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Starters Perfect pâté, parfait and pickles Pâté, terrine or parfait is a perfect make-ahead starter. Take it out the fridge just before serving and serve with toasts or, for even less hassle, oatcakes or crackers. Our homemade fig chutney also makes a moreishly sweet and sticky accompaniment. Impress dinner guests with homemade port and chicken liver pâté, which takes just 30 minutes to make. Enjoy as a starter with our rosemary crackers   Ingredients 200g butter 2 shallots , finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, crushed 1 orange , zested handful thyme leaves 400g chicken livers, roughly chopped 50ml port (or marsala) Method Put 100g butter, shallots, garlic,...

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This menu serves eight, but we've also included alternative options if you're catering for less or more guests.  Christmas morning ideas Start the day as you mean to go on. A lot of people like smoked salmon as part of their Christmas breakfast, but we’ve also included scrambled egg and a little Tabasco as an alternative option. This recipe is the perfect antidote to the morning after a big night! Ingredients 4 eggs  2 tbsp milk ½ tsp Tabasco plus extra to serve, (optional) ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce, plus extra to serve (optional) 1 tbsp olive oil 100g cherry tomatoes 1 tbsp finely snipped chives 100g smoked...

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