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

Spiced Ginger Glazed Ham

What is more perfect than a Boxing Day Ham? This easy spicy, sticky ham is sure to impress everyone and uses only 5 ingredients! Can also be made ahead ready and left chilled for up to 4 days. Easy | 3hrs 40mins | Makes 8 Ingredients  2kg unsmoked boneless gammon joint 2 ½l ginger ale (not sugar-free) 2 tsp allspice berries, plus 1 tsp, … Read More

Mediterranean Lamb Kebab

Planning a weekend takeaway? Why not try our take on a lamb kebab? Filled with flavour and so easy to make, with fewer calories than the takeaway option. Ingredients  500g Lamb Mince Red Onion Fresh Garlic 1tsp Paprika 1tsp Cumin 1tbsp Brown Sugar 2tbsp Red Wine Vinegar 1tbsp Soy Sauce 1tbsp Chilli Sauce 1tbsp Oregano 1tbsp Flat Leaf Parsely 300g … Read More

Bacon and Cheese Scones

Why not try the quintessential English scone with a little difference, great for a snack or the perfect side to any picnic! Ingredients: 100g butter, 8 rashers streaky bacon, 275g self-raising flour, ½ tsp baking powder, 150ml milk, 50ml vegetable oil, 1 egg, handful snipped chives, 150g grated cheddar. Method: Fry or grill your bacon until golden and crispy, set aside to cool, and chop into small chunks. Mix your dried ingredients into a bowl, … Read More

Easy White Bread Recipe

Making your own bread doesn’t have to complicated, follow our easy guide to make the perfect loaf of bread. Ingredients: 500g strong white flour, plus extra for dusting 2 tsp salt 7g sachet fast-action yeast 3 tbsp olive oil 300ml water Method: Add your flour, yeast, and salt to the bowl. Make a well in the center of your will … Read More