Last minute Christmas cooking

Last minute Christmas cooking advice to ensure your preparations for cooking over the festive period go smoothly and are as stress-free as possible!

Christmas Eve food preparations

Here is your essential guide to Christmas Eve food preparations. The more you can get done today, the easier the cooking will be on Christmas Day.

Mince pies

This cake recipe is for mince pies. If you are looking for a mince pies recipe, this recipe is all you need.

Waldorf salad

This salad recipe is for a Waldorf salad. This Waldorf salad is a famous salad and uses apples, celery, walnut, celeriac, mayonnaise, double cream and lemon juice.

Tomato salad

This salad recipe for tomato salad and is served with shallots and vinaigrette. This tomato salad recipe can be served with extra virgin olive oil and makes a great starter.

Making breadcrumbs

Breadcrumbs can be made using any white bread that is a day or two old.

Slice tomato

This cooking skill is all about how to slice tomato. Slice tomato is used in many recipes, particularly salads and as a garnish.

Chocolate sauce

This chocolate recipe is for a chocolate sauce, making a great chocolate dipping sauce. This chocolate sauce recipe is quick and easy to make.

Brandy snaps

This brandy snaps recipe shows how to make brandy snaps and brandy snap baskets. Brandy snaps look and taste great and are mostly filled with cream when served.