Not long now until Christmas Day, and for those of you who love nothing better than spending the weeks and days leading up to Christmas in the kitchen preparing yummy food, we have the books to help you along.
Check out our awesome collection of Christmas books & DVDs! Find that special recipe that will have everyone asking for a copy year after year.
I don’t know about everyone else but, I love nothing better than endlessly flipping through Christmas books each year; not to mention my obsession with watching Jamie’s Christmas DVDs each year.
Along with a great list of books, I have also included a couple of our favourite recipes we cook each year. While we can’t remember where we originally found these ‘well loved’ recipes, we would like to acknowledge the amazing cooks out there who were passionate enough to shared their recipes with us; we are eternally grateful!
Vegan Christmas Feasts: inspired meat-free recipes for the festive season by Jackie Kearney
Festive Table, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.
Celebrating Christmas, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.
Christmas Feasts and Treats by Donna Hay
Christmas Express: quick, delicious & easy recipes for the festive season, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.
Christmas Basics: simple easy to follow recipes for the festive season, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas Cookbook by Jamie Oliver
Maggie’s Christmas by Maggie Beer
The Christmas Table, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.
Handcrafted Christmas: ornaments, decorations, and cookie recipes to make at home by Susan Waggoner
Christmas Cooking With the Weekly
The 12 days of Christmas: favourite recipes for the holiday season by Margaret Fulton
Christmas Fairy Cooking by Leonie Pratt. A great book to share with little girls, or boys.
4 Ingredients Christmas by Kim McCosker
Celebrate Christmas: the bumper book of festive food and craft
Jamie Oliver: home Christmas Collection & Jamie Cooks Christmas
Flourless Chocolate Cake
Preheat oven to 175C
Melt the butter and chocolate together and cool a little.
Add sugar and stir to combine.
Use a normal whisk to beat in one egg at a time until the mixture and smooth and silky.
Pour into a 20cm round pan and bake for 25 minutes. Leave to cool in pan and then turn out onto a plate and dust with cocoa powder.
1 cup Rice Bubbles
1 cup full cream milk powder
1 cup coconut
1 cup of icing sugar, sifted
60g red glaze cherries
60g green glaze cherries
90g glace ginger
100g block white chocolate
Patty cups if using
Baking paper if using
In a bowl combine, rice bubbles, powdered milk, coconut, sifted icing sugar and chopped fruits and mix well.
Melt copha in a pan over a low heat. When melted, add to bowl and stir with a fork until combined.
Spoon mixture into patty cups or over a baking tray line with baking paper and place in the fridge until set.
Melt chocolate over simmering water or in the microwave. Drizzle over White Christmas.