Home Made Winter by Yvette van Boven

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  • ccav on December 15, 2012

    Quinoa Apple Cake: I added ground chia seed for about 1/4 of the flour. Excellent, moist and slightly sweet cake. The fresh apple chunks, raisins and spices give it good flavor and the cooked quinoa provides substance and nice texture. Great for breakfast or snack.

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  • Sticky chocolate cake in your coffee mug in 3 minutes

    • Cheri on February 01, 2015

      Interesting. Texture, shiny and spongy., but cake-like. I added a few semi-sweet chocolate chips. Not bad for a single serving emergency chocolate fix. It really needs to be served with either whipped cream or vanilla ice cream to temper/balance it out. This is not company worthy, but when you need something very chocolate, quick and quite warming, not a bad option.

    • Melanie on March 28, 2014

      Fail - I wouldn't make this again. The texture of the pudding was horrible and the chocolate that I mixed in tasted burnt.

  • Mariëtte's sausage buns

    • e_ballad on July 19, 2019

      I recognise that these are Yvette’s Mum’s recipe & are clearly a sentimental favourite... but these were horrible. For all of the ingredients, I was expecting a punch of flavour, but this didn’t translate to the end product. The texture was also off, despite using the minimal amount of breadcrumbs “until no longer sticky”, the filling was tough & unappealing.

  • Chickpea soup with sweet potato and feta crackers

    • e_ballad on July 08, 2021

      Acknowledging that the main ingredient IS sweet potatoes, this was too sweet for our liking, needing more savoury notes. The feta crostini should have been helpful with this, but they were crumbled feta on baguette slices & really didn’t add a great deal.

  • Frittata of kale & bacon

    • e_ballad on September 16, 2017

      Functional. More exciting kale frittata recipes are about, but this was very simple to knock up.

  • Whole organic chicken stuffed with pork, veal & sage sausage

    • e_ballad on July 09, 2017

      Good instructions on how to ballotine a chook, but that's the only positive I have for this recipe. A chook wrapped around a meatloaf.

  • Quiche Lorraine

    • e_ballad on January 07, 2017

      Our go-to quiche recipe. Always light & fluffy, yet incredibly tasty.

  • Irish stew

    • e_ballad on February 07, 2017

      A real stick-to-your-ribs dish. Have tried lots of Irish stew recipes & this is our favourite to date.

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Reviews about this book

  • Baking Bites

    The recipes tend to be easy to put together, with clear instructions that are easy to follow along with (even for something as impressive looking as that pear cake).

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  • Serious Eats

    These dishes are often accompanied by quirky illustrations and cut-out collages, making the book just as much fun to read as it is to cook from. Given its format, some recipes are more detailed...

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  • Seattle Weekly

    Flipping through this cookbook makes me feel optimistic about cooking this winter. There's no need to boost readers' moods about cooking in summer... Wintertime cooking just got a whole more inspired.

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  • ISBN 10 161769004X
  • ISBN 13 9781617690044
  • Published Oct 01 2012
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 256
  • Language English
  • Countries United States
  • Publisher Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc
  • Imprint Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc

Publishers Text

"Because I'm often headstrong, I've sometimes interpreted classic recipes completely in my own way, and I hope you won't mind. Because I'm often impatient, I've sometimes drawn the recipes because it's faster and because at times, probably unnecessarily, I worry that you don't think in the same realm as I do, I've also added memories and photos so you get a sense of what I mean. Just like a formally decorated table, or a beautifully arranged plate, I believe that a cookbook should exude a certain spirit that I think you should be in when you get in the mood to get going in the kitchen." From the Introduction, Home Made blew away readers with its stunning package, delicious recipes, beautiful photos, step by step instruction and Yvette van Boven's own handdrawn artwork throughout the book.

Yvette's passion for great food, beauty and good humor could be felt on every page in the book. Now, in Home Made Winter, her heartfelt work is presented again, this time with recipes intended for the winter season. Inspired by her childhood in Ireland and her frequent sojourns in France, Yvette has created a collection of recipes that will warm your heart.

Chapters include Breakfast, Brunch & Lunch; Pies and sweet things for Tea Time; Beverages; To Start; and Dessert. She focuses on simple recipes for classic dishes that everybody thought were complicated to make, like croquettes, pulled pork and apple cider. Step by step, she explains how to make butter, beef sausage, and baileys. She also features winter holiday recipes. This book is sure to become the next must-have among home cooks.

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