Roasted Brussels Sprouts
This method for cooking Brussels sprouts may change your mind on how often to eat them. Roasting softens the sprouts, sweetens them, and best of all considerably reduces the aftertaste that puts many people off.
This homemade cranberry sauce recipe creates a sauce bursting with fruity flavours. Sweet, but not too sweet. It is quick to make, and thanks to the cranberries, packed full of vitamin C and antioxidants.
For me it is not worth buying bread sauce. It is either homemade or not at all. This bread sauce recipe does take time, but the result is a truly delicious accompaniment to chicken and turkey.
Grandad’s stuffing is made from pork sausage meat and is packed full of onion, garlic, and sage. Its strong flavour is my favourite part of a roast dinner, albeit with bread sauce a close second.
This recipe for chocolate truffles is easy to make, involving little more than melting chocolate and rolling it into balls. However, you will need to work quickly as the chocolate soon hardens!
Making gingerbread figures is a great way of starting the holidays or preparing for a party. This recipe creates a sweet mildly spiced gingerbread decorated with white chocolate and smarties.
Roast potatoes can be the highlight of a Sunday lunch. This simple method for roast potatoes gives crispy golden coloured potatoes on the outside, with a soft and smooth texture inside.
Irish coffee seems to be the forgotten coffee with the advent of the cappuccino and latte era. Yet there is arguably very few better ways to finish a meal than with this sweet, rich and creamy drink.
Containing spices from the Far East, fruit from the Mediterranean, and imported wine, mulled wine combines globally sourced ingredients into a warming, richly flavoured drink associated with the Christmas period.
When you have tried a roast carrot, you may never want to cook carrots any other way. Roasting brings out their natural sweetness and their texture becomes soft and delicate. The seventy minute cooking time is worth the wait!
Stewed Red Cabbage
Red cabbage is a beautiful vegetable and packed full of nutrition. The challenge is that cabbage is not everyone’s favourite taste. Stewed red cabbage is great way to overcome this barrier, both a great tasting and great looking side dish.
Plums become even sweeter when cooked, and this recipe shows off plums to their best poaching the fruit in a syrup with added port – if you like you can leave out the port and use more syrup instead. A dessert ideal for sharing with friends and family.
Baking apples makes a very quick dessert, and really helps bring out the sweetness of the fruit. Add butter, honey, and dress up with a dollop of ice cream. It is a great way of using up apples that are a little sharp, or acidic, to eat fresh.