Monday, February 18, 2013

A Month Of Cookbooks - Day Seventeen

Jane Asher's Eats For Treats

Over 40 Delicious Recipes To Cook With Your Child

By Jane Asher

Published by BBC Books, 1990.

I bought this large format hardback book shortly after Dear Daughter 2 was born and Mrs DoomHamster was  just starting school; the TV series which accompanied it was de rigeur for Mrs D when she came home from school and we loved replicating the recipes. When the book was released, it was a no-brainer that we simply had to have a copy, and as you can see from the state of the book, it has been very much used and loved by all four girls as they have grown. It is currently held together by sellotape :-)

Needless to say, we still use it for some classic family recipes, and it has stood the test of time. The recipes fall into four categories:

  • Baking and Treats
  • Picnics and Barbecues
  • Food For Friends
  • Special Family Celebrations
- and each recipe is clearly labelled as easy, medium easy or advanced.

Baked Fish, Tacos, Beef Teryiaki, Filo Chicken Pie, Pasta with Cream and Cheese and Pan Bagna are some of the quite exotic (for 1990!) recipes, but the glory of the book has to be Jane Asher's baking recipes....

You can imagine the delight when I found a virtually pristine copy of this book for Mrs DoomHamster for a ridiculous bargain price in a charity shop a few years ago!

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