Signed Copies Available: Winner of MasterChef 2011 Kate Bracks, international best-selling author John Flanagan and blogger extraordinaire Kerri Sackville (Stock will not last)

by |April 26, 2012

The Sweet Life: The Basics and Beyond

Irresistible cakes, ice creams and desserts, to weaken even the strongest resolve!

MasterChef Australia 2011 winner Kate Bracks knows about desserts.

This mouthwatering array of inspired dessert recipes includes favourites such as Apple Pie, Chocolate Cake and Strawberry Mousse as well as fresh new ideas, such as Kate’s Chocolate, Date and Hazelnut Torte, Raspberry and Pistachio Frozen Nougat and Vincotto Figs with Caramelised Walnuts and Mascarpone. Kate also puts modern twists on old classics, from her Spiced Crème Brûlée, to her irresistible Peanut Butter and Chocolate Ice Cream Sandwiches, or her Brown Butter Cheesecake. This is food to weaken even the strongest resolve!

The structure of the book is designed to guide the home cook from the ‘basics’ – incorporating basic techniques, such as sauces and syrups; how to make the perfect meringue; make your pastry rather than buy it; how to cook with gelatine – to ‘beyond the basics’ for the more confident cook. And, if you really want to impress, there’s a chapter at the end where all the techniques can be put together to wow your friends and family. There’s also a code throughout the book to help you determine which recipes are most suited to your particular cooking desires and ability.

Indulge your own sweet tooth with this glorious book of baked treats and dessert recipes from Australia’s MasterChef 2011 winner; and don’t forget the golden rule … always lick the bowl!

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The lovely Kate Bracks signing copies of her new book, The Sweet Life, at Booktopia

The Invaders

Brotherband: Book 2

Eight boys are about to take on a crew of fifty cut-throat pirates . . . is this an impossible quest?

Hal and the Heron brotherband are on the trail of Zavac and his precious cargo. Will they be able to find the pirates when the weather clears? And when they do, how can they possibly beat the mighty Raven and its crew of vicious cut-throats and killers?

A chance discovery will lead them to their prey, but the pirates have a well-fortified position. The Herons must drive out the invaders – and to succeed, Hal will need to devise a foolproof plan. In the icy waters of the Stormwhite, the smallest mistake could prove fatal.

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"Ah, done."
"There are three hundred more to sign..."

The Little Book Of Anxiety

Popular author and blogger Kerri Sackville’s very funny take on her life with anxiety. This is an insight into anxiety that only Kerri could give!

The Little Book Of Anxiety is for anyone who has experienced anxiety – which is pretty much everyone. It is a funny book about a serious subject: the ways in which anxiety can impact on your life and the lives of those around you.

With humour, insight and searing honesty, Kerri Sackville opens up about the trials and sheer absurdities of living a worried a life. From crazed nailbiting, to being hysterical in a jammed lift, to fearing her husband is dead when he’s late home from work, Kerri has done it all.

If you know the agonies of sleepless nights, regularly jump to Worst-Case Scenario, or drive your loved ones mad with your irrational fears, then this book may very well save your sanity.

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Kerri Sackville chatting with fans on Facebook after signing copies of her book, The Little Book of Anxiety


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