Love to cook bread, soups and stews, and yummy refrigerator cakes? Here are 3 cookbooks on that very subject, free for the kindle right now.
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25 Artisan Style Bread Recipes : Bake Beautiful Sweet and Savory Loaves at Home Without A Bread Machine (The Green Gourmet)
About the book: There is nothing more appetizing than the smell of bread cooking, and that is one of reasons why I have gathered together this collection of my favorite bread recipes.
Even better, is bread made with yeast – real artisan bread uses only wild yeast starter, flour, water, and salt.
In these recipes, I have tried to remain true to purist artisan bread but instead used readily available, active dry yeast rather than wild yeast starter. But I have adhered to one basic rule -– that all breads are made with yeast, by hand in small batches and without a fancy bread machine.
The French and the Italians are considered the masters of artisan bread making. Breads adhere to the four essential ingredients and a good quantity of water. They can be formed into all kinds of shapes and sizes. These include sourdoughs, baguettes, crusty ryes, brioche, ciabatta, focaccia, fougasse, and many more!
There is one cardinal rule to remember when baking this type of bread. Always use active yeast. If your yeast isn’’t bubbling when you mix it, then it is most likely no longer active. Without bubbling yeast, your bread won’’t rise.
For crispier crusts, try not to add too much flour when kneading the dough. To achieve an excellent crust, add a small pan of water to the bottom of the oven and mist your loaves with water now and then while they bake.
If you enjoy cooking your own bread, then you may want to consider investing in high quality baking pans or tins. A true artisan bread depends on many factors, including the proper baking equipment. Many bakers use baker’s stones, which are relatively inexpensive which are readily available at good cooking supply stores or here on Amazon.
Enjoy baking and don’’t forget to share your bread with friends and family!
SPOON: Soup, Stew & Chowder Recipes (Spring/Summer) (Cooking in Season #1)
About the book: Spoon: Soup, Chowder, & Stew Recipes (Spring/Summer) offers 25 delicious recipes that are easy-to-prepare, healthy meals that are also full-flavoured and delicious. With their seasonal approach, Maria Herb and Dana Hay provide you with recipes featuring fresh, local ingredients. Maria’s and Dana’s company SPOON sold soups at the local farmers’ markets, using ingredients from the farmers there. Customers returned weekly to stock up on fresh soups, chowders, and stews. This SPOON cookbook collection contains favourites from the market, as well as many new recipes. Cooking with foods that are in season helps to keep your grocery bill down, and you can take advantage of the selection at your local farmers’ market! Most of the recipes in this book can be prepared in less than 30 minutes, and will leave you enough to freeze the extra for another time.
This book is a collection of delicious, healthy, and easy-to-prepare SPOON recipes for spring and summer.
30 Delicious Refrigerator Cake Recipes
About the Book: Make mouth-watering, scrumptious cakes that require little to no baking in an oven! Best-Selling Author Lori Burke brings you 24 Refrigerator cakes that are fun and easy to prepare. In addition she includes recipes for 6 Refrigerator Poke cakes that require minimal baking but are fun to make and so delicious. That’s a total of 30 crowd-pleasing recipes! If you love desserts that melt in your mouth and make you go “Mmmmm” then this is the book for you!
Here’s a sampling of just a few of the recipes in this book:
* Ambrosia Refrigerator Cake
* Banana Icebox Cake
* Brandy Refrigerator Cake
* Banana Split Poke Cake
* Chocolate Eclair Refrigerator Cake
* Coconut Refrigerator Poke Cake
* German Chocolate Icebox Cake
* Happy Holidays Refrigerator Cake
* Holy Cannoli Refrigerator Cake
* Ice Box Fruit Cake
* Lemon Snap Refrigerator Cake
* Neopolitan Refrigerator Poke Cake
* Oreo Refrigerator Cake
* Peppermint Refrigerator Cake
* Pineapple Icebox Dessert
* Raspberry Icebox Cake
* Strawberry Icebox Cake
* Sweet Chocolate Refrigerator Cake
* Vanilla Refrigerator Cake