Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie: Truly Scrumptious Treats for Kids Who Love to Bake

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9780091877873: Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie: Truly Scrumptious Treats for Kids Who Love to Bake

The easy peasy philosophy is based on the passionte belief that children can get enormous pleasure out of learning to cook real food, and the success of the first easy peasy book shows just how many people out there agree. Now easy peasy sweetie pie focuses on the most popular area of kids' cooking - baking - with over 80 completely new recipes to tempt kids into the kitchen. Mary Contini draws on her experience running teaching sessions for children of all ages to provide a book that shows children how to cook for real. Starting with basic techniques and preparation, she then moves into recipes that not only taste delicious, but are also enormous fun to cook, from breads and buns to pizzas, cakes and pastries. She never loses sight of the fact that it should be fun -giving helpful hints, humorous advice and taking a fuss-free approach that cannot fail to appeal. The recipes are suitable for children who are just starting to cook but can also be enjoyed by kids who are well into their teens. With the same colourful, snappy design as her first book, easy peasy sweetie pie will be a must-have for old and new fans alike.

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Subtitled "Truly scrumptious treats for kids who love to bake", Mary Contini's aptly titled Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie will have adults fighting over this with their offspring. For every aspect appeals to both adults and kids, combining sophistication with fun, simplicity with imagination, and above all divine and decadent puds in all forms.

Not surprisingly, Contini hails from a family of eight children who lived above the parents' ice cream shop. As a director of Edinburgh's renowned Italian delicatessen Valvona & Crolla, Contini appreciates that sweet things demand the best ingredients, rather than a cheap dose of synthetics. As a result, parents can be reassured that these are quality sweeties, and some like "Grumpy Angel's Breakfast" (fruits, Greek yoghurt, oats, seeds and nuts) and "He's a Smoothie" (yoghurt, berries, honey and milk) are positively nutritious.

The full range of everything sweet is covered from cakes to puddings, though it's not immediately easy to grasp what every chapter covers. "This is Easy Peasy" suggests instant super-easy recipes, but in fact includes scones, popcorn and strudel. But the ace names (like "Flora's Flop Flops", a pancake mixture, and "Flip Flops" a variation) make browsing and choosing fun.

Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie provides an ideal shared activity, one to set them up with... or one to pinch for your own culinary skills.--Lorna V

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The Easy Peasy approach is based on the belief that children can get enormous pleasure out of learning to cook real food – and its success proves how many people agree! Mary Contini, a partner in the famous Italian delicatessen in Edinburgh Valvona & Crolla, and journalist and cookery demonstrator for primary-school children Pru Irvine – both with children of their own – offer helpful, unpatronising hints, a fuss-free attitude, and a colourful, snappy layout. Easy Peasy was so successful that it has spawned two successors so far, with more to come – check out Easy Peasy Sweetie Pie and Easy Peasy All the Time.

‘If Easy Peasy doesn’t turn your kids on to the pleasure of cooking, nothing will’ Independent

‘Simple, delicious recipes that promote appreciation of good food without preaching’ Sainsbury’s Magazine

‘A great book for kids … will get any child into the kitchen’ Family Circle

‘The design is eye-catching, the tone enthusiastic, the jokes terrible. Just the thing for any child who shows even the remotest interest in cooking’ Nigel Slater in the Observer

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