'Tis the season to get baking! From classics like gingerbread and fruit mince pies to over-the-top mashups, let your creativity guide you. Baking is a fun way to get into the festive mood. Sweet treats also make great handmade gifts for your loved ones.
Get your oven mitts out, it is time to bake up a storm. Try these modern takes on classic holiday favourites:
- Barbecued pavlova with whipped white chocolate
- Raspberry and peach butterscotch pudding
- Epic chocolate trifle
- Aussie summer gingerbread
- Fruit mince tarts with gingernut ice-cream and almond praline
- 6-ingredient lamington wreath with berry cream
Did you know that the Guinness World Record for the largest gingerbread house was awarded in 2013? The house was 18.28m long, 12.8m wide and 3.07m tall.
Libraries love baking these eBooks:
- The 12 Days of Christmas: A Collection of Holiday Favourites by Margaret Fulton
- Cake Confidence by Mandy Merriman
- Creative Baking: Deco Chiffon Cake Basics by Suzanne Ng
- Margaret Fulton’s Baking Classics by Margaret Fulton
Borrow up to 30 eBooks on your device. To get started download the ePlatform by Wheelers, RBDigital and Libby apps. Select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password. Need help setting up your device for eBooks? Watch this video tutorial.
Browse these eMagazines for holiday baking articles:
- Better Homes and Gardens
- Taste.com.au Cookbooks
- Good Housekeeping Christmas Collection
- Handmade Christmas
To get started using free eMagazines download the RBDigital app, select Sunshine Coast Libraries and enter your member number and password.
On the web
Listen on the go with these baking podcasts:
Get inspired with these YouTube channels:
Set up a festive baking soundtrack on Freegal:
- White Christmas by Bing Crosby
- All I want for Christmas is you by Mariah Carey
- Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree by Brenda Lee
- It’s the most wonderful time of the year by Andy Williams
- Santa Baby by Eartha Kitt
- Feliz Navidad by José Feliciano
- It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas by Perry Como and the Fontane Sisters
- Winter Wonderland by Frank Sinatra
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