Sunday, 30 July 2017

Cook the Books - July



 

July has been marginally better than June for cooking/baking new recipes. I seem to have lost motivation for trying new recipes, I still enjoyed looking at lots of lovely cookbooks and ideas, but then revert to the quick and easy family favourites.

Week One:
Seeing as I had a s surplus of lemons I made these Lemon Snowflake Cookies, from a recipe I pinned a while ago to my Delicious Board on Pinterest.  They suggest using a small ice cream scoop of dough per cookie, I used a  heaped soup spoon.

Verdict:  Mine didn't seem to spread as much as the ones pictured in the recipe, but they were delicious, tangy and chewy and very edible.

Week Two:
 Leanne (QuiltmeKiwi) was coming to visit me, and deliver my sister's Bird Dance Quilt.  As a long time reader and commenter on my baking related posts, I thought I had better try a new recipe out on her.  I made Danish Dream Cake from Phillipa's Home Baking,  a new book I got out of the library. This is a light sponge type cake with a caramel coconut topping, relatively easy to make with ingredients I had in the pantry.

Verdict: We all enjoyed this, Miss B couldn't get over how light the cake was.

Week Three:  Nothing new was cooked

Week Four:  A beautifully fine but cold weekend, makes you want to snuggle up by the fire with a yummy dessert.  With the rhubarb in my garden still growing well, these delicious looking
 Sugar-crusted rhubarb and apple pies were calling my name.

Verdict:  Absolutely scrumptious, they weren't too fiddly to make, and will definitely become a favourite rhubarb recipe in my collection.

Here's to August, the last month of winter for us, hopefully I will be more inspired to cook and bake.

8 comments:

  1. Everything looks delicious Julie! My husband would love those rhubarb pies! And I'll have a double serving of the Danish Dream Cake! What a name!

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  2. I knew I should have stayed a week.......look at all the yummy stuff! Mind you I might have be able to move after consuming it all! That Danish Dream cake was scrummy, thanks for sharing.

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    1. might NOT have been able to move.................

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  3. How delicious!
    Works of art. Rhubarb pies bring back good memories.
    I can smell them now.
    Have fun!

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  4. Your cakes looks so good!!! Thank you for recipe links :)

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  5. A real sweet treat at your house! The rhubarb and apple pie looks delicious - served with a little cream perhaps!

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  6. Hi,
    The Danish Dream Cake sounds wonderful. I always enjoy these posts.
    Carla

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