Ice Cream Made Easy shows how to make luscious, creamy concoctions, light-and-airy yogurt mixtures and dairy-free ice creams, as well as refreshing fruit-filled sorbets, icy granitas and slushy drinks. And if that's not enough, there's a selection of dreamy toppings and sauces, plus some inspirational ideas for quick ice cream desserts. There are ices to suit any occasion (simple or stylish) at any time of the year from classic favourites like Vanilla or Chocolate to modern flavours like Strawberry Pavlova Ripple, Toasted Apple and Cinnamon, or Chunky Pecan and Maple. Don't worry if you haven't got an ice cream machine, as many of the recipes can be made by hand. Most are so easy to make and so scrumptious that you may not want to share them - you may want to indulge all by yourself!
Annette Yates was born in South Wales and grew up in the Brecon Beacons. She is married and has two grown-up daughters. After many years living in and around London, Annette now lives near Abergavenny in Monmouthshire, Wales. These days, she spends much of her time designing and making silver jewellery (see www.facebook.com/annetteyatesjewellery).
Annette loves cooking and creating new recipes. In particular, she enjoys cooking and eating out of doors. Though living in Wales often makes this a difficult pastime, Annette has a clay oven in her garden (for days when she is sure the weather is going to stay fine) and a gas barbecue (for cooking between showers of rain!). In summer, she enjoys spending long weekends with her husband in their camper (when Annette likes to cook all-in-one-dish meals in her electric wok). Her family and friends are usually the best (and most honest) critics of her culinary creations!
Annette's career as a cookery writer and home economist has been varied. As well as being the author of more than sixty cookbooks she has:
been a food consultant to several major food and equipment companies,
written cookery and recipe features for many consumer magazines,
developed recipes for dozens of leaflets, features and books,
organised and given cookery demonstrations,
styled food for photographs,
run microwave cookery classes,
developed and run a consumer advice line on food and cooking,
edited education publications.
Her books have attracted much praise including, above all, the doyenne of British cookery Marguerite Patten, O.B.E. who said of Fresh & Fast: Meals From the Microwave 'It is an excellent book... not surprising in view of the outstanding ability of both Annette Yates and Norma Miller'.