What should you be cooking this month?
December sees the start of the Christmas cooking frenzy. As always Delia recommends you get ahead and start your preparation early. Of course her Christmas Sausage Rolls are top of our list, and if you have made your Christmas cake, you will need to think about your icing and topping.
Other ingredients you will see when you are shopping this month are, mussels, partridge goose and pheasant. Root vegetables - swede, turnips and beetroot, citrus fruits, oranges, clementines and of course satsumas.
A superb alternative to turkey at Christmas and throughout the game season, this pheasant dish is crammed with robust flavours and wintry sustenance.
Although they are cheap, split peas are actually brilliant on the nutritious front and provide plenty of fibre in the diet. This soup is just one way of enjoying them...
Plenty of autumnal or wintry flavour here, as juniper, red cabbage, partridge and garlic meld into one simply brilliant pot roast. Add jacket potatoes or mash!
Goose is a rich meat, so needs acidity to cut through this - which is why this lovely apple and cranberry stuffing and glaze are such a success! A wonderful alternative to turkey at Christmas!
For Delia, this family recipe - made by both her grandmother and mother - brings back happy memories of freshly baked trays of mince pies on Christmas Eve.
I just couldn’t stop eating these when we tested them, so for me this is another reason to look forward to the Christmas season. They are great at any time, but would be especially good for a celebratory breakfast on Christmas morning.
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