I imagine as well as the avid bakers and regular family cooks there are those among us who only ever cook on special occasions. Christmas is one of ( if not ) the most special times of the year and lots of us will be spending hours mixing and kneading and glazing all sorts of dishes.
I’ve asked a few of my favourite bloggers for their favourite festive recipes and these are all tried and tested by food bloggers so you know you can depend on them. You may also spot one or two of mine thrown in too!
What is Christmas without a mince pie.. or 5? These Frangipane mince pies from Franglais Kitchen look absolutely delicious:
Perhaps you could enjoy a rich Peppermint Hot Chocolate alongside it? Oh and it’s vegan too. This looks so indulgent from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen:
Love them or hate them Sprouts normally feature on the traditional Christmas dinner. I am a fan. Here are two ways to make your sprouts a little but special. First up here are my sensational sprouts which are pan fried with bacon, chorizo, chilli flakes and double cream to make a sumptuous side:
Next a dish which is so pretty I almost wouldn’t want to dive in but I would! Ha. These Roasted Brussell Sprouts with Cranberries and Pecan from Nadia’s Healthy Kitchen look so festive and I bet they taste great too.
Every Christmas table needs some impressive desserts, check out this Christmas Pudding Ice Cream Bombe from Fuss Free Flavours:
Do you plan on doing a little baking with your children? These snowman cupcakes from Little Sunny Kitchen look adorable:
Or perhaps some crispy clementine cookies from Fab Food 4 All? These are right up my street!
We always have a turkey but if you want a change why not try out this a Alternative Christmas Tandoori Lamb from Kavey Eats.
Try making your own shortbread too with my easy recipe.
Finish it all up with a Christmassy cocktail. This After Eight cocktail I shared on the weekend is delicious:
What are your favourite Christmas recipes?
Lovely ideas here and I feel I really ought to do something exciting with my sprouts this year after seeing the gorgeous recipes above! Thanks for including my Crispy Clementine Cookies – I really need to re-shoot these, I make them every year:-)