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The Easy Cook Christmas issue is packed to the rafters with everything you need to enjoy the Big Day and beyond. We have 120 easy-peasy recipes, plus a stonker of a cover – our millionaire’s ice cream dessert will have your guests bursting into a round of applause

In this month's issue

Talking turkey

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without traditional turkey, and we have a top bird for your table: a juicy, flavoursome bay & bacon roast turkey with make-ahead gravy. Of course, you’ll need trimmings to go with that, and we have it all covered, from devil pigs on horseback to cauliflower cheese with walnuts & crumbs and sprouts with crispy prosciutto. If you have room left for dessert, we have a cherry pecan Christmas pudding that'll fit the bill.

Chefs-travaganza!

Join our stable of BBC chefs to inspire you to cook something a little bit different this Christmas. John Torode’s curry for a crowd is a feast for the eyes and hungry guests, while Mark Sargeant’s spiced salmon coulibiac is one for fish lovers. We also have Tom Kerridge’s candied roast ham with cranberry & star anise sauce and Nadiya Hussain's white chocolate traybake for your delectation.

Have yourself a very veggie Christmas

Whether you fancy a meat-free meal on 25th December or are having vegetarian guests over, look no further for inspiration than our dedicated veggie section. Stop the show with a layered squash, barley & spinach pie, dish up individual melty mushroom Wellingtons, or try a Christmas galette – a festive pizza that’s perfect as an unconventional starter.

Let them eat cake

We know you’re busy, so we’ve come up with a genius way of making three cakes from one recipe. Once you've made the simple chocolate fruitcake base, choose to upgrade it to a rocky robin cake, a sugar-dusted snowflake cake or an easy wreath cake. If you fancy something that’s a bit more of a challenge, ring the changes with our traditional marzipan-in-the-middle bundt cake. A very merry Christmas everyone!

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