Self-taught cook Lucy Baker has been creating scrumptious treats at home to give as gifts to friends and family for years. In EDIBLE DIY:Simple, Giftable Recipes to Savor and Share(Running Press; October 2012; $19.00 US; Paperback Original)she presents dozens of deceptively simple recipes that will undoubtedly make an impression.
An easy crafty cookbook for burgeoning urban homesteaders, EDIBLE DIY has affordable and easy- to-prepare, delicious recipes that are perfect for hostess gifts, sharing at dinner parties, and gifting during the Holidays. The 75 tasty recipes are divided into five chapters—Crunchy; Boozy; Sweet; Spicy Condiments, Pickles, and Snacks; and Jams, Jellies, and Other Preserves—and with clear, easy to follow instructions and helpful hints on how to artfully package these delicious goodies, everyone can become an expert edible-do-it-yourselfer in no time.
Imagine, instead of showing up to dinner with the usual $10 table wine you’re carrying a jar of peak-of-the-season Peach Jam with Lavender and Honey that your hosts can enjoy with breakfast the following morning. And really, does anything say thank you for that great recommendation more than homemade Chocolate-Covered Pretzel Toffees? Other recipes sure to impress include:
Spicy Pumpkin Seed--Pecan Brittle
Crema di Limoncello
Raspberry--Goat Cheese Truffles
Root Beer Jerky
With short ingredient lists and no advanced culinary skills required, EDIBLE DIY is a must have for anyone who feels it is better to give than receive, especially when one is sharing delicious homemade treats.