Christmas Cooking!

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!

Happy Holidays


Vegan Christmas Feasts: inspired meat-free recipes for the festive season by Jackie Kearney

Festive Table, an Australian Women’s Weekly title.

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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.

Celebrating Christmas

4 Ingredients Christmas by Kim McCosker

Celebrate Christmas: the bumper book of festive food and craft


Jamie Oliver: home Christmas Collection & Jamie Cooks Christmas

Jamie’s Best Ever Christmas

Jamie’s Family Christmas


Flourless Chocolate Cake

110g butter

200g chocolate

200g sugar

4 eggs


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.

White Christmas

250g Copha

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.