Christmas Menu Store Cupboard and Equipment List

Here you can preview the items you will need to make the most of your Christmas Menu recipes. We have also compiled a list of equipment and platters you will need. This might be especially helpful if you are heading to a bach for Christmas, we all know how some bach kitchens might not be as well stocked as our own home kitchens. So it might pay to look over this list and take some of your own platters and things from home.

Starters

Festive platter with Camembert, figs, cold cut meats, dips and ciabatta

Festive platter with cold cut salami, Prosciutto, smoked salmon dip and ciabatta

Store cupboard list:
  • Honey
  • Olive oil
Equipment list: 
  • 1 large festive platter
  • 1 wooden chopping board
  • Breadknife
  • Griddle pan or toaster
  • Up to 2 small bowls for dips
Store cupboard list:
  • Olive oil
Equipment list: 
  • 1 large festive platter
  • 1 wooden chopping board
  • Breadknife
  • Griddle pan or toaster
  • 1 small bowls for dips

Sides

Ribbon salad with caramelised pecans, feta and pomegranate

Smoked chicken with cranberry and quinoa salad

Asian noodle salad with avocado cream, asparagus and egg

Store cupboard list:
  • Butter
  • Extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • Sugar
  • White vinegar (optional)
Equipment list: 
  • Large pan
  • Large platter
  • Vegetable peeler
Store cupboard list:
  • Balsamic vinegar
Equipment list:
  • Large salad bowl
  • Medium pot
  • Sieve
  • Small pot
  • Vegetable peeler
Store cupboard list: 
  • Fish sauce or soy sauce
  • Rice bran oil
  • Sesame oil
  • Sweet chilli sauce
Equipment list: 
  • Blender
  • Grater
  • Heatproof bowl
  • Kettle
  • Large salad bowl
  • Sieve
  • Small pot
  • Vegetable peeler

Asparagus and brown basmati salad with feta, strawberries and balsamic drizzle

Tomato and pomegranate carpaccio and mesclun side salad

Fresh salmon with herby yoghurt dressing and sautéed vegetables

Store cupboard list:
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Brown sugar
Equipment list: 
  • Kettle
  • Large platter
  • Large pot
  • Medium size pot
  • Sieve
  • Small pot
  • Strawberry huller
Store cupboard list:
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar (white wine or red wine)
Equipment list:
  • Large platter
  • Large serving bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Tomato knife
Store cupboard list:
  • Oil
  • Dried Dill
Equipment list: 
  • Baking paper
  • Kettle
  • Large pan
  • Large platter
  • Oven dish
  • Small pot

Balsamic glazed roasted gourmet baby vegetables

New potatoes with fresh herbs and butter

Store cupboard list:
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Olive oil
  • Red wine vinegar (optional)
  • Sea salt
Equipment list:
  • Baking tray
  • Baking paper
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large platter
Store cupboard list: 
  • Salted butter
Equipment list: 
  • Large pot
  • Serving platter or large bowl

Mains

Award-winning smoked ham with artisan glaze and cloves

Free-range spatchcock chicken with pomegranate glaze

Rosemary and olive oil marinated butterflied lamb

Store cupboard list:
  • Wholegrain mustard (optional)
Equipment list: 
  • Basting brush
  • Serving platter
  • Small pot
  • Tinfoil
Store cupboard list:
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Honey (runny)
  • Olive oil
Equipment list:
  • Lemon zester / grater
  • Meat thermometer
  • Oven dish
  • Sieve
  • Small pot
Store cupboard list: 
  • Sea salt
Equipment list: 
  • Meat thermometer

Pecan, hazelnut and marjoram loaf Wellington in filo pastry

Saffron and herb arancini with mozzarella

Store cupboard list:
  • Butter
  • Egg
  • Flour (GF or plain)
  • Herb salt or sea salt
  • Soy sauce (Japanese)
Equipment list: 
  • Baking paper
  • Brush
  • Clingfilm
  • Colander
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Large serving platter
  • Oven tray
  • Small saucepan
Store cupboard list:
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Butter
  • Dry white wine (optional but recommended)
  • Egg
  • Flour
  • Mild olive oil or rice bran oil
  • Olive oil
Equipment list:
  • 3 * small bowls
  • Deep fryer or medium size pot
  • Kettle
  • Large flat-bottomed saucepan
  • Paper towel
  • Serving platter

Desserts

Chocolate and raspberry brownie with lavender cream

Gourmet fruit platter with vanilla and honey labneh

Rustic pavlova with summer berries and shaved chocolate

Store cupboard list: 
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract, essence or paste
  • Icing sugar (optional)
Equipment list: 
  • Baking paper
  • Kitchen scales
  • Large baking dish
  • Large bowl
  • Large glass bowl (heatproof)
  • Large serving platter
  • Medium size bowl
  • Medium size pot
  • Sieve
Store cupboard list: 
  • Honey (runny)
  • Icing sugar
Equipment list: 
  • Funnel
  • Grater
  • Large bowl
  • Large platter or board
Store cupboard list: 
  • Caster sugar
  • Cornflour
  • Icing sugar (optional)
Equipment list: 
  • 2 * Large bowl
  • Airtight container, large enough to fit rectangle pavlova
  • Baking paper
  • Baking tray
  • Colander
  • Grater
  • Large rustic tray or serving platter
  • Spatula
  • Whisk or electric mixer