Making your own gravy is a great way to make sure your Christmas lunch is packed with flavour. The flavour from roasting the chicken or turkey is what forms the base of your gravy.
As well as being a tasty accompaniment to your Christmas lunch, bread sauce is the butter for your sandwiches the next day. Like cranberry sauce, this is another really easy recipe and you’ll find it is better than a packet or jar if you prepare your own.
Mulled wine can be bought ready-made, however, make it yourself and the flavour, sweetness and quality is in your hands. If you have never made your own mulled wine before, then Christmas 2016 just had an upgrade because we’re going to show you how to do it yourself.
A traditional roast chicken can become dry, basting is one method for avoiding this. An alternative option which will not only add colour to your final dish but keep the meat moist is using mango.
This method means even cooking, simple serving and a great looking end result. What’s more, it can be prepared, ready for cooking a day or two in advance which means less to do on the big day.
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