Friday, December 14, 2012

Cranberry sauce!

11 days of madness ahead before I can eat myself into a food coma and can fall asleep in front of the fire! Christmas dinner is always my most favourite meal of the year to cook. I love planning the starters and dessert but the main course is always delicious roast turkey with all the trimmings. It's not possible to have the dinner without the accompanying cranberry sauce, so easy to make and so much more tasty than anything you will find in a jar. If made now this sauce will sit happily in a dark place for at least three weeks and the flavours will intensify. Hope you manage to find 7 minutes between now and the big day to prepare a jar!

You will need:

1 cup of muscovada sugar
1 cup of gin
250g cranberries
Peel of 1 satsuma
1/2 tsp of ground coriander

Place everything in a medium saucepan and bring to the boil whilst stirring.

When all the cranberries have popped turn off the heat and allow to cool.

Place in a sterilised jar and leave until required.

One of my favourite things to eat over the festive season is a giant festive sandwich. Delicious thick sliced bread smeared with cranberry sauce, cold roast turkey, cold baked ham, parsley & thyme stuffing and a sprinkle of salt. My mouth is watering, bring on the 25th!

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