The Little Island Bake Shop

Baking Is As Much About Feeding Someone S Heart And Soul As It Is About Nourishing Their Body It S Also About Kindness And Generosity Whether It S A Pie Or A Tray Of Cookies, Baking Is Always Meant To Be Shared The Little Island Bake Shop By Jana Roerick Features A Collection Of Easy Recipes Designed To Satisfy Almost Any Craving Freshly Baked Muffins Are A Perfect Start To The Morning, While Grab And Go Cookies Make Delectable Treats Throughout The Day Looking To Make Celebratory Occasions Even Special Jana S Signature Pies And Cakes Are As Simple To Make As They Are Delicious The Cookbook Also Includes A Savoury Dishes Designed To Nourish Comforting Pot Pies, Satisfying Quiches, Lamb Patties, And Even Homemade PicklesLastly, A Section Devoted To The Essentials Basic Pastry Doughs, Frostings, Glazes, Crumbles, And Custards Will Have You Mastering The Basics In No Time The Little Island Bake Shop Is A Wonderful Collection Of Everyday Bakes Designed For Cooks Of Every Skill Level From A Perfect Pound Cake To Irresistible Chocolate Chip Cookies To A Crowd Pleasing Sour Cherry Apricot Pie, This Is Simple Comfort Food At Its BestThe Little Island Bake Shop

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[Reading] ➬ The Little Island Bake Shop  ➳ Jana Roerick –
  • Hardcover
  • 208 pages
  • The Little Island Bake Shop
  • Jana Roerick
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9781773270630

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    As I ve gotten older, the kinds of baking recipes I desire to make are the ones that taste like my childhood because I m building these food memories into my daughter s childhood Baking is always something special, the little extra, a task that I love to share with my daughter For as much as she loves to eat cookies, cakes, and other sweet baked delights, she loved to share in the job of making them I think this is where Jana Roerick s The Little Island Bake Shop cookbook comes in full of recipes that taste like childhood and offer a useful way for a single baker or many, as in our case to create simple, yet classic, baked goods.As we ve baked through The Little Island Bake Shop, what I ve found is that the recipes are easy to make with great results The short tagline on the cover reads Heirloom Recipes Made for Sharing and this is exactly what the book delivers Each recipe we ve tried yields generous amounts which are perfect for sharing Using a regular sized ice cream scoop to transfer the dough cookie or scone to the baking sheet I could quickly see that the final product would be large cookies and scones My daughter and I really enjoyed making the Crispy Coconut Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies together and while we baked a few we used Roerick s tip to portion and freeze the dough By freezing the dough in the case of cookies or pie crust or the baked good take the scones, for example you have the freedom to enjoy a special treat whenever the desire hits Now that there is frozen cookie dough it s easy to bake up several for company or just because it s a cozy Saturday afternoon in When my parents were visiting from out West I was happy to serve Roerick s Apple, Cheddar, and Thyme Scones alongside warming bowls of tomato soup As a scone devotee, these differ from the type I usually make with the addition of eggs and, what I found was that these scones were deliciously richer than the non egg variety Here, as with most of her recipes, Roerick provides easy instructions on how to freeze the extra so that they can be reheated and enjoyed later so if your time to bake is on the weekend then you ll have treats ready to go throughout the week.The book is organized into eight chapters Basic Recipes, Cookies, Slices Squares, Muffins, Loaves, Breakfast Bakes, Pies Tarts, Cakes, Savouries, and, Pickles Preserves Throughout the introduction she describes her journey in the early years from a bike, a bell, and a cart full of home baking, to learning to be a pastry chef at Toronto s George Brown College, building on her skills as she moved from Toronto, to Tobago, and finally settling on Salt Spring Island and opening Jana s Bake Shop Roerick also takes time to briefly outline essential equipment and provide helpful baking tips I feel like anyone could pick up this book and begin to bake regardless of their level of baking ability.Much of what is best about The Little Island Bake Shop cookbook has nothing to do with the recipes but everything to do with Roerick s inspiration her family and the places she s lived throughout her life I found the connections between her recipes and loved ones quite poignant at times The first recipe I tried was the Sunday Buttermilk Pancakes, a recipe that Roerick s late father would make when she was a little girl And, if you could do me a favour, don t tell the other pancake recipes out there that this one is my favourite Is it possible that a thick pancake could be so light and fluffy Maybe it s the combo of eggs and buttermilk but the texture and flavour are something special Since I first tried this recipe, I ve made it another 3 times I freeze the leftovers for my daughter to enjoy on weekday mornings she s a pancake lover and these totally deliver.My mom is a person who doesn t have much of a sweet tooth, but she found herself falling in love with the recipes I made her favourites The Simply Granola and the Multiseed Spelt Bread full of flavour yet wholesome I think my mom really appreciated the fact that the granola wasn t too sweet In the afternoons she d make yogurt, fruit, and granola parfaits for my daughter and her And, each morning she d carefully toast a slice of the bread to enjoy with her coffee What I appreciate is that the book offers indulgences for everyday and special occasions.Reading over the introduction I came to learn that Jana s Bake Shop, located on Salt Spring Island in British Colombia, is famous for its pies This fact got me excited because last week was Pi e Day March 14th and every year I bake a different pie This year s pie The Chocolate Cream Pie using Roerick s recipe for Pie Pastry Dough Here is another case where a recipe has a family connection as it is one that was passed down from Roerick s mother I think this is the first year that I actually made a traditional pie crust In the previous years I conveniently chose recipes with crumb crusts that you press into the pan because I was too intimidated by the though of trying to make a pastry crust The Pie Pastry Dough recipe was simple to make and resulted in a gorgeously flaky crust Interesting to note here this recipe uses lard instead of butter which, as Roerick explains, is easier to handle and holds its shape better when it s baking As a novice baker, I appreciate that she takes the time to explain the background of baking such as the differences between using butter or shortening when making pastry crust for example Another recipe that I appreciate having on hand are the BarBars a recipe for energy bars, dedicated to Roerick s mother Full of good for you ingredients such as seeds, peanut butter, dried cranberries, and rolled oats, sweetened with honey and chocolate chips for a bonus Whether we ve been out for a long walk or my daughter s been to the playground these bars offer a wonderful, homemade alternative to the store bought variety They are the perfect little snack to have in your backpack when you just need a boost The distance between my small, home kitchen here in Halifax, Nova Scotia and that Little Island Bake Shop that is so beautifully rendered through the book s recipes and beautiful photos isn t so far Cookbooks, like The Little Island Bake Shop, offer a tangible way for anyone to enjoy what Jana s Bake Shop offers without buying a plane ticket These classic, nostalgia infused recipes are ones that I ll continue to make, again and again, to share with my family and friends Please note that this is an excerpt of a review posted to www.shipshapeeatworthy.wordpress.comI would like to take this opportunity to thank Raincoast Books and Figure 1 Publishing for providing me with a free, review copy of this book I did not receive monetary compensation for my post, and all thoughts and opinions expressed are my own.

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