I’ve always roasted honeyed parsnips alongside a turkey but as a marker of the culinary special relationship celebrated at Christmas, I’ve remodelled slightly, adding intensity of sweetness to the already sweet parsnips, not with honey but with maple syrup. And actually, this is more than a change, it’s an improvement: there is more ambiguity about the maple syrup, it’s a sweetness less cloying. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.
This is one of the nicest ways to serve parsnips, baked crisp and golden brown in the oven with a Parmesan coating. They can be prepared well in advance, up to 24 hours, or they can even be prepared and frozen and will then cook perfectly if allowed to defrost first. This recipe also works very well with sweet potatoes. If you are roasting potatoes on the top shelf, these can cook beneath. Vegetarians might like to know that vegetarian parmesan-style cheese is available from Bookhams.com
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. For US cup measures, use the toggle at the top of the ingredients list.
Leftover turkey and ham pie recipe
You'll be glad of all that leftover turkey when you taste this delicious pie! It will also use up ham, gravy and a little sherry. A brilliant Boxing Day feast. For this recipe you will need a 1.2-1.5 litre/2-2½ pint pie dish.