Wednesday, December 10, 2014

AimeKay Review: One Dirty Bowl by Christina Dymock



Cookbook
128 p.
Published: 6/10/14
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Source: From publisher for review

Quick desserts and even quicker clean up mean more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen. With One Dirty Bowl, whip up show-stopping desserts like Hazelnut Puffs, Peanut Butter Truffle Bars, and White Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes,
Very Vanilla Brownies,Hazelnut Puffs, 3X Chocolate Cookies

From Christina Dymock, author of Young Chefs and The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook, this cookbook will impress your guests and satisfy any craving. And these quick, tasty desserts only dirty one bowl, which means more time with your family and friends at the table.

Fast desserts, faster cleanup—grab a bowl and get ready to bake!Quick desserts and even quicker clean up mean more time with your family and friends, and less time in the kitchen. With One Dirty Bowl, whip up show-stopping desserts like Hazelnut Puffs, Peanut Butter Truffle Bars, and White Chocolate and Strawberry Cupcakes, Very Vanilla Brownies,Hazelnut Puffs, 3X Chocolate Cookies

From Christina Dymock, author of Young Chefs and The Hungry Family Slow Cooker Cookbook, this cookbook will impress your guests and satisfy any craving. And these quick, tasty desserts only dirty one bowl, which means more time with your family and friends at the table.

Fast desserts, faster cleanup—grab a bowl and get ready to bake!
AimeeKay's Thoughts:

I really love One Dirty Bowl.

The author meant to provide recipes that are simple to make and require the use of the minimum amount of utensils. Which is especially great for dessert makers on the go during this crazy holiday season. Plus a lot of the finished desserts, like the various cookies, can be put in inexpensive decorated containers and used as gifts.

The author succeeded in keeping the recipes simple. You don't need to be a 5 star chef to pull them off. Also the recipes only need the bowl they are mixed in and the pan they are cooked in. With everything else that needs to be cooked at this time of year this is a definite bonus. But because of their simplicity a lot of these desserts can be made as regular treats all throughout the year. Some do require some time to set, cook, and so on. Be sure to check the times on the recipes so you don't feel rushed.

The only thing that I didn't like is that there aren't pictures of each item. There are pictures of most of them, just not all. However this is usually the case with cookbooks, and there are a lot more pictures than there would be in your average cookbook. So it's not too much of an issue. However I like to know what the food I'm cooking is supposed to look like. So while I will eventually try all of the recipes in the book, I will put off trying the ones without pictures, unless it's something like cookies, which I'm relatively sure of what they look like.

I'm giving this one 5 out of 5. I think it's a great dessert book to pick up if you like sweets but don't like a lot of work. Or if you are looking for a great present for the cook in your life. As a bonus, if you give it as a gift, then you have the opportunity to not only give a great gift, but also enjoy any desserts that the cook decides to make! (This is especially true if you happen to live with said cook!)

12 comments:

  1. A disaster in the kitchen as you know, I wash up after Mr T has finished baking. Only thing is he uses every possible utensil (and then some) which is where this book might prove useful.

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  2. I need this cookbook :) I so could experiment a ton with it. I like one bowl recipes :)

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  3. I agree about having pictures for everything. I'm much more likely to try making it if there's a picture. I hate cooking and baking but my daughter loves it and is always hounding me to do baking with her so I really should try to do more.

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  4. I liked this one too. Super easy recipes. I wished there were more pictures too though. I'm not the greatest cook/baker and need as much guidance as I can get lol

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  5. That sounds wonderful! I love minimal dish dirtying. :D

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  6. I like this! Not having so much clean up? I might actually bake with this one. LOL Thanks for reviewing! Brilly!

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  7. Oh yes, I totally like the idea of one bowl dessert. I hate hte big clean up and this looks easy.

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  8. I do not like when they do not post pics of everything :/

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  9. Oh nice! It's great when you can manage to do everything without it to be too difficult. But this one would be fun! A nice idea.

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  10. Love the sounds of this cookbook! Great title!

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  11. I have the biggest sweet tooth (due to the baby) so this is definitely a YUM!!!

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  12. I love sweets but hate dirtying up my entire kitchen while making them, so this sounds perfect for me!

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