Honey & Rosemary Carrots

Along with all the other scrumptious sides that are in a roast, I feel like carrots are a staple, particularly for a Christmas dinner! Serves 4 Prep and cook time: 1 hour Ingredients: 500g carrots 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp butter 1 tsp dried rosemary 1 tsp dried thyme 1 tsp honey Method: Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Peel the carrots and chop … Continue reading Honey & Rosemary Carrots

Mince Pie Twists

It’s not Christmas without mince pies and this is a super easy recipe that I think will convince even the mince pie haters! Makes 12 Cook & prep time: 30 mins Ingredients: 500g Puff Pastry 411g Mincemeat 1 egg, beaten Icing sugar, for dusting Method: Preheat the oven to 180 fan. On a floured work surface, roll out the pastry to a thickness of the … Continue reading Mince Pie Twists

Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Another dish for your Christmas table, but it’s a good’n. You can please the fusspots and who doesn’t like a lovely bubbling, cheesy, crispy side to their roast? This has been served up in separate dishes for a bit of a fancy party, but you can do a big old batch. Serves 8 Prep & Cooking time: 1 hour Ingredients: 900g frozen cauliflower 40g Butter … Continue reading Roasted Cauliflower Cheese

Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Stuffing is another must have for a roast, particularly with Turkey. Obviously the term comes from stuffing the meat. However, I like to keep it separate, it makes it crispier. Ingredients: 55g Peeled Roasted Chestnuts, chopped 180g Breadcrumbs 1 Onion, diced 100g Smoked Bacon Lardons 1 egg, beaten 100ml Veg Stock 1 x tsp Dried Sage Pinch of Black Pepper Method: Heat the oven to … Continue reading Roasted Chestnut & Bacon Stuffing

Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip

Hosting a party and want fuss free nibbles that everyone will love? This dip is a definite crowd pleaser. Serves 8 Prep & cook time: 30mins Ingredients: 280g Soft Cheese 2 x Tbsp Mayo 1 x tsp butter 1 Leek 8 x cubes of Frozen Spinach 150g Frozen Peas 80g Cheddar Cheese 1 Mozzarella Ball Method: Heat the oven to 180C Fan. Combine the cream … Continue reading Cheesy, Leek and Spinach Dip