Susannah Seton is the author of Simple Pleasures of the Home, Simple Pleasures of the Garden, Simple Pleasures for the Holidays, and co-author of Simple Pleasures: Soothing Suggestions and Small Comforts for Living Well Year-Round. She lives in Berkeley, California, with her husband and daughter.
French dessert is a study in components, and Cheryl breaks each recipe down, providing information on classic techniques while imbuing each recipe with a new twist. Her Amélie recipe, the winner of the Patis France Chocolate Competition, combines orange vanilla crème brûlée, glazed chocolate mousse, caramelized hazelnuts, praline crisp and orange liqueur génoise.
Cheryl trained with MOF Philippe URRACA, a prestigious patisserie located in southern France. She has been featured in World of Fine Wine, Delta Sky magazine, Thrillist Portland, Food Network Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Bon Appétit.
This book will have 41 recipes and 80 photos.
In Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes, Lindsay Conchar shares 65 mouthwatering recipes paired up with simple decorating techniques to take your cakes to the next level. The cakes feature popular flavors that are sure to satisfy everyone’s favorite sweet-tooth craving. Lindsay teaches her secrets to frosting a perfectly smooth cake, piping simple designs with buttercream frosting, getting that beautiful drizzle and creating trendy looks such as rustic ruffles. Whether it’s for a special party, a holiday or just a treat for yourself, the cakes in this book are sure to impress both in taste and style! Dazzle your friends and family with cakes such as Cinnamon Roll Layer Cake, Key Lime Cheesecake, Chocolate Mousse Brownie Cake, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes, Birthday Explosion Ice Cream Cake (no ice-cream machine required!) and Eggnog Spice Cake for the winter holidays.
Follow Lindsay’s decoration ideas for each cake or mix and match for your own pretty twist. Either way, you’re sure to end up with a delicious winner! Simply Beautiful Homemade Cakes inspires you at every page to do what cakes do best—bring joy to the lives of your friends and family.
There's no denying that freshly baked homemade treats are the best, but these days it can be hard to find new recipes that don't take all day to make and don't have long lists of specialty ingredients. Who has the time or money? Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking has the answer with 80 incredible new and easy desserts. With only a 5-minute shopping trip and a few simple steps, you'll have a warm, delicious homemade goody to share with family and friends.
Just imagine the smell of Maple Nut Coffee Cake or the first salty sweet bite of Salted Butterscotch Cheesecake Bars. Then there's the "mmmm" that comes after a forkful of warm Weeknight Fudgy Brownie Cake. And think of the pride you'll feel when your friends gush over your fresh Vanilla Bean Cake with Blueberry Whipped Cream. All of these with only 5 ingredients or fewer? It's true! Each incredible recipe needs only 2, 3, 4 or 5 simple ingredients beyond the basic baker's pantry, saving you time and money at the grocery store.
Bakers with years of experience will be surprised to see how delicious these simple treats are; and inexperienced bakers will be pleased to learn that these desserts are even better than a boxed mix, but not any harder to make from scratch. With Quick-Shop-&-Prep 5 Ingredient Baking, you'll bake something delicious and full of love for your family, your friends, a special occasion or just because you can.
An abundant sourcebook of ideas, inspirational quotes, recipes, and activities, Simple Pleasures shows you how to appreciate the simple things that make up your daily life.
Secrets to happiness. Happiness in today’s frantic world is to learn how to enjoy less than we can afford. Rediscover the pleasures our grandparents knew when life was quieter and slower. When children without TVs knew how to amuse themselves. When pleasures were made not bought and enjoyed all the more because of it. From the recipe for a homemade herbal bath to quick and easy recommendations for an instant room makeover, the suggestions collected in this book offer a new appreciation for the everyday activities that nurture and comfort you.
Self-care made easy. Organized seasonally and full of touching stories, practical tips, and dozens of satisfying crafts, Simple Pleasures is both a guide to and a celebration of the art of living well. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:
• Make your own perfume and body lotion
• Create old fashioned sachets
• Bake the world’s best cookies
If you enjoyed other books in the Simple Pleasures series by Susannah Seton such as 365 Simple Pleasures, Simple Pleasures of the Home, and Simple Pleasures for the Holidays or books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, The Self Care Prescription, or The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
Aim to be the best version of yourself year round with daily arts and crafts, recipes, and pampering ideas.
Seasonal self-care. 365 Simple Pleasures makes it easier than ever to take care of yourself throughout the year. As the seasons change, so do these self-care ideas. Whether installing a low maintenance cactus garden in the summer or crafting scented candles for the holidays, these self-care activities take good care of the mind, body, and soul.
Self-care made easy. Along with easy, daily activities, author Susannah Seton explains why we enjoy each of these simple pleasures and why simple joys really do go a long way. Inside, find self-care tips and learn how to:
• Release stress with lavender and rosemary crafts
• Pamper yourself with a DIY spa day
• Bake comfort foods like bread and maple candy
If you enjoyed books like The More or Less Definitive Guide to Self-Care, The Self Care Prescription, and The Spirit Almanac, you’ll love 365 Simple Pleasures.
'Whether you are an industry professional, a home enthusiast or anything in between, I truly believe this is a MUST read.' (Amazon customer)
'Informative, well-written and well presented. Coffee table and reference book - a winner' (Amazon customer)
'Very impressive. It's amazing how much territory is covered without overwhelming the reader. The abundant photos and images are absolutely coffee-table-worthy, but this book is so much more. I think it would be enjoyable for an obsessed coffee geek or someone who just enjoys their java.' (Amazon customer)
For everyone who wants to understand more about coffee and its wonderful nuances and possibilities, this is the book to have.
Coffee has never been better, or more interesting, than it is today. Coffee producers have access to more varieties and techniques than ever before and we, as consumers, can share in that expertise to make sure the coffee we drink is the best we can find. Where coffee comes from, how it was harvested, the roasting process and the water used to make the brew are just a few of the factors that influence the taste of what we drink. Champion barista and coffee expert James Hoffmann examines these key factors, looking at varieties of coffee, the influence of terroir, how it is harvested and processed, the roasting methods used, through to the way in which the beans are brewed.
Country by country - from Bolivia to Zambia - he then identifies key characteristics and the methods that determine the quality of that country's output. Along the way we learn about everything from the development of the espresso machine, to why strength guides on supermarket coffee are really not good news. This is the first book to chart the coffee production of over 35 countries, encompassing knowledge never previously published outside the coffee industry.