If you want some ideas for your Christmas menu, look no further – whether you are looking for traditional or modern ideas, here is a collection of recipe books to inspire you. All of these books can be borrowed from our libraries, no need to just choose one!
The Hairy Bikers’ 12 Days of Christmas
From Christmas Eve to Twelfth Night, the hairy bikers have thought of everything, from a traditional roast goose to telly snacks, to what to do with turkey leftovers. It even includes a section on edible gifts such as sloe gin and chutney.
Jamie Oliver’s Christmas cookbook
Jamie has also got everything covered. From pates to roast meats, herb butters to chocolate log, but what Christmas recipe book wouldn’t be complete without a whole section on potatoes! Not only that, Jamie includes a lot of delicious vegetable recipes including creamed spinach, four ways with Brussels sprouts and Clapshot, a delicious vegetable mash made with bitter marmalade and “loadsa chives”. Something special for everyone.
Delia’s recipes always provide a safe pair of hands, just what you need to get you through the Christmas period. Not only does this book include 100 new recipes such as chestnut cupcakes, along with old favourites and traditional recipes, Delia has taken away the stress of planning with sample menu plans to make sure you are ready for the whole period.
Nigella Christmas : Food, Family, Friends
If its luxury and decadence you’re after, then look no further. Nigella shares simple recipes for start with a cocktail, prepare simple dinners with friends, go to town on the main event, make soothing soups and light bites to restore yourself ready for the next feast and finish off with a hot drink. There are even gift ideas as well as sweet Christmas baking and preserves.
Great British Bake Off Christmas
Enjoy Christmas bakes and savoury treats from the hosts and participants of the Bake Off. Including Paul’s mince pies and Mary’s best Christmas pudding or try a passion fruit and pomegranate Pavlova layer cake. Ideas for the whole Christmas period whether for entertaining or relaxed suppers with some Christmas present ideas thrown in too.