congratulations Carlia the winner!
I was very excited when I heard about Thermomix releasing a new cookbook just for Christmas. I buy way too many magazines as Christmas approaches and then tend to make the same dishes each year. But one of the things that has been missing is a big Christmas cookbook just for Thermomix owners. Until now.
Festive Flavour has just been released by Thermomix and they kindly sent me a copy. And this is a big book, 223 pages all up. Photos of every single recipe in the book (those of us who had the older style Thermomix cookbooks will know what I’m talking about) and so many recipes that are new and can suit whatever style of Christmas you are planning. Cold lunch with seafood and pavlova to the hot traditional Christmas lunch. Budget to more extravagent. You are covered. Drinks, dips, salads, seafood, baking, cold desserts, pickles and more.
And I really liked how you could do a simple chicken or turkey roll from the supermarket and cook it in your thermomix which is great for people on a budget or who get nervous about roasting at Christmas time. I have a certain someone in the house who hates the oven being on for hours so your varoma can be doing the roast which is a great idea.
I also loved the gift section at the back and we made the Chocolate Hazelnut Kisses. I still melt chocolate in my microwave but with just 3 ingredients in your TM bowl and a bit of scraping down the sides once or twice, popped into the moulds and then voila. Deliciously sweet little chocolates. Big thumbs up from everyone in the family for this recipe. festi
Festive Flavour can be used in both the TM5 and TM31 and a recipe chip is also available for TM5 users. I just received the book and I know that it will become a family favourite and not just for Christmas as the desserts and meals are all delicious and perfect for entertaining and gift giving year round.
5 stars from me for this book, it’s about time we had a Christmas cookbook and this is better than I could have imagined.
Love to hear what you think and as a special treat I will buy one of you lucky readers out there a copy of the book (valued at $50 plus postage). Just tell me something you make every Christmas……..I’ll pick a winner next Monday 9th November. Competition open to people residing in Australia only and I will order from the Thermomix website and have it sent to you.