Christmas recipes

Festive recipes, cooking ideas and kitchen tips for this Christmas

  • 21 Alternative Christmas dessert recipes
    Our fabulous festive dessert recipes — including boozy chocolate roulade with sloe gin and blackberries, panettone and ricotta pudding and Gizzi Erskine's sticky toffee figgy puddings —...

  • 22 The best festive canapé recipes for your Christmas gathering
    Browse our brilliant selection of easy but impressive canapé recipes for your festive celebrations — click on photo below for recipes. We've sourced Scandi-inspired mini open sandwiches,...

  • 23 Classic Christmas pudding
    Packed with plump fruits and warming brandy, this Christmas pudding is the perfect festive treat. Serve with thick vanilla custard. Ingredients - 385g Sainsbury's mixed dried fruit - 80g Sainsbury's...

  • 24 Dan Lepard's ginger and apricot panforte
    An Italian spiced fruit fudge that’s utterly easy to make and keeps well for months if wrapped tightly. It’s deliciously dense and sticky, and usually dredged with icing sugar before serving...

  • 25 Cranberry gingerbread men
    The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits. Preparation Time: 30 minutes Cooking Time: 10 minutes Serves: 10-12 large or 25 small men Ingredients 200g self-raising flour 2...

  • 26 Top 20 Christmas desserts
    Christmas just wouldn't be the same without some sweet Christmas recipes to add that extra festive bite to the proceedings – click on the photo below to see our top 20. From Christmas cake to...

  • 27 Christmas reindeer biscuits
    Makes: approx. 20 biscuits Ingredients For the biscuits 100g butter 175g caster sugar 2 happy eggs 2 happy egg yolks 50g ground almonds 240g plain flour For the icing 120g butter 250g icing sugar 1-2...

  • 28 Cranberry mince pies
    Makes: 20 Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling time Cooking time: 15-20 minutes Ingredients For the mincemeat: 100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries 1 x 400g jar mincemeat 25g/1oz...

  • 29 Snowball truffles
    Get crafty with these irresistible, wintery truffles - certain to get you into the festive spirit this season! Preparation 20 mins Servings 20 Ingredients 200g milk chocolate 2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden...

  • 30 Cranberry pudding
    Rich and fruity, this traditional pud, decorated with syrupy cranberries is a perfect way to round off Christmas dinner. Preparation 20 mins Cooking 2-2.5 hours Servings 6-8 Ingredients 200g fresh cranberries,...

  • 31 Christmas tree biscuits
    Make decorating the tree extra special by baking your own scrumptious festive biscuits to adorn the branches. Each melted sweet looks like a stained glass window to add a little extra magic. Preparation...

  • 32 Spiced chocolate stars
    Makes 44 Ingredients Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray 190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour 75g (3 oz) cocoa powder 12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon 2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder 125g...

  • 33 Tom Kerridge cooks HELLO! Online an alternative Christmas menu
    Two Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge wowed HELLO! Online with his favourite alternative Christmas dinner on Wednesday evening — a real treat given that the West Country chef's Buckinghamshire...

  • 34 Tom Kerridge's sprout tops, chestnuts and bacon
    Ingredients 500g picked and washed sprout tops 200g smoked streaky bacon cut into lardons 200g vacpac of chestnuts 100g butter Salt and pepper Method In a large sauté pan, melt the butter and...

  • 35 Tom Kerridge's roast loin of venison
    Ingredients 1 x 600g venison loin trimmed 50g butter Salt and Szechuan pepper to taste Method 1. In a heavy based pan pour in a little vegetable oil and heat till lightly smoking 2. Season the loin...

  • 36 Tom Kerridge's rye bread sauce
    Ingredients ½ loaf rye bread sliced 50g butter 100ml double cream 200ml milk 5g ground cinnamon 2 star anise 2 cloves 1tsp coriander seeds ½ tsp whole white peppercorns ½ tsp fennel...

  • 37 Tom Kerridge's mulled cider
    Ingredients 2lt good cider 150g soft dark brown sugar 150ml dark rum 10 cardamom rods 1 cinnamon stick, broken up 3 fresh bay leaves 1 vanilla pod 4 star anise 1 orange peel 1tsp whole black peppercorns Method In...

  • 38 Tom Kerridge's spiced orange cake with plum sauce and Christmas pudding ice cream
    This is a great alternative for everybody that says they don't like Christmas pudding, but it still tastes like Christmas. You can make the ice cream well in advance so you’re not left with loads...

  • 39 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....

  • 40 Perfect recipes for festive leftovers
    If you have plates filled to the brim with roast turkey, boiled ham and Christmas pudding in your fridge – among other delicious festive ingredients – you are not alone. Along with Christmas...



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