Countdown to Christmas with Delia Smith

The sun is shining and the fire is blazing (thanks Shaw cable) and we are following Delia's prudent advice and planning ahead for upcoming holiday feasts. Today we are preparing her Spiced Cranberry Chutney, there really is no better way to dress a turkey sandwich afterall.

This chutney is bright festive red that will brighten up a cheese tray.

450g cranberries
2 cinnamon sticks
1tsp ground cloves
2 tbsp freshly grated root ginger
1 medium red onion, chopped
350g demerara sugar
grated zest and juice of 2 oranges
425ml good-quality red wine vinegar
1 tsp salt

All you do is place the ingredients in a wide, shallow pan and simmer gently for 45 minutes or so. Then, spoon into sterilize jars and let set for a month or so (in this case a week will have to do for Christmas dinner).

We still have a few copies of Delia's Happy Christmas, drop by the shop and pick up a copy and create your own delicious Holiday traditions.

Delia's Happy Christmas by Delia Smith