We love to experiment with recipes for our Christmas dinner and trimmings, and have managed to narrow down our all-time favourite crowd pleasers. Many of the recipes can be prepared in advance to ensure that you enjoy as much of the day as possible and avoid unnecessary stress.
A perfect make-ahead starter that is also suitable for any vegetarian guests.
A juicy and flavoursome recipe that works best when cooked a few hours in advance of serving to really help absorb the flavour into the meat.
With a range of flavour combinations, you can really show off to your guests with these deliciously crunchy and fluffy spuds.
We challenge you to convert any sprout-loathers with this delicious (and easy) recipe.
Avoid a last minute dash to mix up some instant granules. This Jamie Oliver recipe can be prepared days or weeks in advance.
For a slight twist on the Christmas Yule log, James Martins' Chocolate and Cherry Swiss Roll is a delicious and quick alternative. It looks great and is sure to be a hit with your guests.
Traditionalists, fear-not, Christmas would not be complete without the trusty Christmas Pudding. Of course it's Mary Berry Queen of cakes that tops as our favourite.