Recipe scrapbook to give away

A wonderful recipe book with the do-it yourself element to give away

The Recipe Scrapbook is really lovely, one of those books that would make an ideal gift, the kind of gift you buy for someone and then end up keeping it yourself. You know the ones?

Caroline Brewester has made a fantastic job of this little treasure of a book. Half recipe book, half scrap book, it is packed with delicious recipes from all over the world, all indexed according to category. Caroline has based this scrap book on the “food makes memories” theme and included little pouches throughout the book stuffed with even more far out recipes on postcards from far off places. There is room to include your own favourite recipe memorabilia too. What fun this is. To prove the worth of the book here is a recipe Caroline sends us all from a small Spanish tapas bar:

Griddled purple sprouting broccoli with Romesco sauce.

Halve 2 large red peppers and put them under a hot grill, skin-side up, for 15 minutes or until black and blistered. Leave to cool in a tightly covered bowl. Toast 110g flaked almonds in a dry frying pan over a medium- high heat. Peel the peppers and remove the seeds and stalks. Put the peppers in a food processor with the almonds, 2 garlic cloves, 2 handfuls fresh white breadcrumbs, 2 tbsp red wine vinegar, 3 tbsp olive oil and 1/2 tsp sweet smoked paprika. Whizz together until thick and smooth, then season with salt and pepper. Trim and discard any tough stalks from 450g purple sprouting broccoli. Toss in 1tsp olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Cook on a smoking hot griddle for 2-3 minutes on each side until soft. Serve hot or at room temperature, with the Romesco sauce. Often served with grilled spring onions or as a spread for bread.

I have 3 of these wonderful books (normally worth £16.99) to give away. Just email me on with SCRAPBOOK in the subject line. Inlcude your postal address and your favourite recipe and we will pick 3 out of the bag. The best recipes will be loaded onto the site with your name and blog links if you would like them linking.

Forgetting the prize draw, if you would like to buy a copy of Recipe Scrapbook by Caroline Brewester at the special price of £12.99 (including postage and packing) buy it here or call Duncan Baird Publishers on 01962 841417 or send a cheque made payable to Duncan Baird Publishers to 29 Jewry Street, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 8RY, quoting Goodness Direct special offer. Normal price of £16.99. All major credit and debit cards accepted. This offer applies to UK residents only.

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