Christmas and Holidays

Christmas Sausage Roll Recipe with Chestnuts and Cranberry Sauce

Posted by on Dec 13, 2016 in Christmas and Holidays, Comfort Food, Recipes
No Comments

It’s CHRISTMAS!!!! Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a Christmas sausage roll recipe. Unfortunately, I’ve never really found a decent shop bought Sausage Roll and I’m always left disappointed by the flavourless pappy taste you get left with. The sausage meat is flavourless, the pastry is utterly dry and the whole thing is so overpriced! I find it astonishing that a humble Sausage Roll is one of the first things you buy for that Christmas or Boxing Day buffet but its normally one of the most disappointing.

A sausage roll can be one of the most delicious things to eat on the planet and I’m sick of being deprived of one of my favourite things! So this Christmas I have embarked on a quest to make the ultimate Festive Christmas Sausage Roll recipe and I’ve come up with a bloomin’ good one too! (more…)

Christmas Trifle Recipe: Trifle Laced with Amaretto and Strawberry

Posted by on Dec 18, 2012 in Baking & Cakes, Christmas and Holidays, Recipes
No Comments

Merry Christmas to you all and here’s a Merry Christmas Trifle Recipe to boot!

I was asked to provide a Christmas Trifle recipe for a work colleague so I was only to happy to oblige. This is more of an assembly of ingredients rather than a cooking recipe but if you want to make your own custard or jam rather than shop bought then feel free. The use of Amaretto rather than the traditional Sherry is a welcome twist and that marzipan taste works really well with the fresh fruit. And to make it extra moist and flavoursome I’m using Madeira cake rather than Trifle fingers. There’s no hard and fast quantities here, use whatever suits your taste and scale it to the amount of people you will be having over to join in the festivities!


Christmas Dinner Recipes – More than just dry Turkey and overcooked Brussel Sprouts

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010 in Christmas and Holidays, Recipes
No Comments

Christmas Dinner, Roast Turkey, Rosemary Roast Potatoes, Creamed Sprouts with Pancetta

With 25 days until Christmas I can’t help but think of what I’m going to do for the Christmas dinner feast this year. Over the years I’ve accumulated a load of ideas and recipes which jazz up the normal turkey, roast potatoes and veg. This year I’ll be cooking Herb butter basted Turkey, Rosemary Roast Potatoes, Honey Glazed Parsnips, Citrus Roast Carrots and Creamed Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta and Chestnuts. Some would say this is over the top. I say Christmas is a time for indulgence so I take great pleasure in preparing and eating this feast!