Dessert recipes

Cornelius’s Fudge

Cornelius’s Fudge

Cornelius’s Fudge, The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook: A Magical Collection of Simple and Spellbinding Recipes to Conjure in the Common Room or the Great Hall. Photography by Aline Shaw.

A love of food has always been part of the Harry Potter universe, from the fabulous feasts served in the Great Hall to the sweets exchanged in the common room. Whether you’re running to catch a bus or train, an eternal latecomer, or a hardworking student, you will find something in these pages to make you happy, rain or shine! Every one of these recipes has been concocted with love for occasions large and small, to be enjoyed alone or with friends, at home or on the go. Included are dozens of recipes from across the Wizarding World such as: Goblet of Fire Soup Great Hall Shepherd's Pie Umbridge's Pink Mug Cake Cornelius's Fudge Elf Wine Ron's Usual Sandwich Authentic Cold and Warm Butterbeer And many, many more! Easy, step-by-step recipes are perfect for any young witch or wizard and will have you prepping feasts worthy of the Hogwarts Great Hall. So spread your wings and get cooking with The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook. And whatever you do, don’t forget your snack!A love of food has always been part of the Harry Potter universe, from the fabulous feasts served in the Great Hall to the sweets exchanged in the common room.

Whether you’re running to catch a bus or train, an eternal latecomer, or a hardworking student, you will find something in these pages to make you happy, rain or shine!

Every one of these recipes has been concocted with love for occasions large and small, to be enjoyed alone or with friends, at home or on the go. Included are dozens of recipes from across the Wizarding World such as: Goblet of Fire Soup, Great Hall Shepherd’s Pie, Umbridge’s Pink Mug Cake, Cornelius’s Fudge, Elf Wine, Ron’s Usual Sandwich, Authentic Cold and Warm Butterbeer, and many, many more!

Easy, step-by-step recipes are perfect for any young witch or wizard and will have you prepping feasts worthy of the Hogwarts Great Hall. So spread your wings and get cooking with The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook. And whatever you do, don’t forget your snack!

The Unofficial Harry Potter College Cookbook: A Magical Collection of Simple and Spellbinding Recipes to Conjure in the Common Room or the Great Hall is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars

Strawberry Shortcake Bars, Bakerita by Rachel Conners with Mary Goodbody.

Bakerita

Rachel Conners began her blog as a hobby to share baking recipes with friends, but when she started to focus more on gluten-free, paleo, and vegan recipes to make things she could share with her sister, who was following a strict diet due to health concerns, Rachel quickly realized she was onto something. Bakerita surged in popularity as fans flocked to it for delicious and beautifully photographed recipes.

Interest in gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, and refined sugar–free foods continues to grow in popularity, yet there are remarkably few books available focused just on desserts, and even fewer with recipes that even beginner bakers can make at home.

That’s where Bakerita comes in, offering recipes for everything from breakfast treats like Lavender-Lemon Raspberry Scones, pies and tarts such as Chocolate Mousse Pie, cakes including Mocha Chip Cheesecake, and updated all-time favourites like chocolate chip cookies and strawberry shortcake bars, all made without any hard-to-find ingredients.

Bakerita: 100+ No-Fuss Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Refined Sugar-Free Recipes for the Modern Baker is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines

Baked Rosemary & Nutmeg Nectarines, At the Kitchen Table by Megan Davies. Photography by Clare Winfield.

At the Kitchen Table by Megan Davies

Influenced by nostalgic meals and cooking for loved ones, Megan Davies has written this book for the eco-minded home cook.

She includes invaluable tips on how to make ingredients stretch; from potato peel chips to pickled cucumber and beets. Megan also features ways to turn leftovers into a new meal, such as a Roasted Fennel, Chive, and Dill Pasta Bake or Frittata, both from a leftover Raw Fennel, Chive, and Dill Salad. Multi-tasking recipes include brunch and late-night dishes such as Bircher Pancakes and Sweet Potato Baked Eggs.

Suppers for Sharing that can be scaled up to feed a crowd or down for a more intimate occasion range from Roasted Squash with Almonds and Tarragon to the best Roast Chicken recipe with Pan Pastry Croutons (plus, of course, ways to use up any uneaten chicken!)

From On the Side accompaniments and stunning Sweet Things such as Pot Luck Tarte Tatin this collection of ingenious recipes will give you all the inspiration you need to help run a more sustainable home kitchen, reduce your carbon footprint, and make the sort of small changes at home that can make a big difference to our world. (more…)

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange

Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Simple Spice Vegetarian by Cyrus Todiwala. Photography by Matt Russell.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices

Cyrus Todiwala shows you how to master vegetarian and vegan Indian recipes using just 10 spices—chilli, cumin, cilantro, turmeric, cardamom, cloves, saffron, cinnamon, mace and mustard seeds. All of the recipes in the book draw only on these core spices, making Indian cookery achievable for everyone, without impossibly long ingredient lists.

Cyrus shares his trademark combinations of Indian techniques with more familiar western ingredients, and vice versa, with imaginative new takes on vegetarian and vegan recipes such as Zucchini Koftas in Tomato Sauce, Black Rice Pudding with Plums & Orange, Masala Scrambled Eggs with Paneer, Quinoa and Mushroom Tadka and Baked Tandoori-style Caulifower.

Simple Spice Vegetarian: Easy Indian Vegetarian Recipes From Just 10 Spices is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.

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Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte

Raspberry Charlotte, French Pastry at the Ritz Paris by François Perret. Photography by Bernhard Winkelmann.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris

Welcome to the universe of François Perret, pastry chef at the Ritz Paris. Savour sumptuous pastries and cakes: the famous honey madeleine, or the Poire BelleHélène en cage, and explore too this legendary hotel on the Place Vendome.

Perret writes about his inspiration for his top ten creations, and then five haute pâtisserie desserts are each interpreted in three different variations: as an appetizer (la touche), as a main dessert, and as a light, sweet finishing flourish (la sucrerie).

The book concludes with Perret’s favourite: marble cake nestled in its pretty box stamped with the name of the famous hotel; the dessert unveils itself like a precious gem.

French Pastry at the Ritz Paris is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.

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Classic cheesecake with homemade strawberry sauce

Classic cheesecake with homemade strawberry sauce

Back to the Fure Dessert: McFly Cheesecake – Classic cheesecake with homemade strawberry sauce, reprinted with permission from GASTRONOGEEK © 2020 by Thibaud Villanova and Maxime Léonard, Running Press.

Presenting pop culture delicacies for both casual and devoted fans, this cookbook includes forty-two recipes to conjure up unbelievable three-course menus influenced by fifteen fandoms from science fiction, fantasy, manga, horror, and comics. Become a gourmet geek with this mouthwatering menu:

-A delicate “Impossible Soufflé” from Doctor Who
-“Sanji’s Special Pork Steaks” from One Piece
-The aptly named “Transylvanian Beef” from Dracula with roast beef, onions, and saffron potatoes
-A hearty “Vegetables of Yesteryear Pie” from The Lord of the Rings
-Specialty sweets and desserts: “Martha Kent’s Apricot and Almond Tart,” “McFly Cheesecake,” or the “Eye of Sauron Sabayon”, and more!

From comfort food to culinary classics, pop culture chef Thibaud Villanova’s imaginative recipes are sure to amaze and delight everyone gathered around the table.

 

Gastronogeek: 42 Recipes from Your Favorite Imaginary Worlds is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca.

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Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart 

Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart

Chamomile Panna Cotta Tart, The Pastry School by Julie Jones. Photography by Peter Cassidy.

The Pastry School

Julie Jones is renowned for her highly decorative bakes packed with bold layers of flavour and texture. She is leading the pastry revival, believing that with a bit of patience and a love for food, anyone can create delicious, beautiful bakes.

 

A comprehensive Pastry Recipes & Methods section guides you through 10 different types of pastry with step-by-step instructions. These include loved classics such as Shortcrust and Hot Water, as well as a versatile Vegan and Gluten-free, that can be swapped in or out of recipes with a helpful Alternative Pastry Key.

 

Chapters include Fruit, Cream & Cheese, Nuts, Vegetables, Meat & Fish and Crunch & Crumb, featuring more than 50 sweet and savoury recipes ranging from a crowd-pleasing Vegetable Patch(work) Tart to stunning Vanilla Slices.

 

Dive in and be inspired by Julie’s delicate decorations and full-on flavours—these bakes are fun and achievable, with swaps and creativity encouraged.

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Genoise Cake with Raspberry and Cream

Genoise Cake with Raspberry and Cream

Genoise Cake with Raspberry and Cream from Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking by Caroline Bretherton.

What’s the difference between beating and folding? What should “soft peaks” look like? How do you line a pastry crust? When it comes to baking, knowing what an instruction means can be the difference between a showstopper and a soggy bottom. That’s where Illustrated Step-by-Step Baking comes in.

Each of the 80 classic recipes in this essential collection is fully illustrated, with photographs of every stage of the baking process. See what other baking books only tell you: how to knead the dough, rub together butter and flour, and create a pastry lattice to top a pie or tart. Then try your hand at more than 250 variations on those classics, or use them as inspiration to build on what you’ve learned and experiment with your own baking creations.

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White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons

White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons

White Chocolate and Raspberry Macarons, Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats by Annie Rigg and Loretta Liu. Photographs © Ryland, Peters & Small.

Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats by Annie Rigg and Loretta LiuStylish, 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 beautifully decorated macarons, from pandas to flowers, caterpillars to Chinese lanterns, bumblebees to tennis balls, these stunning and playful designs will delight and thrill at any occasion.

Macarons: 65 recipes for chic and delicious treats is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey

Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey

Fried Ravioli with Cheese and Honey from Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia by Letitia Clark. Photography by Matt Russell.

Bitter Honey In Bitter Honey, seasoned chef Letitia Clark invites us into her home on one of the most beautiful islands in the Mediterranean Sea—Sardinia. The recipes in this book do not take long to make, but you can taste the ethos behind every one of them—one which invites you to slow down, and nourish yourself with fresh food, friends and family. 

The importance of eating well is even more pronounced here on this forgotten island. Try your hand at Roasted eggplants with honey, mint, garlic and burrata, or a fresh, zesty salad of Celery, orange, anchovy and hazelnut, followed by Malloreddus (the shell-shaped pasta from the region) with crab, saffron and tomato.

Each recipe and the story behind it will transport you to the glittering, turquoise waters and laid-back lifestyle of this Italian paradise. With beautiful design, photography, full-colour illustrations and joyful anecdotes throughout, Bitter Honey is a vacation, a cookbook and a window onto a covetable lifestyle in the sun—all rolled into one. 

Bitter Honey: Recipes and Stories from Sardinia is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)