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A little gem!
on 8 November 2011
This book is miniature like its title, and its novel in size. But that does not detract from the recipes within. These are clearly written with a colourful and pleasing photograph depicting the finished item.
Christmas Miniatures starts with recipes for finger food suitable for buffets and the like, perfect for that boxing day party or family get together. It then moves on to little pies and tarts, little cakes and puddings, biscuits and slices and chocolates and sweets (which are gifts of a sweet nature, ideal to give at Christmas).
The mince pies with a hazelnut pastry stood out for me and I will definitely be making these as they sound so good and I am always looking out for a new and interesting mince pie recipe.
Other delights include some of the biscuits (angel and coconut wreath designs) and mini hazelnut shortbread Christmas Trees made from other biscuit recipes in the book.
The notion of making miniature gingerbread houses is new to me but these look so effective with their shreddies inspired roof tops. AND so much easier than making a full sized gingerbread house.
A book to pop into your supermarket trolley for ideas at Christmas OR a lovely little stocking filler for a food lover or someone who likes to entertain.