This is your weekend sorted: make easy Christmas biscuits and have storytime

Published on: 07 December 2017 Author: Sophie Offord

Nadiya Hussain shares a recipe for making the perfect Christmas tree biscuits – as well as an enchanting festive story to read with it. 

Do you have a child who loves to bake?

Even though we are all busy at this time of year, there are lots of ways to make storytime part of what you’re already doing. So if you usually like messing around in the kitchen together, how about trying a recipe and then settling down for a read while it cooks in the oven?

After all, our recent research shows that books about their hobbies can be a great way to get a child into reading and to find it fun.

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Bake and read along with Nadiya

Chef, presenter and children’s author Nadiya Hussain has now published something that nicely bridges the gap between pastime and reading. She has written Bake Me a Festive Story: a wonderful combination of storybook and cookbook. 

It's a great idea – so great that we just had to ask her for an exclusive recipe and story from the book. 

Not only is this a lovely activity to do at the weekend or during the holidays, we also guarantee that it will will make you feel EXTRA festive and cosy. 

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First of all: make the Christmas tree biscuits

Next: snuggle up to hear The Little Fir Tree story

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Bake Me a Festive Story

Nadiya Hussain, illustrated by Clair Rossiter

The ever-popular Nadiya Hussain is back with her unique combination of storybook and cookbook – but this time, there's a festive twist! 

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