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    Christmas Dinner

    Although the most important part of the day, we all do Christmas dinner a little differently. From the traditional roast to a big buffet, check out all of our Christmas food and drink ideas and recipes if you're hosting this year. 

    The ultimate Christmas dinner

    Check out our recipe for the traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings.

    Brussels Sprouts with Pancetta

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    Garlic and Rosemary Roast Potatoes

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    Yorkshire Puddings

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    Pigs In Blankets

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    Pear & Chestnut Stuffing

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    Roast Goose with Apples & Prunes

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    Roast Turkey with Oranges & Shallots

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    Roast Joint of Beef

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    Roast Parsnips & Carrots

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    Turkey Gravy

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    Christmas Pudding

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    Cranberry Sauce

    Why not go the extra mile this Christmas and find out how to make your own cranberry sauce!

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    Energy saving Christmas dinner

    Find out how to cook up your festive feast in an air fryer and slow cooker.

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    Easy Christmas Dinner

    Whip up a simple Christmas dinner in under an hour

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    Party food

    Filo Pastry Chicken Parcels

    A fab alternative to your typical Christmas turkey

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    Cheese Fondue

    Social and warming in the cold winter months, this traditional Swiss recipe warms you and your guests right up

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    Festive Tortilla Canapes

    Impress your guests with this savoury treat that's easy to prepare!

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    Pepperoni Pizza Rolls

    These delicious mini pizzas take mere minutes to make!

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    Cranberry and Brie Bites

    These cranberry and brie bites are super quick to make.

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    10-Minute Canapes

    Expecting a crowd? Wow them with these 5 stunningly simple treats

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    Mince Swirls

    Give this a try, although be warned, you might never eat an ordinary mince pie again...

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    Mincemeat Christmas Brownies

    Check out our recipe to make delicious (and easy!) Mincemeat Christmas Brownies.

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    Sides & desserts

    Cavolo Nero with Bacon, Cranberries & Sage

    This colourful seasonal side dish will compliment your Christmas roast!

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    Boozy Chocolate Mousse

    Fancy a dessert to get you into the festive mood? Look no further than this boozy chocolate mousse recipe!

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    Mulled Wine Tiramisu

    Ginger Loaf and Mulled Wine come together to make the most Christmassy of simple desserts!

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    How to Create a Present Stack Christmas Cake

    Create this stunning show stopper of a Christmas cake

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    Chocolate Raspberry Roulade

    Fresh raspberries, fluffy cocoa sponge and velvety cream all in one simple dessert.

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    Pavlova Wreath

    This stunning pavlova 'wreath' is sure to wow your guests this Christmas

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    Chocolate Orange Eclairs

    A classic dessert with an orange twist

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    Christmas Pudding Ice Cream

    Add a festive touch to your desserts with this seriously addictive pudding

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    Let's get merry

    Mince Pie Martini

    Turn a festive treat into a delicious cocktail with this super quick mince pie martini recipe

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    Slow Cooker: Mulled Wine

    The festive season is upon us which means it's time for mulled wine

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    Christmas Cocktails

    Our cocktails that are perfect accompaniments to your festivities

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    Mojito-Style Candy Floss Cocktail

    The sweetness of candy floss combined with the freshness of lime and mint

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    Vegetarian picks

    Stuffed Butternut Squash

    A delicious meat alternative for Christmas

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    Nut Roast

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    John Whaite’s Veggie Strudel

    Try this Moroccan-inspired vegetable strudel for your Christmas starter

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    Stuffed Aubergines

    Veggie guests will love this Spanish-inspired alternative

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    Got leftovers?

    Recreating Ross’ sandwich with Christmas leftovers

    Recreate Ross’ moist-maker sarnie with your Christmas leftovers

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    Christmas dinners in the UK

    Our survey shows the differences in tastes, habits and budgets when it comes to food and drink over the festive period.

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    The step-by-step Christmas cooking guide 

    We understand that cooking and hosting Christmas dinner can be stressful. So, in order to ensure your meal is a culinary triumph and your day is as stress-free as possible, our chefs have created the following step-by-step guide. In it they explain every task you need to do, when, to ensure each item of food you cook is ready to serve at exactly the same time.

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