A distinctive and original take on baking - recipes from the East End of London to Vienna, Spain and the Middle East
Cinnamon, honey, dates, almonds, apples and pomegranate - these are all flavours that we have grown to love and enjoy and, here in this stunning book of recipes, Anne Shooter has created cakes and bakes that celebrate these wonderful traditional ingredients.
Anne has always been inspired by her Jewish family - her grandmothers, mother and aunts who baked honey cake, almond cookies and cinnamon balls, rich challah bread and cheesecakes.
In Sesame & Spice, she gives these traditional recipes a very modern interpretation to create her own collection of bakes and cakes for every occasion. A cinnamon coffee cake from the US via Eastern Europe, an apple and blackberry traybake, pomegranate drizzle cake from Jerusalem, flourless chocolate, pistachio and walnut brownies, halva shortbread and a chocolate challah bread and butter pudding. But this is evolution, not revolution, and Anne has also kept precious family recipes for tahini cookies, smoked haddock puff pastries and the bagels and rye breads from her childhood.
If you love baking, these recipes will take you on a delightful, delicious journey.
Anne Shooter has been a journalist for 20 years, mainly at the Daily Mail and MailOnline and has also written for titles including delicious. magazine, the Jewish Chronicle, the Guardian and Woman & Home.
Anne's love of cooking also led her to complete the Leiths School of Food and Wine's professional diploma and as such she also caters events and hosts numerous noisy dinner parties for as many friends and relatives as she can, whenever she has time.
Her first book, Sesame & Spice: Baking from the East End to the Middle East, was nominated for the Guild of Food Writers' First Book Award.
She lives in London with her husband Dan, daughters Charlotte and Jessica, and labradoodle Rufus.