The Best Sweet and Savoury Christmas Recipes

Christmas is fast approaching; a time for family, festivities… and great food! But cooking doesn’t have to be a solitary pursuit. Our laminate breakfast bars provide that little extra worktop space, and transform any kitchen into a great area to socialise.

With a breakfast bar, any kitchen can become the heart of the home. And to make things even more festive, we’ve picked out some Christmas recipes that’ll put your kitchen to good use.

Sweet Treats

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Christmas is a great time to indulge yourself with some sweet goodies. Luckily, there are plenty of simple Christmas recipes you can use. Browse through our traditional and international Christmas treats:

★ Few Christmases are complete without mince pies. You can use ready-made mincemeat if you like, or have a go at making your own for that authentic home-made taste.

★ Gingerbread is another common Christmas favourite. If you’re looking to mix things up a little, why not try making Lebkuchen instead? This is a German biscuit that’s similar to gingerbread, but with more treacle in it.

★ This recipe for iced biscuits is ideal for making with children. It uses commonplace ingredients, there are no complicated steps, and you can decorate them however you like!

★ If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, how about a traditional Christmas cake? Packed full of currants, treacle and brandy, it’ll put a classic twist on any Christmas get-together.

★ Alternatively, you can have a go at this rhubarb, yoghurt and clementine cake recipe if you want a simpler, sweet, comforting treat.

Savoury Foods

Of course, savoury forms the backbone of any meal. Use these Christmas recipes to create a delightful spread in your kitchen:

★ The Christmas turkey is vital for any yuletide celebrations. This classic roast turkey recipe is a simple but effective take that’s perfect if you want something familiar.

★ If you’re entertaining and want something special, try making this slow cooker ham with ginger glaze. It’s incredibly versatile; use it as a sandwich filling, buffet food or as part of a regular meal.

★ Pigs in blankets are another Christmas staple, whether you serve them to guests or enjoy them on Christmas Day. You can also make smoked cheese in blankets if you’re wanting something a little more adventurous.

★ Give any Christmas party a European twist with this delicious German potato salad.

★ If there are any vegans or vegetarians in your family, this potato, onion, sage and gruyere tart may be just what they’re looking for. There are also veggie sausage rolls and luxury hummus to enjoy.

★ If you want something really off the beaten track, try making this crunchy beetroot salad. It includes feta, pear and fresh mint for a veritable explosion of flavour.

These are just some of the great recipes you can make this Christmas. And with a breakfast bar in your kitchen, you can make the cooking experience as simple as possible. As well as an experience that’s fun for all the family.

All our breakfast bars come with stylish, attractive patterns and a non-porous, easy to clean surface. Easy clean is just what Santa ordered.

Why not try adding a breakfast bar to your kitchen in time for Christmas?

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