Friday, June 15, 2012
Real Simple's book
Real Simple magazine has a great new book out: Easy, delicous home cooking. RS's books are always good - clean spreads, ideas to use up extra ingredients, new takes on common ingredients. Their books are always wonderfully visual, too - a picture for everything (just the way I like it.)
Something I loved in this book was a little visual frosting help. By just taking various basics (butter, powdered sugar, chocolate, cream and sugar), you have 6 options on hand to choose from! There is nothing better than homemade frosting. Nothing. Start using it and it will change your cake baking life. I'm very phobic about canned frosting anyway - they all have trans fat, so watch out.
Also included in the cake seciton of this book are basic recipes for chocolate and yellow cake and tips for baking and frosting your cakes.