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Christmas party Recipes

Whether you are inviting the neighbours over for a pre-Christmas drink, hosting your annual Christmas Party or looking for a Christmas punch recipe we have some simple recipes that will make your festivities go off with a bang!

Why not try an innovative take on a classic cocktail with our Salted Caramel Martini or some delicious Cheese Star nibbles or Cosmo Cocktail Sausages? 

All these Christmas party recipes are quick and easy to make leaving you more time to socialise. 

Posted by Nigella      Makes 35 - 40 biscuits

I couldn’t have Christmas without these, or at least, not happily. Rituals are essential to give us meaning, a sense of ceremony,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 12-14 slices

This recipe is my own but at the same time a conflation of a couple of Italian Christmas must-haves: the glorious, fruit-studded panettone…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 18 mini pavs

Because of the fruit - and the cream, for that matter - these are not cheap to make, but I always have a stash of egg whites in my…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 1

Salted caramel is not just for eating....Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 48 small squares

I have written a recipe for panettone stuffing before: the sweet seasonal fruit bread was cubed, toasted and mixed with Italian sausage;…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 16 pieces

This is so temple-achingly sweet that one small marked-out diamond, or maybe two, is enough. But even so, I love its perfumed sugariness…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 8

It is not quite normal to feel as joyous as I do when saying the words “Brussels sprouts”, but this recipe does not merely…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 35-40 shortbreads

This is an Italian-inspired recipe that comes to me from Australia via Brazil. To explain: a Brazilian friend, and the best cook I…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

You might think that nuts, untampered with, are perfect picking food as they are, and up to a point you'd be right. But try these,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 slices

This is a sleight of hand, or a trick of equipment rather than an act of brilliance. True, the cake does look incredibly complicated…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 77 pieces

For some reason this is known in the Antipodes (and I got this recipe from a Kiwi) as Russian Fudge and, although I like this name…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 36

This is the way I make my mince pies, and there is no changing me or them: they are small, to be popped straight into the mouth in…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 6

I'm almost embarrassed by how easy these are.  It's true that you do need a processor, though you could just chop well and whisk…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10 slices

This is the perfect cut-and-come again cake for any time of the year. It lasts for ages, but has the squidgy fabulousness of something…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 10-16 as part of the feast

Christmas pudding isn’t for everyone and, even though I have faith in my pudding’s ability to convert, there’s no…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

There are few more popular ways to end a dinner party than with a fallen chocolate cake – the cakes are so called because they…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 10-12 slices

I just throw everything into a pan, let the heat from the stove send buttery rum and citrus juices permeating into the currants, sultanas…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 20 generous slices

I’ve encountered quite a few versions of chocolate salame in Italy – coming to the conclusion that it’s really an…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 10

For parties or any type of seasonal entertaining, I like a cocktail that gets poured together in a jug rather than mixed up by the…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Yield 50 / 25 sausages

I couldn’t help myself. I can’t have a party without some cocktail sausages and wanted to make them just a little bit…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes around 45 stars

This is a new variant of an old and easy party favourite. The dough is mixed up in the processor and rolls out easily.  It may…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10-12 slices

This is another of my maternal grandmother's recipes. I've changed it a bit, not least substituting dark rum for her juice and zest…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Serves 12

I know it might sound a bit of a faff, but take it from me that stuffing a whole double breast joint is very much easier than stuffing…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes about 12 fat slices

I know the recipe looks finicky, and I can’t promise it’s a doddle, but it works easily and you will soon find you are…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 10 fat slices

This is the fruity blonde sister to that brunette temptress, my chocolate fruit cake from Nigella Christmas. It delivers, as promised,…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes approx. 24

I love these dark, fat patties of chocolate shortbread exuberantly topped with festive sprinkles. There’s something so cheering…Read on

Posted by Nigella      Makes 24 bars

It’s not that I felt my usual Rocky Road Crunch Bars needed any improvement (though fiddling with recipes is one of life’s…Read on

Posted by miss emmalou      Serves -

An alcoholic, apple based cocktail. Dangerously delicious!Read on

Posted by Patrizia      0

A fruity non-alcoholic punch to serve during festive events. Ideal for children or indeed those who may be driving to your party but…Read on

Posted by thecrazyartist      as many as needed

Express and instant mouthfuls of Christmas treats.Read on

Posted by kmumby      Makes 3 good sized rolls

For even more Christmas inspiration try our Christmas ham recipes.