Make-ahead Christmas recipes

A little preparation can make all the difference at Christmas, so clear out the fridge and freezer, stock pile the tupperware and start getting ready

Christmas pudding

The flavour of Christmas pudding improves with time, so get yours done now and store it away until the big day read more on: Christmas pudding

Freezer-friendly Christmas recipes

Make and freeze these dishes up to a month in advance, then simply take out of the freezer a couple of days before Christmas to ensure they defrost properly

Puds and cakes

Bake Christmas cakes and puddings up to two months ahead of the big day and store in an airtight container

Prepare and chill dishes

Cook these starters, soups and sides upto three days before Christmas and store in the fridge, then sit back and relax

Freeze your pastry and cookie mixes

Prepare pastry, cookie dough and biscuit mix. Then portion and freeze between sheets of baking paper for superfast baked goods

Make-ahead desserts

Make these sweet treats a couple of days in advance, cover well with cling film and store in the fridge

Bottle, jar and preserve

Chutneys, mincemeat and liqueurs will only get better with age, so make them up to six months ahead and store in a cool, dark place

Ultimate roast potatoes and parsnips
(19 ratings)
Ultimate roast potatoes and parsnips recipe

To adorn your turkey dinner, look no further than Simon Rimmer's ultimate recipe for crispy roast potatoes and cheesy roast parsnips

Christmas trifle
(10 ratings)
Christmas trifle recipe

With Christmas cake, rum, spiced plums and a chocolate custard topping, Simon Rimmer's trifle makes a decadent centrepiece for your table this Christmas

Christmas bootleg burger
(8 ratings)
Christmas bootleg burger recipe

With turkey and stuffing, this is Simon and Tim's bootleg burger gone festive

Christmas cocktail recipes

Shake up Rebecca Seal's festive cocktails this Christmas holiday

Christmas pudding tiramisu
(14 ratings)
Christmas pudding tiramisu recipe

Liven up leftovers with this festive version of a tiramisu from Simon Rimmer on Sunday Brunch

Christmas recipes

Christmas recipes

For Christmas recipes from turkey to vegetarian Christmas recipes, starters to desserts and Christmas gift ideas. get all the festive food you'll need for a cracking Christmas

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Record breaking turkey farmer, Paul Kelly has a method for mouth-watering roast turkey that is about as simple as it gets

Jamie Cooks Christmas

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