Festive Food

All the latest recipes, Christmas food suggestions and more for the festive season

Peggy Porschen's Christmas jumpers cookies recipe

IngredientsMAKES 25COOKIE DOUGH INGREDIENTS5 tbsp water 210g light brown sugar3 tbsp treacle3 tbsp golden syrup3 tbsp ground ginger 3 tbsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves 250g salted butter, cold...

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...

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...

Spiced chocolate stars

Makes 44IngredientsDr. Oetker Cake Release Spray190g (7 ½ oz) plain flour75g (3 oz) cocoa powder12.5ml (2 ½ tsp) ground cinnamon2.5ml (½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder125g (4 ½ oz) dark...

Snowball truffles

Get crafty with these irresistible, wintery truffles - certain to get you into the festive spirit this season!Preparation 20 minsServings 20Ingredients200g milk chocolate2 tbsp Lyle’s Golden Syrup3 tbsp double cream50g...

Cranberry mince pies

Makes: 20Preparation time: 20 minutes plus chilling timeCooking time: 15-20 minutesIngredientsFor the mincemeat:100g/7oz Ocean Spray® Craisins® Dried Cranberries1 x 400g jar mincemeat25g/1oz chopped almondsFor the pastry:500g/8oz plain flour2 tbsp icing...

Christmas reindeer biscuits

Makes: approx. 20 biscuitsIngredientsFor the biscuits100g butter175g caster sugar2 happy eggs2 happy egg yolks50g ground almonds240g plain flourFor the icing120g butter250g icing sugar1-2 tbsp milkFood colouring to suitMethodBiscuitsIn a bowl...

Cranberry gingerbread men

The whole family will love helping to decorate these delicious biscuits.Preparation Time: 30 minutesCooking Time: 10 minutesServes: 10-12 large or 25 small menIngredients200g self-raising flour2 tsp ground ginger1 tsp cinnamon50g...

Cranberry pudding

Rich and fruity, this traditional pud, decorated with syrupy cranberries is a perfect way to round off Christmas dinner.Preparation 20 minsCooking 2-2.5 hoursServings 6-8Ingredients200g fresh cranberries, roughly chopped175g self-raising flour½...

Fruity Christmas cake

Rich dried fruits, nuts and a dash of brandy go into this delicious, no hassle Christmas cake - a classic, tried-and-tested recipe.Ingredients200g Fairtrade dark soft brown sugar175g unsalted English butter...

Gluten-free Christmas cake

Preparation time – 25 minutesCooking time – 1 hourIngredients125g (4 oz.) glaće pineapple125g (4 oz.) glaće apricots250g (8 oz.) pitted dates125g (4 oz.) mixed coloured glace cherries, left whole125g (4...

Mary Berry's classic rich Christmas cake

This is a wonderful, rich traditional fruit cake and can be made up to three months in advance. Allow plenty of time to ‘feed’ the cake with brandy and let...

Top ten Christmas cake recipes

Get the oven gloves out and the cake tin ready because we have top ten Christmas cake recipes that will get your baking shoes on – see the photo gallery...

White glace Christmas cake

Ingredients10oz/275g plain flour8oz/225g butter8oz/225g caster sugar4 eggs4oz/110g Glace cherries4oz/110g Glace Pineapple4oz/110g Glace Apricots4oz/110g Glace Peaches4oz/110g Glace Pears2oz/55g Angelica4oz/110g Ground or chopped almonds2oz/55g Mixed peelFor the icing6 tbs icing sugarA little...

Mini Christmas cakes with soft silver pearls

Instead of baking just one large Christmas cake, try these gorgeous mini one-bite cakes. They make a perfect Christmas gift for your friends or family too...Ingredients:175g (6oz) butter or margarine175g...

Christmas cake pops

Makes about 32 cake popsIngredients1 x 450g box vanilla cake mix e.g. Betty Crocker Class Vanilla3 medium eggs180ml Ocean Spray® Chilled Cranberry Original juice drink60ml vegetable oil1 tub vanilla buttercream...

Mini Christmas cakes

Ingredients - Makes 9Dr. Oetker Cake Release Spray500g (1lb 2oz) dried fruit10ml (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Natural Sicilian Lemon Extract30ml (2tbsp) orange flavour liqueur75g (3oz) unsalted butter, softened75g (3oz) dark brown...