Sides – Perfect Roast Potatoes

There is nothing better than a golden roast potato with a crispy skin and soft fluffy inside.  You can get ahead with your potatoes and par-boil and freeze in advance of Christmas day, ready for roasting straight from the freezer. PREP: 10 min COOK: 60min SERVES: 4 Ingredients 1kg Potatoes (King Edwards) Duck Fat or […]

Christmas Courses and Dining Events

  We now have a range of Christmas cooking courses and dining events ready to book for the Christmas period. For the best festive dishes for you will eat or prepare this year, Ashburton Cookery School is the place to come. Our one day courses cover a range of yule-tide favourites that will have you […]

Drinks – Mulled Wine

In the cold winter evenings, there is nothing as festive as the smell of an aromatic mulled wine filling the house.  It’s the perfect drink to share with friends, family and neighbours to spread that Christmas cheer.  PREP: 10 min COOK: 10 min SERVES: 4 Ingredients 250g Caster sugar 6 Cloves (whole) 1 Cinnamon stick […]

Roasted Partridge

Partridge is a classic alternative to turkey for Christmas with each bird one perfect-sized portion.  The meat is not too gamey, and it cooks quickly in 20 minutes.  You can have the birds prepared the day before. Serve either the whole bird per person or carve as demonstrated in this video. Serves: 2 Prep: 15 mins Cook: […]

Perfect Christmas Dinner – Side Dishes

Use our video recipes and guides below to help you prepare, cook and serve the Perfect Christmas meal this year. Pigs in Blankets Pigs in Blankets Brussels Sprouts Brussels Spouts Cauliflower Cheese Cauliflower Cheese Perfect Roast Potatoes Perfect Roast Potatoes Glazed Carrots Glazed Carrots Perfect Christmas Dinner Videos Planning your Christmas Meal Main Courses Turkey […]

Sides – Cauliflower Cheese

This classic British side dish is well worth the effort, with a simple cheese sauce over fresh cauliflower florets all roasted to a delicious golden brown colour. Why not make your own mark on this classic by adding your own choice of cheeses to the sauces. PREP: 20 min COOK: 15min Ingredients 200g Cauliflower florets […]

Puddings – Frosted Hazelnuts

So simple to make these festive frosted hazelnuts are delicious to nibble on through the day as a healthy alternative to chocolates.  Make in batches before Christmas and use as a garnish on desserts. PREP: 10 min COOK: 10 min SERVES: 4 Ingredients 100g Hazelnuts (roasted and skinned) 100g Sugar 100ml Water Method Place the […]