We’ve collected some of our favourite cookery books from the past year that would make great Christmas presents!
The Unofficial Bridgerton Book of Afternoon Tea
Fans of Bridgerton rejoice as we’ve got the perfect cookery book for you. With over 75 recipes inspired by characters of the show, this is your handy guide to creating the perfect themed afternoon tea.
An Elegant Tea inspired by Daphne Bridgerton, An Eccentric Tea inspired by Queen Charlotte and A Lovesick Tea inspired by Penelope Featherington- pick your favourite character and try their menu. No matter which you chose, we guarantee it’ll be an afternoon tea to remember.
Raspberry meringues, lavender shortbread, espresso brownies and angel food cake are just some of the treats waiting to be devoured!
Top Dish: Key lime trifle
Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy by Eloise Head
With over 1 million followers on Instagram, Fitwaffle aka Eloise Head has made her way to print with the cookery book Fitwaffle’s Baking It Easy. As the title suggests, this guide includes simple recipes for yummy bakes that you can make easily. This is a great starting point for cookery novices as well as introducing children into the world of baking.
Lots of the bakes in the book only have 3 ingredients so are super quick and easy to prepare. Tray bakes, mug cakes, breakfasts and desserts galore those with a sweet tooth will be in chocolate heaven!
Top Dish: Fudgy Chocolate Chip Blondes
Eat Well to Age Well by Beverley Jarvis
If you’re looking for light and healthy meals then this cookbook is just for you. With simple soups, fantastic fish and decadent desserts, it’s time to get cooking! Whether it’s putting on a dinner party for friends or making a quick meal for yourself you’ll be feeling healthier and happier after eating these dishes.
Geared towards people aged 55 and over, as well as revealing some delicious recipes, Beverley also gives some knowledgeable advice about how to keep your health in check. From preventing health related problems due to age to knowing all there is to know about super-foods for super-agers, this book is a helpful guide.
Top Dish: Oriental Salmon Parcels
Nadiya’s Everyday Baking, Nadiya Hussain
The Great British Bake Off favourite Nadiya Hussain is back on our bookshelves with a new cookery book for us baking fiends!
For those who have a more savoury tooth than sweet do not fear, there are lots of savoury treats included such as Chicken Shashlik and Coconut Fish Noodles to satisfy your cravings. Equally those who love their sweets will be in sugar heaven with the Orange Semolina Cake and Angel Layer Cake Slices.
Get the kids involved with making these fun and easy treats, a great activity to do just as Bake Off returns to our screens this month!
Top Dish: Chocolate Cookie Pie
One: Simple One-Pan Wonders, Jamie Oliver
Simple yet delicious grub is Jamie Oliver’s forte and he hasn’t put a foot wrong in his new cookery book One: Simple One Pan Wonders. With over 100 recipes to choose from, these dishes are great for fun dinner parties or an easy family supper.
As the title suggests, every recipe can be made in one pan, tray or dish, so for those who hate doing the washing up this cookbook is for you! With mouth-watering mains and devilish desserts, you’ll be feeling truly satisfied with any of these meals.
Top Dish: Pick Me-Up Chilli Fried Eggs