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Fine Food Christmas

Take the stress out of Christmas with these easy yet scrumptious festive food ideas!

Brussels Sprouts Pad Thai
Vegans will love this pad Thai that you can make on Boxing Day to use up leftover Brussels sprouts.
You could also cook the dish using fresh sprouts.

 

Panforte
Enjoy this honeyed Tuscan dessert with candied peel at the end of a meal with sweet wine or coffee, or wrap up and give as a homemade Christmas gift.
The origins date back to the crusaders who discovered it in Turkey. The soldiers used this staple on their long marches as it kept well due its excessive honey based content. Honey was abundant in Turkey and in the Middle East and formed part of the Turkish delight and other desserts.

 

Christmas Salted Caramel Yule Log
Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert.

 

 

Apple & Cranberry Chutney

 

Great for gift hampers and served with festive meat and cheese.
TRY Peach & chilli or spiced pear chutney.

One of the earliest references to a ‘Marmelet of Oranges’ comes from a recipe book written by Eliza Cholmondeley in 1677.

Marmalade Glazed Roast Duck

 

Try roast duck as an easy alternative to the usual turkey dinner on Christmas Day. A sticky Seville orange and marmalade glaze make it even more festive.

Mince Pie Brownies
Combine two favourites in this clever mash-up of brownies and mince pies. These sweet treats will prove a big hit throughout the festive season.