Challenge 45 ~ “A book related to a hobby or passion you have.”
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The great thing about reviewing cookbooks is that it is both an enjoyable and tasty endeavour. I’ve met some people with the most bizarre culinary preferences, but I have yet to meet anyone who flat out hates cookies. In fact, through making the recipes from this book, I seem to have met more of my cousins’ friends who seem to 100% adore cookies of all colours, shapes and flavours (not that they got to try charcoal cookies, thankfully!)
There are several claims stated by Scalise’s book before you even open the first page – they are classic, easy and one-bowl (with perfect results, but when I’m cooking I like to think that that is always the case!) Having checked out all 40 recipes in the book, I can attest to all three(/four) of those – the recipes are extremely easy to follow and definitely achievable in one bowl. The recipes feature cover all the classics, as well as some more obscure and even North American flavours – before working in a kitchen in Canada, I’d certainly never heard of snickerdoodles!
Alongside a great range of culinary simplistic recipes, the book elements of the cookbook strengthen it further – that is, the pictures are beautiful, creative and realistic, and the language is comprehendible and concise. The recipes even have catchy titles, which is just the cherry on top as far as I am concerned.
I’m always looking for a good cookbook, especially when it comes to sweets (that everyone seems to be an expert on.) Scalise’s book is honestly ideal for the majority of audiences, whether you’re looking for easy versions of the classics, a compendium of stunning one-bowl cookie flavours or something different to try with the kids. Perfectly written, wonderfully presented and aptly named, Cookie Classics Made Easy: One-Bowl Recipes, Perfectly Made is an ideal resource for any cookie-friendly kitchen.
N.B.: This ebook was received from Netgallery in return for a reflective and honest review.