Christmas 2011

  • 1 Stir-fried sprouts with lemon and chilli
    Ingredients (serves 2) 2tsp sesame oil 2 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips 4 shallots thinly sliced 250g Brussels sprouts shredded 1 clove garlic finely diced ½ tsp chilli flakes...

  • 2 Ingredient of the week: sprouts
    A relative of the cabbage (a descendant of the wild variety), debate rages over the Brussels sprout. Some love their hint of bitterness, leafy flesh and healthy bite; others detest...

  • 3 Crunchy sprout salad with pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinegar
    Ingredients (serves 4-6) 450g Brussels sprouts 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 50g pumpkin seeds Zest of 1 lemon Method Finely shred the sprouts using a grater, knife...

  • 4 Brussel and potato croquettes
    Ingredients (serves 4) 200g Brussels sprouts trimmed & sliced 500g Chopin potatoes cooked & crushed 1 egg, beaten 50g plain flour 100g finely ground breadcrumbs seasoned 300ml vegetable oil 200g...

  • 5 Panettone classico
    Ingredients (Serves 6)Oil for greasing15g/½oz fresh yeast125ml/4½fl oz full-fat warm milk400g/14oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting3 pinches salt2 medium eggs80g/3½oz caster sugar2 egg yolks150g/5oz salted butter, at room...

  • 6 Top tipples for Christmas
    Christmas, so they say, is the time to be merry. But with an endless selection of beverages to choose from in the supermarkets and off licenses it can be difficult...

  • 7 The ultimate Christmas gifts for your fellow foodies
    So, the gloves are off and the scissors picked up, the wrapping paper at hand, a beautiful reel of V V Rouleaux ribbon by your side, but what’s that you...

  • 8 Christmas gifts for the chocoholic in your life
    The festive season is the perfect time to indulge – what better time to give loved ones a sweet treat?From a weekend in a chocolate boutique hotel to a home...



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