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Your Year in Recipes – Lockdown Creations

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After a year spent predominantly at home, many of us have been using the time to get into baking and cooking. We’ve seen many of you across the world getting stuck in with baking sourdough bread, jumping on the banana bread bandwagon and feeling inspired to try new lunchtime dishes, to name a few. To celebrate your culinary achievements, collate your favourite recipes – both old and new – from the past year in your own personalised recipe book.

Present your lockdown recipes in a stunning CEWE PHOTOBOOK, accompanied with your favourite photos of your creations. It’s the perfect way to look back at an unusual year and remind yourself of the ways in which baking and cookery helped you pass the time at home. Read on for more tips and inspiration to whip up your personalised recipe photo book in no time.

Your Favourite Bakes From 2020

We bet that cakes are no longer the first thing you think of when you hear the word ‘tiers’, but we are here to change that! Sift through all of your tried and tested cake recipes and bring them together into one Large Landscape CEWE PHOTOBOOK – the perfect size to include ingredient lists, methods and photos too. For a professional approach, add your best photo to the whole page and set as the background. To do this, simply right click on your chosen image and select ‘Image as background’. You’ll have the option to add it as your background to the current left or right page you’re viewing, or throughout your whole photo book.

Recipes By All, For All

Cook up a storm with your very own community recipe book. Reach out to friends and family, neighbours or even those who follow you on social media, to ask them to contribute a favourite dish they made throughout 2020. Not only is it a great way to bring people together, it can also be used as a fun fundraising exercise for a local charity. Our Large Portrait CEWE PHOTOBOOK is the ideal size for featuring all of the personal recipes submitted by those closest to you. You’ll give rise to a high-quality photo book, filled with recipes kindly shared by others, resulting in a wonderful reminder of the collaboration and support you had for each other throughout 2020.

Find Comfort with a Family Cookbook

From Mum’s signature lasagne to Grandpa’s perfect pudding, there’s no better comfort than eating your all-time family favourites. Rise to the challenge of keeping your family traditions alive in your own family recipe book. Perfect for taking with you wherever you go, a Square CEWE PHOTOBOOK will ensure that a taste of home will never be too far away. Fill your personalised cookbook with all your family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, as well as adding new ones that you’d love to pass down too! Presenting your family recipes in a photo book is a wonderful way to preserve your traditions and ensure that they will be everlasting.

Pass Down Family Traditions

Sprinkle an extra dose of personality into your custom family recipe book with personal photos. Embrace your family history and truly bring your recipes to life by adding your own personal photos to your photo cookbook. We suggest reviving old family photos to add alongside your favourite recipes to create a lasting reminder of your family history. Just from reading the recipe alone, accompanied by a favourite photo of your grandmother, you’ll be immediately transported back to her kitchen and the smell of freshly baked apple pie (or another staple recipe you love!).

Feel free to add extra text to tell a story behind the recipe if you know more about it! Make use of the handy ready-made layouts in the Creator Software to ensure you have plenty of space for your ingredients list, method and any anecdotes you wish to add. You could even print your photo recipe book without text, leaving enough space to write your recipes out by hand for a further personal touch. It’s a perfect way to reminisce on shared family memories in addition to continuing traditions that are close to your heart.  

Top tip: As we’ve spent more time apart from our loved ones this past year, The Washington Post suggests that creating a family cookbook is a sure way to help you “feel connected and purposeful.” We wholeheartedly agree and feel that it is a great exercise to bring your family together whilst being physically apart.

All Done and Dusted (With Icing Sugar)

You’ll be pleased to know that there isn’t a timer counting you down to complete this personalised recipe book! We hope that our tips and ideas have inspired you to bring together your own favourite recipes into a stunning CEWE PHOTOBOOK, whether that’s from across the years, during lockdown or from your own family traditions you wish to keep alive. If you create your own recipe book, don’t forget to share it with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram – we’d love to see what recipes made it into your cookbook. Happy creating, cooking and baking!


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