There’s no dispute over the top spot; the much loved roastie is king of the Christmas table – a crunchy golden shell showered with sea salt and rosemary that encases the fluffiest of interiors.
Is it a Christmas dinner without stuffing? I think not. Whether you like yours meaty, full of herbs, slightly sweet or a tad crispy, here’s a handful of stuffing recipes that are sure to please.
There’s nothing quite like gravy to complete a traditional Christmas dinner. Pour lashes of rich gravy over each and every part of your plate. See our winning gravy recipe, full of flavours from your chosen bird or joint.
And here we have the humble Brussel sprout also known as a baby cabbage, splitting opinions across the globe. Why not experiment a little this Christmas with our favourite Brussel sprout recipes?
Pigs in blankets
There are umpteen ways to create miniature succulent sausages tucked tightly in a bacon blanket. Look no further for classic options, veggie and vegan too.
Wow your guests this Christmas with a rich and gamey flavoured goose. The natural fat for basting, makes goose a great choice for a succulent and moist main. Just don't forget to save the cooking fat for crispy roast potatoes
Whip up a creamy bread sauce with festive flavours. The secret to a rich bread sauce is to allow plenty of time for the flavours to infuse into the milk.
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This Christmas favourite works well with an injection of citrus or a few drops of port.
Cranberry sauce recipes
No festive table is complete without a gorgeous plummy mound of sweet and sour cabbage. It’s best made the day before and left overnight for the fl avours to develop.
Slender, caramelised parsnips spears are a simple and tasty side to your festive main.