With Christmas now just over a week away, it’s now time to start thinking about planning your Christmas feast. From nibbles to desserts, and of course the main event, we’ve put some ideas together to make your day go as smoothly as possible.
Build yourself a buffer by keeping rumbling tummies at bay. Fill this entertaining set with nuts, crisps and pretzels, stock up on Christmas choccies and you’ll soon have happy and content guests.
The centrepiece of any Christmas dinner is the turkey (or whatever your chosen meat is but we’re sticking with the turkey!). Plan all your timings around this and everything will come together without a hitch. For a beautifully succulent bird on the big day, take a look at Jamie Oliver’s recipe here. Quality cookware will help you make the most of your turkey, so consider investing in our Stone Quartz large roaster and the Sabatier soft grip carving set.
Make the most of your turkey’s cooking and resting time to prep the rest of your dishes. Follow this foolproof recipe from BBC Good Food for perfect roast potatoes. You can easily double up the quantities if you’ve got the whole family round, just be sure to give them a bit longer in the oven. Cook them in one of our PYREX rectangular roasters, available in large or small.
There’s something very Christmassy about pigs in blankets. Follow Jamie Oliver’s example here and create gorgeously flavoursome, caramelised bites that are sure to add another dimension to your Christmas dinner. Make a huge batch and serve them on the Alessi La Bella serving platter (if they last that long).
Christmas vegetables don’t have to be boring. These honey-glazed carrots and parsnips from Waitrose really hold their own. Cook them in our PYREX oval roaster for the ideal oven-to-table dish – after all, who needs extra washing up on Christmas Day?!
If you’re looking for an easy extra, Yorkshire puddings are so simple with the right recipe. This version by James Martin makes gorgeous, fluffy puddings packed with flavour. Prep them the night before for maximum effect and cook in our Inspire Yorkshire pudding tin for a match made in heaven.
Gravy is the perfect finishing touch to your festive dinner. This hassle-free recipe from Mary Berry allows you to create tasty gravy in minutes and is easily doubled to make extra. Serve in our classic bone china Blanc gravy boat.
Finish off a spectacular meal on a high. We love this boozy Christmas cake wreath for a twist on the traditional from James Martin. The great thing about this cake is that it can be made weeks in advance, like with standard Christmas cake, or simply make the night before if time is of the essence. What’s more, it’s the perfect size for our Judge savarin pan!