*Review* Emma Forbes – Life & Soul book

Another great gift idea for Christmas arrived on my door this week, the new Emma Forbes – Life & Soul book.

Life & Soul offers twelve themed templates for any occasion, from an informal brunch or beach picnic to an elegant cocktail party or fabulous fiesta. Gorgeous photographs of Emma’s own styling for her infamous parties and 48 of her favourite recipes for delicious, fuss-free food will inspire the reader to dip in and choose their personal favourites from a wealth of visual ideas.

Looking through the book not only is there lots of great recipes but there is also lots of ideas and pictures for different theme’s of parties. My favourite idea from the whole book has to be this one:

Using baby bottles for drinking bottles for adults at a baby shower is just a quirky idea that i would never have thought of! There is lots more other idea’s from a wide range of themes that would make any party spectacular.

As i mentioned early this book also comes with some rather yummy recipes. There was 2 in particular that really caught my eye, 1 for chocolate brownies and the other for flapjack.

I have tried (and failed) different versions of both of these recipes before so i decided to be brave and try again!

First up was the brownies, the recipes are extremely easy to follow which is great. The brownies looked and smelt yummy before they went in the oven:

And as you can see i made one fatal flaw, too much mixture in the tin so it didn’t cook through but the bits that did cook were delicious.

So next up was the flapjacks and this was the outcome:

These on the other hand came out perfect!

This book has lots of great ideas and recipes and would be a perfect gift for anyone for Christmas.

This book is avaliable from 24th October at all good book retailers for a RRP £20

You can find out more from Emma on her site here

Plus keep watching for our mum’s christmas gift guide as there will be a chance to win one of these too!