Puddings – Frangipane Mince Pies

A modern take on the traditional mince pies, these mincemeat and frangipane tarts combine all the flavour of Christmas into one mouth-watering package that will have everyone asking for more. PREP: 15 min COOK: 15 min SERVES: 4 Ingredients 400g Mincemeat 500g Puff Pastry 140g Softened Butter 140g Almonds (ground) 2 Eggs 140g Sugar 1 Lemon […]

Planning your Christmas Meal

Planning and preparation are vital to the success of your Christmas meal. 1.Visualise Imagine your perfect Christmas meal, the dishes, the table setting, and the flow of the meal. Write down all the dishes you want to serve, and sketch out a seating and table plan. Once you have a clear idea of your goal, […]

Christmas Turkey – Step 6: Carving

Your turkey is now ready for carving with a good sharp carving knife. Unwrap your turkey crown and legs from the baking foil carefully since even after resting for an hour they will still be hot. Carve thin slices of the meat and leg roll and serve with gravy. Delicious. Serves: 8  Prep: 10 mins […]

Christmas Turkey – Step 4: Prepare The Turkey Legs

Taking our turkey legs, we will remove the drumstick and thighbone to leave us with a single piece of turkey leg meat that we can stuff and roll. It’s quite a straightforward process, so be brave and have a go – the results will be worth it. Serves: 8 Prep: 25 mins Ingredients 2 turkey legs previously […]

Puddings – Festive Poached Pear

This visually appealing dessert that is easy to make and assemble combining the festive flavours of mulled wine, sweat pear, rich ice cream and hazelnut. The perfect way to complete your meal. PREP: 20min COOK: 10 min SERVES: 4 Ingredients 4 Pears (conference variety) 1 Cinnamon Stick 4 Cloves 1 Star Anise 1 Vanilla Pod 2 […]

Christmas Turkey – Step 3: Pork, Onion and Chestnut Stuffing

Here we will make a simple Pork stuffing with Onion, Chestnuts and seasoning which we will use later to stuff our turkey leg roll joints. You can also use this stuffing in the cavity of the bird, or if you prefer, rolled into balls and oven roasted. Serves: 8 Prep: 30 mins Ingredients 250g Pork Mince 1 […]

Christmas Turkey – Step 2: Prepare the Turkey

Spend a little effort preparing your turkey for cooking and we can dramatically reduce the cooking time from 4 hours to 1 ½ hours and help make our turkey the most succulent ever, packed with flavour and avoiding any dryness of the meat. You will need to be prepared to work with a knife with […]