A chocolate pudding oozes rich sauce. A golden scotch egg is cut open to reveal a perfectly runny yolk. Cheese melts over a plump juicy burger. You’ve seen the ads; it’s fair to say M&S know what they’re talking about when it comes to food. This is why we’ve turned to them for inspiration on cooking the perfect Christmas dinner.
This is not just a blog post. This is an M&S Christmas dinner recipes blog post.
Roast Pheasant With Stuffing And Port Sauce
Not a fan of turkey? Some people find it dry and uninspiring. Why not try succulent roast pheasant instead?
- Bacon wrapped pheasants
- Chicken stock
- Juniper berries
- Garlic & onions
- Butter & olive oil
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Okay so Brussels sprouts are not everyone’s favourite part of the Christmas meal, but you can change that! How? With bacon!
- Brussels sprouts
- Streaky bacon
- Salt & pepper
Pork, Sage, Chestnut and Apple Stuffing
It’s not Christmas dinner without some stuffing. With sage, apple and chestnuts in it this stuffing it very Christmassy indeed!
- Pork sausage meat
- Salt & pepper
Giant Lattice Topped Mince Pie
A traditional Christmas classic… with a hefty twist! M&S recommend their delectable fig, hazelnut and orange mincemeat here, but you can substitute it with homemade mincemeat if you make your own.
- Short crust pastry
- Fresh figs and orange
- Cointreau or Amaretto
- Icing sugar
Fig and Sloe Gin Trifle
Ah trifle. A classic Christmas dessert beloved by families everywhere. But if you want your family dessert to be a trifle fruity this year you could have just found your new favourite recipe.
- Madeira cake
- Vanilla custard
- Caster sugar & honey
- Fresh figs
- Sloe gin & Sloe Gin Fizz
- Spices: Star anise, vanilla & thyme
- Egg white
- Gelatine leaves
Caramelised Clementine Upside-down Cake
Looking for something a bit different to serve after Christmas dinner? How about this Christmas take on pineapple upside-down cake with caramelised clementines instead?
- Butter, sugar, eggs & flour (the classic cake quartet)
- Clementines (and optionally cranberries)
- Baking powder
- Muscavado sugar & honey
- Vanilla extract
- Crème fraîche
Spiced Hot Chocolate With Whisky
This soothing hot chocolate with a boozy kick and festive spices tastes exactly like Christmas should taste.
- Chocolate (naturally)
M&S may know their stuff when it comes to food, but we know eSpares customers do too. Otherwise you wouldn’t buy so many spares for your cooker and baking accessories from us.
What’s your family’s traditional Christmas recipe? Let us know in the comments!
Tags: Christmas Dinner Recipes