When you cook a turkey, it will always be dry in parts and juicy in others, so don’t get hung up on it – a turkey with a dry breast is down to a flaw in poultry engineering, not a failure of cooking. + VIDEO: Watch Jamie Oliver show how to carve a turkey on his Food Tube channel.
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A classic Italian dessert and an alternative to a richer Christmas pudding at Christmas dinner.
Add a twist to your standard mashed potato recipe by adding other ingredients to bump up the flavour.
If you cook one new dish this year for Christmas dinner make it this one. It comes from chef Stephen Harris’ new book The Sportsman published by Phaidon. His restaurant of the same name was voted Best Restaurant in the UK in 2016 so you can’t go wrong!
This Warm Chocolate Mousse recipe comes from chef Stephen Harris’ new book The Sportsman published by Phaidon. The restaurant of the same name was voted Best Restaurant in the UK in 2016, a remarkable achievement for any chef but especially for Stephen, a former historian and financial advisor, who is self-taught.
Adding a fortified wine like Madeira or sherry to the turkey juices along with some chicken stock makes a rich gravy. Use red or white wine if you don’t have either – it’s a classic turkey gravy recipe where you add stock to the turkey juices left in the pan and thicken it with flour so it can be adapted easily.
This is an old recipe from a BBC Good Food magazine which we cut out and kept. It’s foolproof. (We’ve adapted it slightly.) Make it up to a week ahead and keep it in the fridge in jars or in a bowl covered with cling film.
Adding honey to Brussels sprouts brings out their sweetness and reduces bitterness.