I haven’t forgotten about you oh little blog! The pace and pressure of fourth year is well and truly under way, but I’ll always have time to squeeze in a post.
If mentioning the C-word [Christmas] was frowned upon in previous weeks, I feel I can freely shout it from the rooftops now, as advent begins next Tuesday! My Christmas playlist is currently playing, I’ve just had a nosy at Paperchase’s divine decorations collection, and the temperature outside is plummeting, pronto.
- Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls Cinnamon. Pecan. Maple. Need I say more?
- Mincemeat Porridge Add a spoonful straight from the jar, top with nuts, seeds, cinnamon, vanilla extract. The list could go on!
- Overnight Gingerbread French Toast, Overnight Eggnog French Toast Save the stress and have the first meal of your day cooked and ready to be served up as soon as the little un’s have woken you at 6..
- Overnight Banana, Pecan Muffins Anyone sense a theme here? Waking up this smell would be incredibly close to what heaven would feel like..
- Terry’s Chocolate Orange Go on, you know you want to.
|Maple Pecan Cinnamon Rolls – Bakingdom.com|
- Foolproof Turkey and Gravy Tips
- Roast Turkey with Lemon, Parsley and Garlic A traditional recipe with just a hint of pizzazz. Perfect.
- Poached Beef with Herb Vinaigrette & Leeks This has glowing reviews and makes for a tasty turkey alternative.
- Roast Duck with Spicy Christmas Rub and Marsala Gravy We had duck one year and it was delicious! Keeping with the poultry theme it won’t feel a million miles away from your traditional Christmas dinner.
- Stuffed Porchetta Roast pork with lots and lots of crackling. Enough said.
- Sausage, Sage and Onion A BBC Good Food recipe with 5/5 reviews of the traditional crowd-pleaser, you’ll do no wrong.
- Sage and Onion with a Twist Add walnuts, lemon zest and cook separately in a shallow baking dish.
- Slow Cooker Sausage Apple Adding another meat into the mix guarantees an exceptional feast.
- Apricot and Wild Rice For a fruity twist with the sneaky addition of an unconventional carb, this is a real mouth-waterer.
- Classic Christmas Pudding Only in the last two or three years have I truly enjoyed Christmas pudding. If you use a great recipe and good quality fruits, the dry mouth and overwhelming richness will be a thing of the past.
- Celebrity Chefs’ Recipes Check out Eliza Acton’s and Nigel Slater’s for the 5/5 rated recipes.
|Classic Christmas Pudding – BBCGoodFood.com|
- Apple and Blackberry Crumble A Classic.
- Black Forrest Pavlova Unfortunately no image accompanies this recipe, but trust me, it looked sensational.
- Chocolate Panettone Pudding Chocolate makes everything better.
- Cranberry Walnut Tart I have truly fond memories of one Christmas in particular where my grandma made the most delicious cranberry tart. I was surprised by its sweetness, and helped myself to seconds with a dollop of cream.
- Dark Chocolate and Peppermint Pie A touch of mint always reminds me of this festive period. If you love this flavour combination, you’ll want to try this.
- Mulled Wine Trifle This festive heart-warmer doesn’t always have to be sipped..
- Pear, Cranberry and Gingernut Crumble Cooked fruit and crumble will forever be a Winter crowd pleaser.
- Self-Saucing Mocha Pudding The delight in watching the rich, chocolatey sauce oozing out of your pudding will never cease.
- Classic Mince Pie Everybody needs a foolproof mincepie recipe.
- Mince Pie Chocolate Brownie Mincemeat inside a brownie.
- Brownie Mince Pie Brownie inside a mincepie.
- Mincemeat and Apple Jalousie Delicious mincemeat and apple wrapped in a luscious pastry blanket.
- Mince Pie Ice-cream Ice-cream will be perfectly palette-cleansing after a heavy carbohydrate and gravy-laden meal.
- Spiced parsnip soup with coriander and chilli pesto I LOVE parsnips and yet never seem to eat them at any other time of the year. Put some in your basket and get this made!
- Spicy Vegetable and Peanut Butter Soup Peanut butter in ANYTHING is my idea of a dream food.
- 5 Ingredient Cauliflower Soup Because we’ll need that added boost of roughage over the Christmas period..
- Alternatives to the Roast Replace the chicken in these recipes with your Christmas meat of choice and you’re good to go.
- Turkey, Stuffing and Cranberry Chelsea Buns A nifty way of incorporating
- Turkey and Sweet Leek Pie A good way of getting some vegetables in your system that don’t have that claggy texture or weight of the usual choices.
- Christmas Leftover Pie A Hollywood classic. Meaty, filling, and downright hearty.
|Roast Chicken With Maple Syrup, Figs and Farro – Telegraph.co.uk|