Recipes

It's high in protein, low in carbs, so go quinoa crazy for 2013

We're all looking for the new thing to help us become just that little bit healthier this New Year and it seems we could be given a helping hand by the tiny grains of pseudo-cereal that make...

Be a savvy chef with cost-saving family suppers

As well as detoxes and new exercise regimes, the excesses of Christmas see us tighten our purse strings in January. By being a savvy shopper and cook, you can make significant savings. But being on...

Perfect recipes for festive leftovers

If you have plates filled to the brim with roast turkey, boiled ham and Christmas pudding in your fridge – among other delicious festive ingredients – you are not alone. Along with Christmas...

Eric Lanlard's Purist Christmas Cake

Dish type: Dessert Serves 8 Preparation time: overnight soaking, + 25 minutes Cooking time: 3½–4 hours Ingredients 350g (12oz) golden sultanas 350g (12oz) raisins ¼ bottle brandy 350g...

Eric Lanlard's Chocolate and Chestnut Christmas Yule Log

Dish type: Dessert Serves 6 Preparation and cooking time: about 1 hour,10 minutes Ingredients For the sponge 3 egg whites 130g (4¾oz) golden caster sugar 4 egg yolks 50g (2oz) unsalted butter,...

Christmas recipes for a vegetarian-friendly festive menu

Going vegetarian at Christmas has never been easier. Whether you've just become a herbivore yourself, or have a veggie coming over for Christmas Day, the hearty winter meal options – meat-free – are...

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...

Pavlova With Chestnut Mousse, Candied Orange and Chestnuts

Dish type: Dessert Serves: 6-10 Preparation Time: 2 hours 30 mins Cooking Time: 35-45 mins   Ingredients: 4 large egg whites 175g caster sugar 75g icing sugar The orange zest and chestnuts...

Winter spired brik pastry pie

Dish type: Main meal Serves: 4 Preparation time: 5 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes Ingredients 200g Yorkshire Fettle cheese 2 bags of washed spinach 20g butter ¼teaspoon cinnamon ½...

Parsnip and sweet potato soup

Dish Type: Starter Serves: 4-6 Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes approx Ingredients 5 sweet potatoes peeled and chopped 8 parsnips 2 onions peeled and chopped 1 large leek...

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...



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