Monday, October 06, 2008

KJ Wants a Kitchen Aid Challenge - Second Quarterly Review

As you may or may not know, on 1 March this year I made a resolution. I would not buy a single new cookbook until I made at least one recipe from every cookbook I already own. All 52 of them. If I am good, I can buy myself a new mixer. Namely a Kitchen Aid (yipeeeee!!).

Anyway, now that I am at the the halfway way mark I thought it was time for another quarterly recap. The first quarterly recap can be seen here. I am still really enjoying this challenge. I have tried so many new things.

The highlight for this quarter was definitely the cha sui bao and the ginger lemon eton mess. YUM.

Again a big thanks to everyone who has left such kind and encouraging comments. I am simply delighted that anyone visits my blog and I love hearing any thoughts, advice or feedback.

Here is a brief overview.

Challenge Book #14 - cha sui pork adapted from Into the Vietnamese Kitchen by Andrea Nguyen.

Surprisingly easy and delicious to boot.

Challenge Book #15 - Cha sui bao adapted from A Little Taste of China.

Yummy, yummy, yum!!! So tasty and delicious.

Challenge Book #16 - Raspberry Chocolate Lattice Slice adapted from Care for Kids Morning Tea Recipes Charity Cookbook.

A rediscovered old favourite. As good as I always remembered.

Challenge Book #17 - Lovely Lemon Curdy Pud adapted from Happy Days with the Naked Chef by Jamie Oliver.

A good old fashioned favourite. Tangy and lemony and comforting.

Challenge Book #18 - Ginger Lemon Eton Mess adapted from Cook with Jamie by Jamie Oliver.

Just divine!!!!

Book #19 - Chocolate Custard Tarts adapted from bills Open Kitchen by Bill Granger.

Crisp buttery pastry and soft deeply chocolaty custard. So good!!!

Challenge Book #20 - Marshmallow Clouds adapted from Mrs Fields Cookie Book by Debbi Fields.

Not the most beautiful looking biscuits, but do they taste good or what!!!

Challenge Book #21 - Pineapple Tea Cake adapted from Day to Day Cookery by some miser or other.

A cake and a book to be avoided at all costs.

Challenge Book #22 - Small cheese pies adapted from The Best Traditional Recipes of Greek Cookery.

Easy, quick and delicious.

Challenge Book #23 - Chocolate Melting Moments and Passionfruit Butter Yo Yo Bites adapted from Wicked by the Australian Women's Weekly.

Biscuits which are both easy and oh so elegant. The best of both worlds.

Challenge Book #24 - Maple Banana Porridge adapted from Sydney Food by Bill Granger.

A bit of a revelation - great tasting porridge.

Challenge Book #25 - Zucchini Slice adapted from Care for Kids Easy Meals Charity Cookbook.

A great budget classic. Packed with taste and it's actually on the healthier side of cooking.

Challenge Book #26 - Cabinet Pudding adapted from Home Collection Desserts by Le Cordon Bleu.

Another english classic. A quick and simple dessert.

And here is a sneak peek of Challenge Book #27. Stay tuned.


At 12:46 am, Blogger Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

You'll get that Kitchenaid yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 2:31 am, Blogger Deborah said...

You are so much better than me! I have to make something from each of my cookbooks, but to not be able to buy any new cookbooks would be very hard!! But you'll be there before you know it!

At 4:01 pm, Blogger julie said...

You're already half-way there! Great work! Soon you can pick the colour of your brand new KA :-)

At 11:54 pm, Blogger grace said...

i admire your stick-to-it-iveness. that's a new word. :)

At 5:15 am, Blogger Kelly-Jane said...

That KA is getting closer all the time :)


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