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Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Cooking Ideas and Recipes for a Perfect Christmas

With Christmas just 2 weeks away, it's about time we all got a grip of what we're doing about the food!  Here are just a few ideas of nice things to serve before, with and after your Christmas dinner.

Starting with the Starter! 
How about Feta, Pistachios and Leaves Dressed in Honey and Balsamic?  
Now this is too easy to do and can be put together in next to no time.
If you’re having Turkey, what size do you need?
Based on about 500g per person:
 6-8 people: 4kg turkey
8-10 people: 5kg turkey
10-12 people: 6kg turkey
If you’re getting a big one – do you have room in your oven?  The tray you’re thinking of cooking it in may not fit your oven - yes that happened to me last year so it’s worth checking that now!  

I always aim to have too much turkey for sandwiches later on in the evening.  If you have way too much left, you can always make a curry on Boxing Day or even freeze some.  
The website ‘I Love British Turkey’ has defrosting times, cooking times and how to carve your turkey so that’s worth having a look at. 

I always like to have a nice bit of pork loin or gammon too.  Last year I baked cured pork loin with Madeira and Honey Glaze.
    The Vegetables: 
Flavoured butters can be made in advance as they will keep for a couple of months in the freezer.  I particularly like Jamie Oliver’s flavoured butter with Crispy Bacon, Chestnut and Sage.
    Or you might fancy Jamie’s Thyme, Cumin and Orange Butter to add to carrots.  Now that’s really nice! 
  Dessert:
Not everyone likes Christmas pudding, so if you fancy something different, what about a nice DarkChocolate and Orange Cheesecake with Grand Marnier?

What about these Tiny Toblerone Cheesecakes?
 Served with a Liqueur Coffee perhaps?

I hope this post has given you a few ideas.
 
Wishing Everyone a Very Merry Christmas

And All the Best for 2012! 
 

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