I love collecting recipe books with beautiful, mouth-watering photography and unique food creations.
I rarely actually make things from my cook books – much of the time I just buy them for the gorgeous pictures (is that weird?). The truth is if I baked things from these books regularly, I’d not only be poor, I’d probably be riddled with health problems too.
I’m not suggesting that you should ingest high sugar foods like many of the below on a regular occurrence, but every once in a while, we just need a sweet, possible chocolate-y, pick-me-up, and these books are the perfect inspiration for when that situation arises!
If you’ve ever had a go at making macarons, you’ll know how difficult it is to get them just right. This book has a step by step guide at the beginning on how to perfect your technique, before going in to the different, unique variations of flavours you can try!
This is definitely my favourite book of the bunch. Harry writes about how to make your favourite sweet treats in a healthy way using some unexpected ingredients, such as potatoes, courgettes and parsnips in her dessert recipes! I’ve tried the sponge cake, and trust me, it was great. You wouldn’t know there was a vegetable in there!
How adorable are these? Obviously a whole recipe book dedicated to marshmallows is a necessary kitchen staple.
Biscuits and Macaroons
For the life of me I don’t know where this book is from. It has no author and I can’t find it online. It was a gift, and I am suspicious that it is from Lakeland.
Its shortbread recipe is divine!
Hehe. Yes, this is Jamie Laing from E4’s Made in Chelsea we’re talking about. Not ashamed to say I’m a big fan! N bought me this book for my birthday one year, and I love it! So colourful and fun.
So there we have it! I expect you’re now drooling all over yourself, so I’d suggest you go and create some sort of chocolate-y, marshmallow-y mess to calm yourself down with.