Dolly’s Christmas Dinner

Author: Dolly
Age: 6
School: Sneinton Church of England Primary School

Why we loved it:

Dolly has thought about more than just the food that she’s eating, she’s thought about the whole event!

Christmas time can be when we meet up with all our family and friends to share food together. There are lots of parts to a Christmas Dinner and Dolly has thought of them all! We might eat some elements all through the year, but bringing them together on one plate really does make it feel like Christmas.

We haven’t been able to re-create ALL of Dolly’s Christmas Dinner, but we love pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings!

Remembering the Eatwell Guide, what else could you have with pigs in blankets and Yorkshire puddings to make them into a meal you could have all year round?

Info:

Total time:
1 hour
Serves:
5

Ingredients:

Pigs in blankets

15 rashers of streaky bacon
15 Cumberland chipolatas
2 tablespoons clear honey

Yorkshire puddings

140g plain flour
4 eggs
200ml milk
Sunflower oil (for cooking)

Method:

Pigs in Blankets

STEP 1

Preheat the oven to 200C / 180C fan and cover your baking tray with tin foil

STEP 2

Wrap a rasher of bacon around each of the sausages and place them on the tray. Drizzle the honey over the top

STEP 3

Cook the sausages in the oven for 18-20 minutes until lightly browned.

Yorkshire Puddings

STEP 1

Heat oven to 230 C / 210C fan

STEP 2

Drizzle some sunflower oil evenly into some non-stick muffin tins (even better if you have Yorkshire pudding tins!) and get an adult to place in the oven to heat through.

STEP 3

For the batter, sift 140g of plain flour into a bowl and beat 4 eggs until smooth

STEP 4

Gradually add 200ml milk and carry on beating until the mix is lump free. Season with salt and pepper.

STEP 5

Pour the batter into a jug, remove the hot tin from the oven and carefully pour the Yorkshire pudding mixture into the holes. Definitely get an adult to help with this step as the oil will be very hot and it will sizzle when you add the batter.

STEP 6

Get an adult to place the Yorkshire puddings back into the oven and cook for 20-25 minutes, until the puddings are puffed up and browned.