The Cacao Cookbook
Cacao was once considered by ancient Mayan and Aztec civilisations as a food of the gods. In modern day it is undeniably one of the nature's healthiest ingredients; this Amazonian superfood is full of potent antioxidants (40 times more than blueberries), vitamins and minerals.Research shows that raw cacao contains anti-inflammatory and heart protective antioxidants which can help reduce the risk of strokes and improve blood circulation. Other elements found in cacao can help prevent premature ageing, balance hormones, improve digestion, combat fatigue and lower blood pressure. From the sweet to the savoury, The Cacao Cookbook is packed with nutritious cacao recipes including breakfast smoothies, raw brownies, snack bars, steak, ice cream and homemade beauty products.
By Joanna Farrow
Hot on the heels of the success of "Sauce", "Tart", "Preserve" and "Chocolate" comes "Cake", the next in this series of highly popular titles. Widely respected because of their easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step pictures, they are a favourite with beginners and experienced cooks alike. From the classic Victoria Sponge to the contemporary Ginger and Apple Tea Bread, whether sublimely chocolatey or fresh and fruity, everybody loves cake.
Whether you want to add a dusting of magic to a birthday cake or a sprinkle of sparkle to tea-time cupcakes, Cake Decorating has all the basic recipes you need, alongside the perfect finishing touches. By using some of the latest techniques and tapping into the clever decorations available nowadays, we show you how to make fantastic creations that will rival anything from a professional baker. There are spectacular three-tiered triumphs for those special celebrations, adorable handcrafted gifts and impressive mini fancies to whip up at a moment's notice, all with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance.Whether large and imposing or small and plentiful, the easy-to-follow Triple Tested® recipes allow you to produce spectacular creations, whatever your cake-decorating ability. Including ideas for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and christenings, it ensures you can treat friends and family to personalised cakes for any celebration.
By Helen Attridge, Abby Foy
In the mood for something cute and sweet? Well, forget about grabbing a cupcake - cake pops are here to stay! There's nothing quite like cake on a stick - these mouthwatering morsels combine all the playfulness of a bite-sized snack with the high-impact flavour that comes when you roll together your favourite cakes and frostings. Add a stick to your cake truffles, coat in chocolate and then let your imagination run wild as you decorate the world's most adorable treats. Cake pops are irresistible and surprisingly easy to make, especially when you follow the step-by-step baking and decorating instructions included in this colourful book. Cake Pops will show you how fun it is to make an army of flower, balloon, duck and penguin pops as well as designs for every occasion with Christmas stockings, Halloween pumpkins and wedding cakes added into the mix. This is the perfect book if you want to have the party of a lifetime or just a snack on the way to the park.
Cakes & Cupcakes
Baking is more popular than ever before and this brand new collection of tasty treats covers cakes, big and small, for every event. Perfect for parties, picnics, afternoon tea or just a little indulgence, cakes and cupcakes have legions of fans for their whimsical designs and rich, moreish flavours. With the Test Kitchen's top tips and years of wisdom, this is an indispensible guide to everyone's favourite sweet treat.
By Valerie Barrett
The cake is back! Grab a slice of the action with this mouth-watering selection of different flavours, shapes, designs, and decorations - there's a recipe to suit every taste and occasion!With a good mix of traditional and new recipes, classics and all-time favourites, Cakes Galore is an inspiring addition to any home baker's library. With over 120 recipes there is something for everyone including a special chapter on baking for special diets and healthy eating. Cakes Galore includes a comprehensive introduction to baking cakes, including notes on essential equipment, ingredients and troubleshooting for all your cake-making dilemmas. With gorgeous photography, this adorable gift-size hardback contains inspired ideas for cake decoration.This collection will become your indispensable baking companion, with recipes that take you off the beaten track, including Lavender Madeira Cake, Pistachio, Yogurt and Cardamom Cake and White Chocolate and Amaretto Cheesecake as well as a variety of low-fat options and gluten-free recipes for special diets.Cakes Galore Includes...Grandma's FavouritesAfternoon TeaSpecial Occasion CakesCakes for KidsDessert CakesHealthy & Special Diet Cakes... with tips on methods of cake-making, equipment you'll need and much, much more!
By Wynnie Chan
Calorie counting is the foundation of most diets. Despite Food Standards Agency legislation and nutritional labelling, dietary claims on food can often be confusing or misleading. Calorie Counter is an A-Z guide providing a clear and accurate breakdown of nutritional information in more than 1,900 favourite foods. Nutritional facts are presented in easy-to-read tables and the book comes in a handy pocket format.
The Camping Cookbook
By Annie Bell
There are plenty of camping guides available but none of them tackle the desire to create flavoursome food while enjoying your trip. Annie Bell, a keen family camper herself, has solved this problem by creating easy, delicious and interesting meals with no electricity and limited ingredients. She creates portable feasts such as Baba Ghanoush, Chicken Tagine with Pine Nuts and Raisins, and Apricots with Gooey Nougat using just a barbecue or one-ring burner, demonstrating the best equipment to use for minimum mess and clearing up. From picnic lunches to cake for tea, one-pot cooking to sensational grills and sweet treats, this inspirational guide has over 60 recipes for every occasion, so you can eat in style wherever you are.
By Jamie Laing
Get ready for a major sugar high as hearthrob candyman Jamie Laing makes all your sweetest dreams come true with this collection of cute and delicious sweet recipes from the Candy Kittens boutique. Loads of gorgeous ideas for whatever you're doing, whether you're partying hard or just hanging with friends. Take a break from tanning with a delicious Peach, raspberry and cream ice pop, or whip up some Rhubarb and custard milkshakes for your girly catch-up. Relive your childhood too, with sour watermelon sweets and sherbet dib dabs. And when there's something to celebrate, do it in style with the unforgettable Strawberry vanilla rainbow layer cake or the luscious Chocolate peanut butter ice cream sundae. Don't forget to add a sense of style with exclusive Chelsea treats, including Trillionaire's shortbread, Macarons, Eton Mess cupcakes, Marshmallow fluff and a fabulous Townhouse that you can build from gingerbread!
By George Marshall
Reduce your carbon footprint from day 1 - "Carbon Detox" explains the changes each of us can make at home, at work and in every aspect of our lives. From summer heat waves to rising sea levels, climate change affects us all. The main cause is carbon dioxide and our carbon emissions are growing year by year at a frightening rate. However, there is hope. The changes we make now can slow the effects of climate change and preserve the planet for future generations. George Marshall shows you how to carbon audit your life and start reducing your impact today. He also explains how to overcome psychological blocks such as scepticism, fear and feelings of insignificance. This book includes advice on low carbon transport options and holidays and how to create an energy-efficient home. With the help of "Carbon Detox" you will be able to make real differences from day 1.The author's charity will provide extensive cross-promotional support including talks and workshop events. This is the first book to show how the ordinary 'non-greenie' can make realistic and meaningful changes. It is written by an expert author who lives in a low carbon home. It features carbon calculators for the home, transport and food.
The Card Games Bible
The ultimate card-player's companion, crammed with over 300 pages of games to provide hours of engrossing entertainment playing in groups or by yourself. A tricks section provides ways to astound your friends and family with your seemingly effortless skills. Both games and tricks cater for a range of abilities so that you can progress and expand your repertoire.Bridge, Brag, Poker, Rummy and Cribbage - all the classics are here, along with all their variations, as well as lesser known games such as Red Dog, Beleaguered Castle and Quinto. With easy-to-follow explanations for each game including their origins, rules, ranking of cards and tactics, as well as clear illustrations of sample hands, scoringsystems and a full glossary of terms, you can quickly make yourself familiar with games you've never tried. Tricks include sleights and shuffling tricks, tricks with prepared packs, magic tricks and mathematical tricks.Challenge yourself and have fun no matter where you are - all you need is a pack of cards and The Card Games Bible.