Whole roasted cauliflower With a thyme & paprika rub For a vegan alternative to a classic roast, this spiced, roasted cauliflower is just the ticket

Whole roasted cauliflower

Jamie's roasted cauliflower recipe is a great vegan alternative this Christmas; spiced with thyme and paprika this roast cauliflower will go down a treat!

Sweet glazed carrots Sticky, caramelised & delicious These beautifully glazed carrots make the perfect side to any roast dinner

Sweet glazed carrots

Sweet glazed carrots Sticky, caramelised & delicious These beautifully glazed carrots make the perfect side to any roast dinner (Vegetable Recipes Salad)

PERFECT ROAST POTATOES Needs must and all that, so I have always been an open anti-perfectionist, but in truth (and I’m sorry to repeat what I’ve said before) 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.

Perfect Roast Potatoes

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.

Ham in Coca Cola: Only those who have never tried this raise an eyebrow at the idea. Don't hesitate, don't be anxious: this really works. No one who cooks it, cooks it just once: it always earns a place in every repertoire.

Ham in Coca Cola

Nigella "Ham in Coca Cola: Only those who have never tried this raise an eyebrow at the idea. Don't hesitate, don't be anxious: this really works. No one who cooks it, cooks it just once: it always earns a place in every repertoire.

One thing's for sure, if you can master the perfect roast potatoes, you're well on your way to the perfect Christmas dinner. This year, with a few extra tricks, I've managed to get them spot on.

Perfect roast potatoes

Perfect Roast Potatoes // Jamie Oliver Recipes *use this parboil + shake/steam-dry method --> then roast at 425 in convection oven for about 50 mins (moving around every 10 mins or so).

BROCCOLI AND STILTON SOUP I use frozen broccoli; actually, frozen organic broccoli, if that makes you feel better. In fact, this is better when made with frozen, and certainly more convenient for an impromptu standby.

Broccoli and Stilton Soup

BROCCOLI AND STILTON SOUP Nigella says: I use frozen broccoli; actually, frozen organic broccoli, if that makes you feel better. In fact, this is better when made with frozen, and certainly more convenient for an impromptu standby.

Sausage, sage & onion stuffing... going to make loads- many sandwiches to be had in the weeks after christmas!

Sausage, sage & onion stuffing

Nigella's mincemeat cupcakes (cupcake with mincemeat in the centre!)

Little Mince Pie Cupcakes

Little mince pie cupcakes Icing: equal amounts icing sugar and butter (depending how much you want to make) and tablespoons Brandy

Crisp honey mustard parsnips recipe - Recipes - BBC Good Food

Crisp honey mustard parsnips

Crisp Honey Mustard Parsnips: Dried mustard adds a slight heat to this sweet, vegetarian side dish.

Hedgerow royale

This slightly sweet, slightly sharp Prosecco royale mixed with sloe gin is the perfect festive cocktail to kick off your Christmas party

Capture all the flavours of the classic Christmas ginger biscuit in this simple Prosecco cocktail you can make in minutes - ideal for fuss-free festive entertaining

Gingerbread Bellini

Gingerbread Bellini Christmas Cocktail Capture all the flavours of the classic Christmas ginger biscuit in this simple Prosecco cocktail you can make in minutes - ideal for fuss-free festive entertaining

Mary Berry's recipe combining mince pies with toffee apples

Mincemeat & Apple Caramel

Mincemeat & Apple Caramel A sponge pudding that's deliciously warming and perfectly festive

SPICED PEACHES I've used bottled peaches, I've used canned peaches, and it honestly doesn't matter which, but I'm afraid you have to resist the healthier peaches canned in fruit juice rather than syrup. If you can find only slices, not halves, so be it.

Spiced Peaches

SPICED PEACHES This is a beautiful condiment to eat with roast ham, hot or cold, and I love it with cheese too Nigella Lawson

The best turkey in the world A simple roast for Christmas with chestnut and sage stuffing and flavoured butter

The best turkey in the world

If you're worried about how to cook the perfect Christmas turkey, don't be; Jamie Oliver's Christmas turkey recipe will show you exactly what to do.

Mary Berry's Absolute Christmas Favourites Mary Berry's sage and onion stuffing balls

Mary Berry's sage and onion stuffing balls

These traditional stuffing balls provide the perfect accompaniment to roast poultry – especially at Christmas.

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