Christmas Recipes

Christmas Recipes

It’s that time of year again when our thoughts turn to cooking Christmas dinner for the family.

roast turkey dinner

From turkey to sprouts, prawns to mince pies, here are some festive recipes to try this Christmas. Eat, drink, and be merry!

  • pigs in mac and 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

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

  • braised red cabbage

    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

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

  • 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.

  • serving christmas dinner

    To Stress or Not to Stress – That is the Question? The family are coming for Christmas dinner and instead of the usual standard roast dinner for two, we are catering for 10. Everyone is expecting a 3-course meal worthy of Jamie Oliver while being entertained and plied with drinks and aperitifs while waiting for

  • buttered baby carrots

    The idea behind these Christmas carrots is to make one part of preparing Christmas dinner quicker and easier.

  • christmas dinner traybake

    Maybe you only have a small kitchen or a studio and space is limited? Look no further, with this traybake you can have the taste and smells of Christmas dinner using just one baking tray.

  • Why do most of us choose turkey for Christmas dinner when there are other birds like goose, duck or even pheasant?

  • baked portobello mushrooms

    Equally good as a side or main dish, these baked portobello mushrooms are full of flavour and make a great vegetarian option for Christmas day.

  • pot roast pheasant

    Tender and succulent, roast pheasant cooked properly has a subtle game flavour and is a lean healthy alternative to chicken or turkey.

  • Traditionally cooked Spanish roast lamb for a spectacular Sunday dinner or alternative Christmas feast.

  • spanish almond cookies - polvorones

    Spanish almond cookies or polvorones are a very soft and crumbly type of shortbread made of four basic ingredients: pork lard, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Polvo in Spanish means powder or dust and these cookies crumble to dust in your mouth when eaten.

  • spanish xmas dinner

    🎄When to Eat? To do Christmas dinner Spanish style, you eat on Christmas Eve unlike here in the UK where we traditionally eat in the middle of Christmas day. 🎄A Bit of Family History At my parent’s house, we ate at 1:00 pm prompt. Overcooked dry turkey, soggy bitter whole brussels sprouts, pigs in blankets,

  • 12 grapes for Xmas

    Lucky Grapes Eating 12 grapes at midnight on New Year’s Eve is the traditional way to welcome the New Year in Spain. The grapes are considered lucky las doce uvas de la suerte (“the 12 lucky grapes”). They have to be eaten one at a time with each of the twelve chimes of midnight. Clock

  • chesnuts

    Roasted chestnuts are a long-standing festive tradition. So is burning your fingertips and blowing on them madly to cool them down enough to eat. Immortalised in ‘The Christmas Song’ by Nat King Cole, “Chestnuts roasting on an open fire …” they are part of Christmas tradition. Visiting Trafalgar Square in London to see the Christmas

  • festive filled brioche

    This celebration festive filled brioche from Great British Bake Off’s Kimberley Wilson is perfect party food just made for sharing. This is a lovely recipe but is quite involved and needs a fair bit of preparation the day before. If family or friends are coming round and the clocks ticking then try this cheat recipe

  • turkey crown with orange

    Mary Berry’s roast turkey crown with orange and thyme. One way to make cooking turkey at Christmas less stressful is to not cook a whole bird. Whole turkeys can be difficult to store and can take a long time to cook. They are easy to overcook or undercook as different parts of the turkey take

  • Christmas gravy

    Christmas gravy is a must for any festive roast. Our gravy is a long-standing family tradition and Christmas dinner would not be the same without it. It probably seems a lot of effort for some gravy, but a great gravy lifts any roast dinner. Make the stock ahead of time, we all have enough to

  • golden roast potatoes

    Perfect golden crispy roast potatoes with a crunchy shell and soft fluffy insides. No roast dinner is complete without decent roast potatoes. When we have the family round for Sunday lunch, for instance, or a festive event there are never any leftovers. Clean plates all around. For anyone wanting seconds, a couple of the roasted