After just over a year in blogging I decided that I'd like to have all of my favourite recipes in one place as most blog recipes come from a variety of different sources, so I had a little look on the internet and came across photobox, a site where you can create photo books. They also have a special template should you wish to create a recipe book.
With this service you can choose how many pages you have in your book, it's not cheap as the basic book is £29.99 and the price increases with every double page spread you add. Other features include a choice of lay outs and backgrounds. I stuck with a fairly plain background and went with one recipe per double page spread as you can see below.
I chose fairly simple everyday recipes for my book, ones that I will probably make again in the future and that could be made on a fairly regular basis. However, I also wanted to include some of the more technical cakes and bakes that I've made on my blog in the past year. I therefore decided to add some photo pages at the back without recipes...it's lovely to see all your handy work in one place!
I think I'll be using my recipe book long after I've given up blogging...and I'm sure when I leaf through it in years to come it will remind me of lots of great bakes.
Your recipe book could also make a great gift for anyone who likes baking. Another option is to make your book available to the public on the photobox website and then anyone who wants to can purchase a copy...perhaps you could become the next Mary Berry after all! :-)
***Please note that this is not a sponsored post. I just wanted to make my own recipe book and happened to use photobox but other companies do offer a similar service. Another site that offers a 'make your own cookbook' option is 'blurb'. If you decide to make a recipe book I'd love to hear your recommendations for great sites.