In my final year at school I remember a class we had, Home Economics, this covered cookin as well as other things that would occur in life like having children etc, but anyway as part of my G.C.S.E I had to make a dish suitable for an old person coming too my house for their tea, I chose a mild chicken curry, so following the instructions from the cookbook I made the said curry and a few teachers tasted it, I was well pleased to get lots of compliments, but from then I have had three children and have spent the last several years cooking for them and not to mention myself and hubby, without a cookbook I must admit that I cook pretty basic stuff. Over the years any interest I may have had in cooking faded away as well cooking everyday did put me off a bit, that was until a few weeks ago when my daughter arrived home from school with a cook book that she had got from the school library.
For a full week we did nothing but bake and I must admit I did enjoy every minute of it, so from then on my daughter has had me on the internet looking up recipes for buns and cakes, she asked if I would buy her a cook book so while in Poundstretcher I noticed the Junior Cookbook retailing at £2.00, I picked it up and had a quick look through the book, I noticed how bright and cheerful the pages were and also that there were recipes for buns and cakes but there was also recipes for sensible food as well so I decided to purchase the cook book which she got for Christmas.
On Christmas morning she was looking through the book deciding what we were going to make first, well in the end she wanted to make everything that was in the cookbook and couldn't decide what to make first. The book has a hardback cover with some lovely food pictured on it such as buns, burgers, milkshake, jelly and soup to name just a few, on the inside page there is information on the book it states that the book was first published in 2007 by Igloo books LTD, the authors name is Jacqueline Bellefontaine, the ISBN number is 978-184561-572-7 and the book was printed in China. Then we have the list of contents, after this is the Introduction which provides some useful tips on how to do certain thins which I found really useful. The first few pages are brightly coloured and interesting for children, the pages that follow are also brightly coloured each page has a picture of the recipe and on the other page the recipe, what you will need and the step by step instruction can be found again on a bright page. Also on this page there is another great tip.
The book is split into sections, for example Christmas, New year, Fathers day, Mothers Day, Thanks giving, Easter and there are quite a few others, Each recipe in the section are suited to the particular time of year, although most of the recipes could be made and enjoyed anytime. Some of the recipes include chocolate buns, plain buns, homemade burgers and sweet corn fritters, this is just a few. We have tried out the chocolate and plain buns and they turned out really nice, we found the recipes and instrutions very easy to follow. Over the coming weeks we plan to make more food from this cook book my daughter cant wait.
In my opinion this book has been made to attract the attention of young children which it does very well, the pictures and colours kept my kids interested and judging by my daughter it will keep them interested for a good while to come, I have found a new hobby for me and my children to enjoy together, now that is a good thing!! I must add I have two boys and they are just as interested in cooking as my daughter. Highly recommended!! £2.00 well spent.
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