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Christmas Recipes

  • Chestnut Soup - What better way to start your Christmas dinner than with this seasonal chestnut soup
  • Salmon Mousse with Avocado - Why not give good old prawn cocktail a miss this year and impress with this succulent salmon mousse and avocado
  • Roast Goose - rich and scrumptious roast goose, the only bird that can claim to be true Christmas fare
  • Honey Roast Duck with Port and Orange Sauce - Much richer in flavour than turkey and not as 'gamey' as a goose, roast duck is a delicious alternative when served with this port and orange sauce
  • Roast Pheasant with Wine Sauce - To appreciate the distinctive flavour of this dish you must first hang the birds for a week before plucking to tenderise and flavour the meat; delicious served with game chips
  • Game Chips - Thinly sliced potato rounds deep fried to accompany your roast game fowl
  • Roast Partridge on a bed of Liver Pate - Crisp and succulent partridge served on a bed of liver pate and garnished with watercress and fried breadcrumbs. Delicious!
  • Plum Pudding (1) - You can make this delicious fruity pudding well in advance of the festive season and store or freeze it for your convenience
  • Traditional Roast Turkey with Festive Stuffing - celebrate the family meal of the year with this succulent roast turkey and festive savoury stuffing
  • Festive Stuffing - A sausagemeat stuffing with a delightful added bonus of celery and spinach
  • Glazed Chestnuts - A simple yet striking accompaniment to adorn the festive turkey; best served when not serving a chestnut stuffing
  • Bread Sauce - Yet another recipe that proves that packet sauce is no substitute for the real thing; this version of bread sauce has a delicious subtle flavour of bay leaf and cloves
  • Cranberry Chutney - Boxing-day would not be complete without this delectable chutney to accompany the cold turkey
  • Good-bye Turkey Curry - Say a final farewell to your festive bird with this super fruity curry recipe
  • Roast Sirloin of Beef with Horseradish Cream - Roast beef has been served on the Christmas table centuries before the supermarkets decreed that turkey was the traditional Yuletide fare; succulent roast sirloin makes a welcome change from that most over-hyped of Christmas birds
  • Roast Loin of Pork with Prune and Apple Stuffing - Succulent roast pork with a tasty stuffing and terrific crackling
  • Vegetarian Christmas Roast - A scrumptious Christmas nut roast that will suit most vegetarians. Serve with brussels sprouts and cranberry sauce to make this a truly memorable meal.
  • Chestnut Loaf - For a really delicious alternative Christmas meal, serve thick slices of this chestnut loaf with red cabbage, sprouts and roast potatoes. Great for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike
  • Festive Salad - A tasty, yet diet conscious salad that will come as a welcome relief to many an abused digestive system over the celebrations; will keep for several days if stored and refrigerated in an air-tight container
  • Savoury Cheese Nibbbles - Scrumptious savoury nibbles that will delight your party guests; hide a few as a treat for when they've all gone home
  • Chicken and Mushroom Vol-au-vent - An equally delicious supper or party dish you can serve hot or cold; the little extra effort needed in making this dish will more than compensate for it's vastly superior flavour to the cardboardy tasting ready-made alternative
  • Party Sausage Rolls - Don't forget to serve these tasty nibbles at your party; it's just not Christmas without the trusty sausage roll lurking somewhere amongst the festive fancies
  • Festive Omelette with Brandy and Mincemeat - Set alight this delicious omelette for a scintillating climax to a festive candlelight dinner; you'll find it's much more romantic than plum pudding!
  • Little Christmas Puddings - These light and fruity puddings that can be cooked in small bowls or teacups are ideal for individual servings or as presents for elderly or single people
  • Traditional Sherry Trifle - Treat your family and friends to this superb traditional boozy trifle full of sherry, raspberries and cream. Forget about counting calories until the New Year!
  • Mince Pies with Shortcrust Pastry - A no-nonsense recipe for mince pies, ideal for entertaining unexpected guests at the festive season
  • Christmas Cake - A super Christmas fruit cake, enriched with brandy, that is best made in early November
  • Almond Paste - Cover your Christmas cake with this almond paste at least acouple of days before adding the royal icing or the almond oil may discolour the icing
  • Royal Icing - A lovely icing that's the ideal topping for your Christmas cake prior to your decorations
  • Syllabub - An enchanting creamy, lemon and sherry dessert that can be made well in advance, the perfect finale to a festive dinner party
  • Claret Cup - Excellent drink to welcome your guests over the festive season
  • Mulled Wine - A wonderful combination of wine, sherry and cinnamon with a honey flavour traditionally served hot; an inexpensive wine will work just as well for this drink
  • Egg Nog - Golden yellow egg and milk drink laced with brandy; said to originate from the old English 'posset'
  • Kourambiethes (Greek Christmas Sweets) - These delightful little sugar coated biscuits have a delicious brandy, cinnamon and almond flavour. They are the traditional Christmas sweets in Greece where it is customary to prepare them in every home although they are now to be found in most Greek cakeshops and supermarkets during the festivities
  • Brandy Truffles - Delight your guests with this delicious after-dinner sweets
  • Date and Walnut Squares - Delectable little chewy squares full of traditional dates and walnuts
  • Chocolate and Mint Creams - Cute and colourfull mint creams to adorn your Christmas table
  • Brandy Snaps - Crispy toffee coloured snaps with a brandy cream filling
  • Turkish Delight - Why not make your own Turkish delight this Christmas, maybe as an extra present from you to you!
  • Sangria - Not really a Christmas drink, more of a gentle reminder of where you could have been if you hadn't spent so much on those festive fripperies
  • Yuletide Stollen - Delicious rich fruit and nut dough cake coated with vanilla icing, ideal for the Christmas break
  • Christmas Bread - A rich and fruity bread that's ideal for the festive season. Served with butter it's a delicious afternoon treat
  • Bloody Mary - Classic hangover cure or 'hair of the dog' after that wild party: also serves as an excellent pre-dinner cocktail
  • Christmas Party Punch - This old fashioned recipe certainly packs a punch and is a good talking point for your newly arrived guests. Don't forget to serve in heat-proof glasses



Recipes by Alwyn Jones © 2000 and web pages designed by R. Barry Jones © 2000