Yoou can feed a house party for twelve days with this comprehensive compendium of recipes, rich or simple, the variations are infinite. No one could fail to produce a deliciously moist-fleshed, crisp-skinned turkey if they follow Sarah's simple instructions, combine it with pre-frozen roast potatoes and sophisticated roasted sprouts with bacon and chestnuts and you have most of the traditional ingredients without effort. Even the bread sauce can be pre-frozen. Plenty of time for a glass or two of champagne with the presents before the feast.
A clear and sensible guide to coping with Christmas cooking, especially aimed at Aga cooks but with useful temperature guides for all cookers. I especially like the details of freezing and preparing ahead - and the minute by minute timetable for Christmas day, including glasses of wine for the cook! Clever menus for all the 12 days of Christmas take all the worry out of planning to feed a crowd. I will use these recipes throughout the year. Same author as Relaxed Aga Cooking
I was doubtful at first about this book, but having bought it at last I am glad I was able to obtain it. It certainly covers all one might need to entertain over the Christmas twelve days - and more, as many of the recipes can be used, or adapted for other occasions. It will certainly be an important volume for me, among the vast number of cookery books I already own!