Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook
By Si King and Dave Myers
Published by Orion, 2010
My mother discovered the TV series of these two eccentric bikers cooks and quickly adored them, so at her request, we bought her a copy of the cookbook for Christmas even though she was not able to do much cooking due to her health. When she opened it, she was thrilled, and I fell in love with the recipes and ended up buying a copy for myself too.
On their travels around Britain, the Hairy Bikers met many people and collected fabulous recipes from grannies, mums and families who had settled in Britain from *all* parts of the world, who cherished and were happy to share their particular family recipes.
Cottage Pie, Lemon Drizzle Cake, Sticky Date Cake, Tandoori Chicken Samosas, Estonian Kringel Cake, Romanian Pretzels, Portuguese Green Bean Soup, Chicken Curry and real Fish & Chips are just some of the delights. This book taught me how to make shortcrust pastry in my food processor rather than by hand :-)
A firm favourite!