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There’s no Christmas quite like a Donna Hay Christmas and here at beyond we’re gearing up for the big day with this must-have book which provides the ultimate guide to preparing show-stopping seasonal dishes.

D onna Hay has had a hand in creating magical festive feasts for as long as she can remember.

But because it comes around only once a year, she knows cooking at Christmas time can be a little bit daunting – especially if you’re attempting a new glazed ham or you’ve been asked to bring something different for dessert.

Christmas Feasts and Treats is filled with Donna’s most trusted recipes, for exactly those times, so you can change-up your menu with confidence. In a celebration of the way Christmas brings new and old traditions together, she walks us through the classics, with her gorgeous modern styling ideas and quick-fix shortcuts along the way.

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This book includes step-by-step images and plan-ahead tips from the prolific food author and whether you celebrate with an enchanting dinner on Christmas Eve, host a long lunch on the day itself or simply want to contribute something as a guest, you’ll find everything you need in two stunning chapters: Feasts and Treats.

There’s chic inspiration for starters and sides, plus loads of options for the big four: glazed ham, succulent turkey, roast pork and grilled lobster. Keep an eye out for Donna’s infamous glossy cheat’s ham, that doesn’t require basting every 10 minutes, and turkey that cooks gently on the stovetop in less than an hour, leaving room for vegetables in the oven below.

For the ultimate puddings, you’ll find puffs of meringue, sugar-spun caramels, soft gingerbread, shimmering trifle and show-stopping icy desserts. Donna takes us through her grandmother’s favourites, like brandy-soaked fruit cake and cloth-wrapped pudding, to more modern pavlova and trifle ideas. There are important cookies, fit for a special midnight visitor, and the sweetest of edible gifts and decorations to bake for your loved ones.

Let this beautiful book be your guide this year, to the most memorable and relaxing Christmas ever.

Christmas Feasts and Treats is published by Harper Collins priced £20.

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