Five Festive Recipes

Christmas is officially the most indulgent time of the year, with the occasion centred around sharing a delicious menu with family and friends in celebration of the festive season. With food such an important focal point, your kitchen is likely to see plenty of action as you slice, dice, chop, bake and make dishes that will tickle 21st century taste buds. With this in mind, we’ve shared our five favourite recipes which will please even the fussiest of palates.

Read on for five festive recipes!

Negroni sparkler
Is Christmas even Christmas without a drink in one hand, and another drink in the other? After easing yourself in gently with a breakfast-time Buck’s Fizz, try this Negroni Sparkler to start your Christmas lunch with a kick! Wonderfully bitter and with a deep flavour, the addition of orange juice, orange zest and marmalade essentially make it one of your five a day, so why not have three?
Get the recipe here.

Negroni sparkler drink in cocktail glass

All the trimmings traybake
This one traybake recipe is a time-saving lifesaver on what is arguably, the most stressful time of the year in your kitchen. Just chuck chopped up root veg, cocktail sausages, sprouts – anything you find in your fridge/larder/pantry – into a large pan and drizzle with a generous glug of olive oil, before sprinkling with herbs and leaving to roast comfortably in a hot oven. Minimum effort, maximum deliciousness. Plus, this really does count as one of your five a day!
Get the recipe here.

roast vegetables in tray

Five-bird roast
Why have one bird, when you can have five? This decadently delicious ‘Yorkshire pot’ is a legendary roast, and is built up of layers of grouse, duck, pheasant, chicken and a partridge in a pear tree! Well, just partridge breast, actually. Paired with a cranberry and pistachio stuffing, it hits the spot of savoury with a hint of sweet and can be prepared for cooking the day before.
Get the recipe here.  

five board roast

Sweet potato & cranberry wreath
With one in ten of us expected to opt for a meat-free Christmas main this year, this visually beautiful centrepiece will convert even the most hardened meat-eaters. Flaky golden pastry is packed with sweetly roasted root veg, before being topped with delicious dollops of cranberry sauce, crunchy cashews and fresh thyme.
Get the recipe here.

sweet potato wreath

White chocolate & gingerbread yule log
Although Christmas is all about traditions, you might just be willing to swap the classic chocolate yule log for a gingerbread and white chocolate version instead. A light and airy sponge is packed cinnamon, cloves and ginger, with the gentle heat of the spices subtly balanced out by a decadently sweet white chocolate buttercream. Trust us, it’s a recipe ‘yule’ love!
Get the recipe here.

white chocolate yule log

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