Simply Nigella: Christmas Special

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Simply Nigella: Christmas Special

Series 1

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Review

Nigella often confounds us with her food combinations and unusual ingredients. Some of us still haven’t got over the idea of putting liquorice into a chocolate cake. Or a fried egg on top of roasted Cos lettuce to make a deconstructed Caesar salad. But she excels herself in this festive edition.

Her slowly cooked black treacle ham sounds grand, while you’ll get a sugar high just from looking at her scrumptious trio of Bundt cakes and triple chocolate buckwheat cookies. But imagine – if you can – stir-fried rice with brussels sprouts, chilli and pineapple, topped with a fried egg. What is it with you and fried eggs, Nigella?

Summary

Food writer Nigella Lawson shares her foolproof guide to stress-free festive cooking and entertaining, featuring a selection of celebratory dishes that are both indulgent and practical. She prepares a slow-cooked black treacle ham to replace the traditional turkey as the party centrepiece, paired with a potato and pepper bake and a sweet and sour vegetable slaw. She also makes a trio of cakes, beginning with a delicately flavoured cider and five-spice sponge topped with salted caramel sauce, followed by a lemon and thyme version, and ending with a pumpkin bundt adorned with an aromatic orange icing.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Nigella Lawson
Executive Producer Jennifer Fazey
Series Producer Dominic Cyriax
Food