Synopsis: HAND MADE BAKING: RECIPES TO WARM THE HEART
Kamran Siddiqi, the talented young blogger behind the Sophisticated Gourmet, delivers simple yet sophisticated recipes in his first book - a collection of more than 75 of his favourite homemade baked sweets. Designed to entice young bakers with his infectious passion for baking (and sugar in all its glorious forms), the pages are filled with classic favourites like Cream Scones and Chocolate Cake, as well as lesser-known indulgences such as Arabian Nights Baklava and Pistachio Polvorones. With his trademark clear-cut instructions and glorious photographs of each and every treat, Hand Made is perfect for aspiring home cooks with an eye for the elevated taste and beauty of all things hand made
Kamran Siddiqi, the talented young blogger behind the Sophisticated Gourmet, delivers simple yet sophisticated recipes in his first book - a collection of more than 75 of his favourite homemade baked sweets.
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Hey there! I'm Kamran Siddiqi. Feel free to call me Kam; most of my friends and family do.
I am the self-taught cook & baker, writer, photographer, designer, and dishwasher for the blog The Sophisticated Gourmet (http://www.sophisticatedgourmet.com/). I am a 22-year-old New Yorker residing in New Jersey, and I recently wrote a cookbook called Hand Made Baking: Recipes to Warm The Heart.
I was brought up in a family of food lovers. We put food at the center of everything, and cook seasonally. During the winter months, smells of hand made cakes and flavorful pies dance through the house. In May, mustard greens and glorious green leaves of spinach are cooked down to make Saag (essentially: an Indian spiced spinach dish) the very way my great-grandmother taught our family to make it. In the summer there are several punnets of venetian-red strawberries and crimson tomatoes à gogo.
Growing up, restaurant visits were rare, and were only left for special occasions. We always cooked, and I loved that. Homemade Indian flatbreads were made daily- a family affair after my parents came home from work. Both of my parents come from two very different, yet similar, backgrounds. My father is a native of Pakistan, and was born into a (mostly) Punjabi family that breaths good food. My mother was born in New York to a father from Cádiz, Spain and a Mother from The Dominican Republic; although they lived a very frugal lifestyle here in the States, everything was always homemade and delicious.