Are you hosting Christmas dinner this year? Or having a festive get together? Maybe you just want some festive treats to enjoy whilst sitting in your pjs in front of the fire. Whatever the occasion we have put together a couple of delicious, easy to make and vegan friendly recipes that are sure to be the highlight of your Christmas day. You can knock these up in no time and each recipe needs less than 8 ingredients!

Vegan stuffing rolls

This delicious vegan-friendly treat tastes truly scrumptious and can be enjoyed by all, whether you’re vegan or not! A clever mixture between two all-time favourites – stuffing balls and sausage rolls, what more could you ask for? With a lovely sweet taste from the carrot and swede mash, combined with the herby rich taste of stuffing and wrapped in crispy golden pastry these are the ultimate Christmas party snack. Create them in no time to go with your Christmas meal or whip them up as a quick snack on boxing day from your left-over ingredients. They’re even easy to make with your kids and are a great way of getting them to eat some more veggies!

Ingredients:

Carrots

2

Swede

½

Stuffing mix

½ packet

Ready made vegan puff pastry

1 pack

Vegan Cranberry sauce

1 jar

Method:

  1. Peel and chop the carrots and swede.
  2. Place the chopped carrots and swede into a pan of boiling water and boil until soft.
  3. Once softened and ready, drain ¾ of the water and mash the carrots and swede together.
  4. Add the stuffing mix to the mash and mix well until it comes together in a soft ball.
  5. Roll out your vegan puff pastry and cut length ways in half.
  6. Spread cranberry sauce in a thin line along the pastry – leaving a 1cm edge of pastry clean.
  7. Take some of the stuffing mix and roll into a sausage shape, then place on top of the cranberry jam spread on the pastry.
  8. Fold over the pastry and push down the edges to seal, use a fork to add a slight crimp if you’re feeling fancy.
  9. Carefully cut into your desired stuffing roll sizes – this could be bitesize or larger the choice is up to you.
  10. With a knife create small cuts on the top of each roll to help steam escape. Then brush the rolls with some oil to help create crisp and shine.
  11. Place into a pre-heated oven at 190˚C until golden brown.
  12. Place into a pre-heated oven at 190˚C until golden brown.

Mulled Cranberry Gin

This boozy festive tipple is bound to go down a treat at your Christmas get together. Sweet, warming and delicious this mulled cranberry gin is an interesting new take on the classic mulled wine and the taste just screams Christmas. A great choice for gin lovers, you could even knock up a whole batch and bottle it as a gift for that gin fan in your life. Super simple and quick to make, all you need is one pan! Create a batch for after your Christmas meal, for a festive party or even just as a warm alcoholic treat after a long day of wrapping presents.

Ingredients:

Gin

50ml

Cranberry juice

100ml

Honey

2 tsp

Cloves

a pinch

Orange zest

½ orange

Cinnamon stick

1 stick

Whole cranberries

Handful

Method:

  1. Heat all the ingredients in a pan until hot and amend to your taste.
  2. Strain into a glass and serve with whole cranberries and a slice of orange.

Impress your guests with ease this Christmas so you can spend more time enjoying the festive fun. These festive recipes are quick, simple yet effective. You can make them in minutes but your family and friends will believe you’ve been working away for hours. These recipes are designed to be made at home but Uren also have professional food industry recipes available for NDP teams if they are looking to create a new range or product for Christmas. Contact us to find out more.