Christmas markets fun at home

The Christmas Markets are all over the country now with families and friends meeting up for lots of delicious food and drinks.


Christmas markets


So why not bring the markets back home and enjoy some delicious food and drink from across Europe – there’s lots of local stalls too! Take a look at some of our ideas:

  • Mulled wine – a hot drink that originates from Europe. Made mainly with red wine and additional flavours and spices. Mary Berry’s serves 12 and includes cinnamon, cloves and oranges as some of the flavours, your guests are going to love it!


  • Mulled wine not your thing? Why not try mulled cider? Mulled cider is a little fruiter than mulled wine and BBC Good Food’s recipe includes apple juice, orange zest, cloves and cinnamon sticks. The simple recipe allows you to chuck everything into the pan and ladle out into glasses – there’s plenty to go round.


  • Bratwurst sausages – a German sausage which is traditionally made from veal, pork or beef. Allrecipes have a recipe that uses hanger steak and pork. Serve in a hotdog bun, drizzle with ketchup and mustard and load with onions! Delicious.



  • Tender meat, crispy crackling and a soft buttered muffin – a hog roast is a Christmas markets trip necessity. But now you can create your own version with a little help from Jamie Oliver and his six-hour slow roasted pork shoulder.


  • Paella – a Spanish classic that’s packed full of flavour but only needs cooking in one pan – more time for eating and less time on the washing up! Delia’s take on the Spanish classic feeds six and is perfect served on its own.


Now onto the sweet treats:

  • Strudel, served hot with custard – festive bliss! Our apple or fruit strudel is ideal and requires no prep from you! Simply defrost and warm up – yummy!


Fruit Strudel


  • Marshmallow kebabs – load up marshmallows, fruit, chocolate and sweets to make kebabs! Good to Know’s Swizzle Sticks recipe tastes so good and is really easy to make.


  • Dutch pancakes – are a small fluffy batter style pancakes. A must to try and the kids will love them! Best Recipes have their own take on the little pancakes that are also known as poffertjes.


  • Crepes – a very thin pancake, delicious with sugar and lemon or go all out with cream and Nutella. Nigella’s recipe is a great one to follow and can be ready in minutes.


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