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Australia’s queen of cooking returns to the screen

The Walt Disney Company in Australia and New Zealand has today announced that the Australian Disney+ Original series “Donna Hay Christmas” will premiere globally on platform on 2 November 2022.In the four-part series premiering exclusively on Disney+, renowned food stylist and cookbook author Donna Hay will guide viewers on how to perfect the elements required for a magical celebration.In “Donna Hay Christmas”,  Donna shares her favourite tips and tricks for the ultimate festive celebration which will provide even the most-seasoned pro with the confidence to create their very own kind of Christmas magic.From the ultimate glazed ham to a spectacular centrepiece pavlova, Donna shows us how to master her best time-saving tips and styling ideas to maximise your time spent with family and friends. Delicious gifts, a twist on nostalgic classics and contenders for your new festive favourites all come together to create a Christmas celebration like you’ve never seen before. With long-time collaborator Benjamin Jones directing, the series showcases how Donna spends her Christmas amongst the stunning backdrop of Sydney’s Northern Beaches. “Donna Hay Christmas” is produced by Donna Hay Productions for Disney+.Host and producer Donna Hay said: “Christmas at my house usually consists of my three favourite things – family, laughter and super-delicious food. It’s these things we all treasure, and it’s what I’ve learnt  to focus on when preparing and planning for the big day”.“This year, through my new series “Donna Hay Christmas” premiering on Disney+, I’ll be bringing you into my world for a Christmas special like no other. I’ll share all of my best tips and tricks, creating show stopping recipes and beautiful food styling ideas that will make for the most delicious, stress-free Christmas yet. Edible gifts are made with love and the planet in mind, and I’ll up the deliciousness and reduce the fuss on all your Christmas favourites, including show-stopping desserts that will put the ‘wow’ in your Christmas celebrations,” she added.

Episode 1 – Deliciously Simple Starters

Welcome to Donna Hay Christmas! In this episode, Donna shares her favourite solutions for fuss-free entertaining throughout the festive season. Watch along as she creates the most delicious lobster sliders with a twist, refreshing drinks that make beautiful gifts, and spectacular edible centrepieces destined to impress.   Episode 2 – The Main Event

In this episode, Donna pulls out all the stops to deliver a menu of the most spectacular Christmas mains. She’ll show you her signature cheat for the ultimate glazed ham, veg-forward sides that steal the show, and her best tips for the perfect roast turkey.Episode 3 – Show Stopping Desserts

In this episode, Donna creates some of her most show-stopping desserts. Classic favourites like trifle are reimagined with incredible flavour combinations, a tiered cake turns into a miniature Christmas wonderland, and pavlova is given a spectacular makeover into a stunning centrepiece. Prepare to take your festive celebrations to the next level!Episode 4 – Sweet Treats and Festive Favours

In the final episode of the series, Donna will show you how to turn your favourite sweet treats into beautifully decorated gifts your family and friends will love. Watch as she bakes her easiest, most delicious chocolate chip cookies, a twist on carrot cake like you’ve never seen before, and some of the most irresistible chocolate treats you’ll ever eat. With the help of her friendly neighbourhood elves, no detail is spared for the big day.

“Donna Hay Christmas” is the third title to premiere in Disney+ Australia’s local production slate for 2022/23 consisting of nine titles spanning scripted drama, documentaries, lifestyle and factual entertainment genres.The four-part series premieres on 2 November only on Disney+

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