Christmas recipes:the best ideas for your festive feast

We've rounded up the best 12 festive recipes to help your Christmas day go out with a bang...

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Wowing your guests with an unusual starter is the perfect way to kick off your festive feast.

Heirloom tomato and fresh burrata piled onto sourdough bruschetta is a colourful, light starter before the main event - and it's quick and easy.

Or, meat-eaters will love the freshness of a seared and spiced venison Carpaccio.

A traditional roast turkey with all the trimmings may be the star of the show, but there are plenty of other options to consider if your guests prefer a fish dish as the main event. Wild sea bass and pureed parsnip is a great alternative and always sure to impress. 

And for your final flourish, Mary Berry's easy fruit cake recipe is perfect if you prefer a lighter fruit cake that still has lots of fruity flavour and is one of those “cut-and-come-again” cakes. Or of course, the baking queen's 'best ever chocolate brownies' are impossible to beat.

Search our gallery for more ideas for this year's festive feast.

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