‘Tis the season for indulgence and celebration, but often December sees our schedules so jam-packed that by the time the merry day itself rolls around, we’re exhausted and less than inspired to turn it on. Luckily for us all, perennial favourites Amano Bakery and Savor Supplies are delivering on all fronts this year, making it simpler than ever to put on an impressive festive feast.
Consider this your tip-off that both Savor Supplies and Amano Bakery’s highly coveted Christmas orders are now open, and once again a selection of decadent desserts, perfectly glazed, free-range hams and roasts, and the ultimate Christmas morning feasts are on offer.
When it comes to starting your Christmas Day in an entirely delicious way, we suggest it’s Amano Bakery’s at-home breakfast offering that you turn your attention to. From freshly baked sourdough and a selection of pastries to handmade granola, freshly squeezed Kumeu orange juice, Christmas cookies and mince pies (plus the option to add on an entirely essential bottle of Moët & Chandon), there is simply no better way to ease into the day’s festivities.
For an exceptional lunch or dinner, take the pièce de résistance off your own metaphorical plate and secure one of Savor Supplies’ highly sought-after hams or roasts. Available in half or full size, their free-range, Manuka wood-smoked ham glazed with maple, citrus and pineapple chutney is a failsafe crowdpleaser sure to be enjoyed. Or, if you’re looking to impress with something more imaginative but still entirely festive, opt for the rolled, roasted porchetta filled with soft herbs and kale, topped with a zesty salsa verde. Divine.
And finally, when it comes to the grand finale of any delectable Christmas feast — be it a champagne breakfast, long languid lunch or a traditional formal dinner, Amano Bakery’s lauded bakers have crafted a lengthy list of decadent deserts to choose from. From trifles that are anything but traditional (the tiramisu iteration is truly show-stopping, marrying layers of coffee-soaked chocolate sponge with mascarpone, coffee mousse and cocoa nib chocolate shards) to black forest roulade where chocolate sponge is delicately wrapped around whipped mascarpone, boozy cherries, cherry jam and kirsch and topped with chocolate, fresh Hawkes Bay cherries & Kumeu strawberries, to pavlova three ways, traditional babka, mince pies, seasonal custard tarts, and the ever-popular cookie sampler box, there’s something for every taste and proclivity.
We’d suggest securing yours as soon as possible, as, if previous years are anything to go by, they won’t be available for long.