Festive Food

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

Salted Pecan Praline Yule Log

Servings: 10Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 10-12 minutesIngredients For the Genoese sponge:20g (¾ oz) Stork, melted85g (3 oz) caster sugar3 medium eggs85g (3 oz) self-raising flour2 tablespoons cocoa powderFor the...

Winter Wonderland Cake

Serves 12 portions Oven temperature: 160 CBaking time: 75mins Ingredients: 300g packet tropical fruit medley115g (4 oz) dried cranberries85g (3 oz) dried sour cherriesFinely grated rind and juice of 1...

Orange Mince Pies with Variations

Servings: 12Preparation time: 30 minutesCooking time: 15-20 minutesIngredients115g (4 oz) Stork packet225g (8 oz) plain flour, sieved25g (1 oz) caster sugarZest of 1 orange2 tablespoons orange juiceFor the filling:350g (12...

Chocolate Snowman Cupcakes

Prep time: 15 mins Cook: 20 minsServes: 12Skill: easy Ingredients: 115 g (4oz) Flora Buttery115 g (4oz) caster sugar2 eggs, medium115 g (4oz) self-raising flour25 g (1oz) cocoa powder, mixed...

Apple and Pear Crumble Cake

Servings: 12-16Preparation time: 15 minutesCooking time: 40 minutesIngredients150g (5 oz) Stork block225g (8 oz) caster sugarZest of 1 lemon2 medium eggs, beaten2 tablespoons milk225g (8 oz) self-raising flour85g (3 oz)...

Gino D'Acampo would like to see the Queen and Prince Philip on I'm A Celebrity... and he reveals his Christmas menu

The full line-up for I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been revealed, and before the ten celeb contestants enter camp when the show kicks off on Sunday...

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...

Eight great Christmas hampers

You might fancy a hamper for yourself this Christmas, or maybe you're looking for the perfect gift for a foodie friend or your Christmas Day host – either way, check...

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...

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 ready-to-eat dried figs...

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...