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Trifle dessert
Can't resist the call of a trifle dessert on Christmas? Try this version which flips the trad trifle on its head
Butter curry
Put leftover Christmas turkey to delicious use in this aromatic curry
Cornish clotted cream and mince pie ice cream
Serve a generous scoop of this seasonal ice cream with your fave festive pud
Dark chocolate truffles
Delight a chocolate fiend this Christmas with a box of these decadent, easy-to-make truffles
Christmas biscotti
A batch of these chocolate-dipped festive biscotti would go down a treat as a homemade pressie
The Nutcracker cake
Rustle up this festive cake from Exploding Bakery's new cookbook Bake It. Slice It. Eat It. and wait for the compliments to roll in
The Real Cure chorizo jam, homemade food and drink gifts
Whip up this glorious jam for Christmas gifting or as a bombshell addition to your own festive cheeseboard
Meringue wreath
A lighter option than the traditional Christmas pud, this festive showstopper is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser
date and cinnamon spiced gammon
A sticky and spicy centrepiece that will feed a crowd
Red onion tarte tatin
This savoury tarte tatin, crowned with blue cheese and clotted cream, is the perfect Boxing Day buffet centrepiece
Chestnut soup with sage and clotted cream
Emily Scott gives this Christmas classic a Cornish twist
Christmas cake
Making your own Christmas cake is the perfect way to spend a wet Sunday afternoon
eggnog cheesecake
Not a fan of Christmas pud? Try this festive dessert from Bobby Southworth
Festive Snogg
Make advocaat from scratch this Christmas
Christmas desserts, spiced chocolate fondant
This spiced chocolate fondant makes the perfect alternative to Christmas pud
fruit cake
This trad festive fruit cake recipe is a failsafe Christmas favourite
Rice pudding
If the sloe gin soaked blackberries haven't tempted you to this recipe, we're sorry but we can no longer be friends
We didn't think french toast could get any better, then Bath Ales added a festive porter to the mix and we had to re-evaluate everything
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