Christmas recipes

Festive recipes, cooking ideas and kitchen tips for this Christmas

Smoking hot: behind the scenes preparation, tips and recipes for smoked salmon

Smoked salmon is packed with protein and low in fat – very healthy and a perfect ingredient for a zesty pasta dish, tasty canapés or a delicious toasted bagel with cream cheese on a Sunday morning....

Shaun Rankin’s Chocolate Soufflé with Christmas pudding ice cream

Dish Type: Dessert Serves 6 Ingredients Ice cream 4 egg yolks 90g caster sugar 250ml milk 250ml whipping cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 vanilla pod, split 150g christmas pudding Soufflé 3 eggs 85g...

Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake

Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutes Cooking time: 3½–4 hours Ingredients 350g (12oz) golden sultanas 350g (12oz) raisins ¼ bottle brandy 350g...

Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Yule Log

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Preparation and cooking time: about 1 hour,10 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 3 egg whites 130g (4¾oz) golden caster sugar 4 egg yolks 50g (2oz) unsalted butter,...

Christmas recipes for a vegetarian-friendly festive menu

Going vegetarian at Christmas has never been easier. Whether you've just become a herbivore yourself, or have a veggie coming over for Christmas Day, the hearty winter meal options – meat-free – are...

Christmas cocktail

Dish type: Drink Currant and prosecco cocktail Ingredients: 1 ½ tsp (6g) Truvia® calorie-free sweetener spoonable, plus more for garnish 2 Tbsp unsweetened black currant juice ½...

Pavlova With Chestnut Mousse, Candied Orange and Chestnuts

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 6-10 Preparation Time: 2 hours 30 mins Cooking Time: 35-45 mins   Ingredients: 4 large egg whites 175g caster sugar 75g icing sugar The orange zest and chestnuts...

Winter spired brik pastry pie

Dish type: Main meal Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g Yorkshire Fettle cheese 2 bags of washed spinach 20g butter ¼teaspoon cinnamon ½...

Parsnip and sweet potato soup

Dish Type: Starter Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes approx Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped 8 parsnips 2 onions peeled and chopped 1 large leek...

Christmas 2012: The best of festive food, fashion and travel ideas from HELLO! Online

The Christmas tree and decorations are up and twinkling, some of the presents are bought, you're still working on the special trimmings of your Christmas day menu and you don't have that perfect...

Showstopping chocolate desserts from Mary Berry, Linda Collister and more...

Spectacular as it is in its flaming glory, the traditional Christmas pudding will not always be a popular option with all of your guests. If you want a taste of the festive cheer without the customary...

Mont Blanc Roulade by Linda Collister

Dish type: Dessert The classic irresistible combination of meringue, sweetened chestnuts, cream and chocolate... Makes 1 large roulade Ingredients For the meringue 4 large free-range egg whites,...

Chocolate Panettone

Dish type: Bread Make this at Christmas ready for those late breakfasts and brunches, when all anyone wants is a large coffee and a slice of something special to celebrate the holiday. The very fine,...

Velvet Chocolate Torte By Mary Berry

Dish type: Chocolate Yes it really does serve ten, it is so rich! If you do not have a spring-form tin, spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe shallow dish, cover with clingfilm, then freeze. After thawing...

Tom Aikens' Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dish type: Chocolate Deep rich and fudgy chocolate cake. What more to add? Serves 6 Ingredients 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsps golden syrup 30g ground almonds 110g self-raising flour Pinch...

Tinker with tradition: tempting turkey alternatives

When many of us think of Christmas Day, roast turkey is one of the first things to spring to mind. But maybe you're not enamoured by the idea of another turkey dinner, or you fancy being...

Parma Ham and Olive Stuffing Meatballs

Dish type: Stuffing Makes 8 stuffing balls Ingredients 340 g green pitted Fragata olives 6 tbsp sugar 200 ml water 30g butter, lard or dripping or 2 tbsp olive oil 6 shallots, finely chopped 4 cloves...



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