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Wow Your Guests with These Festive Appetisers

Wow Your Guests with These Festive Appetisers

From succulent roasted turkey and fruity stuffed goose, to warm apple crumble and traditional English trifle, food is a vital part of a classic Christmas here in Britain.

In this week’s blog, we’re taking inspiration from the much-loved Christmas dinner to suggest an array of appetising light bites that will keep the whole family content in the run up to the festivities!

Get the party started

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Baked camembert is a seasonal favourite that can be easily transformed into a party sharing dish.

Bake a large box of camembert for 15-20mins until molten for a full-flavoured dip – the perfect accompaniment to warm sourdough.

If time is on your side, inject some additional flavour by making your own crispy bread sticks wrapped in bacon: a care-free entertaining dish that will be gone in minutes!

The main attraction

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Channel the classic combination of slow roasted turkey covered with sweet cranberry sauce for an appetising show stopper.

Orange and cranberry glazed turkey meatballs put a twist on the norm, and only take 35minutes to make! A main that will take centre stage at your Christmas get together.

A Sweet Treat

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Black forest gateau. This seasonal cherry -laced dessert is the ideal cake for any special occasion and Christmas is no exception! Make your gateau party-proof by baking bite sized cake pops.

We love this gluten and dairy-free recipe from Delicious Alchemy, but you can use any cake recipe that takes your fancy.

The Life of the Party

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Offering your guests a little tipple is sure to bring even more life to your party!

Seasonal flavours and produce such as rosemary, sloe gin and sparkling prosecco create a tasteful festive beverage that will get your guest’s taste buds tingling. Why not try pomegranate flavoured grenadine and lemonade for a non-alcoholic option that looks the part.

Holding your own Christmas gathering, and have some recipes you’d like to share? Post on our Facebook page, tweet @_ParkerKnoll, or tag us in your posts on Instagram using #ParkerKnoll.

Watch this space for more festive inspiration in the run up to the yuletide celebrations.

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