It is impossible to cook roast potatoes without needing them to be perfect, which to me means sweet and soft inside and a golden-brown carapace of crunch without.
This is a recipe I asked for from the elderly Scottish pastry cook who used to live opposite. The best shortbread recipe
Sage, leek & onion balls recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food add dried apricot and or cranberries.
A generous glug of maple syrup makes all the difference in Nigella Lawson’s easy roast parsnips recipe.
The most amazing lemon curd you'll ever eat.If you like funny stories, read the story of this lemon curd!Homemade lemon curd is quick and easy and so much more mouthw.
Roasted sprouts with chestnuts & bacon Try a new approach to traditional winter greens by baking with nuts and lardons - great for a roast with all the trimmings
Roast turkey crown - Try a turkey crown to ensure moist, tender meat with all the class and none of the faff.
Irish cream and chocolate cheesecake. The smooth, creamy liqueur gives this celebration cheesecake the wow factor. Top with grated chocolate and a dusting of cocoa.
Streaky stuffing parcels - did these last Christmas for a small Christmas dinner and they looked very elegant, much better than a big bowl of mushy stuffing
BBC Food - Recipes - Gingerbread cupcakes with salted caramel icing. These sound good!
This simple Christmas gravy can be made a few days ahead or you can freeze it for up to a month, from BBC Good Food.
These Christmas biscuits make perfect presents and can also be made into tree decorations
BBC - Food - Recipes : Homemade Irish cream >> This would make a great homemade gift.
Smokey, savory roasted turkey breast with gravy.
Roasting parsnips in honey and sherry brings out the natural sweetness in this earthy vegetable.