Recipes

Christmas cocktail

Dish type: Drink Currant and prosecco cocktail Ingredients: 1 ½ tsp (6g) Truvia® calorie-free sweetener spoonable, plus more for garnish 2 Tbsp unsweetened black currant juice ½...

Showstopping chocolate desserts from Mary Berry, Linda Collister and more...

Spectacular as it is in its flaming glory, the traditional Christmas pudding will not always be a popular option with all of your guests. If you want a taste of the festive cheer without the customary...

Chocolate Panettone

Dish type: Bread Make this at Christmas ready for those late breakfasts and brunches, when all anyone wants is a large coffee and a slice of something special to celebrate the holiday. The very fine,...

Velvet Chocolate Torte By Mary Berry

Dish type: Chocolate Yes it really does serve ten, it is so rich! If you do not have a spring-form tin, spoon the mixture into a freezer-safe shallow dish, cover with clingfilm, then freeze. After thawing...

Tom Aikens' Divine Chocolate Fudge Cake

Dish type: Chocolate Deep rich and fudgy chocolate cake. What more to add? Serves 6 Ingredients 110g butter 110g caster sugar 2 eggs 2 tbsps golden syrup 30g ground almonds 110g self-raising flour Pinch...

Tinker with tradition: tempting turkey alternatives

When many of us think of Christmas Day, roast turkey is one of the first things to spring to mind. But maybe you're not enamoured by the idea of another turkey dinner, or you fancy being...

Roast Poussin with Blackberry Cumberland Sauce

Dish type: Roast If you are not planning a large Christmas lunch, why not opt instead for a special dinner for two. Serve these quick to roast baby chickens with delicious blackberry sauce flavoured with...

Three Bird Yorkshire Roast with Creamed Mash, Cranberry Jus, Apricot Stuffing and Chipolatas

Serves 4 Ingredients 1 turkey inner fillet (from the breast) or 400g piece of turkey breast 4 pigeon breasts 4 free range or corn fed chicken drums 1 small jar goose fat 1 small handful thyme 60g butter 4...

Pistachio, Sage and Cream Cheese Cockerel

Dish type: Roast Serves 10 Preparation time: 25 minutes plus resting Cooking time: 2 hours 30 mins or as calculated Ingredients 1 x 150g packet garlic and herb Boursin cheese 1 clove garlic, crushed 25g...

The perfect Christmas party with Irish cooking queen Rachel Allen

Her charming manner and effortless style on TV makes Irish celebrity chef, Rachel Allen, a delight to watch each weekend on Saturday Kitchen. So who could be better than the BBC's "Irish cooking queen" to...

Sweet and Fruity Breakfast Scones

Dish type: Breakfast Makes 24 scones Ingredients 900g (2lb) plain white flour A pinch of salt 50g (2oz) caster sugar 3 heaped tsp baking powder 175g (6oz) Kerrygold butter, cut in to roughly 1cm (½...

Rachel Allen's Poached Eggs Benedict with quick Hollandaise

Dish type: Breakfast Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 4 fresh eggs 4 slices hot buttered toast 8 rashers bacon, grilled 4 tbsp Hollandaise sauce (recipe below) 1 tbsp finely...

Mulled Wine Cupcakes with Irish Whiskey and Chestnut Frosting

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 40 minutes Serves 8-10 Ingredients Cupcake 300g plain flour 1 tbsp baking powder 2 tsp cinnamon 175g Kerrygold block butter 150g light soft brown sugar Finely...

Mince pies: home-made Christmas treats with a twist

Bringing together friends and family over a piping hot mince pie straight from the oven is the essence of traditional festive spirit. Delicious with a glass of mulled wine, these Christmas treats with...

Ultimate Frangipane Mince Pies

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 minutes Serves 12 Ingredients 1 x JUS-ROL™ All Butter Sweet* Shortcrust Pastry sheet 200g mincemeat 45g caster sugar 45g butter – melted 1...

Mince Pies with Orange and Cinnamon Crumble Topping

Dish type: Dessert Preparation and cooking time: 20 mins Serves 12 Ingredients 375g shortcrust pastry 250g good quality mincemeat 50g plain flour 4 tbsp demerara sugar 40g butter finely grated zest of...

The perfect steak: A guide to old favourites and new beef cuts

Steak and chips is one of the nation's favourite dishes – often set aside for a day of indulgence. But we tend to shy away from cooking steak and are reluctant to try new cuts, often because...



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