Sticky Gingerbread with Lemon Drizzle

From: Today

January is a long month and the sugar-free good intentions can be put aside for a week or so, allowing us to nourish ourselves. I recently bought three ginger roots, great big sprawling things that resemble the hands of a hard working man – the ultimate healing hands, which, when grated and added to boiling water for ginger tea with honey and lemon, or used in soups, cakes, breads or stews, will sooth and revive the body and spirit. The following cake is just what the doctor ordered. Lots of healing ginger, warming cinnamon and cleansing lemon with an egg thrown in for good measure!

Spiced Mixed Nuts

From: Four Live

Sometimes a bowl of these in the middle of a table at a drinks reception is just enough.

Spiced Plum Tarte Tatin

From: Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Serve in slices with softly whipped cream.

Festive Fruity Steamed Pudding

From: Rachel Allen: All Things Sweet

Serve with lightly whipped cream.

Christmas Feast: Honey Mustard Beetroot Gravadlax with Swedish Crisp Bread, Dill Crème Fraîche and Cucumber Pickle

From: Kitchen Hero: Donal's Irish Feast

If you are looking for a slightly different starter this Christmas, this salmon gravadlax recipe is an ideal solution and can all be made well in advance, leaving very little to do last minute.

Louisiana Crab Salad

From: Today

A great combination of flavours.


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