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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]