Recipes round-up

We love food and we've got some great recipes to prove it. Take a look through all of our recipes for some culinary inspiration.

A Christmas pudding

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Tollgate ale Christmas cake

Calke Abbey, Derbyshire

'Tis the season to be jolly, with Calke's take on a classic Christmas cake.

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Real mince pie

Long before the small, fruit mince pies we enjoy today came into fashion, a mince pie used to be a large pie, containing meat. Our recipe harks back to this tradition and uses real meat in addition to raisins, currants and prunes

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Christmas cupcakes

These delightful Christmas cupcakes are perfect for a festive buffet. Get creative and see who can create the best decorations out of ready-to-roll icing.

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Belton Yule Feuille

Belton House, Lincolnshire

Why not try Belton's interesting twist on a classic, the Yule Feuille?

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Waddesdon Manor Christmas pudding

Try this historic Christmas pudding and brandy butter recipe from Waddesdon Manor.

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Chocolate and beetroot cake

This fudgy, rich and indulgent cake is perfect as an alternative to a Christmas fruit cake for those who aren’t keen on dried fruit.

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Bodiam Castle's Festive slice

Bodiam Castle, East Sussex

Our Festive slice is a firm favourite with our visitors here at Bodiam Castle. It's a great alternative to the usual mince pie.

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Vegetarian and alcohol-free Christmas pudding

This is a simple pudding that requires no time to mature so can be made as little as a week before its required or indeed made the same day and served fresh.

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Turkey gilding

Turkey was traditionally gilded to make it look more appetising. Find out how to make the most of your turkey with our easy-to-follow recipe and give your turkey a gilded glow.

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How to create a National Trust gingerbread house

Take inspiration from one of the grand houses in the South West, and create a National Trust gingerbread house.

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Real mincemeat mince pies

Try our recipe for real mincemeat mince pies - a historic recipe of times gone by.

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The Christmas turkey

Enjoy a great meal this Christmas with our recipe for turkey and gravy. It'll feed the whole family with some spare.

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Jack Frost Fruit Curd ice cream

The Vyne, Hampshire

A tasty treat for those who might not fancy a Christmas pudding after their turkey this year. Strictly speaking it's frozen yoghurt, but it's so tasty, why not give it a try?

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Dudmaston Last Minute Christmas Cake

Left it late to do your Christmas baking? Never fear this recipe gives great results at the last minute.

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Traditional Christmas trifle from Greys Court

Greys Court, Oxfordshire

This indulgent but simple recipe from Lady Brunner's collection is a perfect treat that will look beautiful on your table for all the festivities.

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Lady Brunner's mulled wine

Greys Court, Oxfordshire

We've found this well-loved festive recipe in Lady Brunner's collection of recipe books. Learn how to make this warming winter treat in your own home.

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Dudmaston Mincemeat Loaf

Dudmaston, Shropshire

Wondering what to do with that extra jar of mincemeat? Why not try our Dudmaston Mincemeat Loaf?

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Raised turkey and bacon pies

Make a batch of yummy individual-size pies stuffed with turkey and bacon - perfect for a filling lunch after a winter walk.