What I got for Christmas- Cook Books

This Christmas I was lucky enough to get so many amazing recipe books from family & friends. I am still to go through all of them, and I can’t wait to try out every recipe in 2016!

In this post I will just be briefly going over each book, what I think about them, and some of the highlights of the book for me.

Hummingbird Bakery Cookbook

I already have a few of the Hummingbird Bakery books, but I’ve wanted this one for a while. So I was so happy to unwrap it! They start off by giving a brief introduction into the bakery- I can’t wait to visit it one day. I like how they have some of the basic cupcake recipes, and then a bit of the more unusual ones, such as the lavender and green tea cupcakes. But it’s not just cupcake recipes, they also give a huge variety of yummy pie, cookies, brownies and loaf recipes. A sweet tooth’s heaven!!

Nigella Christmas and “How to be a Domestic Goddess”

I received two Nigella Lawson books this year- the first ones I’ve ever owned. I always love watching Nigella’s tv shows, they always inspire you to put that little bit more effort into cooking.

In “Nigella Christmas” there are a few recipes that stood out to me on the first flick through. One of them was ‘Chilli Jam’, I’ve had this a few times when I have gone out for dinner, and I’ve always wanted to try to make it at home, and now is my chance! The book also gives lots of handy Christmas day dinner/lunch tips as well as leftover ideas. I can’t wait to properly use this book next year!

“How to be a Domestic Goddess- Baking and the art of comfort cooking” – Who doesn’t want to be a domestic goddess? Maybe with a little help from Nigella you finally can be..! The book gives some essential knowledge and advise on all things cooking. Some of the recipes that I liked the look of was the ‘Double Apple Pie’ as well as the very irresistible ‘Torta Alla Gianduia’ a.k.a Chocolate Hazelnut or Nutella cake!

Mary Berry 100 Cakes and Bakes

I think almost everyone would love to have Mary Berry as their Grandmother! In this handy little book it outlines 100 basic and easy to follow recipes. There are some more traditional recipes such as Scotch Pancakes, as well as a variety of scones. I think these bakes will definitely be fail safe!

The Good Cook- Simon Hopkinson

I’ll be honest with you all, I didn’t know too much about Simon Hopkinson before I was gifted this lovely cook book, but I’ll definitely admit, this guy knows his stuff! I can’t wait to try out a few of these recipes. There are lots of savoury ones, and each chapter is divided into the recipes main ingredient, for example, chicken, cheese and there is also a chapter called ham, bacon & little pigs!


I definitely think I am well set for all my culinary ventures in 2016! Can’t wait to let you all know  how I get on trying some of these recipes out! x









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