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Christmas with a Difference

Dickson's Diary

We all know Christmas is going to be very different this year across the industry, the key is looking at what opportunities exist and making the most of each and every one.

Customers still want to see winter and festive flavours across menus whether it is a three course sit down meal or grabbing lunch on-the-go or to take home.

Wrapping everything customers love about a Christmas dinner into a filling, handheld menu option is a definite winner. Take a giant Yorkshire pudding as the ‘wrap’, add a smear of Country Range Cranberry Sauce then fill with layers of cooked turkey, stuffing, pigs in blankets, parsnips, roasted potatoes, Country Range Fancy Peas and hot gravy. Roll up as you would a wrap and serve – delicious!

Offering different promotions such as a bottle of wine and a sharing dish such as this delicious Baked Camembert with Sage and Bacon can encourage diners who don’t necessarily want to go venture out for a full three course meal to treat themselves to a smaller occasion.

The dish is so easy and simple to make too. Defrost some Country Range Doughballs, cutting each one into 8 then roll the dough into small balls. Prove on an oiled tray for 30 minutes. While proving, dice your Country Range Bacon, cook off then cool.

Add your camembert with the doughballs arranged around then sprinkle with the diced bacon and dried sage. Drizzle olive oil over and bake in a pre-heated oven for 8 minutes.

“Customers still want to s winter and festive flavours across menus.”

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