Monday, 17 March 2014

Baking With Fruit cookbook from Parragon Books

It's a little out of season, but this month Parragon Books have sent me the Baking With Fruit cookbook to review, and the recipes are so lovely it's nice to have a reminder of Summer and Autumn while the Crocus and Daffodils are in bloom.


Baking With Fruit is one of the latest books in the  Love Food series, and has over 40 recipes with clear and concise instructions and photographs. 


 The recipes are lovely, there is real variety - cheesecakes and pies, cakes and clafoutis among others.


I've cooked two recipes from this book and I'm very impressed with both. I chose two recipes using berries, expensive at this time of year and a rare treat.

First I made the Berry Tartlets with Butter Crumble (page 22). This is a very simple recipe and the instructions were easy to follow. A sweetened shortcrust pastry containing fruit and topped with a delicious crumbly topping. I used blackberries, which worked brilliantly...


My second recipe from Baking With Fruit was the Meringue and Puff Pastry Slices With Berries (page 33). This was a more complicated recipe, but again the instructions are clear and simple and I really feel even someone who hasn't much experience of baking could recreate this dish with no problems. For the full recipe and instructions click this link.


Baking With fruit is published by Parragon Books in hardback. With over 40 recipes and 96 pages, it has a recommended retail price of £8.

I've reviewed other books from Parragon featuring desserts

Mama's Italian Family Cookbook
Classic Baking


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    1. They certainly are! A big hit all round - children love berries :)

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  2. Yummy! I love fruit in pastry dishes! Those blackberry crumble things look amazing.

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    1. The blackberry crumble things were the easiest ever, and incredibly tasty....especially with a little cream :P

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  3. Those look really great, I'm very impressed with the Meringue and Puff Pastry Slices

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    1. Make some! They're easy, just a bit of elbow grease :)

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  4. This book sounds great. I don't cook or bake with fruit very often as I'm never sure what to do! Love the look of those tarts with the crumble topping.

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  5. This looks like my kind of book!!

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    1. Hahaha....I bet it is! I think you'd have some fun with this! :)

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  6. I love this book! It's so wonderful to get fresh fruit incorporated. And I haven't tried these two.... might just go off to the kitchen!

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    1. :D I must say I've had a good few requests from this book!

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  7. The meringue and puff pastry slices looks really yummy... I'll keep an eye out for that book :-)

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    1. They are lovely, I'll definitely be making them again - I just have a few more recipes to try first :p

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  8. I've got a few Love Food recipe books, I really like their simplicity, that pudding looks lush.

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    1. That pudding IS lush. It's very naughty, but it's got one of your 5 a day :p

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  9. can i come to your house? love to try them!

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    1. You KNOW you'd always be welcome Eileen, any time :)

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  10. Looks like a lovely book and your cakes look yummy x

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    1. Thank you! I only followed the instructions, but oh yes, they were yummy! :D

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  11. I love the book title, it makes me want to bake... and I love baking with fruits, they always give this extra punch to the final bake

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    1. They do! It's so nice to have them in a dish, it gives it a real freshness :)

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  12. I absolutely agree - I just looooooooooove baking with fruits :)

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    1. Me too. It's a book I'm going to be using a lot :)

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