Going out for parties over the Christmas period is always one of the highlights of the season – but sometimes nothing can beat an evening at home eating, drinking and being merry.
DFS want to help you make this Christmas your best one ever and have produced this Christmas inspiration guide to help you create a magical time, whether you’re organising a big family gathering or a cosy night in for two.
One thing they can’t help you with though is cooking the food. However, every good host should have at least one tried and tested party recipe they know how to prepare perfectly and is guaranteed to go down a treat.
My personal favourite festive recipe is stained glass biscuits. These are a classic, that are fun to make and look so pretty too! We make them by making a standard biscuit recipe or ginger bread biscuit recipe, and then cutting out a smaller shape to be filled with boiled sweets that melt down resulting in pretty colours in the middle of your biscuit
But what I want to know is – what’s your own trusted recipe that you go back to again and again? Is it a traditional family favourite? Or new concoction you discovered after throwing together the Boxing Day leftovers?
Let me know your top festive recipe below and one lucky reader will win a brilliant Fortnum & Mason hamper.
I’ve chosen to offer this festive tea hamper, worth £165.00, including a tin of Fortnum’s zesty Christmas Tea Caddy, made with clementines and bold Christmas spices; an Earl Grey Classic tin, Afternoon Blend Tea and a hearty Cognac & Cranberry Fruit Cake. In addition, it also has two marvellous preserves; a Christmas Spiced Preserve, Christmas Spiced Marmalade; and a tin of Traditional Shortbread Fingers and a silver-plated tea strainer. To add to the merriment, it also has added a St Clements Musical Biscuit tin, which is filled with sumptuous biscuits and plays a festive tune, Christmas Marzipan Fruits, and the Tea at Fortnum & Mason book and a Stripe Waffle Tea Towel.
For best results, enjoy in a comfortable armchair in front of a flickering log fire!
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