These individual baked camembert are perfect with skewered seasonal vegetables to dip into the oozy soft cheese. Skewering the vegetables with rosemary stalks imparts a lovely aroma through the vegetables.
This quick starter is easy to make. You can part-cook the vegetables on the hob of your Leisure range cooker then skewer them and cook the vegetables alongside the camembert in the oven.
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It isn't a vegetarian Christmas feast without a nut roast, but this one is extra-special. The individual roasts are cooked in decorative mini bundt pans to make each one a showstopper.
The chestnuts and mixed nuts bring wonderful flavor and texture, working perfectly alongside the fresh herbs. The chestnut roasts are quick and easy to prepare, particularly with a Leisure range cooker, which means you can have them cooking in one oven while the rest of the meal cooks in the other ovens and the sage gravy bubbles on the stove.
You can make these roasts a day or two ahead to save time on Christmas day, as you’ll only need to reheat them.
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For the sage gravy
From gingerbread houses to gingerbread biscuits, the heady aromas of ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg are a major part of Christmas. In this moist layer cake, all those familiar warming spices are in the sponge, making a wonderfully festive dessert. The salted honey buttercream adds an extra special dimension and you can decorate the cake as you like with gingerbread biscuits and fresh winter greens.
This cake can be made a day or two before Christmas in one of the ovens of your Leisure range cooker.
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To decorate (optional)
For the icing
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