Dessert

Sweet Pumpkin Tart

Sweet Pumpkin Tart

Sweet Pumpkin Tart excerpted from Expressions: Art in Pastry: Recipes and Ideas for Extraordinary Pies and Tarts by Julie Jones. Photography by Andrew Montgomery.

Expressions: Art in Pastry: Recipes and Ideas for Extraordinary Pies and Tarts by Julie Jones

Julie Jones, Instagram influencer and author of Soulful Baker and The Pastry School conducts online work-shops for pastry decorating and this is the book that her followers have been crying out for.

A collection of basic sweet, shortcrust and hot water pastry recipes at the start of the book can each be used for a variety of pies and tarts and with a wide range of fillings, both sweet and savoury.

Chapters on Fruit, Meat & Fish, Vegetables, Sweet Dairy and Cheese include 40 recipes that can all be adapted to a variety of decorative approaches. The recipes suit small and large rounds and small and large squares, according to how many people you’re planning to serve. In total there are more than a hundred decorative pies and tarts to feast your eyes on. Recipes include a linear fruit pie, a cheese lattice pie, a pumpkin-baked pastry tile pie and a carrot and courgette flower pie. Every chapter includes exquisite photography by Andrew Montgomery of both the food and the inspiration behind it. (more…)

Simple Donuts

Simple Donuts

Simple Donuts excerpted from Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes by Reece Hignell. Photography by Luisa Brimble.

Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes by Reece Hignell

Reece Hignell, MasterChef Australia veteran and owner of the Cakeboi bakery, created this exceptional collection of classic Australian bakes so that anyone can become a baking pro.

Inspired by his nan’s traditional desserts, this book is full of iconic cakes like his Spiced Rum Baba that made Katy Perry exclaim, “You’re the tits, Reece!” and his long-coveted Signature Lemon Tart.

With chapters that lead you through everything from the basics of baking to creating your own sensational scones, sponge cakes and more, you’ll find all the inspiration and instruction you need to make a masterpiece in the kitchen.

Cakeboi: A Collection of Classic Bakes is available at Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk and Indigo.ca.  


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Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake

Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake

Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake excerpted from Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a twist of spice by Chetna Makan. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a twist of spice by Chetna Makan. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna’s popular and accessible style has charmed millions of people since her first appearance on our screens in The Great British Bake Off. Since then, she has written several bestselling cookbooks that combine her creative flavours with a love of simple Indian home cooking.

In this new collection, Chetna showcases delicious sweet and savoury bakes which have easy-to-find ingredients and simple-to-follow methods, but a special flavour twist to make your bakes sing and shine. That could be a spice you might not expect, such as star anise in a tarte Tatin, a fusion of global incidences such as Masala Focaccia, or a twist on a classic, such as a drizzle cake dazzling with mango and ginger. Proving once again that simple baking methods are the best, Chetna’s inspirational recipes are a joy to make and share with your favourite people. (more…)

Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta Tart

Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta Tart

Mandarin Orange Panna Cotta Tart excerpted from Cozy Vegan Pies and Tarts by Helen Au. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photography by Helen Au.

Cozy Vegan Pies and Tarts by Helen Au. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photography by Helen Au.

Going vegan doesn’t mean giving up flaky pie crusts and delicious tarts! With this outstanding collection of comforting recipes, it’s easy to make delectable plant-based pastries that your family and friends will rave about.

Whether you’re looking for a classic childhood favourite, a no-bake tart for a hot summer day or a savoury galette for a quick yet elegant dinner, Helen Au of With Helen has the perfect recipe for you. Traditional favourites such as Blueberry Crumble Pie, Vegan German Chocolate Tart and Pumpkin Caramel Pie are the perfect desserts for any gathering or special occasion. Approachable recipes like Strawberry Matcha Tart, Chinese White Pear and Ginger Pie, Chamomile Grapefruit Tart and Lemony Ricotta Summer Squash Galette feature unique, exciting flavour combinations to please every palate.

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Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies

Caramel-Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies excerpted from Simple Small-Batch Baking by Mike Johnson. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photography by Mike Johnson. 

Simple Small-Batch Baking by Mike Johnson. Page Street Publishing Co. 2022. Photography by Mike Johnson.

From dainty cakes to small-scale batches of cookies to the perfect pies and tarts for two, Mike Johnson’s incredible collection of small-batch recipes is sure to be a staple in your household.

Whether you’re baking for a small household, trying to limit leftovers or are looking to spend less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying your baked confections, Mike has got a recipe for you with options like:

• Loaf Pan Funfetti Sheet Cake • Fluffernutter Blondies • Chocolate Pecan Skillet Cookie for Two • Pumpkin Crumb Cake Muffins • Maple Bacon Scones • No-Bake Vanilla Bean Cheesecake Bars • Mini Mixed Berry Hand Pies • Carrot Cake Cupcakes • Garlic Knots for Two • Small-Batch Fudge Brownies

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Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses

Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses

Creamy Orange Blossom Rice Pudding with Dried Roses excerpted from Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla. Photography by Jacqui Small.

Palestine on a Plate: Memories from My Mother’s Kitchen by Joudie Kalla

Palestinian food is not just found on the streets of the Old City of Jerusalem with the ka’ak (sesame) bread sellers and stalls selling za’atar chicken and mana’eesh (za’atar and sesame bread), but in the home too; in the kitchens all across the country, where families cook and eat together every day, in a way that generations before them have always done.

Palestine on a Plate is a tribute to family, cooking, and home—old recipes created with love that brings people together in appreciation of the beauty of this rich heritage. Immerse yourself in the stories and culture of Palestine through the food in this book.

This is a celebration of real Palestinian food, cooked with the ingredients that Joudie’s mother and grandmother use, and their grandmothers used before them. Experience the wonderful flavours of Palestine through zingy fattet hummus (tangy yoghurt, chickpeas and hummus, served over toasted pita bread and drizzled in buttered pine nuts), satisfyingly spiced makloubeh (an upside down spiced rice dish with lamb neck and fried eggplant), eggplant and zucchini stuffed full with spiced and herbed lamb, and sublimely decadent awameh (honey dumplings) all accompanied by fresh mint tea and white coffee (not actually coffee at all, but a refreshing mix of water, orange blossom water and sugar).

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Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble

Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble

Rhubarb Bumbleberry Crumble excerpted from The Lemon Apron Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for the Curious Home Cook by Jennifer Emilson. Copyright © 2022 Jeniffer Emilson. Cover and interior design by Lisa Jager. Cover and interior photography by Johann Headley. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Excerpted from The Lemon Apron Cookbook: Seasonal Recipes for the Curious Home Cook by Jennifer Emilson. Copyright © 2022 Jeniffer Emilson. Cover and interior design by Lisa Jager. Cover and interior photography by Johann Headley. Published by Appetite by Random House, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Embrace the unique beauty each season brings with The Lemon Apron Cookbook. These approachable, rustic recipes from cook, baker, and blogger Jennifer Emilson are true comfort home cooking, highlighting the freshest produce any time of year.

Drawing from many sources of inspiration—from her home base of Toronto and her German heritage, to her travels around the world—Jennifer’s varied influences come together in this thoughtful, cohesive collection. The book is organized by season, with an additional year-round chapter for anytime favourites: try the Cinnamon and Sumac Sautéed Brussels Sprouts in spring; the Rose Harissa Lamb Chops with Chili Fregola for a flavorful summer dinner; a hearty autumn Spinach Spätzle with Sautéed Onions and Gruyère; a winter Mincemeat Tart with Citrus Crème Anglaise; or the Detroit-Style Skillet Pizza any month the craving hits. (more…)

Mango Fluff Pie

Mango Fluff Pie

Mango Fluff Pie excerpted from Rambutan: Recipes from Sri Lanka by Cynthia Shanmugalingam. Photographs © Alex Lau, 2022.

Rambutan: Recipes from Sri Lanka by Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Since Cynthia Shanmugalingam was a young girl, she has worked to piece together her sense of Sri Lanka, her ancestral homeland that she experienced through the wondrous flavours of her immigrant parents’ kitchen in London.

In Rambutan, these ingredients, methods, and tastes―combining Javanese, Malay, Indian, Arab, Portuguese, Dutch and British influences―come together to create an irresistible portrait of modern Sri Lankan cuisine.

In more than 80 recipes, Shanmugalingam takes her favourite parts of the island’s culinary tradition and adapts them to be accessible and fun for the home cook: with dinners of sticky chicken buriani and crunchy fried potatoes with turmeric, desserts of mango fluff pie and milk toffee, and drinks of lemongrass lime soda and boozy tea cocktails, Rambutan is designed to deliver as much edible Sri Lankan joy as possible. Combining luscious recipe photography and stunning candids from the island, this exuberant guide is perfect for home cooks looking to explore the exciting Sri Lankan tradition in South Asian cuisine. (more…)

Triple Nutty Baklava

Triple Nutty Baklava

Triple Nutty Baklava excerpted from The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You’ll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook Copyright © 2022 by Suzy Karadsheh. Photographs copyright © 2022 by Caitlin Bensel.

The Mediterranean Dish: 120 Bold and Healthy Recipes You'll Make on Repeat: A Mediterranean Cookbook by Suzy Karadsheh

What began as one of the first online Mediterranean food blogs has blossomed into the leading site for modern Mediterranean cooking and lifestyle with millions of readers—and now it is the inspiration for the long-awaited first cookbook from Suzy Karadsheh.

In her cookbook, Suzy brings cross-culturally inspired dishes from throughout the Mediterranean into American home kitchens, using easy-to-find ingredients and easy-to-follow, tested-to-perfection recipes to make your meals more vibrant, delicious, and yes—even a little healthier, too!

Born and raised by the sea in Port Said, Egypt, Suzy lived in Michigan and Des Moines with her family before moving to Atlanta, where she now lives. Her modern cooking reflects the rich and complex traditions of the Mediterranean and Middle East, from Greece and southern Spain to Jordan and Tunisia, as well as inspiration from her new Southern roots. Practical and weeknight-easy recipes include: Spanakopita Egg Muffins, Chicken Shawarma Bowls, Garlicky Spinach and Chickpea Soup with Lemon and Pecorino Romano, Roasted Asparagus Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil, Middle Eastern Rice Pilaf with Toasted Vermicelli and Pine Nuts, Orange-Cardamom Olive Oil Cake, and of course Homemade Pita Bread to serve with just about everything. (more…)

Poached pears with chocolate sauce

Poached pears with chocolate sauce

Poached pears with chocolate sauce excerpted from Saka Saka: South of the Sahara – Adventures in African Cooking by Anto Cocagne & Aline Princet.

Saka Saka: South of the Sahara – Adventures in African Cooking by Anto Cocagne

Chef Anto Cocagne and Photographer Aline Princet take us on a unique food journey and introduce us to the best recipes from Gabon, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Congo, and Ethiopia.

We will discover the main characteristics of these cuisines, the specialties of each region, the produce, the ideal pantry, the basics, as well as mouthwatering recipes for appetizers, main courses, side dishes, street food, desserts, and drinks.

And since no one evokes a cuisine better than its daughters and sons, we meet African musicians, writers, artists, and creatives who tell stories about their favourite dishes, their family cooking memories, and what these recipes represent for them today.

With stunning food and landscape photography, complemented by beautiful and colourful design, this book is an ode to conviviality, generosity, and positivity. It is a love letter to Africa. (more…)