Y’all know I love to bake and being in the kitchen makes me centred, calm and happy. Well, maybe not always calm… if I am prepping for a kids birthday party or a dinner party, I’m likely to be a little stressed (just ask my husband), but generally speaking, if I have the kitchen to myself and it’s quiet in the house, I’m a box of birds.
For as long as I can remember, the Edmond’s Cookbook has been in my kitchen with me. From childhood learning to bake in my Nan’s kitchen, to my first flatting situation, to living in the UK when my husband (then boyfriend) had a copy with him that his mama had sent along on his travels (bless!), to the kitchen of my home where I’m now raising my own family. It truly is a go-to kitchen bible for everything – ‘how long to boil an egg’ to ‘how to make yorkshire puddings’. True, it’s full of basic recipes, but there is nothing better than a basic done right!
Now Edmond’s have released their Best of Baking edition and I was asked to take part in their blog tour. Each invitee had to select a recipe from the new book, whip it up and share it with our readers.
There were many things I could have chosen to bake from the glossy covered new publication. The book is broken down into category chapters: Biscuits & Slices; Cakes; Pies, Pizzas, Breads & Buns and Christmas Treats. You’ve got everything from your classic Hokey Pokey Biscuits to the Basic Biscuits which can be adapted to suit your taste buds and whims, to No Knead Brown Bread to Coconut Ice. Honestly, a raft of delicious sweet and savoury treats to fill your families bellies.
The Edmond’s Best of Baking is a cook book full of good old fashioned recipes that use white flour, refined white sugar and true blue full fat butter. That’s why they’re classics, that’s why they’ve stood the test of time, that’s why they are guaranteed winners!
I chose a recipe that I’ve never made before and have always enjoyed eating. Panettone is an Italian specialty bread that my family has on the Christmas table every year as a tipping of the hat to my Nonni’s Italian heritage. It’s a soft, lightly citrus, buttery bread, not unlike brioche, but filled with plump and juicy sultanas and a smattering of lemon peel. It is delicious served alone, or toasted and buttered. And it’s simply perfect as the base for Bread & Butter Pudding – which is what I’m going to whip this into (after I’ve eaten those two pictured slices for my lunch!)
Edmond’s Best of Baking presents simple recipes all written in the easy-to-follow Edmond’s style and is available now in all good book stores for just $34.99.
Be sure to visit the other blogs on the tour:
dorothy nada: June 20
Tall, Short & Tiny: June 21
The Book Date, June 23
The Market: June 24
Planet Bake Life: June 27
The Little Housewife: June 28
* this post is not sponsored. I was sent the Best of Baking book and invited to participate.