Classic Christmas Recipes to Try

Christmas is mere weeks away – in fact, the countdown is now well and truly on, given that we’re already digging into our Advent calendars.

If you’d like to enjoy a traditional Christmas this year – with one or two classic recipes – we have you covered. But remember: Christmas isn’t just about lavish feasts. With the cost-of-living crisis troubling everyone this year, you may be in a position to try just one of these indulgent recipes (or none of them). We hope this blog post provides you with some inspiration for your own festive celebrations, nonetheless. Read on…

Christmas Cookies

What do you leave out for Father Christmas…a mince pie or cookies? If you go down the cookie route, there are plenty of classic Christmas biscuit recipes you can try to give Santa a treat. Here are some of our favourites from around the Internet…

Sparkling Vanilla Cookies

Gingerbread Cookies

Pistachio and Cranberry Cookies

Whether you plan to leave out the cookies for Santa or gobble them yourself, these recipes are guaranteed to please. Don’t forget to wash your cookies down with the obligatory glass of milk, too.

Baked Ham

If your family prefers ham to turkey on Christmas Day, you have plenty of options where classic recipes are concerned. We like the look of Tesco’s baked ham with cranberry glaze, roasted pears and bacon glaze. Doesn’t it look delicious?! You could also try the following Christmas ham recipes, if Tesco’s ham doesn’t take your fancy…

Slow-cooked Black Treacle Ham

Roast Ham with Marmalade Glaze

Honey-glazed Ham with Pear and Saffron Chutney

Gingerbread Men

What’s Christmas without homemade gingerbread men?! Or shop-bought ones…we don’t judge here at My Appliances. If you do want to have a go at making them yourself though, there’s a lovely recipe for gingerbread men over on the RecipeTinEats site. While the measurements for ingredients are in cups and not grams, these can be easily converted online.

Christmas Trifle

Are you a lover of trifle? Whether you like it boozy or tipple-free, it’s pretty much a Christmas staples, isn’t it? The BBC Good Food site has no fewer than 16 Christmas trifle recipes, so you can choose the one that bests suit you and your tastes. Yum.

Christmas Stuffing

Who doesn’t love stuffing? Many people enjoy it more than the roasted meat itself – and guess what? the delicious. site has 26 recipes. Yes, 26! Why not give one of them a go and see what you think? Go to town with the festive decorations and make yours a real showstopper.

Yule Log

If you’re not so keen on classic, fruity and booze-filled puddings, yule (see what we did there?!) love the yule log. Mary Berry’s Yule Log recipe has got to be the winner for us – and you can find the recipe over here.

Will you be giving any of these classic Christmas recipes a try? Let us know by commenting on this blog post, below.

Until next time…