Christmas

Christmas is Here (Just About)!

Christmas is Here (Just About)!

It’s that time of year again. Shopping trolleys are piled high, cupboards and fridges are bulging. A lot of people will be cooking more complicated dishes or for more people than they have before. My Christmas Category is full of great recipes and ideas for lots of Christmas main-stays, from meats and accompaniments to desserts. […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

What to Cook for Christmas: Accompaniments

Christmas really isn’t complete without the sides, they really do make the meal. Yorkshire Puddings: I love Yorkshire puddings. I may even be addicted to them. My recipe is easy to follow and foolproof. Pigs in Blankets: Meat wrapped in more meat, to me this is the spirit of Christmas. Italian Stuffing: This family recipe […]

Homemade Goose Gravy

Homemade Goose Gravy

Christmas is the time to go to town and make your own gravy from scratch. It’s easier than you think and gives really tasty results. This recipe is for goose, but you can use the same method for turkey or other poultry. Ingredients: Giblets (neck, heart and gizzard, not the liver) Water or chicken stock […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Vegetables

What to Cook for Christmas: Vegetables

This week I’ve already blogged about the meats and desserts to have for Christmas dinner, this post is about another vital part of your meal, the vegetables! Below are some suggestions for vegetable dishes, just click on the titles to link through to my original blog posts. Goose Fat Roasted Potatoes: Christmas wouldn’t be complete […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Desserts

What to Cook for Christmas: Desserts

The traditional British Christmas dessert is, of course, Christmas pudding, but not everyone likes fruitcake. Here are a few alternatives that everyone will love, just click on the titles to take you to the original post. Mary Berry’s Chocolate Yule Log: An impressive looking dessert, perfect for chocolate lovers. It was easier to make than […]

What to Cook for Christmas: Meat and Poultry

What to Cook for Christmas: Meat and Poultry

Christmas is coming! Now is the time to think about the main event. Turkey is not the only option for Christmas dinner, and to be perfectly honest I’m not the bird’s biggest fan. Here are some other options for your table this Christmas. Goose: This is the traditional British festive bird, and a favourite of […]

The Ultimate Baked Cheesecake

The Ultimate Baked Cheesecake

I love cheesecake, so making my own was a bit of a no-brainer. It’s taken me over a year to develop and perfect this recipe, and the work has certainly paid off. Everyone who has tried it loves it. Be warned, your friends might not invite you around to their houses any more unless you […]