DESSERTS Edward Hayden mincemeat recipe

The aroma of festive baking is a memory from my childhood that will always stay with me’ says chef Edward Hayden in his book Food for Friends. ‘Now years later when I find myself emulating my mother’s annual tasks, it is my delight to fill our home with these most fragrant aromas. While you can buy commercial mincemeat now, there is nothing to compare to the homemade variety.’

MAIN COURSES How to Roast a Goose

Goose is an alternative to turkey at Christmas, but it is equally good all year round. You can buy it frozen or fresh from a good butcher.