The fairy lights are being untangled and the Myer widows have been unveiled. Christmas is just around the corner, Ferguson Plarre’s elves have been busy in the kitchen building out a range of Christmas treats. Whether you are after a traditional pudding to serve with Christmas lunch or a shortbread jam drop to leave out for Santa, you can find it in the Ferguson Plarre Christmas range.
In fact, you can embrace the traditional or serve up more contemporary interpretations of yuletide treats, said owner and CEO Steve Plarre. “Expect all the favourites,” he said. “There are Christmas gingerbread people to pop in stockings, rich fruit cakes topped with glacé cherries, and fruit mince tarts made using a recipe that’s been in our family for five generations.
“But for those who like to create their own traditions, we’re baking and decorating a choc-vanilla Christmas layer cake, a flourless red velvet Christmas cake, chocolate Christmas cupcakes and a classic Christmas trifle made with vanilla sponge, jam and custard. Any of them would take pride of place as the centrepiece of your celebration.”
Another exciting addition to the range is tasty do-it-yourself kits that are great for keeping kids entertained during the school holidays. The Christmas gingerbread decorating kit and DIY gingerbread Christmas chalet have everything you need, including icing bags and various tubs of Christmas-inspired lollies.
The full Christmas range, including flourless and vegan options, as well as corporate gifts, is available to order now, either online or at one of the 86 bakehouses across Victoria. Some of the special Christmas cakes and the gingerbread kits need to be ordered at least two days in advance, corporate gifts and the gift range have a seven-day turnaround, while many items, including mince tarts, cheesecakes and trifles, are available every day.
Some highlights of the Ferguson Plarre Christmas range include the Christmas Layer Cake – Choc Vanilla (RRP$59.90), Classic Christmas Fruit Cake (RRP $29.90) and DIY Gingerbread Chalet (RRP $21.90)
For more information about Ferguson Plarre and its Christmas range, visit fergusonplarre.com.au. You can also follow the company on social media, including Facebook