Seasonal & festive recipes

This section will build over time to include recipes for different festive occasions. Currently we have recipes for Burns Night, Valentine's Day, St David's Day, Easter, Diwali, Halloween and Christmas. Enjoy!

  • Christmas Syllabub

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegan (with substitutions), Wheat-free
    This is rich, but lovely for a treat. It’s good on its own, but also goes well with Christmas Pudding and mince pies! For a vegan version, use a plain vegan cream cheese (such as
  • Onion Gravy

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 10 mins
    Time to cook: 20 mins
    Dietary requirements: Egg-free, Vegan (with substitutions), Halal, Kosher
  • Chestnut Roast with Onion Gravy

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 15 mins
    Time to cook: 1 hr
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan, Halal, Kosher
    Delicious hot or cold. It slices well and is popular with meat-eaters as well as vegetarians (it goes nicely with their turkey!) It freezes well either before or after cooking.
  • Deep-Fried Breaded Mushrooms with Garlic Mayonnaise

    Serves: 4
    Time to prepare: 20 mins
    Time to cook: 05 mins
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Vegan (with substitutions)
    A lovely treat for a special occasion. *Vegan variation: Replace the beaten egg with 3 tablespoons cornflour mixed with enough water to make a thick paste.
  • Neeps & Tatties (Swede & Potato Mash)

    Serves: 4
    Dietary requirements: Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Vegan, Wheat-free, Halal, Kosher
    What the Scots call turnip (neeps), the English call swede – that large round root vegetable which is pale yellow inside, not English turnip, which is smaller and white inside.
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