Sesame & Spice: Baking from the East End to the Middle East
Cinnamon, honey, dates, almonds, apples and pomegranate - these are all flavours that we have grown to love and, here in this stunning book, Anne Shooter has created cakes and bakes that celebrate these wonderful ingredients. Anne has always been inspired by her Jewish family - her grandmothers, mother and aunts who baked honey cake, almond cookies and cinnamon balls, challah bread and cheesecakes. In Sesame & Spice, she gives these recipes a very modern interpretation to create her own collection of bakes for every occasion. A cinnamon coffee cake from the US via Eastern Europe, an apple and blackberry traybake, pomegranate drizzle cake from Jerusalem, flourless chocolate, pistachio and walnut brownies and a chocolate challah bread and butter pudding. But this is evolution, not revolution, and Anne has also kept precious family recipes for tahini cookies, smoked haddock pastries and the bagels and rye breads from her childhood. If you love baking, these recipes will take you on a delightful, delicious journey.
Sesame & Spice is an absolute treat; full of warmth and generosity, and so many recipes I want to cook, that I've been headily immoderate with my post-it notes! -- Nigella Lawson Nigella.com this is one of the most EXCITING cookbooks I've seen in a long time Sabrina Ghayour Shooter masterfully gives classic recipes a contemporary twist... the entire book is a great source of inspiration for any baker who likes to think outside the box Great British Food this oozes deliciousness Woman & Home If you love filling the kitchen with the aromas of the Middle East, these recipes will take you on a delicious and varied journey Crumbs magazine
Anne Shooter is a food writer, recipe columist and blogger for the Daily Mail. Her features, Crafty Cook Column, and blog, Shooter's Kitchen, attract hundreds of thousands of readers and Anne has also written for Delicious, the Jewish Chronicle, the Guardian and Women and Home. Her work also includes chairing tasting panels, hosting food events and judging awards on radio and TV as well as advising Marks & Spencer, Sainsbury's and the Red Tractor Campaign. Anne's passion for cooking has also led her to complete the Leiths School of Food and Wine's professional diploma.