Countdown to Christmas - The Fabulous Baker Brothers' Baker's turnip

Watch as the brothers make this vegetable side dish, pepped up with fruit and spice flavours and a hint of whisky.

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Tags: spice, turnip, vegetable, cheese, prunes, bake, Mash, whisky, Fabulous Baker Brothers, melt,

Recipe - Serves: 4


10g butter
65g shallots, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
Sprig of thyme, finely chopped
50g Waitrose Love Life prunes, chopped
50ml scotch whiskey (optional)
100ml milk
100ml double cream
500g turnips, thinly sliced
50g Gruyère, grated


1. Heat the oven to 180˚C, gas mark 4. In a small sauce pan, melt the butter. Add the shallots, garlic and thyme, sweat for 3 mins. Add the prunes and whisky, then add the milk and cream and season. 

2. To the pan, add the sliced turnips and mix together well to evenly coat all the turnip.

3. Pour the turnip mixture into a buttered baking dish, scatter the Gruyère over, cover the dish with tinfoil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for a further 15 minutes until the bake is brown and bubbling on top with tender creamy turnips within.