- File Size: 157 KB
- Print Length: 82 pages
- Publisher: TX Los Creek on Main LLC (March 23, 2012)
- Publication Date: March 23, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007O4HGB6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,913,150 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
VEGETARIAN DESSERTS - COOKIES & CANDY (VEGETARIAN RECIPE COLLECTIONS Book 5) Kindle Edition
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From Grandma's point of view as a cook and reader, the single most basic requirement for any cookbook is that you are able to find the recipe that you want to make when you want to make it, without having to page and page and page and page and page. This is not Mary Alice's first cookbook and I know she's heard this complaint before. On this point alone I would award no more than two stars to this book. But there's more . . .
In Grandma's Kindle for Mac app, each of the more than 60 recipes in the book manages to take up just one page, though on the iPad each requires two. (That means you are going to have to page twice per recipe to get to the one you want!) Most unfortunately, in either app, the recipes are laid out with no space between the ingredient list and the directions or even the paragraphs in the directions. They all look like a bit like this
Pie dough to equal 3 piecrusts
3 cans apple pie filling
3/ 4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/ 2 - 2 teaspoons cinnamon
3/ 4 cup white cooking wine
1 cup water
Divide dough into 2 pieces approximately 1/ 3 - 2/ 3 ratio. Roll out the 2/ 3 portion on a lightly floured pastry mat into a rectangle about 15' x19." Roll around rolling pin to handle easily, then place in a 9" x13" x2" baking pan.Read more ›
The author doesn't give any information about the vegetarian aspect of this cookbook. There is a note at the beginning that says "Substitute Kosher Gelatin in any recipes in this book that call for gelatin. Kosher gelatin can be purchased at any health food store and does not contain animal fat."
Okay, but what about those vegetarians who avoid dairy and eggs? Shouldn't there be some sort of text that either says "don't buy this book if you don't eat dairy or eggs" or some sort of vegetarian-appropriate alternative suggested? At least, that's what I expect from a cookbook written from a vegetarian perspective. This book uses eggs, cream, buttermilk, milk, cream cheese, etc.
The recipes are not all that easy to follow; some ingredients run together on one line:
3 eggs, lightly beaten 1/2 cup vegetable cooking oil
1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained 2 cups mashed bananas
Frequently, the instructions for a particular set of ingredients appears in the list, then the next set of ingredients and their instructions. For example, in Basic Muffins, the dry ingredients are listed, then:
In a large bowl, stir together using a whisk. Make a well in the center.
1 large egg, beaten
1 cup milk
I don't really want a creative format in my recipes. I'm used to the "list of ingredients, then the directions" format, and this would just throw me off.
All in all, with the lack of a table of contents, the poor format of the recipes, etc., it's just unusable to me.Read more ›
There is nothing like home made dessert and a glass of milk.
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