Kitten and the Bear Cookbook: Recipes for Small Batch Preserves, Scones, and Sweets from the Beloved Shop (Hardcover)

Kitten and the Bear Cookbook: Recipes for Small Batch Preserves, Scones, and Sweets from the Beloved Shop By Sophie Kaftal, Bobby Zielinski Cover Image

Kitten and the Bear Cookbook: Recipes for Small Batch Preserves, Scones, and Sweets from the Beloved Shop (Hardcover)

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Artisanal jam makers and founders of the celebrated shop Kitten and the Bear offer over 90 recipes to create your own sweet world of preserves and baked goods.

Inspired by turn-of-the-century American apothecaries, farmhouse living of the northern East Coast, and intimate British tea rooms, Kitten and the Bear is beloved for its cozy feeling of nostalgia, blue-ribbon collection of signature scones, and hand-crafted, small batch fruit preserves made using time-honoured cooking methods.

Sophie and Bobby, artisanal jam makers and co-founders of Kitten and the Bear, share a heart-warming collection of over 90 recipes to create your own sweet world of glistening jars of jams, jellies, and marmalades, and homespun delights from flaky buttermilk scone sand traditional spreads to savoury treats and hand-crafted drinks. Full of magical flavours and the comfort of home, the recipes range from Strawberry, Raspberry, and Cream Jam; Sunshine Peach Jam; Pink Apple and Lilac Blossom Jelly; Lemon Cream Marmalade; Morning Glory Scones; Blueberry Crumble Scones; and Orange Blossom Angel Food Cake with Fresh Peaches; to Savoury Cheese Sables with Cranberries and Walnuts; Clotted Cream and Potato Quiche; Lavender London Cream; and Baked Apple Toddy. Refined yet understated, the recipes in the Kitten and the Bear Cookbook were written to create homemade delights using easily accessible ingredients and equipment you already have in your pantry, while offering a thorough lesson in jam making theory and the art of preserving.

Embracing the fairy-tale spirit, tradition, and sweet world of Kitten and the Bear, the recipes deliver delicious preserves and baked goods to share and enjoy everyday moments with family and friends.
SOPHIE KAFTAL is a wife, mother, and jam fairy, spending her days slinging scones at the Kitten and the Bear shop. After graduating McGill University and culinary school, she started her career cooking in fine-dining kitchens before co-founding Kitten and the Bear with her husband, Bobby Zielinski. Sophie is happiest when snow is falling, dreaming of her next creative endeavour. BOBBY ZIELINSKI is a doting father, husband, and man of many talents, most often found stirring big pots of bubbling fruit and tending to carpentry projects in the Kitten and the Bear shop. He dabbled in several creative pursuits before co-founding Kitten and the Bear and learning preserve making from his wife, Sophie. He is now head jam maker, with goals of country living and home-grown fruit.
Product Details ISBN: 9780735239593
ISBN-10: 0735239592
Publisher: Penguin Canada
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 336
Language: English
Praise for Kitten and the Bear Cookbook:

“This cookbook delivers you to the same happy place that Sophie and Bobby have created through their seasonally inviting preserves and lovely baked goods. Get ready to spend a weekend simmering fruits and baking scones, enthralled and inspired by their delectable yet approachable recipes.”
—Anna Olson, TV personality and bestselling author of several cookbooks including Anna Olson’s Baking Wisdom

“I love everything about this book!  It is heaven for those of us who love to savour and celebrate the beautiful bounty of each season with the art of preserving. Sophie and Bobby have written a gorgeous cookbook with so many recipes and inspiration for making irresistible homemade preserves, scones, and sweet and savoury delights in your very own kitchen.”
—Lynn Crawford, chef, award-winning author Farm to Chef, and co-author of Hearth & Home
 
“This is a book about jam for people who are serious about both making and eating it. Kaftal and Zielinski break down the science of jam cookery in detail and offer thoroughly written directions for those who aren't interested in hacks or shortcuts. Along with a stunning range of seasonal produce to preserve, there are recipes—scones, galettes, crumble top bars—for all the things you can enjoy the fruits of your labour with.”
—Charlotte Druckman, journalist, food writer, and author of several books including Kitchen Remix
 
Kitten and the Bear Cookbook is a gift to those who love food, quiet moments of pleasure, and creating beauty in something as small as a spoonful. I am so excited to pour over the pages as spring berries reach their ripe plumpness, stone fruit burnish into their perfumed sweetness, apples and pears mellow into their honeyed comfort, and citrus bursts with sunshine brightness—all year round, through every season.”
—Claire Thomas, co-founder of Sweet Laurel Bakery and co-author of Sweet Laurel and Sweet Laurel Savory
 
“Cooking is sharing, and this tasty cookbook is packed cover-to-cover with flavours that will grace your table and bring smiles to all who join you.”
—Michael Smith, chef and bestselling author of several cookbooks including Farm, Fire & Feast and Farmhouse Vegetables

“[A] heart-warming collection of over 90 recipes to create your own sweet world of glistening jams, flaky buttermilk scones, traditional spreads and savoury treats.”
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