Grannies Cookbook recipes in The Sims 4 (2023)

Grannies Cookbook recipes in The Sims 4 (2023)
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Written by 

Kiera Mills


5th May 2023 13:29


Grannies Cookbook is a mod by Littlbowbub for The Sims 4 that introduces plenty of additional baking and cooking recipes into your Sims' lives once downloaded. Without this mod, in The Sims 4, new recipes are unlocked as you progress a Sims' Cooking and Baking skills, or by trying new recipes out in the world, such as at Festivals featured in The Sims 4: City Living.

With this mod, though, The Grannies Cookbook mod expands upon this, implementing an interactive cookbook (available in multiple swatches to fit your Sims' home) that contains creative comfort meals in the game, resembling foods typically associated with homestyle, generational cooking, among others. To learn how to download the Grannies Cookbook mod in The Sims 4, and which recipes it includes, read on.

How to download Grannies Cookbook mod in The Sims 4

Grannie's Cookbook in Sims 4 Build and Buy mode
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To download the Grannies Cookbook mod, you'll need to head over to Littlbowbub's Patreon page here, and download the latest version, 01.05. Here, they offer new updates for free, along with additional recipes to add to your game.

The mod comes with the base cookbook, the recipes will need to be downloaded individually through Littlbowbub's blog page. This means you can pick and choose which recipes appeal to you and download them accordingly.

How to install Grannies Cookbook

The process of installing Grannies Cookbook follows the same format as downloading other mods in The Sims 4, as follows: 

  • Simply copy them from your Downloads folder (extract if needed) and paste the files into your Mod folder, which are located in Documents > Electronic Arts > The Sims 4 > Mods.

NOTE: Take care when downloading mods that are not supported by Maxis, and always ensure to back up your save prior to installing them.

How to use Grannies Cookbook Mod

Pie menu showing recipe options for Grannies Cookbook mod for The Sims 4
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Having installed the mod, Grannies Cookbook can be found in The Sims 4's Build/Buy catalogue. Here, it's listed under the same name and costs just 45 Simoleons. Once bought, the book acts like a journal and can be both named and placed in a Sim's inventory.

If you have downloaded the additional recipes, you can then place the book on a counter and click on it to navigate to the recipes menu - similar to clicking on a fridge or oven. As you progress through the Cooking skill, the recipes you've downloaded will unlocks.

What recipes are in Grannies Cookbook mod?

Grannie's Cookbook Mod on a kitchen counter in The Sims 4
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The recipes included with the Grannies Cookbook mod are categorised by the following: Meals, Desserts, Breakfast, BBQ, Toddler Food, and Snacks.

Amongst the goodies on offer are even baked occasion treats like Christmas cakes and ghost-themed Halloween cupcakes. A selection of the types of recipes you'll find on offer for download are:

  • Chicken and Dumpling
  • Afternoon Tea
  • Fruit and Chocolate Pot
  • Potato Unicorn Shapes 
  • Potato Smiley Faces
  • Cut Up Fruit Bowls
  • Gourmet Cheeseboard
  • Tea and Biscuits
  • Macaroni Cheese
  • Turkey Dinner
  • Meatloaf
  • Pot Roast
  • Wonton Soup
  • Collard Greens and Cornbread
  • Sushi Platter
  • Corned Beef Hash (City Living required)
  • Pears Beans and Bacon (City Living required)
  • Traditional Pie n Mash with Parsley Liquor
  • Mussels
  • Chicken Alfredo
  • Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Lasagne Al Pesto
  • Beef Patty
  • Shrimp and Mackerel Skewers
  • Beef Patty with Coco Bread
  • Mac and Cheese Fried Chicken
  • Oxtail with Rice, Peas, and Plantain
  • Chicken Roti
  • Chicken and Waffles
  • BBQ Ribs and Beans
  • Raclette Meat Tasting Platter
  • Lox Bagel
  • Breakfast Cereal 1
  • Buffalo Chicken Pizza
  • Three Cheese Pizza
  • Honey & Banana Toast
  • Crown Roast (Vampire friendly)
  • Corpse Bride Cake (Vampire friendly)
  • Sausage Rolls
  • Bun Bo Hue
  • Christmas Desserts: Mince pies, Trifle, Yule Log
  • Mud Pie
  • Angel Strawberry Cake
  • Winterfest Puddings
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake
  • Key Lime Pie
  • Chocolate Nests
  • Mini Egg Cake
  • Bunny Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Cake
  • Thai Mango Sticky Rice
  • Star Bread
  • Espumilla Meringue Cream Pudding
  • Banana Fritters
  • Cherry Bakewells
  • Raspberry Tart
  • Bakewell Tart
  • Fondant Fancies
  • Berry Belgian Waffles
  • Black Forrest Gateau
  • Wedding Cake
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake
  • Baby Reveal Cake
  • Birthday Cake
  • Cheesecake Brownies
  • Peach Cobbler
  • Soup: Tomato, Chicken, Carrot and Coriander 
  • Eggnog
  • Milkshakes: Strawberry, Banana, Chocolate
  • Bubble Tea: Strawberry, Chocolate, Taro, Honeydew, and Pink Grapefruit
  • Iced Drinks: Caramel, Coffee, and Chocolate Mocha
  • Smoothies: Avocado, Strawberry, Rainbow, Pineapple, and Coconut 
  • Freakshakes: Chocolate Pretzel, Macaroon, Cookie, Gummy Bear
  • Toddler Foods: Pureed Carrots, Banana Bakes, Strawberry Bites, Apple Strawberry & Banana Puree, Apple & Spinach
  • Marshmallow Sticks

There are plenty more recipes to download outside of those listed above, so these just serve as a taste of the kinds of foods your Sims will be able to cook up once you've installed the mod!

That's everything there is to know about the Grannies Cookbook mod by Littlbowbub in The Sims 4. Take a look at our homepage for The Sims to keep up to date with all the latest news and guides. Interested in taking up a challenge in your next save? Here's all you need to know about the Not So Berry challenge.

Kiera is a former GGRecon Guides Writer.

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