A big golden roast turkey is the centrepiece of many festive menus but if cooking one seems far too daunting, try this recipe; if you can roast a chook you can manage this.
This fabulous dessert solves the dilemma of how to have a cold pudding but still have traditional festive flavours.
Create some of the joy and magic of Christmas with a fairy-tale gingerbread house
Glazing a ham makes it moist and flavourful and looks fabulous after what really amounts to not a great deal of effort.
A whole, baked salmon fillet is a fuss-free way to feed a crowd in style.
Using a rich fruit cake in this knockout dessert makes it truly festive. The rounds of cake and scoops of ice cream can be prepared a day or two before needed. On the morning of the celebration, weigh the sugar, separate the eggs and store the whites in the refrigerator until 40 minutes before the dessert is to be served.
Fresh fruit, yoghurt and nuts provide a healthy start to the day.
Wassail and other cider-based drinks such as this one are traditional Christmas tipples. Serve the punch in a wide bowl, garnished with mint sprigs, green apple slices and cinnamon sticks.
A boneless rolled turkey roast makes for fuss-free carving and is tasty both hot and cold – which is great if you want to prepare ahead or not be bothered with cooking on a hot day.
Slice off some leftover ham to make into these gourmet toasties. Using a packet mix cheese sauce or one from the supermarket chiller saves prep time.
Vacherin is the French name for sandwiched meringue-and-cream desserts.