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Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Christmas Miniatures (Australian Women's Weekly)

Christmas Miniatures - Australian Women's Weekly Mini

Finally, a book that contains all the little things we like to eat at Christmas - the nibbles, after-dinner treats, tiny tarts and edible Christmas gifts that make the holiday season such fun. Make this Christmas one your friends and family will never forget by creating little Christmas hors d'oeuvres, mini mince pies, individual Christmas puddings, chocolate-dipped fruit and goodies you can hang from the tree. Nothing spells love quite like receiving handmade - and homebaked - presents, so whip up a batch of Christmas Miniatures this year and share the spirit of the season with the people you care about the most.

Another fantastic recipe book by The Australian Women's Weekly. This is one of the smaller, A5, size books but is jam packed full of gorgeous sounding recipes.

The book is split into five sections: cocktail food (including finger food); little pies and tarts; little cakes and puddings; biscuits and slices; and chocolates and sweets (including sweet gifts).  

The recipes are clearly and concisely written in simple steps. The preparation and cooking time are included at the start of the recipe, along with a complete ingredient list. There are also tips included alongside some recipes.

The recipes in this book would be perfect for buffets or finger food at parties. There are many lovely sounding recipes and also recipes which could be adapted for parties at other times of the year. 

As with many other Australian Women's Weekly recipe books there is a fantastic glossary of the commonly used ingredients. The glossary gives alternative names for some ingredients and also preparation or presentation ideas of the ingredients.

Thank you to Australian Women's Weekly for sending me the book to review.

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