In Delia’s Happy Christmas she has written her definitive guide to all aspects of cooking over the festive period, looking both at traditional classics and modern ideas, from quick and easy recipes to prepare-ahead dishes to avoid last minute chaos.
The book features a hundred new and updated festive recipes alongside fifty of her classics and also has handy time planners and menu plans to aid your Christmas organisation.
Ideas vary from Delia’s Christmas cake recipe - which remains unchanged in the 40 years it has been in print - to her Creole Christmas cake, and her mother’s recipe for the family favourite sausage rolls to her traditional Christmas pudding.
This is the perfect book for those needing a little Christmas inspiration, if you find the festive period rather stressful or you just fancy having a bit of backup in the kitchen. A book to be turned to time and time again, particularly if you are caught at the last minute – Delia’s ‘last minute Christmas’ is a very useful survival guide.
Delia’s Happy Christmas by Delia Smith, published by Ebury, £20