Top Christmas recipesChristmas 2015
What makes a Christmas dinner unforgettable? A well-lit tree is important, of course. The gifts, if you receive what you’ve been coveting all year, are great too. But Christmas dinners are centred around food. This isn’t necessarily restricted to eating, although obviously that is crucial, but also to preparing it. The recipes below carry the full spirit of Christmas and they require minimal prepping, so that you too can sit in front of the fire and enjoy a hot toddy.
You either love it or hate it, but you definitely can’t avoid eggnog around Christmas. Ditch the boxed version this year and make your own, with a few simple ingredients. This recipe for eggnog is authentic enough to produce the creamiest version to date. Bonus: The rum is to taste!
Try our favourite Eggnog recipe here.
- Sugar Cookie Christmas Tree
Although this sounds like a lot of work, the outcome will definitely surprise your guests. The cookie dough can be made a month in advance, leaving the baking and decorating for Christmas – the fun parts! It is also a hands-on project, so don’t be afraid to get happy little elves to help.
Try our favourite Sugar Cooke Christmas Tree recipe here.
- Ham in Coca-Cola
It won’t be Christmas till someone pulls out a dish from Nigella Lawson’s cookbook. This ham comes dressed for your party in Coca-Cola and, although it might be unconventional, the results are delicious and memorable. Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it!
Try our favourite Ham in Coca-Cola recipe here.
- Dijon Braised Brussel Sprouts
There’s only one way to make cruciferous vegetables fun: braising them and dressing them in a wonderful sauce. These are cooked in a wine and Dijon mustard broth, but don’t let the fancy ingredients intimidate you. Make eating vegetables trendy with this easy dish.
Try our favourite Dijon Braised Brussel Sprouts recipe here.
- Prosciutto and Sage Garlic Bread
Plain bread is boring and garlic bread is passé. Donna Hay makes her food look pretty and taste good too, so place your trust in her minimal-prep garlic bread recipe. This is the perfect way to spruce up any meal, especially Christmas dinner!
Try our favourite Prosciutto and Sage Garlic Bread recipe here.