• Tamal Ray's alternative Christmas pudding recipe | Tamal Ray

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    A luxuriant, festive dessert with layers of sponge, praline, stewed cherry and hazelnut cream, all covered in a rich ganache and spun sugar Yotam Ottolenghi's alternative Christmas main course
    I've always enjoyed Christmas pudding piping hot and swimming in cold cream. However, I can appreciate that after a month of mince pies, many of you have had enough of spiced raisins. This is an alternative for those of you seeking new inspiration: a delicate hazelnut mousse within a layer of port-soaked cherries, chocolate sponge, rich ganache and twinkling strands of spun sugar. With several...
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  • Christmas dinner: Thomasina Miers' recipe for roast turkey breast with fino stuffing

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    A luxurious and traditional turkey dinner, but with a Mexican twist, and a really special stuffing roll you can make ahead to save time Yotam Ottolenghi's alternative Christmas dinner The fun of planning, cooking and eating delicious food comes into its element at Christmas. I love thinking about what we might eat at every stage - with allowances for long, brisk walks peppered between feasting. If I can make anything in advance, I will: a smoky chilli raisin relish for ham; a delicious compote for breakfasts; some spiced nuts for drinks; every breakfast, lunch and dinner is an opportunity...
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  • Alternative Christmas dinner: Yotam Ottolenghi's vegan recipe for Chinese turnip cake

    1 month ago - By The Guardian

    A vegan dim sum masterpiece packed with flavour, easy to make ahead, and a world away from stodgy spuds and soggy veg Turnip cake is a traditional Chinese dim sum dish , but a few twists make it grand enough to act as a vegan Christmas centrepiece. If you don't have a 23cm x 30cm high-sided tin, use another dish or tin with a similar surface area; the main objective is to get a 2cm-high cake in a tin with high enough sides to sit in a water bath without getting the contents wet. To get ahead, make the day before and keep in the fridge, ready to fry the next day.
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