Christmas involves a lot of cooking, so you don’t want to be slaving over a hot stove on the morning of the big day, knowing you’ve still got to cook a whole Christmas lunch for everyone. So we’ve put together some delicious treats for the family that won’t take up much time or create too much washing up! And as Christmas is only once a year, why not treat everyone to the very best Tesco has to offer with its Finest range.
Perfect for a celebration, Bucks Fizz is a mixture of sparkling wine and orange juice. Buy it ready made, or mix it up yourself!
Ready made: Tesco Premium Bucks Fizz, 75cl.
Mix it up:
Tesco Finest Premier Cru Non Vintage Champagne, 75cl Tesco Finest Vintage Champagne, 75cl
Tesco Finest Orange Juice with bits, 1 litre Tesco Finest Orange Juice Smooth, 1 litre
Scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toast
Simply scramble your eggs and add strips of smoked salmon when the egg is cooked, just to warm it up slightly. Toast the bread, butter it, add the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon topping and season to taste. Delicious!
Mid-range: Tesco Smoked Salmon Slices, 100g Splash out: Tesco Finest Smoked Salmon, 100g or Tesco Finest Wild Alaskan Smoked Salmon, 100g Organic: Tesco Organic Smoked Salmon, 100g
Mid-range Tesco Free Range Eggs Medium Box of 12 Splash out: Tesco Organic Eggs, 10
Tesco wholemeal medium, 800g Tesco Stay Fresh Wholemeal Medium Bread, 800g Tesco Finest Farmhouse Stoneground Wholemeal, 800g
Pancakes with bacon and maple syrup
These pancakes aren’t the thin ones you make on Shrove Tuesday, they’re American-style so they’re thicker.
150g self-raising flour (Tesco Self Raising Flour, 500g)
2 tbsp caster sugar (Silver Spoon Caster Sugar, 500g, at Tesco)
1 egg (Finest Brown Eggs, 6)
150ml milk (Tesco Finest Channel Island Milk, 1 litre)
25g butter (Tesco Butter Me Up, 500g)
Bacon rashers (Finest Smoked Drycure Streaky Bacon, 240g)
Maple syrup (Tesco Maple Syrup, No1, Medium, 275g OR Tesco Finest Maple Syrup No1 Light, 330g)
1. Place rashers of bacon into a hot frying pan on a low heat and cook until crispy, or your desired consistency.
2. Meanwhile, sieve the self raising flour into a bowl and mix in the sugar. In a jug or another bowl, beat the egg lightly with a fork, then add the milk. Make a well in the middle of the flour and sugar and add the egg and milk mixture. Stir well.
3. Heat the butter in a frying pan. Add tablespoons of mixture to the heat. When they feel firm, turn them over until both sides are golden.
4. Serve the pancakes topped with the bacon and drizzle with maple syrup.
Go continental and have a French breakfast
As a change from your usual cereal, why not have pastries for your Christmas breakfast? Try croissants with jam, pain au chocolat, which is a croissant filled with chocolate, or brioche, which is a pastry mixed with chocolate drops.
Tesco 4 All Butter Croissants Tesco Finest 4 All Buter Croissants Tesco 4 Pain au Chocolate Tesco Brioche Chocolate Chip Rolls, 8pk Tesco Finest Brioche Loaf, 400g
Tesco Strawberry Jam, 454g Tesco Apricot Jam, 454g Tesco Blackcurrant Jam, 454g Tesco Plum Jam, 454g
You can’t go wrong with a good old bacon sandwich, particularly if there are some sore heads in the house from overdoing it at a Christmas party the night before!
Tesco Finest Smoked Wiltshire Cure Back Bacon, 240g Tesco Finest Unsmoked Wiltshire Cure Back Bacon, 240g Tesco Finest Unsmoked Wiltshire Cure Thick Cut Bacon, 240g
Finest Farmhouse Multigrain Batch Bread, 800g
Tesco Finest Tomato Ketchup, 315g Tesco Finest Brown Sauce, 310g