Our Favourite Christmas Sharer Recipes
December is upon us once again and in preparation for the big day, we thought we’d share some of our favourite Christmas recipes with you and your family.
It’s certainly a year where spreading cheer and kindness is more important than ever. Christmas is also a great time to give thanks, so we would like to thank you for all of your support and loyalty over the year. Christmas week will be all about family time, and baking our favourite Christmas recipes, and we’d like nothing more than to share that with our customers. So without further ado, here’s a couple of Core’s favourite Christmas recipes. We’d love you to take them away and make them in your own kitchen with your family this Christmas.
Christmas Gingerbread People Recipe
Christmas is made more special by all of the yummy treats that it brings and this recipe for warming Gingerbread People will be a winner for all of the family. What’s more, as these can be stored in an airtight container, they make a great gift to share.
Ingredients for a yield of 25 gingerbread people
125g unsalted butter
100g dark muscovado sugar
4 tbsp golden syrup
325g plain flour
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
3 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp cinnamon
Supercook Writing Icing (optional)
Sweets and candies for decorating (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 170°C, gas mark 3. Line baking trays with baking parchment. Melt the butter, sugar, and syrup in a medium saucepan, stirring occasionally, then remove from the heat.
- Sieve the flour, bicarbonate of soda, ginger, and cinnamon into a bowl and stir the melted ingredients into the dry ingredients to make a stiff dough.
- Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and roll to a thickness of about 5mm. Dip biscuit cutters into flour before cutting the dough, or cut around templates if you wish to make your own. Place the shapes onto the lined baking trays and bake, in batches, for 9-10 minutes until light golden brown.
- Remove from the oven. While still warm, and using a skewer or chopstick, you make any holes that you will need to hang up the biscuits with ribbon or to make a yuletide garland.
- When completely cool, decorate with the icing and candies. Be creative! Gingerbread can make brilliant decorations as well as tasty gingerbread men and, if baking with a team you could have an in-house competition to see who in the family can make the most interesting design.
Cranberry Sausage Rolls Recipe
Keep it festive with the addition of cranberry. We all love a Christmas canape favourite, so why not try these easy and tasty pork and cranberry sausage rolls.
Ingredients for a yield of 12
375g packet Ready Rolled Puff Pastry
1packet Pork Sausages
1 x tsp Salt
1x tsp Pepper
1 x tsp Mustard
2 x tbsp Cranberry Sauce
1 x egg beaten
1. Firstly use scissors to remove the sausage meat from the skins and add the salt, pepper and mustard.
2. Then use a fork to mix until it is well combined.
3. Pre-heat the oven to 220°C/Fan 200°C/Gas mark 7.
4. Next spread the cranberry sauce over the ready-rolled puff pastry and then slice it in half lengthways to form two long strips of pastry.
5. Take half of the sausage meat and evenly spread it over one half of the cranberry sauce on one of the pieces of pastry and then repeat with the other piece.
6. Fold the empty half of the pastry over the sausage meat and use a fork to seal the edge.
7. Next brush each of the sausage rolls with the egg wash and then cut each of them into 6 mini sausage rolls.
8. Finally bake the sausage and cranberry rolls for 25-30 minutes until the pastry has puffed up and the sausage meat is cooked through.
For an extra indulgent treat, add thin slices of brie to the top of the sausage meat before folding up.
We hope you you’ve enjoyed our favourite Christmas recipes and hope you all have a happy, safe holiday season. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year, see you all in 2021!