Fairy House Cooking Cookbook Review

Fairy House Cooking Cookbook Review

Title: Fairy House Cooking: Simple Scrumptious Recipes & Fairy Party Fun!
Author: Liza Gardner Walsh
Published: May 30, 2017 Down East Books
No. of Pages: 112
Cover Price: $16.95

Every little girl dreams of the make-believe world of fairies, and loves to participate in fairy-themed parties. Fairy House Cooking: Simple Scrumptious Recipes & Fairy Party Fun! includes plenty of recipes and ideas for a perfect make-believe party, and the recipes are not only easy enough for kids, but are dishes that kids are sure to like.

There are suggestions on keeping the kitchen clean, kitchen safety, notes to parents, and cooking tips. Each recipe is rated according to difficulty. There are picture of most of the recipes, along with fairies making and eating them.

Some of the recipes are everyday recipes that most of us are familiar with, such as muffins, scones, a puffy pancake, and morning glory muffins. The recipes have been given a “fairy” twist, however, to make them fun for kids to make. One recipe, Speedy Garden Patch Cake, is known to many as Wacky Cake or a similar name, and can be whipped up in about 6 minutes. Walsh adds dirt, worms, and flowers for the fairy element, and the finished cake is almost magical as well as delicious. There is a recipe for Candied Violets (wasn’t there a cake with candied violets in one of the Harry Potter Books?) and uses for edible flours. The book includes an excellent, flaky pie crust recipe that can be used for a scrumptious blueberry pie and miniature plum (or peach) tartlets. Also, an easy Apple Crisp as well as some no-bake confections such as Bird’s Nest Cookies and Fairy Wands.

Little girls (and some boys) will consider this book magical and will want to make every recipe in the book to serve at a fairy tea or just for fun on a leisure afternoon. The recipes are easy, succinct, and easy to follow. Although it is always recommended that an adult be present when kids are cooking, the recipes are easy enough for kids to make by themselves, and most call for simple ingredients that are already in the fridge, freezer or on pantry shelves.

Fairy House Cooking: Simple Scrumptious Recipes & Fairy Party Fun! is a magical book with great pictures, great recipes, and great ideas for kids to entertain. It would make an excellent gift and addition to any cookbook collection.

Special thanks to NetGalley for supplying a review copy of this book.

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