Here’s a cookbook that I’ve had for a while now. The Cookie and Biscuit Bible by Catherine Atkinson. At a glance, this book has gorgeous pictures of every recipe that is in it. It’s great to be able to see the final result. Plus, the pictures are just down right yummy.
The book also offers the standard descriptions of essential ingredients as well as equipment often used in baking. Then it goes into some details describing the different kinds of cookies, such as rolled, dropped, etc. Useful if you want some background information on the subject at hand. Then it offers advice on baking, decorating, storing, and packaging the goods for gifts. Again, useful.
The recipes themselves have the ingredients by weight (both metric and imperial) as well as by cups/teaspoons/tablespoons, otherwise known as the American measures. This is designed to be useful, I’m sure, but sometimes is just plain confusing and annoying to look at.
Oh also, by “cookie and biscuit”, they also meant bar cookies, muffins, crackers, and some ethnic desserts. This is also a plus.
I haven’t tried too many recipes (here it’s mainly used as an aphrodisiac, er, to stimulate appetite, that is), although some recipes need tweaking, others are fine. Besides, have I said that the pictures are yummy?
I will definitely do more than shamelessly looking at the food porn in the future. 😀