The festive season is upon us. Whether you are celebrating with family and friends or solo, these simple but sumptuous recipes will add a bit of pizazz to your plate.
Method: Brie & Cherry Puff Pastry Cups
Preheat your oven to 200°C true fan & bottom heat function (or any low humidity setting).
Carefully unroll the puff pastry and cut it into approximately 8cm squares.
Place the squares on a piece of baking parchment on a baking tray - making sure they have a bit of room to expand.
Place a piece of brie in the centre of each puff pastry square and spoon the same size amount of cherry preserve on top of the brie.
Pinch the four corners of the puff pastry together above the brie and cherry preserve and give it a little twist.
Bake for around 12 - 15 minutes or until risen and golden brown.
Arrange on a serving plate and sprinkle some chopped chives over the top.
Method: Citrus Gin Sour Cocktail
Put all the ingredients into a cocktail shaker and shake for about 15 seconds.
Add a few ice cubes to the shaker and shake again for another 15 seconds.
Strain the cocktail into a martini glass and enjoy.