The Tin and Traybake Cookbook takes the six most popular shaped baking tins (square, round, tray bake, muffin, roasting, and loaf) and uses them to create brilliant baking, poaching, freezing, setting and roasting recipes for every meal.
Packed with recipes for deliciously unpretentious, modern rustic food, The Tin and Traybake Cookbook is for everyone who loves to cook and eat beautiful food.
Baking tins usually see daylight only when we're making cakes or the Sunday roast. But with a little imagination, these kitchen stalwarts can do so much more.
Did you know that the best chocolate brownie tin is also a perfect fit for Sweetly spiced roast chicken with chorizo or Blackberry vodka marshmallows? That a simple loaf tin can make a mean Berry ripple ice cream and towering Spicy sausage and fennel lasagnes, as well as heartbreakingly tasty bread? Or that a classic tray bake tin is the ideal size for an Oven baked chicken and roast garlic risotto and a Sweet potato and mustard gratin as well as Almond and blueberry bars?
By making better use of what's already in our kitchens, we can create more space in our homes and in our lives to enjoy what we eat.
Sam Gates is an author, cookery teacher, TV guru and mum. Her first book, Food for Your Brood, was published by Penguin Random Struik in 2015, and she was a contributor to The Royal Marsden Cancer Cookbook .
Sam is currently the guest food writer on Liz Earle Wellbeing magazine, writing features such as Easter feast, Bonfire treats, Weekday suppers, Tray bakes, Pies, Cooking with lavender and Comfort food.
As Marketing Director of the UK's first food channel, Sam helped promote Britain's top chefs, and when she set up her own business, the BBC food website was her first client.