Anybody ever made a recipe from one of these 'For 2' cookbooks? Opinions? (Is same work for less result great or not? We do love leftovers...and most baked goods can be frozen...but I'm thinking maybe it would encourage me to try various recipes without fear of failure/waste of ingreds.)
I missed this thread when it was first posted, so reply is a bit late-ish.
Years and years ago I bought a Small Batch Baking/Baking for Two cookbook (actual name/author eludes me) because the concept was intriguing, there are only two of us in the house, and I don't want to fill up the freezer with small bags of goodies.
I made a few things out of it and then the cookbook languished on the shelf. In theory it was a good idea, in real life, it's just as easy to make a regular size batch of something and rarely do baked goods last long enough to need to be shuffled to the freezer. Cook book went away.
Hopefully you'll have better luck with this than I did!
I think my problem with the first round of small batch baking cookbooks was that they required equipment that I didn't readily have on hand. Mini cake pans, small scale toaster oven pans, etc. I recall trying a cake recipe and while it was tasty, it felt like a lot of work for a small return in the end.
It's too bad the CLBB is really gone now. I remember a rather lengthy thread where this was discussed and recipes were shared.
Merry: I don't think he knows about second breakfast, Pip. Pippin: What about elevenses? Luncheon? Afternoon tea? Dinner? Supper? He knows about them, doesn't he?
Thanks both of you. It does look like lots of work ... same, I mean... for FOUR muffins...or cookies, etc. (I am laughing my face off and I have a full cup on coffee in my mouth. Dunno why. And why I don't swallow.)