Hello friends and fellow readers! I’ve casually mentioned that I’m working on a cookbook called Marbled, Swirled and Layered for the past year and the time has come for me to ask if you any of you all would be willing to help me out? I need recipe testers for the cookbook and I would love if you all could try out my recipes to makes sure they work in all kitchens. There’s only so many times I can make a recipe in my kitchen to make sure it works. I want to make sure my recipes are clear and easy to understand for everyone of all skill sets.
I’m looking for people to test at minimum three recipes (though I’m open to you doing more if you want!) and to give me honest feedback. If you are totally persnickety about your food, all the better! I want you to tell me how much you like or dislike the food and how clear or difficult the recipe is for you. Some of my recipes are a bit time consuming, but hopefully none of them are ridiculously difficult. I will need you to actually make the recipe as written, with no substitute which means it might have you tracking down some oddball ingredients that I use or mention (though I do try to also include substitute ingredients that are more common when I do use those weirdo ones as well so that’s OK if you need to use those). All that said, I’m happy to hear your thoughts on what you would have substituted if you were allowed. But I really need you to test the recipe once as it is written first.
I’d also appreciate a picture of the final product (a quick mobile photo works, nothing too fancy) just to make sure the final baked good actually looks somewhat close to what I have done. I don’t want to fill my cookbook with gorgeous but unattainable baked goods if the recipes don’t really turn out that way for people other than myself! The photos are only for my own research, they won’t be used in the book or shown anywhere else.
If you’re willing to test some recipes for me please email me at [email protected] and let me know your name, where you are located, and what your comfort level is in the kitchen (are you a novice at baking, pretty comfortable with baking, or a total expert and bake all the time). Please also tell me if you have dietary restrictions (if you’re gluten free, no problem I should have supplemental info on how to convert recipes to gluten free, but if you have other dietary restrictions, I can see about having you test recipes that fit within those restrictions).
Please also understand that you can’t share my recipes with anyone until my book is published! I’ll need the feedback pretty soon (a month turn around would be ideal but I have some wiggle room on that) so keep that in mind if you email me. Sorry about that quick turnaround, time just got away from me! Once you email me, expect me to take a week or so to sort through everything and get back to you.
One last thing, I’m afraid I can’t pay anyone for testing my recipes. If that’s a concern I TOTALLY understand! But if you’re willing to help me out, you will have my eternal gratitude for helping me create the best cookbook that I can! You all are the best readers a blogger can ask for and hopefully you all understand.