Author(s): MARTHA DAY
Christmas is a magical time - a wonderful celebration when family and friends get together to enjoy traditional yuletide food. Planning ahead and advance preparation, as well as using simple and helpful recipes, can ensure a stress-free holiday for all and allow the cook to take part in the festivities.
The book contains all the old favourite classics and some newer ones with a modern twist. For delicious appetizers, offer a selection such as Oriental Duck Consomme, Goat's Cheese Souffle or Grilled Brie and Walnuts. To start the sumptuous spread, hand round Roquefort Tartlets or Farmhouse Pate. Classic Roast Turkey is always a popular main course and any leftovers can be added to a deliciously crunchy Turkey Rice Salad. Or, Roast Goose with Caramelized Apples or Duck with Orange Sauce would make a splendid change. No Christmas banquet would be complete without Christmas Pudding with Brandy Butter, or a refreshing Christmas Cranberry Bombe.
For guaranteed success, Christmas Cooking is packed with over 100 fantastic inspirational recipes that will take you through the festive season in style. There is a selection of sparkly appetizers, easy nibbles and dips, pates and terrines, elegant fish and shellfish dishes, celebratory poultry and meat main courses, favourite hot desserts, make-ahead cold desserts, and, of course, luxurious fruity Christmas cakes.
With more than 100 beautiful photographs and foolproof step-by-step instructions, this book will satisfy everyone's expectations and ensure that your Christmas is as perfect as it can be.
Consultant editor Martha Day has compiled this comprehensive collection of recipes. She has contributed to many cookery publications and magazines, including Cooking for Christmas, Baking (both Lorenz Books), and Afternoon Teas, Homemade Bakes and Party Cakes (Southwater). She is a keen home cook and enjoys baking for friends and family at her house in the country.