To me Christmas is all about relaxing, having fun and catching up with family and friends. Having said that, modern festivities just wouldn’t be the same without a table straining spread of food and booze. So, to ensure you don’t fall behind on your hosting duties (or most valued guest) here are a list of some of my favourite recipes, which are easy to knock up and taste a dream.
What Christmas would be complete without Christmas cookies? Icing these cookies can seem an effort, but you can always make the icing with a set of sprinkles etc. to add to them and then tell your friends to ice their own as a ‘fun Christmas activity’!
If you like chocolate and impressing people, but can’t be bothered with the hassle of cooking on the day, this is the recipe for you. This no bake cheesecake requires very few things, looks brilliant and is delicious. So easy to take over to someone’s or bring out as the pièce de résistance at the end of a meal.
I find some guests very frustrating, and those guests are generally vegan (sorry for all vegans reading this, but you know its true). However, this site is full of amazing recipes, which have almost convinced me I could cope without cheese. These cookies are an example of one of those recipes, they’ll please everyone and you can use the leftover chickpeas to make this recipe.
If there’s one recipe you need during the holidays it’s this one. When arguments ensue or you set fire to the turkey, eating one of these will soon bring back the yuletide cheer.
I seem to like different cocktails every year and its very dependent on the crowd and atmosphere I’m going for, but these two sisters have such a vast list of delicious cocktails and mocktails, I guarantee everyone will be able to find a tipple of choice on here.
The two below are simple classics to get you started, but I’d definitely recommend stepping outside the standard cocktail comfort zone here, because it’s always good to learn something new and if it doesn’t go to plan, you’ll still be left with some form of boozy concoction to soften the blow.
Well that’s all folks, let us know your favourite recipes and if you’re in Hoxton/Shoreditch anytime today, do drop by and pick up a slice of cake or a mince pie from our Christmas Bake Sale in aid of Save the Children UK
Merry Christmas to each and every one of us, watch out for tomorrows seasonally inspired post.