This bottle of French Champagne was a present from 7 years ago. This Christmas we must enjoy it, otherwise I will need another 7 years for an occasion important enough! Sparkling apple juice is also delicious served this way. A perfect non-alcoholic option. The strawberries will cut the sweetness of the juice.
Mixed Potato Salad
A novel take on the usual potato salad. Try and get hold of the orange fleshed Kara Sweet potatoes for an interesting colour contrast. A delicious vegetarian option for Christmas!
Meringue and Strawberry Ice Cream Cake
This stunning cake can be enjoyed all year round. Simply vary the fruit according to the season. Delicious with granadilla, cherries, peaches, mangoes, gooseberries, etc. An outstanding treat for your Christmas table!
Mediterranean Chicken with Sun-dried Tomatoes and Olives
A wonderful do-ahead recipe. Delicious served cold. It is one of my favourites. I love the traditional taste of this moist poached chicken in an olive oil/herby stock. A very important technique that you must remember is to skin the chicken (not wings) and to cut away all the fat, under the skin and inside the cavity of the bird.
Gammon with Plum Glaze
I find gammon an economical cut especially as it is so handy to have in the fridge the next day for salads and sandwiches. Cooking it in Ginger Beer boosted with extra fresh ginger allows the cooked meat to absorb moisture and great flavour. A delicious festive option!
Fresh Cheese and Tomato Tart
A real Vegetarian stunner, besides being truly fresh and delicious. It was voted one of the best by our tasting panel. Bake the crust the day before and fill before serving. Can be finished off ± 3 hours before being served. Freezing is not recommended.
Crustless Salmon and Prawn Quiche
A real treat! The combination of flavours is excellent. Don’t leave out the Liquid Fish Stock Concentrate, it elevates this seafood quiche to gourmet level. Ideal to serve for a summer Christmas spread.
This is such a fun idea to involve teens. They love rolling out the dough, cutting it into stars, and decorating the biscuits with tiny pieces of cherry and chocolate piping. A delicious centrepiece for your festive holiday feast.