Advent: Festive German Bakes to Celebrate the Coming of Christmas (Hardcover)
Selected for Jamie Oliver's Cookbook Club
'I love it. As soon as I opened this, I felt it was Christmas.' – Diana Henry
Advent celebrates the magical run-up to Christmas with over 100 classic German baking recipes.
The Advent season is one of the most special times of the year, when candles twinkle, the Christmas tree is decorated, and the smells of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove fill the kitchen.
In her new cookbook Advent, Anja Dunk shares her recipes for the very best of traditional German festive bakes. From lightly spiced Lebkuchen, frosted cinnamon stars, jam-filled ginger hearts, snow-capped coconut macaroons, to marzipan-filled Stollen, edible tree decorations, lucky meringue mushrooms and a gingerbread house dripping with candies and sugar icicles, you will find delectable spiced treats to fill your Bunter Teller and share with friends and family.
Featuring Anja's own linocut illustrations and evocative photography, this is a stunning, comforting clothbound volume that will be a family favourite for many years to come. The weeks of Advent hold all the sweet, almost unbearable anticipation of Christmas for days on end and this gorgeous book embraces that fairy-tale feeling within its pages.
About the Author
Anja Dunk was born in Wales to a German mother and a Welsh father. Her childhood was spent predominantly in Wales but also Germany and South East Asia, where she moved to and from over the early years of her life. Her love of food started at home but has grown since working in cafes and restaurants over the years. She is now a freelance cook, food writer and artist. Anja has co-written a book on preserves, Do Preserve: Make your own jams, chutneys, pickles and cordials (Do Book Co., 2016) and likes to share her preserving knowledge through pop-up events and workshops. She is the author of Strudel, Noodles and Dumplings: The new taste of German cooking (Fourth Estate, 2018).
"Ms. Dunk’s atmospheric photographs and linocut illustrations serve to showcase her recipes for Yuletide delicacies that many of us might ordinarily buy ready-made." -Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ