Monday, 9 May 2011

One More Slice by Leila Lindholm, Review

Waffles with raspberries and maple syrup.

Leila Lindholm is back with a follow up to her previous baking book “A Piece of Cake”. This second volume “One More Slice” published by New Holland Publishers (UK) in 2011 is an expansion on the first covering new (mainly) baked goods.

The style is similar to the first with beautiful yet rustic photography – scenery, food, shops and Leila herself plus friends too. Chapters are: Pizza Amore * Say Cheesecake* Pancakes and Waffles * Ciao Tortano * Brownies and Blondies * I Scream for Ice Cream * Boulangerie * American Pie and * Pasta Pronto.

Many of the chapters have a master recipe and variations from it (like the previous book, which I must get round to reviewing…). For example nine variations of brownies or New York Cheesecake seven ways. There are also others like the American Pie chapter, that are all individually done. Plenty of pictures to inspire you too.

I can’t eat yeast, but if you can I think the “Nine Kinds of Baguette” would have you in the kitchen baking bread as fast as you can don your apron! One kind has beetroot and feta cheese in it; I wish I can tell you! There is also a beautiful pink spiky Ice Cream Bombe with Raspberry Meringue. Some more tasters of the recipes are : Moist Coconut Slice with Lime * Tortano with Goats Cheese and Salami* American Pancakes * Belgian Waffles * Chocolate Swirl Cheesecake * Calzone * Stars and Stripes Pie* and American Caramel Pie.

A few years ago now I bought an electric waffle maker, convincing myself that I really needed it. It’s not something I use every day by any means, but when I do use it everyone loves a hot waffle. My favourite chapter in this book is “Pancakes and Waffles”. We loved the classic waffles and I’m looking forward to trying others like “World’s Tastiest Crispy Waffles”. At the moment I’ve got some ricotta in my fridge to try Leila’s ricotta pancakes, the question is do I do them plain, with mixed berries or with pecans and chocolate? Decisions decisions!

Brownies with After Eights

These were good, strong and a bit minty. They didn’t quite pip Dorie’s (Greenspan) ones, but they were nice with ice cream. My only niggle really is that the brownie recipe doesn’t give a tin size – I guessed at 13 x 9 inches.


These were lovely, light sweet and a bit crispy.

Waffles Recipe

My adaptation of Leila Lindholm’s recipe from “One More Slice” published by New Holland Publishers (UK) 2011. I’ve halved the recipe and added some sugar too. You’ll need a waffle maker.

Makes 8 to 10 waffles, depending on the size of your waffle maker.

175g plain flour

Good pinch salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 cup caster sugar

400ml milk

40g butter

2 large eggs

Cooking oil spray for the waffle maker

(1) Mix flour, salt, baking powder and sugar in a batter jug if you have one (or bowl), whisk in the milk to make a smooth batter.

(2) Melt the butter and add to the batter beating well, then beat in the two eggs.

(3) Leave the batter to sit for 30 minutes.

(4) Warm up your waffle iron and spray with oil for each batch and cook until golden and lovely.

Next Review up: Rose Petal Jam, Recipes and Stories from a Summer in Poland.


Anna's kitchen table said...

I saw this book in Waterstones just the other day KJ, you've inspired me to go and take another look at it!

Maria♥ said...

I have Leila's other book and I love the sound of this new book and will no doubt buy it too.

Love the look and sound of those After Eight Brownies, mmmm!


Helen said...

That sounds like a lovely book - I might have to track it down!

LF said...

Love the sound of this book. Sounds right up my street..and straight onto my waist!

I have a waffle maker and use it about every 2 weeks. Kids love it :) (and me....)

kellypea said...

Hi Kelly-Jane! I've been trying to remember all the original Daring Bakers I started with and visit. It's been too long :) This sounds like a great cookbook. There are so many now, I can barely keep up with them all, so it's nice when someone bakes from a new one to give an idea. Hope you're doing well :)

Maggie said...

I like Leila Lindholm and have her last book, this book too is wonderful.

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I love her simple and flavored recipes so much, please post more from Leila.