Hello, everyone! I missed blogging here so much. I have good reasons for stopping, I promise! Last few months have been hectic. Mom was in the hospital for about 2 months, and she had an open heart surgery that she is still recovering from. I’m trying my best to take care of her and that lead to me spending all my free time just… sleeping. However, things are much better now and you’ll be seeing a lot more of me. 😀 Let’s get on to the review, shall we?
If you know me, I LOVE reading and collecting cookbooks. I actually stopped reading anything that’s not a cookbook this year. I bought a few, and I decided I shall review ‘Tartine’ because I have been looking forward to owning it for so long, and I heard really, really good things about it.
Tartine by Elisabeth Prueitt and Chad Robertson
First of all, the cookbook is obviously very visually appealing. It’s beautiful, and the paper material while not kitchen friendly, it’s certainly one of the best I’ve seen. I also really appreciate that the authors took the time to write the weight measurements for ingredients instead of just listing them in volume. Anyone who bakes a lot will be thankful for this. I think I lost my ability to measure flour in cups. The directions are in EXTREME detail, most recipe directions are listed in TWO pages in SMALL font. Can you believe this?
Most importantly, more than 50% of the recipes in this cookbook is something you want to make. It doesn’t have weird inaccessible ingredients nor requires equipment that most bakers won’t have on hand.
I have only made one recipe so far (which I will be posting VERY soon, stay tuned!) and that is the almond-lemon tea cake. It’s unbelievably delicious and if you love citrusy cakes, I’ll be damned if you don’t love this, too. The texture is beautiful. It’s moist. Delicious. I don’t even love citrus cakes much and I loved it.
I can’t wait to try the croissants, brioche, and scone recipes in this book! As well as the cakes. And tarts. And everything else really. The croissants has about 8 pages of instructions. Wow is right.
My recommendation? If you want to buy a cookbook, and you love baking, and you’re tired of ordinary things.. just buy it. It’s beautiful and owning it alone is worth the price.
أهلاً جميعاً. حبيت أعتذر لكم لأني ما نزلت في المدونة شيء من زمان.. بس للأسف أمي دخلت المستشفى وظلت فيه شهرين، وسوت عملية قلب مفتوح والآن هي طيبة الحمد لله، ولكني إنشغلت في العناية بها، فما كان عندي وقت أبداً أنتبه لأي شيء ثاني غير النوم في وقت الفراغ. 😀
لكن الوضع أفضل بكثير الآن فرح أتفرغ أنزل وصفات – ما أدري كيف بتكون المدونة في رمضان، عندكم اقتراحات؟ – بس المهم.. سويت مراجعة لكتاب الطبخ “تارتين” فوق، تقدرون تقرونها والكتاب بشكل عام جداً جميل وواضح وأنصح به. لكنه غير متوفر في السعودية، شريته أونلاين.. تقدرون تشترونه من أمازون:
رح أنزل وصفة سويتها منه بعد شوي.. ترقبوها. 🙂