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I have had so many requests for Christmas recipes again this year that I thought I would re-post the whole lot in one entry. Some of my best memories are around the table at Christmas time with the table groaning under all the delicious things to eat. It is so worth taking the time and putting in the extra effort to make Christmas dinner or lunch something really extraordinary, it is something that you and all your friends and family will remember for years to come.

There are also a few recipes that are fantastic to make as Christmas gifts like shortbread or cookie hampers, a little effort in the kitchen making Christmas presents is always appreciated and of course a lot less expensive.

Christmas cake recipe
This recipe makes a large cake that will see you through Christmas.

Glazed gammon recipe
For me, this is the best meal of Christmas with loaded sarmies the next day.

Ice Cream Christmas pudding
Summer Christmas must end with Ice Cream

Traditional steamed Christmas pudding
It’s rich and very good

Perfect roast potatoes recipe
A roast is just not a roast without great roast potatoes

Home made shortbread
Perfect to have around and they make great gifts.

Peanut butter cookies recipe
All time favorite cookie recipe

If there are any other recipes you would like to see here let me know and I will add to the list to help make your Christmas a Christmas to remember.

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22 Responses to “Christmas recipes”

  1. Gail says:

    Hi Graham,
    I am early awake this morning and browsing my recipes. I seem NEVER to receive anything from my favourite website anymore. Is there a reason for this?

    • Graham says:

      Hi Gail, I am so sorry, I have been working flat out for weeks now and battling to find the time to post new recipes. I will make a concerted effort to post over the weekend… hoping to finish off a project on Saturday and then we should be back to normal. Cheers G

  2. Cindy says:

    Hi Graham,

    Decided to do both Turkey and Gammon this year. Not sure oof what side dishes to do though. Any ideas?

  3. Yvonne says:

    Hi there Graham, I bought a rolled deboned turkey in netting from Woolies and was wondering what I could do to “spruce” it up a bit and what sort of gravy can I use, seeing as the instructions are just to boil it to heat it up? The turkey is already cooked. What suggestions do you have? Many thanks.

    • Graham says:

      Hi Yvonne, I would simmer it water that has a 1/2 onion a carrot cut up, a few sticks celery chopped, a few peppercorns, to heat it and make it nice and moist with a bit of flavour. For the Gravy you will need for every 4 to 5 people – 3 tablespoons butter, 3 tablespoons flour and 300 – 350ml beef/chicken stock. Heat the butter on medium until foamy, add the flour and whisk to make a roux (be careful not to brown it) then add the beef stock and whisk to a nice consistency, taste and add pepper, onion powder/garlic powder and salt to taste. Happy Xmas G

  4. Yvonne says:

    Hi there Graham,

    Do you perhaps have a foolproof recipe for a delicious 2kg leg of lamb for Christmas?

  5. Brigitte says:

    hay there, i would like to know since its my 1st xmas making gammon..i bought a glazed gammon by accident. can i still cook the gammon and put over my own glaze?or how can i go about preparing the glazed gammon i already bought? but i’d prefer to use my own glaze..if possible

    • Graham says:

      Hey Brigitte, You can prepare your own glaze, this will only enhance the flavours but as its pre made I would follow the cooking instructions given. Just a hint, marmalade makes a great glaze… Merry Christmas.

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  8. brigitte says:

    Do you perhaps have a recipe for cooking turducken..? It’s going to be my first time and I dont want to mess it up.

  9. Oh I absolutely love shortbread! I haven’t settled on a recipe yet for it so I’ll definitely try this recommendation. This is my tasty recipe for the best Pumpkin Spice Bread.

  10. With thanksgiving just a few days away…Christmas is not so far behind 🙂 Its best to plan ahead and suggestions like this are always a big help 🙂

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