Better Made at Home

The recipes of Better Made at Home enable you to create traditionally store-bought indulgences and many French favorites in your own kitchen. Making them yourself takes a little time and creates something of a mess, but it’s a heck of a lot more fun than buying them off the shelf.” – Better Made at Home

Delicious. Tantalizing. Home made. Better Made at Home transforms your kitchen into a DIY dream.  With simple recipes bursting with flavor, and creative twists on classics, this book makes it possible for anyone to make kitchen essentials as well as novel concoctions better than store-bought.  Recipes like Chocolate Hazelnut Spread, Sweet Chestnut Mousse, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Breton Butter Cookies, Marshmallows, Venetian Ice Cream, Chocolate Coated Ice Cream Pops, and Quick Fizzy Lemonade make cooking at home more exciting. Options like Creme Caramel, Italian Bread Sticks, Hummus, Tapenade, and Quick Eggplant Pate mean that you may never choose store-made again.

Spicy Potato Wedges

2 1/4 pounds firm-textured potatoes, such as red or yellow skinned

2 tablespoons olive or sunflower oil

2 garlic cloves, crushed

2 teaspoons flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoon turmeric

1 teaspoon mild smoked paprika

1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Thoroughly wash the potatoes and cut into wedge-shaped quarters, without peeling them. Dry them carefully and lay them in a single layer in a large oven dish. Put the oil in a bowl and add the garlic, flour, sugar, thyme, turmeric, paprika, and salt. Mix well and pour over the potato wedges. Using your hands, make sure each wedge is completely coated. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until the wedges are browned and cooked through. Turn them 3 or 4 times during baking. Eat immediately!

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