Sunday, January 9, 2011

A brilliant book for homemade basics

ISBN 978 1 921569 80 7 (pbk)
Homemade by Readers Digest

In planning my frugal year ahead I just had to share this book. I have many many many books (I have a book addiction that is going to go unsatisfied this year) but I have to say this is the best one that covers basic supermarket items that you can make at home. Think of all the preservatives and additives that you could avoid, money saved and you will not be supporting big companies! Often the recipes can be made from items that you already have in your pantry.

Here's some of the contents page:

"In the Kitchen"

Pantry Staples
-breakfast cereals
-condiments and spreads
-salad dressings
-cooking stocks
-dessert sauces
-dry mixes

Pickled, Preserved and Frozen Foods
-pickles and relishes
-jams, jellies and marmalades
-frozen vegetables
-frozen fruit

Baked Goods You can Make
-quick breads
-yeast breads
-pies and meringues
-biscuits, slices and brownies

Snacks, Nibbles and Drinks
-fast foods and snacks
-breakfast treats
-appetising treats
-cold drinks
-hot drinks

Take-away Food and Ready Meals
-deli style dishes
-Main-dish Pies
-Pasts dishes

Easy-to-make Sweet Treats
-custard mousses and puddings
-fruit desserts
-ice cream
-frozen yoghurt
-ices, granitas, sherbets and sorbets
-frozen iceblocks

There are also sections called "Health and Beauty Care" and "Around the House" that are wonderful but I'm focusing on food at the moment!

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Might have to try and find this book for myself looks like it would come in handy.