For anyone who is familiar with me and my blog, you will have gathered that I love baking and cooking. One of my guilty pleasures is to watch cookery programmes on the TV and buy cookery books. I love flicking through the pages to get inspiration for my next culinary masterpiece (ahem) and admire the beautiful and mouthwatering food photographs.
I dont really use just one cookbook more than another, infact I rarely stick to a recipe ingredient for ingredient as I tend to either never have all of the correct ones anyway or I replace ones that I don't like for ones that I do. Basically my cook books for inspiration, information and education I guess.
The Nigella Christmas is my bible during the festive season for ideas on stuffings, cookies and cooking my turkey. I guess my cake cook books get the most views because you know me, I Love Cake!!
Let me show you my collection
Trouble is I dont really have any room for anymore - not that I will use that as a factor as I already have my eye on the new Nigella one based on her new TV series :)
However, one recipe which will always be special to me and one I will always use for my sweet pastry is one that my nanny gave me a few years ago. Her pastry is the best and although I have adapted it slightly over the years to suit different pie recipes, like orange zest for my mince pies, and I use all butter instead of half and half as she did - it is one that I will pass on to my boys if they decide to want to learn how to cook pastry when they are older.
I recently adapted it for my fruit pie
Whats your favourite recipe/recipe book?
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