Serve this stuffed "tofu-turkey" to the vegetarians at Christmas or Easter or any special occasion. You may have trouble keeping the meat eaters away!
This classic baked cheesecake is easy to make and it's so delicious. Add a topping or sauce to serve.
Everyone loves a homemade crumble – and this one, made with juicy seasonal fruit and a crunchy topping, shows why it deserves its popularity.
Long, slow cooking gives this traditional casserole its inimitable flavour. The cooking liquid is reduced simply by removing the casserole lid, resulting in a wonderfully aromatic sauce that glazes the meat and vegetables.
This classic French dessert consists of cherries baked in a vanilla custard. If you like, you can add ¼ teaspoon almond essence to the vanilla.
This dish supplies good amounts of fibre and a mixture of vitamins, including vitamin C from the potatoes, tomatoes and onion and vitamin A from the pumpkin. The cheese is an excellent source of calcium and protein.
A tart compote of rhubarb makes a nice contrast to this rich custard. While there is no way to completely streamline a crème brûlée, this special-occasion treat is lightened by the fruit and its use of less egg yolk and cream (which is reduced-fat to boot), yet still retains its rich indulgent nature.
These are great vegetables to serve with the Christmas turkey (see Roast Turkey with Celery Stuffing and Celery Sauce on this website).
This is a nice basic construction but you can make your house more elaborate as you get more familiar with the process. Use your imagination and lollies and icing to make doors, windows, pathways and a garden. The gingerbread needs to sit overnight after cooking and after assembly - the fun is in the decorating!
Toasted almond and lemon flavoured biscotti for any occasion.
I have made these cupcakes several times. They always work out perfectly and taste amazing! I have included the ingredients and preparation for the decorations (as pictured in photo 2) but this makes the receipe more challenging. I have made these cupcakes for girls with dark pink icing and light pink hearts.
This was my mum's recipe and we all thought we were very posh eating this instead of ham on Christmas day. It looks and tasted just delicious.
Our family makes this shortbread recipe every year at Christmas time to give to family and friends. Use exact measurements. I used mostly small metal star biscuit cutters, with some large biscuit cutters such as the Christmas tree and Christmas bell. This recipe can be made two weeks ahead. Suitable to freeze. Not suitable to microwave. Store in an airtight container.
This is a nice recipe all year around but seems really good at Christmas when the chocolate and brandy really match the season's flavours.
A rich source of B vitamins and protein, ham is surprisingly low in fat. The sodium content can be quite high, however, but reduced-sodium hams are available.
Nothing beats this rich, tangy tart for flavour. It is a popular dessert in restaurants, but you can make it yourself for far less at home.
The classic dinner party dessert, you don't need a blowtorch to make great creme brulee. Just do it under the griller.
This is a vegetarian nut loaf that is great for Christmas or Easter, a Sunday lunch or any of those times when a meat roast is traditional. It's got a real "meaty" taste. This also includes a recipe for mushroom sauce/gravy. The original sauce recipe said to strain the sauce before serving but I prefer to just serve as it is-chunky and tasty!
A creamy version of a sweet pumpkin pie. Don't knock this till you've tried it! Makes a great winter dessert pie or Christmas in July treat.
This is the real deal - a tiramisu recipe that has you baking the sponge fingers yourself before assembly. It really is worth it!