The Sweet Roasting Tin: One Tin Cakes, Cookies & Bakes
Who’s the author? After bursting onto the scene with her bestselling first cookbook,The Roasting Tin, Rukmini Iyer decided to leave her previous career as a lawyer behind. With the further publication of four more cookbooks, she has since become a household name, documenting many of the simple recipes she’s known for on her equally successful Instagram page, @missminifer.
What’s it about? The mantra for Rukmini’s first cookbook, The Roasting Tin, was simple: ‘minimum effort, maximum return’. In her new endeavour, The Sweet Roasting Tin, this ethos endures as Rukmini ventures into the wonderful world of baking. Using a liberal application of her signature recipe style, this ‘one-tin’ cookbook includes an effortless collection of seventy-five recipes that can be made in one muffin tin, one cupcake tin, or one baking tray. With her usual concentration on ease and minimal adornment, these sweet and savoury bakes will suit all levels of experience. There are an abundance of childhood favourites with a twist, like Sticky Date Gingerbread and Stuffed Rosemary and Roasted Garlic Dough Balls, alongside recipes for a challenge like the Caramel Apple Chelsea Buns. A sweet handful of bakes also nod to Rukmini’s own childhood kitchen, with the likes of her mother’s Pineapple Upside-Down Cake and Coconut Burfi also gracing the pages.
Alongside bright, beautiful imagery, Rukmini takes care to include an extensive list of possible variations for each of her recipes, including accompanying quantity measurements in detail and a friendly chapter introduction that outlines the basics for each upcoming bake. Plus, there are an abundance of vegan, gluten-free and diabetic-friendly recipes to suit varied dietary requirements.
Recipes we love: Chilli-Spiked Halloumi and Courgette Muffins, Marzipan, Lemon and Cardamom Loaf, Rhubarb and Vanilla Tart, Spiced Focaccia with Roasted Butternut Squash, Coconut Burfi.
Perfect for: Loyal fans of Rukmini already familiar with her uncomplicated, ‘one-pan’ cooking style. Amateur and experienced bakers on the search for maximum flavour, who need not be held back by any individual dietary requirements.