hacks she uses in her own kitchen.

Inside there are over 100 adaptable recipes to enjoy, with plenty of flexibility for substitutions. Turn leftover broccoli and Swiss chard stems into a delicious au gratin. Use up your parmesan rinds in a soothing broth. Make a mouthwatering pot roast and turn the leftovers into a savoury pie or beefy black lentil stew. Leftover rice? Rice pudding. Is fruit going soft? Anything can be a marmalade. There are even ideas for face scrubs and dog treats.

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Custard Cream Tarts

Custard Cream Tarts

Custard Cream Tarts, Portuguese Home Cooking by Ana Patuleia Ortins. Photography by Hiltrud Schulz.

PORTUGUESE HOME COOKING by Ana Patuleia Ortins

The Mediterranean diet is famed for its fresh and vibrant cuisine. In this book, Ana Patuleia Ortins invites you to discover or revisit the soul-comforting, peasant food of Portugal, just as vibrant, yet distinct from that of its neighbors.

 

Peppered with a lifetime of anecdotes from a passionate cook, Portuguese Home Cooking draws us into an immigrant kitchen where traditional culinary methods were handed down from father to daughter, shared and refined with the help of the family and friends who watched, chopped, and tasted. The recipes in this cookbook are of dishes prepared as they are in Portugal―with the measurements tried and tested, and the ingredients and methods fully explained.

 

With warmth and gusto, Ana Patuleia Ortins shares garden-fresh salads, hearty wine and garlic braises, legumes and leafy greens, meat and shellfish dishes, rustic breads, and the luscious desserts for which Portugal is known.

 

Beautiful food and location photography will transport you to Portugal’s picturesque countryside, and novices and experienced chefs alike will delight in the culture and cuisine, whether nostalgic for home, or discovering it for the first time.

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Key Lime Tart with Saltine Crust

Key Lime Tart with Saltine Crust

Key Lime Tart with Saltine Crust, Summer: A Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Lazy Days and Magical Nights by Marnie Hanel & Jen Stevenson.

Summer: A Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Lazy Days and Magical NightsWhether for cocktails and bites at the lake house or a come one, come all dinner with friends, here are more than 100 seasonally inspired recipes guided by the principle that summer cooking means keeping things loose (and the oven off when it’s just too hot out).

Fuel up for a surf day with a basket of Fantastic Focaccia Sandwiches, host lunch on the deck with a Grilled Shrimp Louie salad, pass around the beach picnic fare (hello, Spicy Pineapple Spears and Landlubber’s Lobster Rolls).

It’s a cookbook and so much more, with perfect party menus—how to choose between a Paella Party and Grilled Rib Revelry?—tiki cocktails, Five-Minute Frosé, tips on building a beach firepit. And to wrap it all up on the sweetest note, what could be better than Six Sensational Ice Cream Sandwiches?

Summer: A Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Lazy Days and Magical Nights is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Peach, Apricot, Plum Crumble

Peach, Apricot, Plum Crumble

Peach, Apricot, Plum Crumble, Canned: Quick and easy recipes that get the most out of tinned food by Theo A. Michaels. Photography by Mowie Kay.

Canned by Theo A. Michaels

Canned by Theo A. Michaels

Chef Theo Michaels presents 65 simple and flavorsome recipes for meals made using canned food plus just a few basic fresh and/or frozen ingredients.

Most of the recipes can be pulled together in less than 30 minutes, ingredients lists are short and also allow for last-minute substitutions.

Stock your kitchen cupboards with a good selection of canned food and you’ll never be short of dinner options even when getting out to the store isn’t easy!

Rustle up tasty dishes for all the household, from soups and simple pasta dishes, to satisfying oven bakes and one-pot casseroles. Theo’s recipes make clever use of canned vegetables, fruits, legumes, fish, seafood, and even meat and poultry!

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Clafoutis

Clafoutis

Clafoutis, The Forager’s Pantry: Cooking with Wild Edibles by Elen Zachos. Photography by Douglas Merriam.

The Forager's Pantry: Cooking with Wild Edibles by Ellen Zachos

Many home cooks want to experiment with wild foods and explore new flavours, but don’t know where to start? The Forager’s Pantry was written for you.

This comprehensive and accessible book by Ellen Zachos takes readers through spices and herbs, flowers, fruit, greens, nuts and seeds, tubes and roots, and mushrooms, showing how some of the best ingredients come from nature itself.

The Forager’s Pantry is for any home cook, chef, or foodie who wants to incorporate foraged flavors into their everyday cooking.

This guide will start with individual ingredients before going into techniques, preservation, and master recipes, making foraged food both accessible and delicious. This book is for the adventurous home cook just waiting to get started—combine new foods with familiar staples, explore wild ingredients, and bring new life and excitement to your cooking. (more…)

Summer Fruit Cobbler

Summer Fruit Cobbler

Summer Fruit Cobbler, Farmhouse Weekends: Menus for Relaxing Country Meals All Year Long by Melissa Bahen. Photographs © 2021 Melissa Bahen.

Farmhouse Weekends by Melissa Bahen

Farmhouse Weekends is the cookbook for anyone who daydreams of country life.

Prepare meals and experiences to enjoy in the easy companionship of family and friends―everything you need to create the perfect farmhouse weekend, no matter where you live, is found within these pages.

Each chapter provides recipes inspired by author Melissa Bahen’s weekend jaunts in the country: apple cider donuts and white bean chili after a day of picking fresh apples in the fall; buttery cobbler full of ripe, summer berries after a trip to the farmers’ market; hot, flaky biscuits slathered with butter and homemade strawberry freezer jam to start out a spring day.

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Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing

Spiced Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese and Butter Icing, Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall by Emily Scott. Photography by Kim Lightbody.

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall

Close your eyes and think of a place where the sky meets the sea; where the weather changes from moment to moment; and where the coastline is beautifully rugged and where surf breaks on endless sandy shores. This is Cornwall. In Sea & Shore, Emily Scott brings together the magic of this beautiful part of the world, with over 80 simple and seasonal recipes for the home cook.

Sea & Shore is more than just a cookbook; it shares the connection between food, a sense of place, and storytelling. With stunning photography, it translates experience and memories into ingredients that come together as simple, rustic dishes that anyone can easily recreate at home.

 

Sea & Shore: Recipes and Stories from a cook and her kitchen in Cornwall is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)