Christmas in July is an opportunity for us in the Southern Hemisphere to enjoy a traditional, chilly festive feast. Although we probably won’t be getting a snowy white Christmas, there is something a little more magical about enjoying a warm roast by a flickering fireplace and sipping on hot chocolate. These are our top recipes for a Christmas in July feast to enjoy with family and friends.
There’s something so satisfying about tucking into a molten wheel of camambert. With sweetness from a garnish of roasted grapes, this is an indulgent way to start off a Christmas in July lunch!
This is a great way to get into the festive spirit! Although this pastry may look complicated, it’s surprisingly easy to assemble – get the kids involved for a fun Christmas activity.
Instead of the usual prawn cocktail traditionally enjoyed at Christmas , these warms baked prawns are fitting for the colder weather.
This vegan take on the classic beef wellington is a great balance of sweet and earthy flavours, all rolled up in the comfort of golden puff pastry.
Crispy braaied chicken pairs perfectly with sweet fresh figs and olive anchoïade, a classic Provençal condiment.
Garnished with pomegranate rubies and fresh mint, this succulent lamb will be the star of any roast!
A beautiful parcel of sweet stuffing, succulent meat and salty pork crackling – perfection!
Smashing these potatoes before roasting gives them an extra crispy crust, the best part of a roast potato!
This hassleback butternut side dish is a beauty and takes it up a notch from traditional roasted butternut.
This bake combines sweet, salty and smokey to make an epic side for a Christmas feast…and it takes less than an hour to make.
Bursting with natural sweetness, these roasted rainbow carrots will become a winter favourite.
A proudly South African twist on a Christmas favourite.
Light vegan puddings drenched in a sweet and sticky coconut toffee sauce.
Take one of Christmas’s favourite flavours and transform it into a delicious sweet treat. These spiced eggnog marshmallows are fun and festive!
Prepare for a textural explosion! We’ve put a twist on tradition and used layers of crispy filo pastry for these mince pies instead of shortcrust.
A showstopper cake consisting of crisp coconut meringue layers filled with silky mascarpone cream, hazelnut brittle and fresh blackberries.
Traditionally made with a hearty red wine heated and spices, glühwein (or mulled wine) is popular in the chilly northern climes of Europe. But, that’s not to say we can’t enjoy it down south!
Infused with a melody of warming spices, this is a warm and creamy treat just for the adults.
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Feature image by Nicole Michalou