On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me
A partridge in a pear tree.
We love pears. Marzano pear jam paste, available at our deli counter is a perfect accompaniment to your Christmas cheese platter.
On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Two turtle doves
On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Three French hens
French brand Maison Fossiers are the original manufacturers of the classic champagne accompaniment, Biscuits Roses de Reims, a meringue based pink biscuit made to dip into your glass of bubbles. So chic.
On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Four calling birds
The Essential Ingredient brand translucent acrylic egg cups and spoons, available in a range of bright colours, will bring a sunny light touch to your Boxing Day breakfast. (Who said chickens are not calling birds?)
On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Five gold rings
Gold is the colour of luxury. Make anything sparkle with edible gold powder. It will lift your Christmas dessert plate to a new level. Sprinkle liberally on meringues, tarts, or simply the serving platter for a glamorous touch.
On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Six geese a-laying
For potatoes the family will rave about until next Christmas, baste them in goose fat and roast until they are golden, crisp and irresistible.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Seven swans a-swimming
Pickled walnuts are a classic “ugly duckling” ingredient. The might look unappealing, but the taste is divine when used in your Christmas terrine.
On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me
Eight maids a-milking
Dulce De Leche, roughly translated, means ‘jam of milk’. This caramel paste is perfect for Christmas tarts, on your puddings, in a sponge or over ice-cream.
On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Nine drummers drumming
Use a drum sieve to ensure your flour is free from lumps when you make sauces, pastries, cakes, gravy, bread and pudding. You can bang on about how much fun they are to use to all your Christmas guests.
On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Ten pipers piping
Take the plunge and decorate your cakes with some hand piped text or flowers. We’ve got the icing bags and a wide selection of icing tips.
On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Eleven ladies dancing
Dance away though the garden beds with a “Ladies’ spade” from SHW Kitchen Garden Tool range. Don’t let the label fool you. These beautifully designed garden implements are just as well balanced and sharp in the hands of the lads as the lasses.
On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me
Twelve lords leaping.
Saffron is the King of spices, the stigmas of the Crocus flower and by weight, the most costly spice in the world. It lords it above the rest of the spices for bringing bright yellow colour to your dishes, particularly rice.