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Classic Christmas recipes from our star authors

by Jessica Lockyer-Palmer

published on 5 December 2018

Ever wondered what a Christmas dinner cooked by all of your favourite celebrity chefs would be like? Welcome to the one-stop-shop for all of your festive feasting needs, courtesy of our star authors. You’ll find recipes for everything from Delia’s turkey and Jamie’s gravy to show-stealing side dishes from Ottolenghi, festive desserts from Mary and Nigella, and even an edible gift from Nadiya.

Jamie Oliver's pic Mixed Roast

Jamie Oliver’s Epic Mixed Roast of Stuffed Chicken, Rolled Pork Belly and Topside of Beef

Can’t decide which roast meat you’d like on your plate this Christmas? Jamie is here to help with his extravagant medley of stuffed roast chicken, rolled pork belly, and succulent topside of beef.

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Jamie Oliver

Mary Berry’s Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa

Mary Berry’s Orange-Glazed Ham with Mango and Orange Salsa

Add a fresh and fruity note to your meal with Mary Berry’s twist on the classic roast gammon. It’s glazed with tangy oranges and served with a vibrant orange and mango salsa.

You can find more Christmas ham recipes here.

Delia’s Traditional Roast Turkey

Delia’s Traditional Roast Turkey

In Delia we trust, especially where the classics are concerned. This perfectly bronzed, succulent bird is the ultimate Christmas centrepiece. 

For alternatives to the classic Christmas turkey, click here.

Traditional Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing

Traditional Pork, Sage and Onion Stuffing

No turkey would be complete without a rich and flavourful stuffing. Plus, there will be plenty of leftovers for those all-important Boxing Day sandwiches.

The Perfect Roast Potato

The Perfect Roast Potato

by Rosemary Shrager

For some, a good roast potato is as important as the turkey, and with Rosemary’s classic recipe, full of the delicious flavours of garlic, thyme and rosemary, you’ll get the perfect roasties: delightfully crisp with a fluffy centre.

Get-ahead Gravy Perfect for Your Big-day Turkey

Get-ahead Gravy Perfect for Your Big-day Turkey

What’s better than a flavour-packed gravy to tie your Christmas feast together? A flavour-packed gravy you can make in advance, that’s what.

Ottolenghi’s Brussels Sprouts with Burnt Butter and Black Garlic

Ottolenghi’s Brussels Sprouts with Burnt Butter and Black Garlic

from Simple

Your guests may be divided on whether they like them or not, but we think no Christmas meal is complete without sprouts. And with an Ottolenghi makeover featuring burnt butter and heady black garlic, we reckon the whole table will be converts.

Click here for more ways to jazz up your Brussels sprouts.

Christmas Pudding Dried Fruit, Pecans, Ginger, Rosemary, Bourbon and Golden Syrup

Christmas Pudding Dried Fruit, Pecans, Ginger, Rosemary, Bourbon and Golden Syrup

A feast for the eyes and the tastebuds, Jamie’s Christmas pud is the ultimate recipe, featuring an impressive lineup of ingredients that includes dried fruit, pecans, ginger, rosemary, bourbon and golden syrup.

Check out our collection of boozy alternatives to Christmas pudding here.

Cheat’s Christmas Apricot Trifle

Cheat’s Christmas Apricot Trifle

If you need to cater to the Christmas pudding haters with something traditional and easy to put together, Mary Berry has got you covered with her make-ahead apricot trifle. It’ll save you time and hassle by using shop bought sponge and custard but with no compromise on the wow factor you expect from a trifle.

Click here for more festive trifle recipes.

Prodigious Pavlova

Prodigious Pavlova

With billowing meringue topped with jewel-like pomegranate and passion fruit, Nigella’s pavlova has got Christmas Day showstopper written all over it.

Looking for more pavlova inspiration? Click here.

Spiced Biscotti with an Orange Syllabub Dip

Spiced Biscotti with an Orange Syllabub Dip

Perfect as an edible gift or an after dinner treat with coffee (if you can squeeze them in), Nadiya’s biscotti are packed with festive spices.

Choco Mint Roll

Nadiya Hussain’s Choco-Mint Roll

Another irresistible sweet thing from Nadiya Hussain, this choco-mint roll is a super-easy and refreshingly different take on the traditional yule log.

Jamie Oliver's Banana Pannetone Pudding

Jamie Oliver’s Banana Panettone Pudding with Sticky Toffee Sauce

Jamie takes bread and butter pudding to new heights with this recipe for panettone pudding. Flavoured with banana, vanilla-infused custard, and a sticky toffee sauce, it’s sure to end your meal on a high note.


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