Festive Holiday Recipes

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Plan you festive menu with a range of delicious holiday recipes that the family will love!

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An economical way to present a meat main course. It looks good, is easy to serve in slices and delicious on sandwiches. The cooked roll will freeze very successfully. Perfect for your festive menu! Food Festival, Holiday Festival, Freeze, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes, Festive, Bacon, Sandwiches, Rolls

Stuffing Roll Wrapped in Bacon

An economical way to present a meat main course. It looks good, is easy to serve in slices and delicious on sandwiches. The cooked roll will freeze very successfully. Perfect for your festive menu!

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. Food Festival, Holiday Festival, Apple Juice, Sparkling Wine, Non Alcoholic, Allrecipes, Strawberries, Holiday Recipes, Festive
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Strawberry Bubbly

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.

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! Food Festival, Holiday Festival, Caprese Salad, Cobb Salad, Honey Mustard Dressing, Colour Contrast, Vegetarian Options, Kara, Allrecipes

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!

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! Strawberry Ice Cream Cake, Holiday Festival, Cherries, Peaches, Allrecipes, Yum Yum, Holiday Recipes, Festive, Treats

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!

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. Traditional Taste, Poached Chicken, Mediterranean Chicken, Sun Dried, Holiday Festival, Allrecipes, Pasta Salad, Olive Oil, Holiday Recipes

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.

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! Ginger Beer, Fresh Ginger, Holiday Festival, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes, Plum, Steak, Festive, Salads
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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!

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. Micro Herbs, Oven Racks, Vegetable Pizza, Feta, Holiday Recipes, A Food, Food Processor Recipes, Tart, Festive

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.

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. Food Festival, Holiday Festival, Seafood Quiche, Summer Christmas, Fish Stock, Prawn, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes, Salmon

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.

A seafood salad with a difference. Try this easy, delicious recipe for your festive table! Seafood Salad, Noodle Salad, Calamari, Holiday Festival, Allrecipes, Vegetable Pizza, Holiday Recipes, Noodles, Festive

Crispy Calamari and Noodle Salad

A seafood salad with a difference. Try this easy, delicious recipe for your festive table!

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. Holiday Festival, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes, Biscuits, Christmas Wreaths, Cherry, Rolls, Cookies, Chocolate

Cookie Wreath

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.

A quick and easy South African variation on the traditional Christmas pudding. To replace the sherry use strong black tea (Five Roses or Joko). Malva Pudding, Joko, Christmas Pudding, Oven Racks, Holiday Festival, Melted Butter, Christmas Traditions, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes

Boozy Mini Malva Puddings with Cranberries

A quick and easy South African variation on the traditional Christmas pudding. To replace the sherry use strong black tea (Five Roses or Joko).

Biscuits soften on standing in the open, so it is best to bake them the day before and to store them in an airtight container. Assemble tableau on the day. Look And Cook, Star Anise, Cake Board, Oven Racks, Holiday Festival, Cookie Dough, Allrecipes, Holiday Recipes, Biscuits
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Ina Paarman | Christmas Tree Tableau

Biscuits soften on standing in the open, so it is best to bake them the day before and to store them in an airtight container. Assemble tableau on the day.

Thirsty revellers prefer to help themselves to punch. Make the punch less potent with the addition of soda water or fruit juice. Cocktail Desserts, Easy Cocktails, Summer Drinks, Fun Drinks, Rose Sangria, Christmas Lunch
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Ina Paarman | Festive Punch Selection

Thirsty revellers prefer to help themselves to punch. Make the punch less potent with the addition of soda water or fruit juice.

A selection of tasty antipasti is always in style. It sharpens the appetite without being too filling. Char Grill, Olive Bread, Grilled Peppers, Vegetable Sides, Dried Tomatoes, Smoked Salmon, Sun Dried, Olives, Allrecipes
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Ina Paarman | Antipasti with Olives

A selection of tasty antipasti is always in style. It sharpens the appetite without being too filling.

A lovely twist to glamorise green beans for any special occasion. Christmas Lunch, Christmas 2019, Christmas Ideas, Green Beans With Cranberries, Holiday Festival, Serving Dishes, Almonds, Stir Fry, Allrecipes
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Ina Paarman | Green Beans with Cranberries and Almonds

A lovely twist to glamorise green beans for any special occasion.

A delicious dinner recipe for polenta crusted roast potatoes. Best Roast Potatoes, Roasted Potatoes, Delicious Dinner Recipes, Yummy Food, Yummy Recipes, Roasted Potato Recipes, Healthy Family Meals, Polenta, Serving Dishes
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Ina Paarman | Roast Potatoes Polenta Crusted

This is honestly one of the best roast potato recipes we have developed. The potatoes bake up extra crisp and do not wrinkle as quickly on standing. A super way to use a traditional South African ingredient.