Simple snow sparkle cake

Good Food magazine Christmas recipes

57 Recipes

Recipes from the seasonal issues.

Zesty mincemeat

5

(2 ratings)

This coarse traditional mincemeat doesn't require any cooking- just throw in your nutmeg, brandy and suet and leave to soak
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Cranberry & clementine jelly

5

(1 rating)

Tangier than red current jelly, this fruity condiment works well cold cuts, or to enrich gravy. It also makes a great Christmas gift.
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Smoked salmon terrine

3.607145

(7 ratings)

A show-stopping layered fish centrepiece with cream cheese and lemon filling, flavoured with dill and chives
  • 50 mins
  • Easy

Make-ahead gravy

4.07353

(17 ratings)

Keep this vegetarian gravy in the freezer to pair with meat or veggie sausages for a fuss-free supper
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian

Homemade gingerbread cottage

5

(4 ratings)

A step-by-step guide to making and assembling a beautiful gingerbread house complete with snow-capped roof and pretty piping - a great family project
  • 1 hour and 25 mins
  • More effort

Turkey, Brie & cranberry Wellington

5

(5 ratings)

An original centrepiece that's great for entertaining - swap beef for turkey, and add fruit sauce and stuffing to your pastry roll
  • 2 hours and 5 mins
  • More effort

Glam trifle slice

4.88889

(9 ratings)

Everyone's favourite layered dessert gets a smart makeover - custard, raspberry, jelly and cream in a neat terrine
  • 1 hour and 40 mins
  • More effort

Orange pastry mince pies

5

(8 ratings)

Good Food reader Helen Carmichael shares her homemade citrus pastry recipe - perfect for filling with your own mincemeat
  • 40 mins
  • Easy

Very berry trifle

4.36111

(9 ratings)

Layers of mascarpone, custard, cherry conserve, mixed berries, Madeira cake and sherry - who doesn't love a trifle?
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Cola ham with maple & mustard glaze

4.789775

(44 ratings)

Cook a juicy gammon joint in a cinnamon-spiced stock, then add a sticky syrup and clove sauce and serve in thick slices
  • 3 hours and 25 mins
  • Easy

Christmas mess

5

(5 ratings)

Take the classic summer Eton mess combo of cream and meringue and give it a festive twist with frozen mixed berries, cinnamon and blackcurrant liqueur
  • 15 mins
  • Easy

Tutti frutti Christmas pies

0

(0 ratings)

If you're not a fan of traditional mince pies or just fancy something different, try these with dates, apricots, cranberries and apple
  • 1 hour
  • Easy

Festive red salad

3.75

(5 ratings)

Cabbage, red onion, apple and beetroot - all the brightest purple fruit and veg makes up this winter salad with sweet vinaigrette
  • 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Vegetarian
  • Healthy

Four & twenty chicken & ham pie

4.82143

(7 ratings)

There aren't any blackbirds baked into it, but this stunning centrepiece will impress with its layers of nuts, fruit, chicken and gammon
  • 2 hours and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Apricot & ginger ham

5

(8 ratings)

Glaze your gammon joint with fruit, bay leaves, allspice and cloves then slow-roast and serve in thick slices
  • 3 hours and 40 mins
  • More effort

Rudolph cupcakes

4.083335

(6 ratings)

Get the kids into the kitchen to decorate these individual chocolate sponges with frosting and sweets
  • 1 hour and 5 mins
  • Easy

Mini Christmas cake

0

(0 ratings)

Make our wreath cake (see 'goes well with') and use the spare middle section to create a small gift decorated with classic marzipan and fondant icing
  • 25 mins
  • Easy

Christmas wreath cake

0

(0 ratings)

Turn one fruitcake into two with these festive ideas - this one is a decorative holly ring with fondant icing (find the second recipe in 'goes well with')
  • 1 hour and 15 mins
  • A challenge

Simple snow sparkle cake

3.75

(1 rating)

This crunchy, sugar-snow topping is an easy way to transform a humble fruitcake into a celebration centrepiece
  • 20 mins
  • Easy

Gingerbread man party cake

5

(1 rating)

Follow our step-by-step guide to icing a fruitcake with white fondant and marzipan, then decorate with smiling gingerbread men and cute candy canes
  • 1 hour
  • More effort

Cranberry & hazelnut cake

4.25

(3 ratings)

A versatile and light fruitcake with a hint of spice and plenty of juicy cranberries and cherries - ice as you wish!
  • 1 hour and 55 mins
  • Easy

Orange & cardamom tree biscuits

5

(2 ratings)

Mary's Cadogan's crisp citrus cookies make perfect decorations - just stamp them with the celebration motif of your choice
  • 55 mins
  • Easy

Stollen mince pies

4.90909

(11 ratings)

Two festive giants collide in these shortcrust pastry bakes with marzipan, Madeira cake and mincemeat
  • 45 mins
  • Easy

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