There is no doubt in my mind that Love, Bake, Nourish, by New Zealand's Amber Rose, is one of the most beautifully presented cookbooks currently on the market. Better yet, the author's fresh twist on baked goods means not only can you bake your cake, but you can eat it too. Relying on fresh seasonal produce, these recipes will satisfy your sweet tooth without over-indulging your waist-line, and with its elegant design, and air of nostalgia, it is sure to satisfy all of the senses.
Growing up in rural New Zealand, and daughter to Kay Baxter, the legendary pioneer for organic and sustainable agriculture, Rose knows a thing or two about living off the land and cooking with nature's delicious bounty. Since relocating to London, she has worked as personal chef, food stylist and baker to some of the cities biggest celebrities, so healthier cooking options have been an important focus for her. When seeing the picture of good health that is Amber Rose, it is not difficult to believe that Love, Bake, Nourish is a recipe book devoted to "healthier cakes, bakes and desserts."
Much to any baker's surprise, two ingredients you won't find in these recipes are white sugar or white flour. Instead, more natural and unrefined ingredients are included, from honey and nectars, to ancient grains like spelt and buckwheat. Throw in a delectable mix of fresh or dried fruits, nuts, and vegetables, and you'll be delighting in the wholesome flavours in no time. Including recipes for seasonal cakes, puddings, tarts, meringues, small bakes, creams, custards, and even herbal teas, there is something in here for everyone, and for every occasion.
These recipes are very accessible, combining a variety of simpler recipes with those that require a little more practice. As you experiment with these new plants, grains and sugars, you'll soon notice that the cakes and bakes in Love, Bake, Nourish do not rise and "fluff up" like those we have been used to. Most are more like a tart in appearance. For many of us less expert bakers, this instantly eases the pressure. You'll also discover that after a day or two the flavours become more enhanced, so there is no rush to get them eaten - and you can enjoy them for days.
With so many delectable cookbooks on the market, one can be hard-pressed to find one that offers both unique recipes and stand-out presentation. Love, Bake, Nourish, is that book! So, tune into your intuition, feel your way through these recipes, and enjoy your creations with a cup of herbal tea, while poring over the exquisite images and deciding "what next?"
Cocktail & Drink Recipes
Drink in style.
Daily words of Inspiration
Sometimes wise, sometimes true, sometimes just a really good giggle. Updated daily.
Your Weekly Cute Fix
We've carefully limited the collection to seven at a time so you don't implode with the onslaught of cuteness :P Enjoy
ALL NZ Daily Deals
Shop Smart, The best daily deals from around New Zealand pulled together into this one set of pages
Top Sex Positions
Spice up your bedroom with Chelsey's list of top sex positions to rock your world!
Secure your motivation for the year by locking in SpringBreak in Fiji, your own exclusive island
The Fijian Cup
The Pacific Touch Rugby festival (Fijian Cup and Kava Cup) is underway on November 2, 2017 and with support from Touch Fiji and...
Rock Island VANUATU
From a fully chartered resort, an incredible line up of Kiwi musicians and Rock legends flown in you'll find nothing close to...
Summit FIJI aims to revolutionise how businesses can approach conferences, corporate retreats and team building weekends