Daniel Diver Christmas

Merry Christmas I Festive Recipes

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Christmas 2021 who could believe it? It has been another tough year of restrictions and lockdowns. I feel dread as I even type the word and want to move on as quickly as possible. As someone that is excited and can’t wait for Christmas from November 1st found myself this year as part of the boring cynical anti Christmas brigade. It wasn’t until a recent trip to London that I got into the festive spirit it really took full immersion in the sparkling lights and festive bustle that London has to offer to get me there. This also inspired my festive recipe video that can be viewed below.

Although parties are not entirely off the menu, they will not be the usual festive affair that doesn’t mean that we cant enjoy a small family gathering and I have many recipes for you. From spiced nuts for snacking on with drinks throughout Christmas as well as my chocolate dipped macaroons that look like snowballs dipped in chocolate, nduja sausage rolls that are fiery and delicious, popcorn chicken with duo of dips which everyone loves and to top it all off I have a couple of festive cocktails my gingerbread apple martini and my cranberry fizz.

All these recipes plus more can be found here: Recipes – Foodie Hub | Daniel Diver

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Ruby & Gold Rocky Road

Ruby & Gold Rocky Road

My ruby & gold rocky road consists of chocolate, and lots of it. Studded, and made rocky with crunchy rich tea biscuits, mini marshmallows, and then my ruby and gold element in the form of milk chocolate coated honeycomb bars and glace cherries. What make this a great treat to have on hand is that you can stash it in a tin or in the fridge for times when something sweet is needed, plus it make a great edible gift. I always make a few batches post Christmas as well to use up any left over chocolates. Although, made with chocolates that nobody claims to like but when chopped up and put into a rocky road everyone devours them.

It’s a very straight forward recipe no more difficult that melting chocolate, butter and golden syrup together then stirring through the rest of the ingredients and tipping it into a tin to set for a couple of hours before cutting into delicious crunchy chocolate bars.

Christmas recipes

Christmas: The Countdown

It has been a long and dark year. One which most of us will be glad to see over and look forward to a brighter 2021. I feel it is the lack of celebrations through 2020 that are making me feel so strongly that this years Christmas celebrations will be more important than ever. Christmas has always been an important event, at least to me, anyways. It breaks up and brings brightness to the bleak mid winter, something which I feel we all need amped up this year. There is a Danish and Norwegian word that sums up the feeling of the seasonal period perfectly and that hygge. It is a word used to express feelings of comfort, coziness and contentness. These are all the feelings that these cold dark nights bestow upon me. I love the coziness of a cold dark night, the house illuminated with fairy lights and the flicker of tea light candles as wind, rain, snow or sometimes even a combination of all three pelt the windows and of course a bowl of something soul soothing and comforting to eat from a bowl on the couch.

This year from today the 11/12/2020 the recipe of the day will be a festive recipe on the countdown to Christmas. These recipes will look at side dishes to accompany the main feast, cozy recipes on the lead up to the big day, sweet treats and snacks and of course all those other eating opportunities in between.

Below are just a few of the recipes available in the Christmas recipes section.

Daniel Diver Christmas

Happy Christmas & Seasonal Eating Everyone

Daniel Diver Christmas

A quick post to keep you up to date with the latest. There is now a new seasonal section in the recipes section appropriately and not very original called Christmas. Check it out here

In this section you will find my favourite seasonal eats. The focus this year will not be the big day itself but the lead up and the aftermath. By this I mean I will be sharing the sort of food that I, and everyone I know likes to eat at this time of year. Such as cosy bowl food to be eat with from a cosy spot on the couch with nothing but a spoon required and some good seasonal programming,. Suppers that are relaxed, easy and great for feeding a crowd whether it be family, friends or a combination of both. Stress-free party food that is simple to make, relying on all the shortcuts to make throwing a party a simple pleasure that makes you want to throw a party and look forward to doing so. Of course, there will also be plenty of sweet recipes, who could celebrate Christmas without the sweet cakes and bakes? Or perhaps I should say who would want to?

Finally, there will be those all-important recipes to make sure that there’s no wastage. That all those leftovers can be reused to make new and exciting feast. Christmas leftover truly are glorious and one of my favourite parts of Christmas. I love to open the fridge and see it crammed with cold cuts and other delicious items, the excitement of creating something new and wonderful from what’s left from previous feast.

There will be several new seasonal recipes added to both here and my You Tube channel. Please subscribe above or to my You Tube channel so that you don’t miss a thing.

Watch below for a few of my shortcut party favourites.

cranberry & white chocolate cheesecake

Christmas Cheesecake (Cranberry & White Chocolate) Perfect for using up the leftover cranberry sauce.

Check out Recipe here