Apricots and Apron Strings is a unique selection of recipes from Melbourne recipe writer Julie Jansen, spanning the many years she has been wearing an apron as a chef, writer, and mother.
Fans of Padre Brunswick East & Padre South Melbourne will be excited to find the original recipes for Padre's infamous fruit muffins and egg & bacon tarts - but that's just the beginning.
Growing up on a stone-fruit orchard, Julie began cooking at her mother's apron strings at a young age. After years of writing and testing recipes and running her own cafes and catering business, she has selected over 70 of her favourites for publication.
From creative breakfast dishes to innovative finger foods, from salads & soups to main courses, Julie believes the very best recipes are not only inspiring, but foolproof. The recipes of Apricots and Apron Strings are instant classics, simple and quick to prepare but simultaneously beautiful, exciting and delicious. Julie's philosophy of healthy home cooking for the everyday and special treats prepared with love make every recipe in this delightful little book a surefire success.
Beautifully designed with enticing photos and easy to follow recipes, this lovingly crafted cookbook is thoroughly tested to help others create beautiful food with confidence.
Made entirely in Melbourne from 100% recycled paper.
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