5 Mary Berry recipes to make Christmas Day that extra bit special

Christmas Day is around the corner. You've sorted the turkey; you've got the pigs in blankets and you've even thought about what you'll do with the leftovers, but what about those extras that can turn your Christmas day cooking from standard to special? A filling breakfast before the Christmas presents, a teatime treat for last-minute guests or a sumptuous starter to kick off proceedings? Mary Berry has got you covered with recipes from her Classic cookbook: her collection of essential, fail-safe recipes for your favourite classic dishes. 

eggs benedict

Kick off Christmas Day with a classic Eggs Benedict – fluffy English muffins, perfect poached eggs, streaky crispy bacon, spinach and homemade Hollandaise sauce. A proper breakfast treat.

 
Classic by Mary Berry
Family favourites
Easy entertaining
Stunning bakes
mary berry onion soup

Stuck on the starter? Pair sweet, caramelised onions with punchy mustard and rich Gruyère cheese in Mary's French Onion Soup with Mustard Cheese Croûtes. Classic and delicious, no modern twists needed.

mushroom galette

Swap the turkey centerpiece for a vegetarian vol-au-vent. This Wild Mushroom Galette recipe celebrates garlic mushrooms in a delicious creamy sauce filling with flaky puff pastry. Easier to make than a classic vol-au-vent, it's a delicious veggie Christmas Day alternative.

chocolate truffle pots

A velvety smooth, light and chocolatey mousse, topped with homemade truffles for extra crunch, Mary's Chocolate Truffle Pots  are well worth a go. Make them ahead, store them in the fridge and they'll be ready for when you need them.

ginger spiced cake

This simple, elegant Ginger Spiced Ring Cake is perfect for a festive teatime treat. Mary says, "this cake is light, moist and well-risen, and has a lovely combination of spice to complement the stem ginger", and we very much agree. 

Mary Berry

Mary Berry has been teaching the nation to cook for over four decades. She is one of our favourite bakers and the much-loved judge on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off and is the author of over 70 books including Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and Mary Berry at Home.

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