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Guests coming over this party season? Try these quick-fix canapés, clever cocktails and shortcut sweet treats: good cheer, guaranteed

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The fuss-free party nibble

Spread our shallot marmalade over a sheet of puff pastry and sprinkle with Wookey Hole aged cheddar. Place another sheet of pastry on top, cut into fat ribbons, then twist. Bake until golden and serve with more shallot marmalade for dunking.

Cheese straws with shallot marmalade and pomegranate gin cocktails on a board
 

DIY gin and tonic station

Let guests help themselves to a bottle of our new Christmas spiced gin, served with tonic and a selection of garnishes: think pomegranate wedges, frozen cranberries, juniper berries, plus caramelised clementine wedges skewered on rosemary sprigs.

Christmas gin and glasses of gin and tonic with pomegranate, juniper berries, clementine, rosemary and cranberries
 

The irresistible bruschetta

Toast slices of our signature sourdough bread, brushed with a little olive oil, then top with white crab, thinly sliced radishes and chopped chives. Finish with a squeeze of lemon and a good grind of black pepper, and serve with champagne.

Crab sourdough bruschetta topped with radish with fresh lemon wedges
 

The ultimate Christmas cheese

Pick up our oozy, gooey new baking camembert with a sweet chilli glaze and a pack of our hand-cooked black truffle and olive oil crisps in store. Bake the cheese and serve with the crisps for dunking.

 

The easiest ever dessert

Freeze scoops of vanilla clotted cream dairy ice cream on a tray ahead of time. When you’re ready to eat, drizzle each with a spoonful of our red velvet curd and top with a handful of chopped toasted pistachio nuts.

Scoops of ice cream topped with red velvet curd and crushed toasted pistachios
Editor: Heather Taylor / Photographer: Stuart West / Food stylist: Jack Sargeson / Art director: Claire Coulthard

 

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