Hints for the Christmas Chef

Looking for an interesting twist on your Christmas Day recipes or a little help with the Christmas dinner planning? Look no further. Take a glimpse at our quick and easy Christmas food hints and tips to help you make this year even more delicious than ever before.

  • Smoky Roasties

    Our Specially Selected Roast Potatoes in Goose Fat are simply delicious. The final touch – a sprinkle of smoky paprika on top while they’re cooking. Delish!
  • Bombay Bellinis

    Instead of a Champagne cocktail, try this exotic alternative. Chop ½ tablespoon of fresh mango flesh into small pieces and mix with 1 teaspoon of lemon juice. Put the mixture in a Champagne flute and top with chilled Prosecco.
  • Festive Flambé

    When flambéing a Christmas pudding, warm the brandy gently so it doesn’t boil all the alcohol. This way, you’ll get a lovely blue glow and lots of oohs and aahs from everyone at the table.
  • Stollen Surprise

    Fruity, sticky stollen is great for sharing at Christmas. Use any leftovers up by pouring some ready-made custard and single cream over the top, then bake in the oven. It’s even better when served with vanilla ice cream.

The Secret to a Perfect Roast Turkey

It’s what every Christmas cook strives for – the perfect Christmas turkey. You want the meat to be moist and succulent and the skin to be golden and crispy. And it’s easy when you know how. So here’s a few secrets every Christmas chef should know.

  • How to cook a Fresh Turkey
  • Weigh- If stuffed weigh after stuffing to get the timing right. Cooking time 45 mins per Kilo + 20 mins, 30 mins resting time.

    Cover - Use foil so top doesn't burn, remove for the last 30 minutes so the skin gets golden and crispy.

  • Choose a Christmas Ham
  • Cooking times for Hams may vary, please refer to packaging. As a guide we recommend 20-25 minutes per 500g plus additional 20 minutes. To check that the ham is cooked through, pierce with a knife and check that the juices are running clear.