When it’s cold outside and you’re counting down to the end of term, the last thing you want to be doing is creating really complicated meals from recipes that don’t make sense. And of course, it’s nice to be able to eat festive-themed dishes – especially getting all of your flatmates together and having a cosy night in with good food! So without further ado, here are three easy festive recipes for students…
Festive Themed Pizza
Get some ‘roll your own’ pizza dough and go really from scratch, or just grab a cheese and tomato pizza and add your toppings. Either way, this is a super simple but utterly delicious Christmas-themed dinner idea. Pick and choose your favourites from the list below and add them to a pizza – et voila, you have a festive pizza!
Pigs in Blankets
If you use dough rather than switching up an existing pizza, you could even shape your dinner into a Christmas tree, a star or something else.
Cheese and Rosemary Biscuits
These savoury snacks make for the perfect lunch time treat, especially if you pair them with actual slices of cheese or dunk them in soup. They’re pretty easy to make, too!
80g wholemeal flour
80g plain flour
100g cold chopped butter
100g grated cheddar
1 sprig of finely chopped rosemary
1 large egg yolk
Preheat the oven to 180C/160 fan/gas mark 4 and while it’s warming up make a breadcrumb consistency from your flours and the butter. Then add your cheese and rosemary followed by the egg yolk; it’ll go clumpy, and then it’s time to knead it into a smooth dough. Take the dough and roll into balls, flatten a tiny bit and bake for 12-14 minutes. Delicious and pretty festive! These also make for wonderful homemade gifts if you’re looking to go down that route this year…
Stuffing pigs in blankets
These are a festive wonder and make for the perfect movie night savoury snack, or an addition to whatever you’re cooking for dinner. They combine everything good about Christmas food!
170g pack of stuffing mix
3 pork sausages
12x smoked streaky bacon rashers, cut in half lengthways
Oil for cooking
Make your stuffing as per the box instructions, and while it cools squeeze the sausage meat out of the skin. Then mix your stuffing and your sausage meat together and form into tube (sausage!) shapes. Wrap them in bacon, and cook in the oven for around 25 minutes on 180C/160 fan/gas mark 4. It’s a taste sensation… Make sure the meat is completely cooked through before you get them out and eat them. Serve with gravy, of course, or cranberry sauce.
December is a time for eating tasty food and living your best life, and these festive recipes are nice and easy but will definitely make your tastebuds dance in absolute wonder!