Parma ham and Gruyère gougères

Your Christmas party guests will adore this perfect combination of choux pastry, cheese and parma ham. Thank you, Nicci Gurr for this classy canape recipe.

Baked Camembert with cobnuts and honey

This recipe is so easy and yet utterly delicious, perfect for a Christmas party

Salmon gravadlax with beetroot

Here, Nicci Gurr shares a sumptious salmon gravadlax canape recipe. Details included to make your own oatcakes though you can always buy a packet to save on time.

Easy pea hummus canapes

Nicci Gurr shares a tempting Christmas cracker canape recipe, easy to make and guaranteed to please peckish guests.

Smoked salmon and cucumber bites

This classic combo is one of Nicci Gurr's delicious canapes to make at home and pass round at your Christmas party.

Celeriac remoulade on a new potato base

A tasty alternative to the cracker, these tasty bites use sliced new potato as a base and will be appreciated by any guests hankering after a gluten free option.

Bone broth

Makes approximately 1 litre* Use bones left over from a Sunday roast, or ask the butcher for some. If using a chicken carcass, make up the weight with added chicken wings. If you are using raw bones, roast them first...

Vegetable stock

Makes approximately 1 litre   A flavoursome vegan broth can easily be made using a selection of seasonal vegetables. It is created in a similar way to a bone-based stock, but requires far less time to draw out the flavours. Place...

Autumn Butter Bean and Vegetable soup

If you are using dried beans, refer to the instructions on the packet – they may need to be soaked overnight prior to cooking in order to draw out any toxins and then cooked thoroughly. Tinned butter beans can be...

Lemon, Chicken and Kale soup

Unlock nutrients from hearty ingredients and boost your immune system with the goodness of this tasty soup. Use either leftover of chicken from a roast, or boned chicken thighs. Like a casserole, this soup has a mellower flavour if made...

Chickpea, sweet potato and paneer curry

This is one of Anna Stanford's fantastic one pot wonders. You can find more like this on her website Anna's Family Kitchen.

Orange, soy, honey & basil roast chicken

Who doesn’t love roast chicken? This one tray makes for a livelier Sunday roast. It takes 5 mins to prep and then the whole dish (minus the mange tout and basil) gets put in the oven for 90 minutes.