Christmas dinner is perhaps the one meal of the year where even the most relaxed cook
feels the pressure of perfection - and, although few menus can be more familiar, it's
probably the one we all feel the least confident about.
Cooking Christmas dinner can be stressful, but there's no need to rifle through recipe
books, or frantically Google turkey cooking times on Christmas morning as Felicity Cloake
has tried and tested recipes from all the greats - from Nigella Lawson and Simon Hopkinson
to Delia Smith and Mrs Beeton - and pulled together the best points from each to come up
with the ultimate Christmas Day recipe collection.
Based on Felicity's popular Guardian column, Perfect Christmas Day combines
invaluable prepping and cooking tips to calm the most frazzled of festive souls and, of
course, fifteen delicious recipes. From mulled wine, blinis, stilton
soufflés and the perfect prawn cocktail to turkey and gravy,
stuffing, sprouts, roast potatoes, pigs-in-blankets, nut
roast, and cranberry and bread sauce, to trifle, mince pies and
brandy butter, Perfect Christmas Day is all you need to prepare the perfect