I hope you are feeling hungry – hiding behind today’s advent door, smelling of cinnamon, clove and sugar is Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas by Anja Dunk
Advent is a time of preparation for the festive celebrations to come, with four whole weeks of anticipation for Christmas celebrations. It is a time of anticipation, tradition, and light. In Germany Advent is synonymous with the start of winter – as soon as scarves, coats and gloves are dug out, so are the festive recipe books, sugars and spices. If you enjoy baking Christmassy treats then this may well be for you – read through for different types of Lebkuchen, Stollen and for decoration ideas too, such as a traditional salt dough wreath.
This book is not so much a cookbook as it is a history of a culture’s food – alongside mouth watering recipes, you learn all about festive German traditions, such as the making of Bunter Tellers, a colourful plate of advent biscuits that family, friends and neighbours give each other over the course of Advent to extend the hand of friendship. How bloomin’ lovely is that?
Imogen and the Festival Team x