I thought I would share pictures and links to some of the Christmas food I’ve made in the last few days.
1. Christmas Pavlova Wreath from Tesco Magazine. I needed to make mine in advance to serve at lunch time so I didn’t include the chocolate drizzle sauce. I used strawberries and redcurrants. I also used twice as much double cream to top the meringue, as the 300ml in the recipe was nowhere near enough!
2. Orange tree decorations, inspired by some of the beautiful christmas trees at Chatsworth House when we visited. I adapted from the instructions here.
3. Christmas Panna Cotta by the Hairy Bikers. Of course, I substituted the gelatine for a vegetarian setting agent (Asda Vegetarian Gel). I also swapped some of the raisins for dried cherries and used less rum, as I found I didn’t need quite as much as the recipe suggested! I used half double cream and half milk for the panna cotta base.
4. Cranberry and orange crumble. I bought some fresh cranberries that had been reduced in the supermarket and then didn’t know what to do with them. I cooked them in a pan with some orange juice and zest and a generous helping of sugar and topped with a crumble topping. Eat this crumble with lots of cream.