No, this doesn’t mean I’m doing any dodgy financial deals! This year I’ve set myself a little challenge. I buy loads of recipe books (especially baking ones) and although my hubby thinks I need to have a recipe book cull, there are a few books on my shelves which haven’t been used yet. There are also books on my shelf which I really love but want to bake more from. This year I am determined to put that right. The rest I won’t use are being taken off to the local charity shop! Instead, I have decided to choose a book a month and bake recipes from it. I know it will be impossible to bake every recipe from every book. So, to make it more interesting and achievable, I have chosen to bake one or two recipes from each chapter in the relevant books. This is only if I have time, of course!
Here are the books so far I am planning on using. This may change on a whim, depending on my mood.
January: A Lighter Way To Bake- Lorraine Pascale.
February : How To Be A Domestic Goddess- Nigella Lawson
March: A Passion For Baking- Jo Wheatley
April: Mary Berry’s Baking Bible
May: Delia’s Cakes
June: John Whaite Bakes At Home
July: Celebrations At The Primrose Bakery
August: Scandelicious Baking- Signe Johansen
August/ September/ October: While the Great British Bake Off is on I’m going to have a go at baking from the newest book to accompany Series 5.
November:Bake by Rachel Allen.
December: Hummingbird Bakery Cake Days
UPDATE: Due to lots going on in life I ended up not baking everything in my challenge from Rachel Allen’s book in November and December ended up with lots of other things happening. Never mind. It was a great challenge and I really enjoyed doing it!
Love Sam xx