Book Review: The Big Baking Book from Ella’s Kitchen

12th April 2014 No Comments
Fifi stirs the meat and breadcrumbs

One of our favourite cookery books of all time is the first Ella’s kitchen book. I must make at least one of the recipes a week and its such an easy to follow books with recipes that don’t require unusual ingredients. As a result I was really excited to hear about the second book from the Ella’s Kitchen team.

This time the focus is on baking and it has over 100 recipes to try out. As before the focus is on recipes which are simple enough for the kids to do the majority of the work themselves.

The book is bright and colourful with lots of images and you can see at a glance the amount of people each recipe feeds along with how long they take to cook and prepare.

Fifi and the hubby decided to make Mighty Meatloaf as their first recipe to trial from the book. I must admit this wouldn’t have been my choice at all, in fact its unlikely I would have chosen to cook this one at all as I’m not the biggest meat eater.

The Mighty Meatloaf recipe proved very easy to follow, one slight criticism is that the ingredients aren’t available to buy in those quantities, at least not in our local Waitrose. It also look a long time to cook at 40 minutes. Nonetheless Fifi really enjoyed mixing all the ingredients and lining the tin with bacon.

Putting the mixture in the bacon lined tin

All in all, this was a delicious meal which we would make again. Its perfect for a Saturday night at home with the kids and very versatile.

There are loads of other scrummy recipes for dinners, snacks and afternoon tea in The baking Book. If you like reading cookery books, cooking with kids or are simply on the lookout for some healthy recipes to make at home I’d strongly recommend this book again. Ella’s kitchen are setting high standards!

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Disclaimer: We were sent a copy of this book for review purposes.
Claire Walsh

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