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We are delighted to bring you some fabulously delicious Christmas recipes very kindly shared by the fantastic Ainsley Harriott and  BBC Good Food/Immediate Media.

We would love to see your bakes! Send us your pics via social media by using the #YourChristmas hashtag or email them to us at:  Have fun!


Ainsley Harriott Recipes

If you’re looking for a sunny and delicious alternative to all that traditional Christmas fare then take a look at the fabulous recipes, kindly sent to us by Ainsley Harriott – who could resist?!

A huge thank you to Ainsley Harriott for sharing these recipes with us as part of our campaign.  Get the kids involved in making these delicious and nutritious treats!


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Apple Maple Pancakes with Blackberry Compote

This recipe is taken from Ainsley Harriott’s Fresh & Fabulous Meals in Minutes.

Download the recipe below (pdf)

Apple Maple Pancakes with Blackberry Compote Recipe


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Fire 'n' Ice Tortillas

This recipe is taken from The Olympic Cook Book. Both published by BBC Books.

Download the recipe below (pdf)

Fire ‘n’ Ice Tortillas Recipe


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BBC Good Food Ultimate Easy Gingerbread

Make some gingerbread stars to hang from your Christmas tree. This biscuit dough is extremely forgiving if overworked, so it’s perfect for baking with children.


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BBC Good Food Christmas Salted Caramel Yule log

Treat your Christmas party guests to a salted caramel yule log, or bûche de Noël, decorated with redcurrants. It makes a great centrepiece dessert.

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BBC Good Food Snow Globe Hot Chocolate

Marshmallows and strawberry laces transform into a snowman in this cute edible gift idea – a hot chocolate kit in a jam jar – perfect family fun.

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BBC Good Food Chocolate Tiffin

Go all out and treat yourself to these chocolate tiffin slices, full of milk and dark chocolate, raisins and biscuit. Be warned: they won’t last long!

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Please note that these recipes have been produced by third parties and may contain allergens. Adoption Matters accepts no responsibility for the content of these recipes and the making of any item is entirely at your own risk.

Adoption Matters will not be liable for any injuries, loss or damages arising from your participation in any aspect of this event.

Adoption Matters will share your own photographs by retweeting or reposting with the #YourChristmas. The welfare of the children and young people taking part in any of our activities is paramount and we must advise that is the responsibility of the adults sharing the photographs to ensure that they have gained the necessary consents for all parties involved.

We always advise that our families to check their privacy settings to make sure only their friends can see their profile and photos, and that geo-location settings are not shared. Before posting a picture, parents or carers can also make sure there isn’t anything that would allow a location or identity to be recognised, such as school logos or signs, road names, or names of clubs that their child attends.

We always encourage parents to ask for children’s permission before posting a picture or video of them online. With very young children and babies, this will not be possible but parents and carers should consider the long-term implications of sharing an image before making it public.

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