Celebrate the festive season with some great drinks ideas from the Waitrose Cellar. And have yourself a Merry Little Christmas with Heston's Mulled Winter Cup and a Forest Bloody Mary.
A recent survey surrounding our attitudes towards Eggnog and traditions at Christmas found that around 96% of those asked don't know what ingredients are in Eggnog. So with this in mind we are sharing a recipe for Eggnog from the Waitrose Cellar so that you can enjoy a glass with your guests this Christmas.
This chocolate and ginger loaf cake recipe from Paul A Young packs a real punch, with crystallised stem ginger and cardamom wonderfully offset by the sweet raisins and rich chocolate. The contents of the cake are soaked in Assam tea overnight before baking, giving the loaf a rich, complex flavour perfect for afternoon tea.
This quick and easy recipe makes a family meal in minutes, and leaves more time to relax with limited washing up. Enjoy with crusty warm bread and a healthy dusting of parmesan cheese. "As a family, we have gone back to making time to cook together and eat our meals around the table of an evening, catching up on the day. This one pot meal means less washing up and more time together as a family."
Making meals from scratch and cooking fresh need not be a headache. With a little forward planning, and experimenting with new flavours, you can have a home-cooked family meal together most evening. Honey mustard chicken, all in one pot. Delicious family meals made for sharing.
Today we decided to 'cook' raw. Having an extremely sweet-tooth I am always looking for something to satisfy my cravings and these tasty treats made from dried fruits, nuts and honey are the perfect solution for us. We have a basic recipe, and added in variations of our own to create even more-ish flavours!