Our Food Innovation Head Chef Mark Richmond offers some advice for taking the stress out of cooking this Christmas.
1. Cooking for large numbers can be overwhelming, so planning is key. To keep Christmas overspend and waste down, be realistic about what people will eat so that you don’t cook too much. This will also save you time. Top tip if oven space is limited is to always write a plan for cooking times so you are not panicking towards the serve time.
2. Using up leftovers doesn’t have to be boring, for example, with a few simple stock cupboard ingredients and filo pastry, our Extra Special Fig & Brandy Christmas Pudding is transformed into delicious sweet filo parcels which are perfect for Boxing Day snacking. Read more