SPAR's Christmas Countdown Competition
WIN 6 BOTTLES OF WINE. Every week until Christmas, one lucky person can win a box of our special weekly deals. From After Eights to Sauvignon Blanc these weekly competition are sure to put anyone in the festive spirit... Check back every Thursday for the latest prize and good luck!
Your roast dinner isn’t complete without the perfect homemade gravy recipe – so why compromise? Smother your plate in a generous serving of our delicious easy gravy. What you'll need: 1-2 tbsp meat dripping 1 heaped tbsp plain flour 2 stock cubes – your choice will depend on your meat Hot water Gravy browning
The perfect roast potato – it seems like an unreachable dream, right? Think again. Perfectly crisp on the outside and deliciously fluffy in the middle, our roast potato recipe is foolproof. What you'll need: 1kg potatoes, peeled and chopped into chunky pieces (Maris Piper work perfectly!) 125g goose or duck fat – veggie? Swap it out for some olive oil 1tsp salt flakes
Looking for a festive bake to snack on over the festive period? Make the perfect treat today with this easy gingerbread men recipe. Full of festive flavour and all-the-more fun to create, find out how to make gingerbread men below. What you'll need: 350g plain flour 125g butter (softened) 1 egg (beaten) 175g brown sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda 4 tbsp golden syrup 2 tsp ground ginger Writing icing Gingerbread biscuit decorations
A classic canapé and party snack, this homemade sausage rolls recipe is a real crowd pleaser. Use shop-bought puff pastry or make your own – they’re delicious either way! What you'll need: 320g puff pastry 1 small white onion, finely chopped 1 garlic clove 1tbsp English mustard 400g pork sausages or your favourite veggie or vegan alternative Handful of parsley 1 beaten egg, or your chosen milk alternative for glazing Salt flakes and crushed black pepper, to taste
Mince pies - the ultimate festive snack for the Christmas period. Learn how to make perfect mince pies the whole family can enjoy with help from SPAR. What you'll need The Pastry: 375g Plain Flour ½ tsp Salt 2 Large Eggs (1 beaten for glazing) 125g Caster Sugar 250g Butter (softened) The Filling: 1 jar Mincemeat Lemon Zest 2 Satsumas (segmented) Icing Sugar (for dusting) 1 Apple (chopped)
What’s Christmas Day without the traditional flamed pudding to follow? We’ve got a quick Christmas pudding recipe to help finish off the day. What you'll need: 900g Mixed Dried Fruit (e.g. Raisins, Apricots, Figs, Cranberries, Sultanas) 110g Self Raising Flour 225g Brown Sugar 4 Large Eggs (beaten) 225g Butter (plus extra for greasing) 110g Breadcrumbs 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 1 tsp Nutmeg (grated) 1 Orange 100ml Orange Juice 150ml Brandy
Christmas dinner may be filling - but there’s always room for dessert! Learn how to make the perfect Christmas cheesecake to finish off the feast today. Cake: 150g Butter (softened) 2 Eggs (beaten) 150g Flour 150g Powdered Sugar ½ tsp Salt 1 tsp Vanilla Extract 1 bottle Red Food Colouring ½ Lemon Juice ... (contd)
Looking for an easy light Christmas cake recipe? Here’s a lovely recipe for light fruit cake that’s easy to bake and tastes delicious. 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1 teaspoon rum extract 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup shortening 1 cup sugar 2 1/4 cups flour 4 ounces candied citron or fruit 1/2 cup candied cherries, halved 1/2 cup golden raisins 1/4 cup toasted, slivered almonds 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 4 eggs ...
Quick and easy recipe for mulled wine. Making mulled wine from scratch is easy simply. This is sure to go down a treat with friends. For the full effect serve with a cinnamon stick in each glass. Bottle SPAR Red Wine 50ml brandy 2 tbsp sugar 2 clementines or small oranges cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg cinnamon sticks to serve