ESSENTIAL, Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion by Annabel Langbein

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  • e_ballad on May 13, 2018

    Just received this for Mothers Day - an absolutely stunning book. My 4yo son & husband also kindly went to the trouble of “decorating” around the edges with colored post-it notes, indicating the pages with recipes that they liked the look of: you’d be hard-pressed to find a single page without a post-it!!!

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Vanilla buttercream

    • e_ballad on March 01, 2020

      My go-to recipe. Never fails!

  • Choconut bliss balls

    • e_ballad on August 11, 2018

      Obscenely easy & utterly delicious. It would take you longer to pay at the shop counter than make these!

  • Apricot power balls

    • e_ballad on November 26, 2018

      Excellent & so simple to make.

  • Gluten-free snack bars

    • e_ballad on August 13, 2019

      Also found in “A Free Range Life: Share the Love” as “Breakfast on the run bars” (albeit with a scaled-down quantity), these would make a great nut-free school lunch. If left out at room temperature, they did become quite soft - I wonder if freezing them would work better if used in a packed lunch.

  • Gluten-free snack balls

    • e_ballad on August 13, 2019

      Also found in “A Free Range Life: Share the Love” as “Breakfast on the run bars” (albeit with a scaled-down quantity), these would make a great nut-free school lunch. If left out at room temperature, they did become quite soft - I wonder if freezing them would work better if used in a packed lunch.

  • Ginger loaf

    • lou_weez on October 20, 2018

      This is a melt-and-mix loaf = quick and easy and lovely with a cup of tea. I made it using 2 loaf tins, so now I have one to keep and one to give away :)

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Reviews about this book

  • Eat Your Books by Jenny Hartin

    Drop everything and order this volume along with the first - they are brilliant, beautiful. With Annabel's help, you will bake like a rock star.

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  • ISBN 10 0473417669
  • ISBN 13 9780473417666
  • Published Mar 19 2018
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 296
  • Language English
  • Countries New Zealand
  • Publisher Annabel Langbein Books

Publishers Text

In a superb new book, bestselling New Zealand cookbook author Annabel Langbein shares her best-ever versions of just about every sweet recipe you could dream of. Featuring everything from nostalgic baking classics to modern vegan desserts, plus tried-and true tips for perfect results every time and ’springboard’ recipes that allow you to add your own creativity, this comprehensive compendium is the only book you’ll ever need to bring a little sweetness to your life.

Building on the success of Annabel’s bestselling book of savoury recipes, ESSENTIAL Volume One: Best-Ever Meals for Busy Lives, this second volume in the duo showcases hundreds of her favourite and most popular recipes for all things sweet, as well as dozens of fresh new ideas.

“In this book I have sought to bring you the best of everything I know and love from the sweet kitchen,” says Annabel. “I don’t have time for fancy techniques, hard-to-find ingredients or longwinded procedures. On these pages you’ll find classic recipes made simpler, indulgent recipes tweaked to be lighter and healthier, and loads of exciting brand-new recipes, plus an encyclopaedia of tips and tricks that I’ve gathered over the years.”

ESSENTIAL Volume Two: Sweet Treats for Every Occasion contains something for everyone, with recipes to suit all lifestyles, appetites and dietary needs, and separate indexes to help you identify the many refined sugar-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes.

The ESSENTIAL duo marks 20 years since Annabel published her bestselling book The Best of Annabel Langbein: Great Food for Busy Lives, which has been reprinted countless times, sold hundreds of thousands of copies and is known as ‘the bible’ in many New Zealand kitchens. “If The Best of Annabel Langbein: Great Food for Busy Lives has been a mainstay on your kitchen bench for the past 20 years, these two new books will be your trusted companions for the next 20,” says Annabel.



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