Recipes Christmas


pigs in blankets glazed in maple syrup in a serving bowl

Pigs In Blankets with a Maple Glaze

Easy peasy pigs in blankets with a gorgeous maple syrup glaze. A Christmas favourite, these are supersized and guaranteed to go down a treat.

bacalhau with tomatoes capers and olives

Spanish Christmas Bacalao with Tomatoes Capers and Olives

Sauté your bacalao with tomatoes, capers, olives, and lemon juice before roasting it in the oven until the tomatoes start to burst. If you’re looking for a dish that’s healthy without sacrificing flavour, this salted cod recipe is for you.

bacalhau con salsa

Spanish Bacalao with Tomato Salsa

A true Iberian classic recipe, bacalao with salsa has that delightful combination of firm white salted cod and spicy salsa.

christmas ham

Christmas Ham in Cola with a Treacle Glaze

I defy anyone who cooks this Christmas ham to only do it once. When you taste the tender ham with the spices and cola-infused flavours you will be a convert I assure you.

pigs in mac and cheese

Pigs in Macaroni Cheese

This is a great way to use up any leftover pigs (in blankets) from Christmas dinner. I can say without a doubt that there is none leftover in our house, ever, period. My lot head straight for them bypassing everything else on the table.

bread sauce

Bread Sauce

Easily made ahead of time, bread sauce is the classic accompaniment for the Christmas turkey.

braised red cabbage

Braised Red Cabbage with Apple

I prepare as much of the Christmas dinner as possible in advance. Braised red cabbage can be made and kept in the fridge a couple of days beforehand.

pigs in blankets

Pigs in Blankets

Christmas dinner would not be the same without pigs in blankets. These delicious little porky gems make the perfect accompaniment.

christmas pudding

Christmas Pudding

There are more Christmas pudding recipes on the web and in cookbooks than you can shake a stick at, as the old saying goes. The most often quoted ones seem to be those from Mary Berry and Jamie Oliver. My featured recipe is the one my eldest son uses.