Rebecca Woods, ed. – Cinnamon, Spice and Warm Apple Pie.

AANPH

Cinnamon, Spice and Warm Apple Pie: Comforting Baked Fruit Desserts for Chilly Days – Rebecca Woods, ed. (2013, Ryland Peters & Small, London)

All the fruit you can eat, in crumbles, streusels, cobblers, bettys, crisps, clafoutis, slumps, puddings, pies, tarts, strudels and cakes…and I’d argue that you could make these desserts any time of the year, not just during the blustery days of autumn and winter. This is genuine comfort food and sometimes you need comfort food during the summer, right?  Or is it just me?

Besides the uncomplicated, mouth-watering recipes, this book appeals to me in a big way with its conversions between metric and Imperial and its listing of ingredients with a nod to an international readership (ie: caster/granulated sugar, plain/all-purpose flour).  Even the temperatures for gas ovens are listed.  It’s so nice not to have to do all the conversions before baking, to just grab the book and the measuring cups and go.

Standouts (IMHO) include: Pear and Chocolate Crumble, Toffee Banana Crumbles, Cherry Clafoutis, and Mango and Coconut Macaroon Crisp. Oh, and that Dutch Apple Pie that might just rival the recipe I’ve already been using (certainly, it LOOKS more beautiful and scrumptious).    Ones I’m going to try:  Pear Slump, and Nectarine and Pistachio Crumble.  I’d better hurry up and get into the kitchen, because the photographs in this book make me want to eat the pages.

Advertisements

Tagged: , , , , , ,

2 thoughts on “Rebecca Woods, ed. – Cinnamon, Spice and Warm Apple Pie.

  1. Sally November 5, 2014 at 1:37 am Reply

    My favourite type of dessert – especially fruit baked under crumbly pastry. Another book on the wish list.

What do you think? It would be great to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: