Cookbook Club | Whitney Beth Photography | Sandy Utah Photographer
I’m a part of a Cook book Club that my cute friend organized. The just is, everybody that is a part of it takes turns hosting and picking a cookbook or blog and then we all divvy up entres, sides, desserts and drinks. Then we meet up once a month and eat our meal together and hang out. It’s pretty fun! I initially joined because I don’t like cooking. Which I’ve had a hard time admitting since I genuinely want to like it. So I thought this would be a good thing to get me excited for it – since I’ll be cooking everyday… until I die. ha.
April was my turn to host and choose what we’d be cooking from. I ended up going with Cook Book for Jane by Abi Ayres. I bought this cookbook from her a few years ago because her family cooks similar to my family and I thought it’d be a smooth transition into loving cooking. It also helps that it’s an actual book, because hello! I love prints! Since I was hosting, I chose a dessert. What’s nice about Cookbook club is that there isn’t one person who is solely in charge of one thing. For example, we’ll usually have two different entres, three sides, two desserts, etc. Takes the pressure off! My favorite bakery item to get is an eclair, so that’s what I picked! (And was honestly one of the main selling points for me getting this book.)
I learned quickly that eclairs are a labor of love. They take a lot of time – especially in my case where it took me 4 times to get it right, and then making the filling twice! (For the filling I accidentally put corn syrup in instead of corn starch. I had all my ingredients on the counter and grabbed the wrong thing by mistake.) We don’t need to go into how embarrassing my first attempt looked (but if you feel the need to laugh with me, you can watch it in my Instagram highlight called “storytime”) Long story short, I correctly made the eclairs and they were delicious!
It turned out to be a beautiful evening full of good food and great company. I may not be able to make eclairs very well. But I can sure set a table and throw a party! I quickly grabbed some photos of each of the things people brought before we started eating. It was such a great night! I def recommend starting your own cookbook club!