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Buttery, spicy scents and a flurry of activity in the kitchen can mean only one thing – Christmas. Here are some great baking recipes to prepare for the festive season.
Christmas cake recipes
No Christmas is complete without a wonderful classic Christmas cake recipe full of fruit, nuts and the all-important brandy! Here are some recipes and ideas to decorate a show-stopper cake.
There's nothing like a home-made mince pie. We've got plenty of recipes to pick from including a gluten-free mince pie and a modern twist on a classic Christmas treat.
Get into the spirit of Christmas by making this easy recipe for pretty carrot cupcakes.
These macaroons make a great gift and a sophisticated dessert for a dinner party.
We've got some traditional Christmas pudding recipes and some gorgeous Christmas pudding alternatives too.
Yule log recipes
Roulades, also known as yule logs, are easy to make and such a crowd-pleaser. Impress your guests with one of these wonderful chocolate yule log recipes this Christmas.
Don't like Christmas pudding? Try these alternatives for festive dessert recipes.
Marzipan lovers will adore this rich bread surrounding a seam of unadulterated almond paste.
Gingerbread houses are deceptively simple to make and are so creative. Make one as a centrepiece on a cake or on the festive table.
Muscovado and hazelnut meringue cake with mulled wine-spiced pears
Salted caramel and banana trifle with toffee walnuts
Boozy inside-out trifle cake
Apples stuffed with chestnut and sage
Sugar puff trees
Baked sherry onions with nutty sourdough stuffing
Whole roasted cauliflower with cheddar and spring onion sauce
Mushroom and époisses pithiviers
Chocolate chestnut roulade
Sage and pancetta-stuffed roast chicken
Chicken liver and Madeira parfait
Goat’s cheese and piquillo pepper croquettes
Sausage and sage palmiers
Balsamic onion and goat’s cheese bites
Slow-roast pork belly with quince
Bitter orange and ginger gammon
Classic roast turkey
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Pork and prawn wonton soup
Potato, leek and Stilton soup
Pea, lettuce and tarragon soup
Spicy grilled mackerel with fennel coleslaw
Moroccan vegetables and chickpeas
Warm spinach, shallot and baby beetroot salad
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