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Succulent Christmas Recipes - The Top 5 Picks

  1. The Christmas season has arrived, and it is, frankly, a beautiful time for food!

Most of us have a pretty good relationship with food. It’s a comfort thing. We eat food when we’re not feeling great, we eat food when we are happy, we eat food when we are celebrating. So why not eat food when Christmas rolls around?

Unfortunately, Christmas this year is not quite the same as everything else. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we’re all unfortunately in lockdown right now. Christmas has changed, the way that we celebrate has changed, and a lot of people are going to be spending it feeling a little bit lonely.

It’s not completely unexpected. Lockdown has separated people in a way that’s never really happened before. We’re all feeling the effects of being trapped away from our loved ones, our friends, and the people we would normally spend the holiday seasons with.

Ultimately, that’s why we have to rely on lockdown food. It’s all about getting the best possible options. The way that we experiment with food, and the type of combinations that we come up with will have a massive impact on how we choose to do things.

Ultimately, I believe in food as a source of comfort. I always have. I use food as a way to help myself feel better, because I know that food has a magical power in this regard.

So what it really does mean is that there are a lot of wonderful dishes to work with. There are plenty of delicious and mouthwatering options for people to enjoy over the Christmas season.

You really do have access to so many delicious choices, and here at my bakery, I have put together a beautiful combination of options for you. Bûche de Noel, baked Camembert, traditional Christmas cake, brownies and Black Forest cake.

All of these are dishes I would consider to be the best for Christmas. They’re all easy to make, beautifully fitting for the Christmas season, and wonderfully delicious. I love to share my passion for baking, and I understand that even though we are all locked down at the minute, bringing some Christmas joy back to the world is no bad thing.

That’s why I’m going to be sharing with you my recipes for each of those dishes, along with the very methods that are used to create them. If you check out below, you’ll see that I have included easy instructions on what to do, the ingredients that you’ll need, and how to get on making these ideal dishes.

At the end of the day, it’s all about enjoying the Christmas spirit. Let’s come together in any way that we can, and create beautiful dishes for everyone to enjoy. As we usher in the festive season, I hope that you’re all trying your hand at baking some of these delicious desserts. Check out below what I think are some of the best dessert foods for the season.


Prep time; 10 min

Cook; 40-45

Serves: 16-25


275g butter softened

375g caster sugar

4 large egg

75g cocoa powder

100g self raising flour

Materiel :

Im using 30x23x4cm tray

Method :


Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease the tin and use a baking paper for the bottom of the tin.


Measure all the ingredients into a mixing bowl then mix until blended.


Place the mixer into the tin by spreading the batter evenly.

Bake for 40-45 min. Insert a skewer into the centre comme out clean.

If not cook cover with foil for the next 10 min

Allow the brownies to cool before cutting in your desired size.

Bûche de noël

Prep time;

Cook:10-15 min

Serves 8-10


160g eggs

130g sugar

65g yellow egg

100g white eggs

30g sugar

100g plain flour




Baking paper



Preheat the oven a 210C lying a tray with paper

Pour the eggs, 130g of sugar and the yolks into the mixer vat.

Whisk the sugar with the eggs before beating them.


Set aside the batter in a separate bowl


Pour the egg whites and 30g of sugar into the vat.

mix manually with a whisk before raising to maximum speed


Traditional Christmas cake

175g raisins

500g currants

350g Sultanas

150g sultanas

150ml brandy

2 oranges

250g butter

250g dark muscovado sugar

4 L egg room temperature

1 tbsp black treacle

75g blanched almonds

275g plain flour

2 tsp mixed spice

For covering

Warmed apricot jam

675g marzipan

Dried oranges

Thyme decorations


Step 1





Bake Brie Sourdough

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Prep time: 10 min

Cook: 15 min

Serves: 5 people

Ingredients :

1 tbsp olive oil

1tbsp of fresh chopped rosemary or thyme

4 large Galice cloves

Drizzle of olive oil

1 wheel brie cheese

1 sourdough bread




Step 1

Preheat the oven to 200C

Step 2

With a sharp knife slice the top part of the bread off creating a lid. set aside


Measure the brie on the bread and carefully cut out a circle ideally the same size, making sure not go through the base of the bread.


In a separate bowl chop the garlic, rosemary and mixing the butter melted.


Pull out the chunk of the bread from the centre where the cheese will be place. Then drizzle the above mixer in the base of the bread keep some for the top cheese.


Place the cheese into the wheel


With a sharp knife make a cross on the top of the cheese to let the other ingredients penetrate


Place on the baking tray and bake for 15 min. Could be serve with extra crackers or toasted bread.




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