This book features irresistibly delicious home-made treats to give as presents and to keep. You can make exciting edible gifts with over 30 tempting ideas for cooking with seasonal produce. It features classic recipes, such as Lemon and Mint Curd and Spicy Mustards, as well as more unusual gifts, including Turkish Delight and Peach Wine. It includes recipes for preserves and drinks, spreads and cookies, oils and vinegars, and candies and sweet delights. You can discover how to make the most of fresh and dried fruit, nuts, chocolate, herbs, spices and even flower petals. It contains useful advice on sterilizing containers, creating seals and labeiling your produce. Few gifts are more appreciated than those that have been made by the giver. Hand-made truffles are so much more special than ordinary chocolates and a pretty bottle of country cordial makes a thoughtful gift. This book is packed with recipes from preserves to candles and from spiced oils to chutneys. There are delicious treats for the sweet-toothed; unusual cheeses; herb butters and mustards, luxurious jams and jellies; refreshing drinks; and even an edible chocolate box. Making culinary gifts is fun and need not be time-consuming. Whether you are giving at Christmas or just saying 'thank you', you will find the perfect present here
Valerie Ferguson is a highly experienced food writer and editor, who ran a ratering service and cooking school.