Is it afternoon tea time yet? New cookbooks this month

There’s lots to whet your appetite in the new cookbooks this month — from tea and cake combinations, to how to cook everything gluten-free, to homemade Italian sweets. Have a browse and enjoy!

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Tea & cake : perfect pairings for brews and bakes / Franklin, Liz
“A celebration of teas – black, white, green, flowering and more – and the perfect cakes to pair with them. What better way to make the best of your fine tea than to pair it with the perfect cake, designed both to complement and enhance the experience and enjoyment? Pairings such as Japan’s Gyokuro tea with Fudgy Dark Chocolate and Almond Cakes or White Tea with Buttery Carrot and Orange Cake are just an example of the myriad combinations that prove to be a match made in heaven.” (Catalogue)

How to make anything gluten free : over 100 recipes for everything from home comforts to fakeaways, cakes to dessert, brunch to bread / Excell, Becky
“Are you avoiding gluten but yearn for fresh bread, all your favourite takeaways or a naan bread with your curry? And for your sweet tooth do you crave jam doughnuts, bakery-style cookies and classic cakes? How to Make Anything Gluten-Free is the first cookbook that shows you how to unlock all the food you truly miss eating – but nothing tastes or looks gluten-free. Becky Excell has spent years developing delicious dishes and sharing them with her followers on Instagram. She is here to show you that a gluten-free life can be exciting and easy, without having to miss out on your favorite foods ever again.” (Catalogue)

Vegan boards : 50 gorgeous plant-based snack, meal, and dessert boards for all occasions / Kasbee, Kate
“The 50 plant-based boards and platters in Vegan Boards are incredibly beautiful to the eye and deliciously tempting to the palate. Finally, a book of beautiful food board ideas for snacks, parties, and family meals that fit your plant-based diet. Serving artfully arranged foods on boards or platters is extremely popular, but until now, all the books on the subject have been full of meats, cheeses, and other animal products. Vegan Boards is the first book to make this trend accessible to people who follow an entirely plant-based diet. The results are delectable-and gorgeous to behold.” (Publisher description)

Torta della nonna : a collection of the best homemade Italian sweets / Davies, Emiko
“Take your sweet tooth on a tour of Italy with this collection of sixty much-loved sweets recipes. Recipes include sweet Italian breakfasts (including Lemon and ricotta cake, Italian brioche croissants, and Little custard and quince jam pies); classic treats from nonna’s oven (Hazelnut cake, Chocolate and amaretti flan, Stuffed peaches); snacks (Rosemary and sultana buns, Sweet breadsticks, Strawberries and wine); biscuits (Red crown biscuits, Almond biscotti, Polenta biscuits); and more.” (Catalogue)

Chinese takeaway in 5 : 80 of your favourite dishes using only five ingredients / Wan, Kwoklyn
“Kwoklyn Wan’s mega-popular Chinese Takeaway is back, but this time using only five ingredients! Alongside a basic store cupboard of five essentials – salt, pepper, soy sauce, sugar and oil – you can make a feast of easy dishes using the bare minimum. All your favourites are here – from Tom Yum Soup to Prawn Toast, Sweet Chilli Salmon and Lemon Chicken, Sweet and Sour Pork Balls or Beef in Oyster Sauce, Aubergine Fritters and Chilli Ginger Crispy Tofun.” (Catalogue)

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