Renowned bakery founder Phillippa Grogan of Phillippa's has launched a collection of exquisite gourmet Christmas treats, from hampers and gingerbread houses to rich plum puddings and Christmas cakes, just in time for Christmas.
Phillppa's Christmas Hampers are a much loved and perennial Christmas gift for family and friends and also make the perfect corporate gift. Choc full of delicious Christmas treats, Phillippa's hampers range from the Treats Hamper at $56 featuring delectable panforte, butter shortbread and gingerbread Christmas trees through to the $500 Ultimate Hamper containing Phillippa's entire Christmas range. Each hamper arrives beautifully gift wrapped making them the perfect Christmas gift.
Ginger Bread Houses & Treats
Phillippa's has created a twist on the much-loved Gingerbread House creating a DIY kit that will provide parents and children with lots of fun while creating the perfect edible centre piece. Other treats gingerbread treats include handmade and individually decorated gingerbread angels and Christmas trees made with freshly ground spices, glazed with tangy lemon icing and glistening with cachous.
Gingerbread House Kit $45 Gingerbread Angel $8.90 Christmas Trees $17.90
Christmas Cakes and Puddings
No Christmas celebration is complete without a delicious traditional Christmas cake and plum pudding. Phillippa's moist Christmas cakes are made to a family recipe with house made candied unwaxed orange peel, sourced from the farmer's market, Australian dried apricots and vine fruit, candied fruit and local brandy. Made in July, they are aged and ready for the festive season. Serve with Stilton or Cheddar and Muscat.
Phillippa's makes two varieties of Plum Puddings; Butter Pudding and a Traditional Suet Pudding that has a clean, superior flavour and a light texture. It is made with our own candied orange peel, loads of Australian vine fruit, Phillippa's Breadcrumbs and plenty of brandy. Serve flamed in brandy with whipped pure cream and Phillippa's Caramel Brandy Sauce.
Plum Pudding $49 Christmas Cake S: $35 L: $55 Plum Pudding $49
Using the best quality natural ingredients and family recipes, Phillippa's specialises in producing products that are no longer regularly made in the home, keeping alive the art of bread, pastry and preserve making.
Founder Phillippa Grogan's passion for food helped support her through university as she worked in catering while studying for an arts degree at Melbourne University. After living in London for nine years and working at Clarke's, an award-winning, food store and bakery, Phillippa returned home in in 1994 to open her Armadale store.
By 1999, the bakery had outgrown its Armadale premises and Phillippa's opened a wholesale bakery in inner-city Richmond that produces breads, pastries and a grocery range. Throughout this expansion, Phillippa's has remained true to its founding principles, using traditional methods and natural ingredients to keep alive the time-honoured arts of pastry, bread and preserve-making, always with the emphasis on great flavour.
Breads are made from time doughs, sour doughs and organic flours using natural fermentation processes. Inspired by family recipes and the traditions of CWA, pastries and provisions are made just as they would be made in the home using quality natural ingredients which gives them a distinctive flavour and texture.
They are made on site in her Armadale, Brighton and Richmond Bakeries and supplied to select Victorian and national stockists.
Phillippa's is a partner of The Stephanie Alexander's Kitchen Garden Foundation, which aims to develop life-long healthier eating habits in children by engaging them in growing, harvesting, preparing and sharing delicious and healthy food. Phillippa's supplies bread to many of the Victorian primary schools involved in the program.
Review: Tasty treats are an important part of Christmas, and Phillippas have a range that will melt in your mouth. Take the hassle out of Christmas and add some of these Delicious treats to any event.