James Martin has upped the stakes this Christmas, teaming up with ASDA to serve up a series of indulgent festive recipes from roast turkey with gravy to spiced candied walnuts. The Saturday Kitchen star and Sweet cookbook author has offered up a showstopping Christmas, revealing his secrets to a mouth-watering Christmas Cheesecake topped with ASDA's award-winning Extra Special Macarons.
It comes as no surprise that James has picked these delicious macarons, which were crowned the winner of the BBC Good Food Awards 'Sweet Bites' trophy – one of the many awards picked up by the supermarket for their quality food. Not only do they come in eye-catching pastel hues and melt in your mouth, but at a budget-friendly £3 you won't need to break the bank for quality this Christmas.
No baking is required for the delectable cheesecake, which can be prepared and served up in just under 15 minutes - and as the macarons are frozen, even the decorating of the cake won't take long at all. Scroll below to discover the full recipe for this delicious Christmas treat…
125g ASDA Ginger Nuts, crushed
400g ASDA Original Soft Cheese
200ml ASDA Crème Fraiche
400ml ASDA Fresh Double Cream
Seeds from 2 ASDA Chosen By You Vanilla Pods
100g caster sugar
250g ASDA Extra Special Macaron Selection
1. Sprinkle the crushed biscuits into the base of a 23cm loose-bottom tin.
2. Whisk the cream cheese, crème fraîche, cream vanilla seeds and sugar until thick and creamy. Pour over the base. Chill for one hour.
3. Remove from the tin and arrange the macarons on top before serving.
To help you master the recipe and enjoy fuss-free cooking, James has also starred in a short video where he shares his top tips and tricks for creating the ultimate Christmas dessert – check out the full video below.
Head to your nearest ASDA store to discover more of the exciting Christmas range and get everything you need for the festive season.
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