Although I love them, vegetables are usually one of the most difficult things to get right on Christmas Day. With fussy eaters and vegetable-haters spread out evenly amongst adults and children alike, it’s almost impossible to find Christmas vegetable recipes that everyone loves – which is why I’m introducing you to this guaranteed crowd-pleaser!
Can you believe that up until this week I had never tried eggnog? Sure, I’d seen it in all the American Christmas films and I’d even come across a few homemade eggnog recipes on Pinterest, but it just never appealed to me. The name “eggnog” is bad enough, but when I found out that the ingredients were basically egg yolks, cream, milk and sugar? I’d rather have a Christmas Snowflake Cocktail, thanks.
Christmas cake, Christmas pudding and mince pies – if the ordinary Christmas dessert recipes bore you as much as they do me, this chocolate yule log is for you. A rich and gooey brownie-like cake wrapped around smooth and creamy sweetened whipped cream kissed with tart raspberries bursting with flavour – this is the dessert I make for Christmas each year and the big day just wouldn’t be the same without it!
Du pain, du vin, du pommes de terre avec Boursin. That’s how it goes, right? If you haven’t got a clue what I’m on about, just Google it. Anyway, the cheese people haven’t paid me in any way shape or form to promote their product and in fact I didn’t even use authentic Boursin cheese in this recipe – I used a supermarket knock-off, so feel free to do the same! I just used the name because I thought it was what people would know, you know?
I think we can all agree that mulled wine is amazing, but do you know what’s even better? Mulled sangria! That’s right – I went there. I took my go-to Vodka-Spiked Mulled Wine recipe and substituted the red wine for the same amount of sangria. The result? Amazing beyond words. So much so that I can safely say out of all the Christmas recipes I’ve tried this year – this one is my fave so far.