Christmas lunch

  • 1 Gordon Ramsay's cream of cauliflower soup with truffle oil and croutons
    Ingredients (Serves 8) 25g/1oz butter 1 tbsp olive oil 1 large or 2 medium cauliflowers (about 1.1kg/2½lb), stalks removed and cut into florets 1 large potato, about 250g/9oz, peeled and...

  • 2 Christmas Time, Mistletoe and Wine
    And sherry, port, bubbly... Whether it’s to set your turkey off to perfection or to add some sparkle to a family gathering, wine is an important part of any Christmas...

  • 3 Gravy
    Ingredients For stock Turkey giblets (not liver) Turkey wing tips 2 bay leaves 1 large carrot, roughly chopped 2 sticks celery, roughly chopped 2 or 3 Knorr chicken stock cubes...

  • 4 Turkey cooking times
    Turkey weight Cooking time 2.0 Kg 1 hour50 minutes 2.5 Kg 2 hours 3.0 Kg 2 hours10 minutes 3.5 Kg 2 hours20 minutes 4.0 Kg 2 hours50 minutes 4.5 Kg...

  • 5 Luxury sage and onion stuffing
    Ingredients 2 large onions 1 large dessert apple 2 tsps dried sage 100g breadcrumbs 25g butter 1 egg salt and pepper to taste Method Peel the onions, put them into...

  • 6 Cranberry sauce
    Ingredients 300g fresh cranberries 150g caster sugar 50 ml water 1 tbsp brandy (optional) MethodPlace all the ingredients in a saucepan and simmer until the fruit has cooked and the...

  • 7 Top turkey tips
    Each year the turkey seems to prove a hefty Christmas challenge and rightly so – we are all used to cooking a chicken on a Sunday but the turkey is...

  • 8 Bread sauce
    Ingredients 120 g fresh white breadcrumbs 1 large onion 20 cloves 2 bay leaves 12 black peppercorns 550 ml full milk 50 g butter salt and coarse black pepper MethodQuarter...

  • 9 Golden roast turkey
    Ingredients (Serves 4-6) 1 x 4.5-5.4kg/10-12lb turkey (such as Bernard Matthews Golden Norfolk Free-range) Freshly ground black pepper 225g/8oz lean back bacon 10-12 peeled shallots Roasted or chargrilled red and...



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