Christmas 2011

  • 1 Stir-fried sprouts with lemon and chilli
    Ingredients (serves 2) 2tsp sesame oil 2 chicken breasts sliced into thin strips 4 shallots thinly sliced 250g Brussels sprouts shredded 1 clove garlic finely diced ½ tsp chilli flakes...

  • 2 Ingredient of the week: sprouts
    A relative of the cabbage (a descendant of the wild variety), debate rages over the Brussels sprout. Some love their hint of bitterness, leafy flesh and healthy bite; others detest...

  • 3 Crunchy sprout salad with pumpkin seeds and balsamic vinegar
    Ingredients (serves 4-6) 450g Brussels sprouts 3 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar 50g pumpkin seeds Zest of 1 lemon Method Finely shred the sprouts using a grater, knife...

  • 4 Brussel and potato croquettes
    Ingredients (serves 4) 200g Brussels sprouts trimmed & sliced 500g Chopin potatoes cooked & crushed 1 egg, beaten 50g plain flour 100g finely ground breadcrumbs seasoned 300ml vegetable oil 200g...

  • 5 Panettone classico
    Ingredients (Serves 6)Oil for greasing15g/½oz fresh yeast125ml/4½fl oz full-fat warm milk400g/14oz strong white flour, plus extra for dusting3 pinches salt2 medium eggs80g/3½oz caster sugar2 egg yolks150g/5oz salted butter, at room...