I thought I’d do a bumper post with links to some of my favourite recipes for this time of year. There will be savoury and sweet recipes and plenty of ideas for what to do with all that left over turkey!
If you fancy making your own mincemeat, but are looking for a slimmer version, why not try my Fat-Free Bramley Apple and Vintage Cider Mincemeat my latest batch had the addition of amaretto instead of the rum. Delicious. You can use it in my Mince ‘Pie’ Cupcakes with Custard Buttercream for a festive themed baked treat. On the theme of amaretto, if you’re looking for an alternative showstopper dessert for the big day, take a look at The Food Wife’s Chocolate and Amaretto Italian Cheesecake. Make ahead and easily made gluten-free.
When it comes to the main event, my favourite part of the Christmas dinner is always the ‘stuffing’. Here is my take on it with my Pork and Pear Stuffing. This year I’ll be following the same principles but using dried apricots in place of the pear.
And after the 25th? Well you may well have a lot of left overs. We deliberately buy a bigger bird in order to create some exciting post Christmas meals such as a Vietnamese soup with a post-festive twist, my Turkey Pho or my sticky Korean Turkey Baos. If you’re looking for less fuss then give my Turkey Tagine or Coronation Turkey a whirl.
If Turkey isn’t your bag, then you may have bought a different joint. Pork or Beef will work wonders in my recipes for Ragù.
And finally, wave goodbye to this year and see in the next with my New Year Rocky Road . It won’t disappoint (the rocky road, that is. I can’t guarantee anything about 2021).