Christmas Recipes

Take the hassle out of Christmas with Cameron Douglas’s excellent drinks selections

Getting ready to have a good time but not sure what wine to bring ... or even if it will pair well with the food you’re about to enjoy?...

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Mixed Beans with Pecans & Crystallised Ginger Butter

With sweet pecans and a warming ginger butter, these mixed beans will make a lovely addition to any event – especially a festive table.

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Vegan Fruit Mince Spiced Donuts & Brandy Custard

Serve these nice and spicey vegan fruit mince donuts at the end of a long festive meal with brandy ‘custard’ and a coffee.

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Gluten-Free Gingerbread White Chocolate Mousse Cake

This macaron masterpiece is a spectacular addition to any celebration. The cake has the warming flavours of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon, and is topped with a decadent white chocolate mousse, cream and macarons – what more could you want? And to top it all off, it’s gluten-free so everyone can enjoy!

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Vegan Corn & Pumpkin Bread with Smoky Corn, Chilli & Maple Butter

Add a vibrant splash of colour to your brunch table with this vegan pumpkin bread topped with smoky corn, chilli and maple butter.

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Gingerbread or Mini Gingerbread Houses

There are countless things to make out of gingerbread dough. We’ve made classic hearts with delicately piped icing, but you can also create these cute gingerbread houses.

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Caramelised Pineapple Old Fashioned with Festive Fortune Cookie

Put a fresh twist on the classic Old Fashioned cocktail this holiday season. Serve with homemade festive fortune cookies for added Christmas fun and cheer.

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Brioche Waffles with Spiced Fruit and Vanilla Labne

Golden, caramelised waffles are dusted with icing sugar and served with lightly spiced, syrupy stone fruit, and a sweet yet tangy vanilla labne. This is a refined take on waffles, and would make for a delicious breakfast or brunch option over the lazy holiday period.

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Make Christmas magical with these homemade festive gifts

Show your loved ones you care for them this Christmas with these magical home made Christmas gifts.

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Twas the night before Christmas and time for a feast

Ring in the yuletide and gather your loved ones for an evening of celebration with our night before Christmas feast. Featuring classic flavours, like tart cherries, spiced cloves and fragrant cinnamon, this menu offers a modern, Asian-inspired spin on classic Christmas dishes that are equal parts impressive and enticing. 

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Best Ever Christmas Breakfast and Brunch Recipes and Ideas

Make the best of your festive breakfasts with these easy recipes.

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Take the hassle out of Christmas with Cameron Douglas’s excellent drinks selections

Getting ready to have a good time but not sure what wine to bring … or even if it will pair well with the food you’re about to enjoy?

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Michael’s mum’s original Christmas cake recipe

Editor-in-chief Michael McHugh makes his mum’s famous fruit cake recipe for Christmas every year. The rich, dense cake is doused in brandy and wrapped in newspaper ready for Christmas day.

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Grazing-style Vegan Christmas Menu Ideas

Skip the formalities and enjoy a modern grazing-style Christmas with these simple and delectable dishes that just so happen to be vegan.

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Festive and Flavoursome Vegetarian Christmas Menu

Your plant-based and meat-eating guests will be equally delighted with these vegetarian Christmas dishes.

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Gin & Pepper Berry Glazed Side of Trout 

Brushed with a smokey gin and pepper berry glaze, this sticky and golden trout is perfect for entertaining guests. Serve with a pangrattato and radicchio salad and baby lemon balm.

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Slow-Roasted Lamb Shoulder with Rosé Wine & Quince Paste

Marinaded in quince, sumac, mustard and vinegar before being slow-roasted in a pan with rosé and bay leaves, this succulent and flavourful lamb shoulder is sure to be a family favourite.

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Italian Stuffed Turkey Breast with Verjuice & Roasted Pears

Wrapped in prosciutto after being stuffed with Italian-inspired pork herb mixture, these turkey breasts are sure to be succulent and packed full of flavour.

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Christmas Ham with Spiced Cherry & Vermouth Glaze

Your Christmas table will be a feast for the eyes and a pleasure for the senses with this beautiful spiced cherry and vermouth glazed ham, served with a herbaceous, zingy sour cherry gremolata.

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Ottolenghi’s Hot Charred Cherry Tomatoes with Cold Yoghurt

One of the beauties of this dish lies in the exciting contrast between the hot, juicy tomatoes and fridge-cold yoghurt, so make sure the tomatoes are straight out of the oven and the yoghurt is straight out of the fridge. The heat of the tomatoes will make the cold yoghurt melt, invitingly, so plenty of crusty sourdough or focaccia to mop it all up with is a must alongside.

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Gingerbread Waffles

Soft, fluffy, warmly spiced gingerbread waffles that will make the whole family smile! Use the same batter to whip up pancakes instead, if you wish.

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Cabbage & Bacon Rolls with Cabbage Pesto

Cabbage is such a great vegetable which is filling and full of nutrients. Try out this divine Cabbage & Bacon Rolls with Cabbage Pesto recipe to incorporate this great vegetable into your life. Using the green outer leaves of the cabbage reduces food waste and makes delicious cabbage pesto with mint and walnuts.

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8 Vegan Recipes For Your Christmas Menu

8 Vegan Recipes For Your Christmas Menu Catering for a vegan diet this Christmas? These 8 Vegan Recipes For Your […]

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Nutty Granola Bars

Make your next lunch box filler these delicious gluten-free Nutty Granola Bars. Nutty Granola Bar Recipe Makes 24 Ingredients: ¾ […]

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Glazed Ham Recipe

This beautifully glazed ham is the ultimate sweet and savoury topping for your Christmas ham – and is super simple to recreate at home.

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