Toad in the Hole

This easy recipe is a true crowd-pleaser. The key to the perfect Toad in the hole is to keep the oven door shut while it’s cooking! Easy | 1 hour | Serves 4 Ingredients 8 Prime Pork Sausages 1 tbsp Sunflower Oil 1/2ts Salt 140g Plain Flour 2 Eggs 175ml Semi-Skimmed Milk Method Heat the oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. … Read More

Trimmings Traybake


All the best bits of Christmas in the perfect trimmings traybake! A perfect feast containing every dinner table leftover: from potatoes to parsnips. Easy | 65mins | Serves 4 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 3 tbsp caramelised onion chutney 1kg small potatoes, halved 4 parsnips, cut into chunky pieces 4 carrots, cut into chunky pieces 200g sprouts, trimmed and halved 2 small red onions, cut into wedges 12 cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon 2 bay … Read More

Roasted Venison Haunch

The perfect recipe to roast this fabulous and healthy piece of meat for all to enjoy, even as a turkey alternative. Easy | 45mins | Serves 4 Ingredients 650g Venison Haunch 2 tbsp of oil 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, peeled chopped 2 sticks celery, chopped Method 1.      Preheat the oven to 200C fan/ 220C / Gas 8. 2.      Heat … Read More

Slow Cooked Cola Ham

Unleash the smell of Christmas on your kitchen with this slow cooker gammon recipe. The cola adds a delicious sweet and treacly flavour which balances with the saltiness of the ham. Easy |6 hrs 10mins | Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1.5-1.8kg unsmoked boneless gammon joint 2l cola (not diet) 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 onion, peeled and quartered 1 stick celery, chopped 1 cinnamon stick ½ tbsp peppercorns 1 bay leaf Method … Read More

Spiced and Sticky Red Cabbage

The perfect accompaniment to any festive main course. Can also be served with cold cuts, pâtés and cheese. Easy | 50mins | Serves 6-8 Ingredients 1 tbsp olive oil 1 medium-size red cabbage, quartered, cored and shredded 1 finger-size piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped 2 onions, sliced 1 tsp ground allspice 1 tbsp mustard seed 100g golden caster sugar 150ml red wine vinegar Method 1.     … Read More

Christmas Pie

A perfect Christmas treat for all the family to get you in the festive spirit. Medium | 1hr 45mins | Makes 10-12 slices Ingredients 2 tbsp olive oil knob butter 1 onion, finely chopped 500g sausagemeat or skinned sausages grated zest of 1 lemon 100g fresh white breadcrumbs 85g ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped 50g chestnut, canned or vacuum-packed, chopped 2 tsp chopped fresh or 1 tsp dried thyme 100g cranberries, fresh or frozen 500g boneless, … Read More

Super Special Sloe Gin Cranberry Sauce

A modern and exciting twist on a festive meal essential. Can be made 4 days before and kept in the fridge or frozen for 2 months. Easy | 10mins | Serves 6-8 Ingredients 60g light soft brown sugar 250g pack fresh cranberries 100ml sloe gin 4 juniper berries Method 1.     Put all ingredients straight into the saucepan. Bring up to a simmer for 5 … Read More

Festive Sausage Rolls

A classic, firm family favourite with a delightful Christmas twist. Easy | 55mins | Makes 8 Ingredients 400g pork sausage meat 1 garlic clove 1 teaspoon orange zest Pinch cinnamon Chopped parsley, to season Salt and pepper, to season Ready-to-roll puff pastry (or make your own!) Cranberry sauce Brie 1 beaten egg Method 1.     Preheat oven to 180Cfan/ 200C and lightly … Read More

Easy-Peasy Gravy

Easy-Peasy gravy that can be made on the day, or made before and frozen for even easier, easy-peasy gravy! Easy | 30mins | Makes 6 Ingredients 2 tbsp butter 2 tbsp plain flour 150ml port 2 tbsp redcurrant jelly 1.6l chicken, turkey, or beef stock Method 1.     Heat butter in a saucepan (or if possible, in the roasting tin containing juices from roast). Sprinkle … Read More

Flawless Roast Potatoes

The ultimate recipe for even a first-time roastie connoisseur, crispy skins, and fluffy inside – perfect. Easy | 1hr 10mins | Makes 4 Ingredients  1kg Maris Piper potatoes 100g duck or goose fat (for a luxurious taste), or 100ml/3½fl oz olive oil 2 tsp flour salt to serve Method Place a large roasting tin in the oven at 180C fan/ 200C/ gas 6 Peel the … Read More