The traditional British Christmas dinner is a true winter feast. It can contain many elements, but most commonly a Christmas dinner is roast turkey, stuffing, roast or mashed potatoes, pigs in blankets (pork chipolata sausages wrapped in bacon), brussels sprouts, parsnips, and other seasonal vegetables. There should also be lots of rich turkey gravy, and sometimes bread sauce. Of course, the meat doesn’t have to be a turkey – goose is actually more traditional, but a big hunk of beef, pork or lamb wouldn’t be out of place.
In this video, I show you how to roast a turkey, make sausagemeat stuffing, bread sauce, roast potatoes, sauteed sprouts with lemon, roast parsnips, honey-glazed carrots, gravy and pigs in blankets.