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Easy make-ahead Christmas recipes

It’s time to get-ahead of Christmas Day! Cut the stress in half by preparing certain elements of your Christmas menu from now. The following easy make-ahead Christmas recipes, will most definitely save you time on Christmas Day leaving you with more time to spend with friends and family.

All these recipes can be either frozen or kept in a cool dry place until the big day.

Make-ahead Christmas recipes to get started on 
Christmas Cake 

A Christmas classic. The best part about a Christmas cake, is that is tastes better with time. So technically it’s the most appropriate dish to make ahead of time.


Christmas truffles

These special truffles are made out of Christmas cake, so all you need to do is roll them up into the desired shape and leave them in an airtight container. Also to remember, don’t coat them in the chocolate until your ready to enjoy or gift.

Herb butters 

These herb butters make for a delicious accompaniment to your Christmas meats. Choose from three different flavours and keep in the freezer until Christmas.



Christmas Cake Ice Cream Bombe 

Get ahead with this Christmas cake ice cream bombe. This cake can chill away until Christmas Day. Simply pull out of the freezer when your ready to enjoy.

Christmas pudding 

The most traditional Christmas dessert is actually the one that can be made further ahead. Once cooked, cover and refrigerate until read to serve. Then re-boil pudding for a further 4 hours on the day it will be eaten.


Christmas pudding truffles 

Another great truffle recipe, made out of Christmas pudding. Or you can use fruit cake, whatever you prefer. Simply roll up into the desired shape and store in an airtight container. Then when there ready to be enjoyed you can decorate with the toppings.



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