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Roast Turkey

This Roast Chicken and Sticky Carrots recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family at Thanksgiving, Christmas or any other occasion! The flavour from the lemon, parsley and honey coupled with a delicious roast chicken will leave your mouths watering and we can’t blame you!

We can imagine that most of you have now started to decide what food you are going to get ready for Christmas! This Roast Turkey with Cranberry, Bacon and Walnut stuffing sticks to the traditional turkey meat at this time of year but there is an incredible addition of flavour from the cranberry, bacon and walnut stuffing!



  • 1 Higher Welfare Turkey, around 4kg
  • 1 tablespoon of unsalted butter
  • 6 rashers of bacon sliced in to small pieces
  • 3 shallots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 sticks of celery, chopped
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 large handful of dried cranberries
  • 800ml Dry Cider
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground allspice
  • Sea Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 handful of chopped walnuts
  • Zest of 1 Orange
  • 300g pork sausage meat
  • 1 free-range egg
  • 2 big handfuls of breadcrumbs
  • 100g of softened butter
  • 300ml Fresh Organic Chicken Stock
  • 1 teaspoon of cornflour


Step 1-We recommend that you start with the stuffing as this is pretty straight forward. In a pan, melt the butter and then add the bacon, celery, rosemary and shallots. Put a lid on and cook for 10 minutes or so until the vegetables are soft. Then add the cranberries and half (400ml) of the cider. Once this has reduced by about a third, leave it to cool for 15 minutes. Once cool, add the allspice, salt and ground black pepper, nutmeg, walnuts, orange zest, sausage meat and egg and fold in the breadcrumbs.

Step 2-Next stage is to prepare the turkey for roasting, or as we call it, the exciting bit! Preheat your oven to 240 degrees celcius/475 degrees Fahrenheit/gas mark 9. Ensure the turkeys’ skin is dry by patting it with kitchen roll, then take around half of the stuffing and put it in the neck end of the turkey. Rub the skin with the softened butter and add more salt and ground black pepper to help crisp the skin. Place in a large roasting tin and cover the turkey completely with foil before placing it in the oven. Once the turkey has been in for around 15-20 minutes, turn the temperature of your oven down to 150 degrees celcius/300 degrees Fahrenheit/gas mark 2. Baste the turkey for a few minutes before allowing it to cook for another 2 and three quarter hours.

Step 3-Once you have an hour or cooking time left, take the foil off the turkey to help finish the cooking process. Check the turkey is cooked by piercing the meat at the thickest point. If the juices run clear then it is cooked. Take the turkey out of the oven, recover it with foil and place on a roasting rack to cool for 30 minutes.

Step 4-Add the fat from the meat to your roast potatoes, you can also cook the remaining stuffing to serve on the side or leave it for another time.

Step 5-Turn your oven back up to 200 degrees celcius/400 degrees Fahrenheit/gas mark 6. Add the remaining 400ml of cider to the meat juices in the roasting tin and enough chicken stock to comfortably cover the bottom of the roasting tin. Dissolve the cornflour in a little water and stir in to the roasting tin and simmer on the hob until it starts to thicken.

Source: Jamie Oliver 

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The traditional Christmas dinner simply isn’t complete without stuffing, so this recipe should fill that gap perfectly. It comes from the good people at BBC Good Food, and is extremely simply to make, so why not take a look.

If you are looking for a simple yet scrumptious stuffing recipe for Christmas, look no further than these stuffing parcels! Courtesy of BBC Good Food, this recipe takes about 35 minutes including all the preparation. The smokey bacon will add a delicious savoury flavour, and if you take our advice and add some extra fruit, there will be a fantastic contrast of flavour.



  • 170g of sage and onion stuffing mix
  • 24 smoked streaky bacon rashers
  • 12 bay leaves
  • A knob of butter plus extra to grease the baking tin


Step 1-Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius/gas mark 6. We recommend using a baking tray or small roasting tin for this recipe. Spread some of the butter over the muffin tin so the stuffing mixture doesn’t stick to the tin. Then start preparing the stuffing by adding 520ml of water to the stuffing mix. Add the other butter and stir well to ensure the mixture is combined. Leave to one side while the mixtures cools and starts to soak up some of the water.

Step 2-Cross over two of the smoked bacon rashers and a bay leaf in each of the spaces in the tin you are using. Place a small amount of stuffing in each space of the tin, then fold the bacon over the top to finish. Secure with cocktail sticks or skewers.

Step 3-Once you have done this to all of the parcels, allow the mixture to cool until you are ready to bake it.

Step 4-Bake for roughly 30 minutes until the stuffing starts to go slightly crispy and is piping hot. Please remember to remove the cocktail sticks before serving! It’s that simply, now all there is left to do is enjoy these delicious stuffing parcels! If you want to mix things up a bit, you could add some fruit and nuts to the stuffing to give it that little bit more flavour!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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Roast Root Vegetables

If you want something hearty to accompany your roast this Christmas, then these roast root vegetables are the perfect side dish for you! There is nothing better than seasonal roast root vegetables as they provide so many fantastic flavours to accompany your meal.

If you would like a change to traditional boiled vegetables this Christmas, here at British Bakeware we believe we have the perfect solution. These roast root vegetables can include whatever you want, but the classics are potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips and swede at this time of year. Couple these delicious vegetables with herbs and spices, and you have the perfect accompanying dish for your Christmas roast!

Photo by Elin B (view original here)



  • 1 kg seasonal root vegetables
  • 225g shallots
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • A few sprigs of fresh thyme
  • A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
  • Any additional thyme or rosemary to garnish


Step 1-Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius/gas mark 7/425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash all the vegetables and peel them. Cut any larger vegetables in half so they are in larger but still more manageable chunks.

Step 2-You should then place the vegetables in a saucepan and bring them to the boil. Then reduce the heat and let them simmer for between 5 and 7 minutes until they are partly. Be careful not to over boil the vegetables.

Step 3-Once the vegetables are partly cooked, drain them and put them in a roasting tin. Glaze them with the extra virgin olive oil and season them with salt and pepper to your personal taste. For extra flavour, add the sprigs of thyme and rosemary.

Step 4-To get the perfect roast vegetables, you should look to roast for no longer than 35 minutes. After 35 minutes the vegetables should start to crisp and turn a fantastic golden brown colour. To ensure an even cooking process, turn the vegetables over a few times while they are cooking.

Step 5-Now all that is left to do is serve. Garnish with any remaining sprigs of rosemary or thyme if you wish, and that’s it! We think these roast root vegetables are perfect with any meat, but our favourites are roast lamb and roast chicken!

Source: All Recipes 

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This Roast Chicken and Sticky Carrots recipe is sure to be a hit with everyone in your family at Christmas! The flavour from the lemon, parsley and honey coupled with a delicious roast chicken will leave your mouths watering and we can’t blame you!

We can imagine that most of you have now started to decide what food you are going to get ready for Christmas! There are so many choices at this time of year, so if you are keen on a change from the traditional Christmas turkey, this Roast Chicken and Sticky Carrots recipe will be right up your street, and it is surprisingly easy to prepare!



  • 1.8kg Free-Range Chicken
  • 2 bunches of carrots
  • 1 lemon
  • Head of garlic
  • 1 tsp of cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 85g of softened butter
  • 1 bunch parsley
  • 1 sprig of bay leaves


Step 1-Preheat your oven to 200 degrees celcius/gas mark 6/180 degrees for a fan oven. Cut the leaves off the carrots and clean them if necessary. Keep the carrots whole and place them in to a roasting tray. Take the lemon and slice it in half as well as chopping two cloves of garlic. Squeeze some of the lemon juice over the carrots then place the garlic, the honey, half the butter, the cumin seeds in the roasting tray as well. Also add pepper and salt to your personal taste.

Step 2-Now the attention turns to the chicken! Take the leaves off the parsley and put them to one side to use later. Use the remaining parsley stalks and push them in to the cavity of the chicken as well the rest of the garlic, the other half of the lemon and the bay leaf. Again add salt and pepper to your own personal taste, the salt and pepper will make the skin of the chicken go a delicious crispy golden brown colour!

Step 3-Now you can move the chicken and place it on top of the carrots in the roasting tray. Take the rest of the butter and smear it on to the chicken before placing the chicken in the oven to roast for around 30 minutes.

Step 4-Once the chicken starts to turn golden brown, take the chicken out of the roasting tray and stir the carrots so they are soaking up as much of the flavour from the juices as possible. Place the chicken back in the tray and spoon over some of the juices, then place it back in the oven to roast for a further 45-50 minutes.

Step 5-Once you are sure the chicken is cooked (the juices should run clear), take the chicken and rest it on a roasting rack. Place the carrots on your hob and warm to a low heat until they start to come to the boil. Take the remaining parsley leaves and chop them before adding them to the carrots. Then you are ready to serve! We recommend serving in a large dish so the flavour from the carrots and chicken can mix. Enjoy this delicious recipe!

Source: BBC Good Food 

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