Friday, January 29, 2010

Cookbook: The Silver Spoon for Children

Note:   My baby sister gave Little Guy this book for Christmas.      I realize that this book is an adaptation from the adult version of the book, but I think we will stick with this one because we love it!    Thanks, Aunt K!

Look at these illustrations.   Aren't they divine?    So wonderful and appealing for children (of all ages).

The recipes range from amazingly simple to somewhat more complex, but all amazingly delicious!

Fruits of the Forest Ice Cream

1 1/4 cups heavy cream
3 1/4 cups frozen berries, such as blackberries, raspberries, redcurrants or blackcurrants
1/2 lemon

scant 1 cup superfine sugar


1. Pour the cream into a big bowl and using a hand whisk or electric whisk, whisk it until it holds in soft peaks--when you lift the whisk out of the cream, it should look like the picture of snowy mountains on the opposite page! If you whisk the cream for too long, it will become too firm and stiff.
2. Put the frozen berries into a food processor. Squeeze the lemon juice over the fruit, add the sugar, and whiz until the berries are mashed up. Ask an adult to help with the food processor...
3. Spoon the mashed fruit into the whipped cream and carefully fold everything together. Spoon into a freezeproof container (a clean used ice cream container or plastic tub is ideal) cover with a tight-fitting lid, and freeze for 3 hours or until frozen.

"The Silver Spoon" for Children
Phaidon, $19.95
This nice-looking picture book is especially adapted from "The Silver Spoon," the best-selling bible of Italian cooking. Simple, authentic and delicious recipes for children to cook with charming illustrations. 


The Japanese Redneck said...

Very cute and a great addition to your Little Guy's cookbook collection.

Taylor & Krisa said...

Glad y'all are enjoying it! I still think Chef Tanner needs to have us all over and exhibit his skills!