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Salmon & prawns with dill & lime aïoli

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(7 ratings)
For a simple, smart starter, just mix mayo with garlic, herbs and a squeeze of lime and serve with seafood and brown bread
15 minutes
Easy

No-cook spiced apple chutney

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(1 ratings)
This storecupboard relish has all the flavours of a classic cooked chutney but with more bite. It makes a great last minute accompaniment to a cheese board or ham
15 minutes
Easy

Carrot, apple & celeriac mash

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(2 ratings)
A superhealthy side, ideal for making the day before and reheating in the microwave
45 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian
Healthy

Chocolate tree cake

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(1 ratings)
An easy yet stunning decorative idea which will put those surplus Christmas chocolates to good use
15 minutes
Easy

Chocolate & clementine log

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(6 ratings)
This fudgy, fruity alternative to a classic Christmas pudding can be prepared on Christmas Eve to save time on the big day
1 hour and 45 minutes
Easy

Cheese with pickled pear salad

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(1 ratings)
A contemporary alternative to the traditional cheeseboard, the hardest part will be selecting your favourite cheeses
10 minutes
Easy

Festive fondant fancies

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(0 ratings)
Turn a simple traybake into magical mouthfuls with these fun and easy decoration ideas
20 minutes
Easy

Baked Camembert kit

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The ideal gift for a cheese-lover: a box of Camembert to warm in the oven and serve with boozy marinated sultanas
20 minutes
Easy

Triple chocolate cupcake kit

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(7 ratings)
The perfect Christmas gift for someone who loves to bake - the ingredients for delectable chocolate cupcakes
25 minutes
Easy

Dolcelatte-stuffed figs

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(10 ratings)
Simple yet impressive stuffed figs make lovely canapés and only take 15 minutes to make
15 minutes
Easy

Black Forest trifle

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(22 ratings)
James Martin's indulgent trifle won't keep you in the kitchen for long but will impress guests at your next get-together
30 minutes
Easy

Unbelievably easy mince pies

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(293 ratings)
You can throw the dough around and the mince pies still come out crisp and biscuity in this kid-friendly Christmas recipe
1 hour
Easy

Orange frosted panettone cake

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If you’ve been given a panettone over Christmas but you’re not sure what to do with it, try this superfast, special stacked cake
12 minutes
Easy

Spiced beetroot & orange chutney

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(53 ratings)
Serve this vividly coloured chutney with cheeses and cold meats - great to give as a gift, too
1 hour and 20 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Really simple cranberry sauce

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(30 ratings)
Making your own sauce is really easy, and you can do it a few days ahead. Plus, this one uses only three ingredients
15 minutes
Easy
Vegetarian

Roasted roots

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Maximise your oven space by throwing everything into one dish and roasting with goose fat
1 hour and 40 minutes
Easy

Quick & easy party nibbles

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Ten stunning ideas for your Christmas drinks party, all suitable for vegetarians
1 hour
Easy
Vegetarian

Christmas cupcakes

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(22 ratings)
These beautiful and classy little cakes make lovely gifts, and kids will enjoy decorating them too
1 hour and 25 minutes
Easy

Savoury party bites

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(8 ratings)
Impressive, quick and easy nibbles to serve at parties or with drinks
1 hour
Easy

Festive fruit & nut cake

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(13 ratings)
This fabulously moist and nutty Christmas cake is baked with a syrup and nut topping - a bit like a Florentine biscuit
2 hours and 40 minutes
Easy

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