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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. Here’s to your best ever Christmas feast!

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. If turkey isn’t your bag, why not take a look at our favourite alternatives. Vegetarian? No problem, take a look at our favourite veggie Christmas feasts. Vegan? We’ve got you covered too, with our best vegan Christmas recipes.

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Traditional Pork, Sage & Onion Stuffing

Traditional Pork, Sage & 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. Cheers, Jamie!

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.

Looking for more ways to jazz up your Brussels?

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 line up of ingredients that includes dried fruit, pecans, ginger, rosemary, bourbon and golden syrup.

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 delicious make-ahead apricot trifle. It’ll you time and hassle by using shop bought sponge and custard, because Christmas can be stressful enough!

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 showstopping alternatives to Christmas pudding?

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 gorgeous biscotti are packed with festive spices.

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