Watercress & Elderflower Martini

Watercress & Elderflower Martini

    It’s hot work all that cooking so refresh yourself with this rather tasty tipple – you deserve it! Serves 1 Prep time: 5 minutes   Ingredients: 4 lime wedges 10ml Belvoir Organic Elderflower Cordial 40ml Tanqueray gin 15ml Martini and Rossi Extra Dry Vermouth Fresh watercress leaves as garnish   Method: Muddle the Read More

Roasted Squash and Parsnip with Brown Butter

  Delicious roasted root vegetables with a hint of ginger make a stunning side dish for Christmas Total Prep Time: 45 mins Serves 4-6   Ingredients: 500 g butternut squash washed and cut into wedges 500 g parsnips, peeled and cut into halves 100 g unsalted butter 2 tbsps. dark brown sugar 3 tbsps. Maple syrup Salt Read More

Blinis with Smoked Salmon

  Salmon is a classic starter at Christmas but these blinis combine the tanginess of lemon with the kick of ginger adding a different dimension to the fish. Total Prep time: 20 mins Serves 20   Ingredients: 36 canape blinis 150 g pack smoked salmon 3 tbsp. crème fraiche 4 drops Ginger Spice Drops® 4 drops Cumin Read More

Vegan Chestnut and Beetroot Wellingtons with Watercress Pesto

  For vegetarians and vegans, there’s not a nut roast in sight but these fabulous Wellingtons instead.  They make a stunning addition to any festive table with the rich red of the beetroot contrasting with the bright green of the pesto. Serves 6 Prep time: 40 minutes Cooking time: 1 hour 20 minutes plus 1 Read More

Salted Caramel Bread & Butter Pudding

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  This delicious recipe from Shaken Udder is a quick, simple and wonderfully warming pudding for the colder months and also makes a fantastically festive after-dinner treat!   Ingredients: 25g butter, plus extra for greasing 8 thin slices bread 50g chocolate chips 350ml Shaken Udder Salted Caramel Milkshake 50ml double cream 2 free-range eggs 25g granulated Read More

Mulled Wine Trifle

Holy Lama

    A decadent version of a classic retro dessert given a Christmas twist thanks to the festive spices. Total Prep Time: 30 mins Serves 8   Ingredients: 8 sheets of leaf gelatin 12 g sachet of raspberry jelly crystals 4 drops Ginger Spice Drops® 4 drops Cinnamon Spice Drops® 4 drops Clove Spice Drops® 6 drops Cardamom Spice Read More

Smoked Salmon Carpaccio with Horseradish Cream, Rainbow Beetroot, Radish, Capers and Watercress

    A delicious, light starter that looks so pretty and colourful it’s almost a shame to eat it!  But please do – it tastes as good as it looks! Serves 4 Prep time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: 400g smoked salmon, bloodline removed 1 purple beetroot 1 candy beetroot 1 golden beetroot 4 radishes 2 Read More

Caramel Christmas Meringue

  A fantastic alternative to Christmas pudding. Layers of soft, mallowy meringue layered with caramel and caramel cream then frosted with toasted almonds and icing sugar.   Ingredients: (Serves 6-8) 5 egg whites 300g caster sugar 1 tsp distilled malt vinegar 300ml carton double cream 60g Bonne Maman Salted Caramel To decorate 50g shredded toasted Read More

Chocolush Kalhua Espresso Martini

Chocolush Kalhua Cocktail

    This chocolatey take on an espresso Martini is so delicious you’ll want more than one!   Ingredients: 100ml Shaken Udder Chocolush milkshake 25ml Kalhua coffee liqueur 25ml Vodka 25ml espresso shot Ice Single Cream Chocolate, for dusting Method: 1. In a cocktail shaker add all the liquid ingredients along with some ice. 2. Read More

Beef Wellington with Watercress and Smoked Prosciutto

  A fabulous alternative to the traditional bird at Christmas, this dish takes deserved billing as the ‘main event’. Serves 6 Prep time: 25 minutes Cooking time: 55 minutes plus one hour, chilling   Ingredients: 800g beef fillet 2 tbsp vegetable oil 500g watercress 12 slices smoked prosciutto 500g ready-made puff pastry 2 egg yolks Read More