Get Festive with Nadiya’s Recipe for Little Fir Tree Biscuits plus a special Christmas Q&A

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All-round baker and presenter extraordinaire Nadiya Hussain has created a fantastic new book for Christmas, Bake Me a Festive Story, combining delicious festive recipes with stories and poems, sweetly illustrated by Clair Rossiter.

As a special Christmas treat, and to get you in the chrismas baking frame of mind, we have a recipe from  Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story to share! ‘The Little Fir Tree’ poem is a story about finding your place, accompanied by a fantastically festive, delicious Christmas recipe for Little Fir Tree Biscuits. Yum!

Get the recipe for Nadiya’s Little Fir Tree Biscuits here

And as an extra Christmas treat, here is Nadiya talking about Bake Me a Festive Story and what Christmas is like for her and her family…

What will Christmas be like in the Hussain household?
We don’t celebrate Christmas in a religious sense because we’re Muslim but we do all come together as a family and have a big celebration. It’s my sister’s birthday on Christmas Eve and mine on Christmas Day so it’s a real occasion and her kids and mine plot and decorate the house together. So the fairy lights and balloons come out. We always have a traditional Christmas dinner and the best thing is I get all the presents because it’s my birthday!

Do you have any Christmas traditions?
Christmas is a time to think about others and we have a tradition in my house of making little gift parcels of Biscotti for every front door we can see from our own.

What’s the best thing about Christmas for you?
Well, I love the fact that food is so much part of all festivals. I have a sweet tooth so Bake Me a Festive Story was such a treat for me to create recipes for. But I also love the way Christmas time does inspire us to think of others. I think wouldn’t it be lovely if, for every three presents that are bought, an extra one is bought and given to a child who might not otherwise receive one.

Nadiya’s Bake Me a Festive Story by Nadiya Hussain and illustrated by Clair Rossiter is published by Hodder Children’s Books (Hachette)

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