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THIS MONTH

Contents

DECEMBER 2012

MEET OUR EXPERTS

Damon Johnson, Head of Produce Quality, highlights

Jim Viggars, Head of Meat Quality, guides

Glynis McGuinness, Food Editor, shows you how to make

his favourite fruit and veg available in store this month (page 21).

you through serving up a perfect juicy and flavourful turkey (page 35).

sweet shortcrust pastry for the best-ever festive mince pies (page 52).

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13 food & drink

45 Main attraction Ring the

21 In season Check out the best fresh produce in store this month

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25 Made with love Friends and 33

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family will love the personal touch of home-made foodie gifts Festive feast The ultimate guide to preparing a classic Christmas lunch with all the trimmings – with the help of our handy timeplan Turkey know-how Top tips for choosing, stuffing, cooking and carving your Christmas bird

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changes with these delicious alternatives to traditional turkey Ice and easy Stunning frozen desserts that are bound to impress Masterclass Irresistible mince pies with the crumbliest sweet pastry

58 How to decorate your Christmas cake Follow our 61

easy to follow step-by-step guide Kids’ cooking Youngsters will love baking these stained-glass biscuits – and they make delicious decorations for the tree!

66 Let’s celebrate Make

83 99 105

entertaining easy with our Extra Special range of festive treats, created in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine Here’s to Christmas Raise a glass to the occasion with delicious canapés and drinks ideas Love leftovers Festive food won’t go to waste with these great recipes Weekday winners Simple midweek meals to serve up over the Christmas holidays, from tasty salmon parcels to a quick lasagne

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festive 13 Christmas starts here 18 30 110 112

Get in the festive spirit with dazzling decorations for your home Little stars Meet the people who grow classic Christmas poinsettias for Asda Table decorations Create stylish centrepieces and name cards to deck your table out in style It’s a wrap! Imaginative and decorative ideas for giving your gifts a fabulous finishing touch Christmas presents We’ve got inspiration for gorgeous gifts and stocking fillers for the whole family – whatever your budget

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fashion 121 George style Shine out in this totally-on-trend metallic top

122 Desk to dinner Gorgeous outfits 127 128

that go from office to evening out Snow patrol This season’s stylish Nordic knits are cosy and chic Stars of the show The coolest kit the little ones will be wanting to wear this Christmas

this month 9 131 135

Asda news Top Christmas trees; festive flowers and this year’s Text Santa charity appeal Entertainment The latest cinema, DVD, book, music and game releases for all the family Up for grabs Win a two-night Champneys spa break, a Doctor Who Experience for the family, a VIP weekend in London to see a West End musical, and more

138 Happy to help every day Your guide to Asda’s services

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ON THE COVER

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Chocolate muffin puddings (page 28) Cover photograph: Sam Stowell. Styling: Jenny Iggleden. Food styling: Mitzie Wilson

Asda editor HANNAH McDERMOTT Editorial editor CORALIE DORMAN Group art director SEAN O’CONNELL Deputy editor CLAIRE THANSRISKUL Art director KEVAN WESTBURY Projects art editor MATTHEW FORD Chief sub editor SALLY SHORE Senior sub editor CARLY RIGLEY Senior designers JACK CUNNINGHAM, KATERINA VARNAVIDES Food editor GLYNIS McGUINNESS Deputy food editor GREGOR McMASTER Food and editorial assistant LINZI BRECHIN Picture researcher CATHARINE EGAN Account manager BECKY TURNBULL Account executive LIZZIE GULL Thanks to ANGELO ACANFORA, BONNIE BRYAN, ABIGAIL DODD, FRANCES EWINGS, ROB JOHNSON, JO MADDOX, NICKI McINTYRE, JULIE PATMORE, SUE SHARROCK For Publicis Blueprint: Account director EMILY FOGGIN Senior account manager NICOLA DAVEY Account executive JADE DE THORPE George account director KIRSTY WARE George account managers CLARE JONES, KATHRYN SHEARD George account executive ALICE PATON Production director MELANIE CLARKE Group account director JULIE GOODAIR Editorial and creative director CAROL BRONZE Chief executive officer GERI RICHARDS Asda Media Centre for Advertising Sales: Commercial director ROBIN DRYSDALE Sales director SIMON COCKBURN Group sales manager MATT HARDMAN Client sales manager FELICE PUCINO Trading sales manager PAUL BULMER Agency sales manager BRENDAN CAREY Key account manager TOM COWIE Deputy trading sales manager JULIA McCALLION Senior trading sales executive SONIA LIMBACHIA Senior client sales executives SHEENA LADWA, AXEL TULIP When you have finished with Sales executives JON-PAUL DAVANY, HOLLIE GOULD Insight manager KIM ARMSTRONG this magazine please recycle it. Asda Magazine is published for Asda by Publicis Blueprint Ltd, Oxford House, 76 Oxford Street, London W1D 1BS; switchboard number 020 7830 3979; website publicis-blueprint.co.uk. Colour reproduction by Rhapsody Media, London. Printed in the UK by Prinovis. Print sourced by HH Associates. The promoter is Asda Stores Ltd unless otherwise stated. © 2012 Publicis Blueprint. All rights reserved; reproduction of any part of this magazine is not allowed without the written permission of the publishers and the institution. Prices correct at time of going to press. Product availability may vary.


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Welcome Although my mum’s a great cook, I was 11 when I first began elbowing her out of the kitchen and attempting Christmas dinner. Since then, I’ve tried and tested the food (and my family’s patience) each year to perfect it. We’re quite adamant about what side dishes we serve up each year, and the parsnip and Parmesan purée on page 37 is a real family favourite. For a relaxing Christmas feast, it’s all about getting ahead. You might be surprised how much can be done in advance – I prepare all my veg and even make the gravy the day before. See our festive timeplan on page 39 for more tips. To treat yourself to really fuss-free entertaining, get inspiration from our Extra Special range, created in partnership with Leiths School of Food and Wine (page 66). If you try just one of the products this Christmas, I’d definitely recommend the Cave-Aged Mature Cheddar – it’s delicious. We know December’s a busy month and money is tight, so fall back on our weekday winners (page 105) for everyday family recipe ideas. They’ve been specially selected as a break from festive food but are full of flavour as well as being cheap and quick to make. Have a fantastic Christmas – eat, drink and be merry. HANNAH McDERMOTT Asda Editor

Last year, we loved seeing photos of the wonderful penguin cakes you made after the recipe was featured in the mag. Our favourites were from Shannon Davis (above) and Chris Reep. If you fancy showing us your creations from this issue, please write or email us at asda. editor@asdamagazine.co.uk.

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LAST-MINUTE GIFT IDEAS

Still haven’t found the perfect gift? Don’t panic. Our exciting Gift Cardss in store and at ASDAcards.co.uk are a great idea for Christmas. Just load up an Asda Gift Card with money and let them choose their present. Or treat them to a Gift Experience they’ll never forget. There’s everything from pamper days, mini breaks and afternoon tea to helicopter rides and supercar driving. Visit ASDA.com/gifts.

FESTIVE FLOWERS

Great for a last-minute gift or to brighten up your home over Christmas, this gorgeous Noel Bouquet, £20, can be delivered up until 22 December, including free delivery. Exclusive to ASDA.com/flowers.

Royal Mail estimates that 700 million Christmas cards will be sent this year – and thankfully it’s easy to recycle yours at Asda. Just take them to your local store, where you’ll find recycling points from 27 December to 10 January.

Support Text Santa ITV’s Text Santa charity appeal is back and we’re proud to support the cause again this year. As well as donating via the live TV extravaganza on 21 Dec, you can buy one of six Text Santa hat designs, £1 each, in store (wear them like Britain’s Got Talent winners, Ashleigh and Pudsey, right) and 23p from each hat sold will go to six UK charities. Visit yourASDA.com for details.

CUTE & COSY Snuggle up this Christmas with our range of festive cushions, draught excluders and door stops. These fun decorative accessories make ideal gifts for friends and family, too. Cushions; door stop (not pictured); draught excluder, £5 each.

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ASDA NEWS Rising to the top

And the winner is… Asda!

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve been crowned In-Store Bakery Retailer of the Year by the Baking Industry Awards – beating Tesco, Sainsbury’s and Morrisons. So make sure you check out our awardwinning range the next time you’re in store. This Christmas, we’ve got in-store baked mince pies and speciality breads for you to enjoy.

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Our Asda App has helped make life easier for over a million customers. Download the app at the App Store if you have an iPhone, or Google Play if you’ve got an Android phone and start enjoying the benefits: Buy groceries wherever you are, whether on the sofa, bus or at work. Amend an existing order or delivery. Scan product barcodes (below) with your phone to add them to your basket or find out more information.

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Don’t let the cold stop you in your tracks. Prepare your car with a few simple steps. 1. Stop your car radiator freezing with Bluecol Universal Anti Freeze, £3 (1L). 2. Stop frost on windows by using CarPlan Pre-icer, £2, the night before. 3. Ensure lights are clean and bulbs are working – keep an Auto Care Universal Bulb Kit, £5, in your boot just in case.

Take a look at this year’s *Christmas Gift Guide, available in store and online at ASDA.com/giftguide. Or if you’re stuck for present ideas, use our handy gift selector tool at ASDA.com/giftideas. GO FROM DESK TO DINNER WITH OUR FASHION PICKS, FROM PAGE AGE 122 10 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2012

WORDS: CARLY RIGLEY. PHOTOGRAPHS: GAP PHOTOS. *WHILE STOCKS LAST

Asda is proud of the quality of our fruit and veg – and it’s not just us. We were recently named Fresh Produce Retailer of the Year at the 2012 Retail Industry Awards. This is the first year we’ve won this prestigious honour, beating other finalists including Morrisons and Sainsbury’s.


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CHRISTMAS HOMES

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Christmas cards, from £1 for 25-pack; mini stocking garland, £4; penguin sock, 4-8, £2.50; knitted sock, 4-8, £3.50; Scandinavian stocking, £5; striped sock, 4-8, £3.50 for 2-pack*; heart-motif sock, 4-8, £5*; knitted sock (as before); photo frame decoration, £2; baby’s first Christmas bear stocking, £4; lounge sock, 4-8, £5 Notebook, £3 each *AVAILABLE IN SELECTED STORES ONLY

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HOMES CHRISTMAS Mantelpiece: Christmas cards, from £1 for 25-pack; mini stocking garland, as before; Scandinavian stocking, as before Wall: classic wreath, £5 On tree: tree-topper, £5; 6ft snowy Christmas tree, £35; white berry lights, £10 for 60-pack; mini stocking garland, as before; baubles, £5 for 46-pack

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Birdhouse decoration, £2

Crochet angel, £2

Knitted Christmas pudding, £2

Glass bauble, £2

Wooden tree with bells, £2

Heart decoration, £2

Wreath, £7

Squirrel decoration, £2

Wicker heart, £2

Ceramic snowflake, £2

Pine cone bauble, £2

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CHRISTMAS HOMES Clockwise from left: Russian doll decoration, £2; jingle-bell bauble, £2; gift wrap, £2 for 5m or 3 rolls for £5; gift tag, £1 for 10-pack; spiral tree, £4; Noel decoration, £2 for 2-pack; bauble pack (as before); glitter reindeer, £5 each; warm LED lights, £12 for 100-pack


WAYS TO DECORATE For more creative ways to decorate your home with poinsettias, you can: ♦ Use some to create an indoor wreath. ♦ Cut several stems from a plant and pop them in water-filled glass bottles for a table centrepiece. ♦ Or turn the plant into a lovely gift by wrapping the pot

Little stars

Beautiful poinsettias make perfect gifts for Christmas thanks to ttheir festive red and green foliage – meet the producers who supply Asda 18 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | DECEMBER 2012


WHO GROWS IT POINSETTIAS

‘It’s very exciting and satisfying to see thousands of red poinsettias ready to be packed for stores’

Bright and cheery, poinsettias are popular houseplants to decorate your homes at Christmas. We have two main poinsettia producers: Marcel Franke (left) from Staplehurst Nurseries in Kent and Chris Brown, who works for Kevley Marketing in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire.

Producer Marcel Franke

Poinsettia history

WORDS: CARLY RIGLEY. PHOTOGRAPHS: SHARON O’NEIL, WILLIAM SHAW, GETTY IMAGES

Chris Brown’s team pot the cuttings in greenhouses, which are kept at a constant temperature of 20C. And at a later stage they also space out the pots so there are 10 poinsettias per m2 to stimulate growth.

Poinsettias have distinctive coloured bracts that can be red, pale green or white. They’re often mistaken for petals but are in fact leaves. Native to Mexico and Central America, the plants grow wild in forests. They were introduced to America in the 1800s and said to be symbolic of the holy Star of Bethlehem because of their star-shaped fan of bracts.

The growing process Marcel’s nursery produces 55,000 of the plants a year. ‘Growing poinsettias can be a challenge’, he says. ‘We constantly monitor their growth to make sure they’re ready in time for Christmas.’ For Chris’ nursery, the season begins in late June when cuttings are imported

from Germany. ‘After two weeks, we pinch them back to promote branching,’ he says. ‘And to encourage growth, we space them out at two four-week intervals.’ In mid-September, the greenhouses are covered with a blackout cloth from 6pm to 8am daily to help the bracts turn a fiery shade of red – and Chris says that seeing this take place is his favourite part of the process. This is the third year Chris’ nursery has supplied us with poinsettias – 75,000 annually to be exact – and there’s just a two-day period from packing them to seeing them arrive in store.

Care for your plant When a poinsettia’s colour starts to fade it’s often thrown away, but with a little care it will last up to three months, says Chris. ‘When you take a poinsettia home, the best way to prolong its life is to keep it in a warm, draughtfree place. Avoid chilly spots, such as by the front door or on a windowsill as cool gusts of air can cause the leaves to yellow, curl or fall off. And don’t over water it,’ he adds.

WAYS TO DECORATE For more creative ways to decorate your home with poinsettias, you can: ♦ Use some to create an indoor wreath. ♦ Cut several stems from a plant and pop them in water-filled glass bottles for a table centrepiece. ♦ Or turn the plant into a lovely Christmas gift by wrapping the pot with ribbon.

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FRESH IN STORE FOOD

In season How to make the most of the tastiest seasonal produce in store this month

Spotlight on RED CABBAGE

Traditionally part of the Christmas Day feast, this versatile brassica deserves a place on any special occasion table. Delicious braised with red wine vinegar, follow our recipe below for a festive side dish. It’s also great raw and sliced into coleslaw or blanched and used in a nut and cheese salad with balsamic dressing. Or why not try it in soup with fried onions, garlic, potatoes, stock and herbs. Store raw cabbage in the fridge for up to two weeks.

CHRISTMAS BRAISED RED CABBAGE ♦ Preheat the oven to 160C/ 140C Fan/Gas 3. ♦ Quarter, core and slice a small red cabbage. ♦ Put in an ovenproof dish with 1 sliced medium red onion, 1 cinnamon stick, 2tbsp sugar and 3tbsp red wine vinegar.

♦ Cook in the oven for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. ♦ Stir in some orange zest. Serve, or chill until needed and reheat before eating. Can be frozen. CALORIES

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FOOD FRESH IN STORE

TRADITIONAL

Christmas flavours The season wouldn’t be the same without the aromas of these flavourings, see our tips to make the most of them.

Damon Johnson Head of Produce Quality

WORDS AND RECIPES: GREGOR MCMASTER. PHOTOGRAPHS: ALAMY, CLARE WINFIELD, STOCKFOOD. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

At Christmas, I like to add lots of festive flavours with stuffing herbs and sweet spices. And despite their bad reputation, Brussels really do taste great if not overcooked. Boil yours for 5-10 minutes or stir-fry for 10 minutes, testing regularly.

♦ Nut Nutmeg Ad A Add dd a pinch to mulled m mul u le wine, or to Brussels Bru with butter to add butte lovely flavour.

CRANBERRIES Enjoy in a home-made cranberry sauce to serve with turkey this Christmas (or if you’re short of time, check out the range of sauces in store). They’re also great in stuffings, chutneys and mince pies. And for a festive dessert, boil some in a little water with sugar until they burst. Cool, then use in a delicious trifle.

BRUSSELS SPROUTS These will keep in the fridge or a cool, dark place for four days or a week if they’re on the stem. Try serving tossed in butter with vacuumpacked chestnuts. Whatever recipe you use, don’t cut a cross in the base, as this makes them soggy.

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♦ Cloves Strong and spicy, use to stud an orange e for a Christmas decoration. ♦ Va Vanilla Put some in a custard for trifle, cu and add a few an drops of extract d to o shortbread.

♦ Sage A key stuffing ingredient. Or try a few leaves fried ried with pork chops. ps. ♦ Stem ginger Try adding some to Prosecco with lime for festive fizz. ♦ Cinnamon Add to braised red cabbage bage – either a pinch nch of ground or a stick that you can remove later.


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GIFTS TO MAKE FOOD

Made with love Add a personal touch to Christmas with delicious edible presents

Gifts with style

MAKES 64 SQUARES READY IN 30 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER SQUARE 7p

Fill up a jam jar with home-made fudge and decorate with attractive string or ribbon and add a handwritten gift tag.

Peanut butter fudge This fudge is truly scrumptious and really easy to make 125g butter 500g soft brown sugar 120ml milk 250g crunchy peanut butter ½tsp vanilla extract 300g icing sugar

Grease a 20cm x 20cm shallow cake tin and line it with baking paper. Melt the butter in a large pan. Add the brown sugar and milk and stir over a low heat until the sugar dissolves – do not let it boil at this stage.

Scrape down the sides of the pan if the mixture has splashed up. Boil for 2-3 minutes without stirring. Remove from the heat. Stir in the peanut butter and vanilla. Put the icing sugar in a large bowl and pour on

the hot mixture. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spoon into the tin and cool. Cut into squares. Store in the fridge for up to a week. CALORIES

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Clementine & vanilla vodka Enjoy this citrusy vodka poured over ice. It will keep for up to four months lengthways and put in a pan with 750g sugar and 750ml water. Heat slowly, stirring until the sugar has dissolved. Simmer for 5 minutes, then set aside for 20 minutes. ♦ Discard the vanilla pods. Pour into the vodka jar or bottle and leave for a week, shaking every day. ♦ Pour into jars or bottles and decorate – see right for ideas.

MAKES 38 x 50ML SERVINGS READY IN 3 WEEKS PRICE PER SERVING 50p

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Gifts with style Decant your vodka into old glass bottles or jam jars, then decorate each with string, festive berries, home-made tags and the initial of the person you’re giving it to.

RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER

♦ Peel 10 clementines. Put the peel on a board. Use a small, sharp knife to scrape off the white pith so you are left with just the orange zest. ♦ Put the zest in a large, clean, sealable jar or bottle and add 1 litre vodka. Cover tightly and leave for two weeks. Give the jar a shake every day. ♦ Split 2 vanilla pods


GIFTS TO MAKE FOOD

Chocolate truffles Make two variations – one dark chocolate, one white. They’ll keep in the fridge for four days or in the freezer for two months. You can leave out the alcohol to make them kid-friendly

Gifts with style Present your truffles in different coloured cupcake cases

♦ For dark chocolate truffles, chop 225g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids) and put in a bowl. Heat 150ml double cream until just simmering. Immediately remove from the heat and pour onto the chocolate. Stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth. ♦ Stir in 2tbsp Drambuie (or Tia Maria, Cointreau or brandy) and chill for 2 hours. ♦ Put 4tbsp cocoa on a plate. Using 2 teaspoons, shape the mixture into small balls and roll in cocoa. Put on another plate and chill. CALORIES

76 4%

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5.6g 8%

3.4g 17%

<1g <1%

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♦ For white chocolate and coconut truffles, make the truffle mixture as above using 225g Asda White Chocolate and 75ml double cream. ♦ Stir in 2tbsp Asda Caribbean White Rum with Coconut (or Malibu) and 40g desiccated coconut and chill for 4 hours. ♦ Put 4tbsp desiccated coconut on a plate. Shape the mixture into balls as before and roll them in the coconut to coat. Put on another plate and chill. CALORIES

77 4%

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5.7g 6%

5.5g 8%

3.5g 18%

<1g <1%

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MAKES 24 READY IN 30 MINS PLUS CHILLING PRICE PER TRUFFLE 12p

Your friends will love these!

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Chocolate muffin puddings You could also buy ready-made muffins from the Asda bakery and get the kids to decorate with holly leaves, berries and white chocolate, or with shop-bought cake decorations – see page 57 for ideas ♦ Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line a muffin tray with 12 brown paper muffin cases. ♦ Break up 100g dark chocolate (70% cocoa solids) and put in a bowl with 115g butter. Stand it over a pan of simmering water – don’t let the base touch the water. When the chocolate

has melted, remove the bowl. ♦ Sift 275g plain flour with 1 level tsp bicarbonate of soda into another bowl. Stir in 200g soft brown sugar. ♦ Beat 1 large free-range egg with 100g low-fat natural yogurt, 150ml milk and ½tsp vanilla extract. Add the mixture to the flour with the melted chocolate.

Stir until mixed and fold in 50g milk chocolate drops. ♦ Divide between the cases and scatter over more drops. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tops spring back when pressed. Cool on a wire rack. ♦ Use the red and green icing from a pack of Dr Oetker Ready to Roll Coloured Icing to make

holly leaves and berries, using icing sugar for rolling out. ♦ Melt 100g white chocolate and drizzle a little on each muffin to look like cream on a pudding. Decorate with the holly and berries. Leave until the chocolate sets. CALORIES

386 19%

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41.8g 46%

14.8g 21%

9g 45%

0.1g 2%

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MAKES 12 READY IN 1 HR PRICE PER MUFFIN 41p

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Gifts with style Make your own pudding gift box. Simply line an old box with baking paper, cover with gift wrap and pop in your puds! Turn to page 110 for gift wrap ideas.

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GIFTS TO MAKE FOOD

Spiced mixed nut selection The spiced nuts make perfect gifts for parties – keep them in an airtight container until ready to serve ♦ Preheat the oven to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Mix 50g caster sugar with 1 level tsp salt, ½ level tsp ground cumin, 1 level tsp chilli powder, ¼ level tsp ground allspice and ½ level tsp cayenne. ♦ Whisk 1 medium egg (white only) in a large bowl until foamy. Add the spice mix and whisk until just evenly mixed. ♦ Add 500g mixed raw nuts (such as almonds, pecans, macadamia and cashews) and stir to coat. Lift the nuts out using a draining spoon and spread out on the trays. ♦ Bake for 35 minutes, then stir

around on the tray using a large spoon to break them up. Take care doing this as the coating will be very hot. Return to the oven for 15 minutes. Carefully lift the paper and nuts onto racks to cool completely. ♦ To serve, make paper boxes or cones (see right) threaded with ribbon, then fill with nuts. CALORIES

50 3%

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3.5g 5%

2.1g 11%

0.1g 2%

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MAKES 500G READY IN 1 HR 35 MINS PRICE PER 12G SERVING 40p

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Or try... For a sweeter variation, use double the amount of sugar and use spices such as ground cinnamon, ground allspice and ground cloves.

Gifts with style Make some cones from pretty gift wrap or card and cut out pictures from old cards to stick on the sides. Thread some ribbon through the top and decorate your tree.

Stilton & nut bites Great for cheese lovers! Store in an airtight container and keep for up to two weeks

MAKES 40 BITES READY IN 40 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER BITE 7p

Gifts with style Cut greaseproof paper into squares with serrated scissors and line the inside of festive gift boxes. Tie with ribbon and fill with Stilton bites. Easy cheesy!

♦ Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Line three baking trays with baking paper. Sift 175g plain flour, a large pinch each of cayenne pepper and dry mustard powder, plus a pinch of salt into a bowl and stir. Rub in 125g cubed butter. ♦ Add 50g grated Asda Stilton, 75g grated Asda Extra Mature Cheddar and 75g finely chopped walnuts, and stir to mix evenly. Beat 1 large egg and add half to the walnut mix. Mix with your

hands to make a dough. ♦ Shape into 40 small balls. Put on the trays, leaving a gap between each one, and flatten slightly with the palm of your hand. ♦ Brush the tops with the rest of the beaten egg, then sprinkle with 2tbsp poppy seeds. ♦ Bake for 15 minutes. Cool the bites on the baking trays for 5 minutes, then transfer to wire racks to finish cooling. CALORIES

50 3%

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3.5g 5%

2.1g 11%

0.1g 2%

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Sweet display Fill a glass vase with sweets and chocolates for a centrepiece that kids will love â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and get to eat them later! We used a selection of sweets from the confectionary aisle.

Use treats to decorate

Table decorations Delight your guests with these DIY ideas for adding a festive touch


CHRISTMAS TABLE

50mm

50 mm 70 mm

PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL, DAVID MUNNS, CLAIRE RICHARDSON. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO, TONY HUTCHINSON, JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN

70 mm

120mm

Star place-name cards Glue some pretty gift wrap onto card, then cut out triangles and star shapes. Make cuts (shown above) and simply slide the triangle shapes into place.

Fancy fruit Pile a cake stand with fruit, such as pears, cherries, redcurrants, physalis and satsumas to set the scene for a festive feast.

Festive sparkle Put your favourite baubles and decorations on a pretty plate. We used these from the Elegant Pioneer range at Asda.

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Share the great tastes britain this Christmas

All your festive favourites at your local Asda store


CHRISTMAS FOOD

Festive feast

Pull out the stops for a three-course Christmas lunch with all the trimmings with our easy-to-follow traditional recipes and a handy timeplan

Spicy prawn & avocado cocktail Mix this in the morning and chill until ready to eat – the lime juice keeps the avocado from going brown 2 ripe avocados 2tbsp lime juice, plus 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve 100ml Asda Mayonnaise 4tbsp Asda Tomato Ketchup 4tbsp Asda Greek Style Yogurt 2tbsp Asda Sweet Chilli Sauce

1tsp Asda Creamed Horseradish Sauce 2 x 240g packs Asda Frozen King Prawns, defrosted 70g pack Asda Fresh Tastes Wild Rocket Smoked paprika Halve, stone and cube the

avocados and put in a bowl with the lime juice. Toss gently until completely coated. Add and mix the ketchup, mayonnaise, yogurt, sweet chilli sauce and horseradish sauce. Chill until ready to serve. Divide the rocket between eight shallow glasses and add

the prawn and avocado mixture. Drizzle the sauce over the prawns and avocado and sprinkle a little paprika on top. Add a wedge of lime to each glass, to serve. CALORIES

325 16%

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3.1g 3%

17.7g 25%

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MED

MED

3.6g 18%

1.1g 18%

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SERVES 8 READY IN 15 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.02

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SERVES 8 READY IN 4 HRS 30 MINS

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CHRISTMAS FOOD

Jim Viggars, Head of Meat Quality A traditional turkey makes an impressive centrepiece for your Christmas lunch, and with our guide on page 41, selecting, preparing and carving this festive meat is easy. We’ve used an Asda Extra Special Norfolk Bronze Turkey (in store 19-25 December) in our recipe, for a guaranteed juicy and flavourful bird. Serve yours with a delicious homemade gravy, made from turkey giblets – see our recipe on page 38.

Roast turkey with all the trimmings A 6kg turkey will be plenty for eight guests with enough for another meal 1 Asda Extra Special Norfolk Bronze Turkey, about 6kg 1 lemon Sprig of thyme 1 small onion 75g unsalted butter, softened Herbs, and 1 orange, cut into wedges, to garnish Cranberry sauce, to serve

Preparing the bird Remove the bag of giblets and liver. Wipe the inside and outside of the turkey with damp kitchen paper. Prick the lemon, then place in the turkey cavity with the thyme and onion. Lift the skin around the neck to get your hand underneath and rub butter over the flesh. Rub butter over the skin, especially the thighs and legs.

Test if the turkey is cooked by piercing the thickest part of the thigh with a skewer. If the juices are clear, this means it’s cooked. If pink, return to the oven for 15 minutes and keep checking until cooked.

Enhancing the flavour Move the turkey to a platter, tilting the bird so that the juices in the cavity run into the roasting pan. Cover with a double layer of foil. Rest in a warm place for at least 30 minutes to allow the meat to relax and soak up the juices. Garnish with herbs, orange wedges, pigs in blankets and stuffing balls (see recipes below), and serve with cranberry sauce (see recipe on page 38).

Roasting & basting

Pigs in blankets

Put the turkey in a roasting tin, breast side up. Cover with foil to make a loose parcel. Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Calculate the cooking time (see page 42). Baste the turkey every hour and remove the foil for the last 30 minutes to crisp the skin.

Take 14 rashers of streaky bacon. Put one on a board and run the back of a knife along it to make it longer and thinner. Cut in half. Repeat with all the rashers. Take a 400g pack of Asda Pork Cocktail Sausages. Wrap half a bacon rasher around each sausage. Put

them on a baking tray with the bacon joins underneath. The baking tray should have a shallow lip so that fat doesn’t spill into the oven. Cook in the oven at 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5 for 30 minutes. Serves 8

Sausage & apple stuffing balls Fry a chopped onion in 1tbsp sunflower oil for about 5 minutes or until soft and starting to turn golden. Tip into a large bowl and cool. Add 750g sausagemeat, 2tbsp chopped fresh sage, 3tbsp chopped flat-leaf parsley, the grated zest of 1 unwaxed lemon and 100g fresh breadcrumbs. Peel, core and finely dice 2 eating apples and add to the bowl. Add a beaten egg and use your hands to mix together. Put in a shallow ovenproof dish or shape into 24 balls and put on a baking tray, leaving a gap between each one. Cook in the oven at 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5 for 35-40 minutes. Serves 8 CALORIES

319 16%

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SERVES 8 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 20P

SERVES 8 READY IN 20 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 50P

Perfect roast potatoes They’re crispy on the outside and soft in the middle 1.5kg potatoes (peeled weight), Maris Piper, King Edward or Desiree are best 1 level tbsp cornflour 6tbsp goose fat or sunflower oil Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Cut the potatoes into even-sized chunks. Add to a large pan of cold water, cover and heat until simmering. Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes. Drain, then return to the pan. Stand over a very low heat, uncovered, for a minute to allow moisture to evaporate. Sprinkle on the cornflour. Cover the pan with a lid and shake to coat them in cornflour and roughen up the edges.

Heat the goose fat or sunflower oil in a large roasting tin, then add the potatoes. Turn them over in the fat so that they’re all coated. Roast in the oven for 30 minutes. When the turkey comes out of the oven to rest, increase the oven temperature to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Roast the potatoes for another 20-30 minutes or until crisp and golden on the outside and tender in the middle when pierced with a skewer. Lift out with a draining spoon, leaving the fat behind. Put in a warm serving dish and sprinkle with sea salt. CALORIES

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Brussels sprouts with bacon Stir-frying sprouts keeps them firm and crunchy 600g Brussels sprouts, trimmed 2tbsp sunflower oil 6 rashers streaky bacon, roughly chopped 3 shallots, finely chopped 25g butter Add the sprouts to a pan of boiling water, bring back to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain in a colander and rinse under cold running water until cold. Cut in half or leave whole if they’re small.

Heat 1tbsp of the oil in a wok and stir-fry the bacon for 2 minutes. Add the shallots and cook until the bacon starts to crisp and the shallots are soft. Add the sprouts and another 1tbsp oil to the wok and stir-fry for 4 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the butter and toss to coat. Put in a warm serving dish and season with pepper.

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CHRISTMAS FOOD

Honey roasted root vegetables

Parsnip & Parmesan purée

The natural sugars from the vegetables alone will caramelise them, but we’ve given them a helping hand by adding a little honey 1 butternut squash, peeled 300g pack Asda Long Life Cooked Beetroot (without vinegar) 4 parsnips, peeled 16 Chantenay carrots 4tbsp sunflower oil 4tbsp clear honey Remove the seeds and fibres from the squash and cut the flesh into even pieces.

SERVES 8 READY IN 1HR PRICE PER SERVING 40P

Drain the beetroot and pat dry with kitchen paper. Cut into even-sized pieces. Top and tail the parsnips and cut into 2 shorter pieces. Cut the thick ends into quarters and the bottom piece in half. Top the carrots. Put the squash, carrots and parsnips in a pan and cover with cold water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 4 minutes. Drain well.

Heat the oil in a roasting tin at 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7 for 4 minutes. Add all the veg and turn over in the fat. Roast for 20 minutes. Drizzle on the honey and turn the vegetables to coat. Roast for 10 more minutes. Put in a warm serving dish and season with pepper.

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This can be made in advance and reheated 550g parsnips, (peeled weight), cored with ends removed, cut into even pieces 75ml double cream 50g Parmesan, grated Chopped parsley

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Add the parsnips to a pan of lightly salted boiling water and cook until tender. Drain, reserving a little of the water. Return the parsnips to the pan and mash (preferably, with an electric hand mixer). Gradually beat in the cream, then add enough of the saved cooking water for the desired consistency. Stir in the cheese and season with pepper. Cool, then refrigerate. Reheat for 5-6 minutes in the microwave on Christmas Day and serve with parsley. CALORIES

116 6%

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7.6g 11%

4.5g 23%

0.1g 2%

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SERVES 8 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 21P

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You can make the gravy and bread sauce in advance and then cook/reheat on Christmas Day

Gravy The day before, remove the giblets from the turkey. Put them all (except the liver) in a pan with 1 bay leaf, 1 carrot, 1 onion (halved) and a few sprigs of parsley and thyme. Add 700ml water and partially cover with a lid. Simmer for 2 hours, skimming the surface occasionally. Strain, skim and refrigerate. On Christmas day, measure 650ml of your stock or dissolve a stock cube in 600ml hot water. Drain the fat from the roasting tin, leaving about 6tbsp meat juices. Transfer these to a pan, using a wooden spoon to make sure you include all the

bits of meat stuck to the tin. Stir in 3tbsp flour to make a smooth paste. Cook over a low heat for half a minute, whisking with a wire whisk. Add the stock and 2tbsp redcurrant jelly. Bring to the boil, whisking all the time and simmer for 3 minutes. Serves 8 CALORIES

81 4%

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5.8g 8%

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0.4g 7%

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Bread sauce Cut 1 onion into quarters and stud each quarter with a clove. Put in a pan with 600ml whole milk, 1 bay leaf, a small pinch of freshly grated nutmeg and a pinch of salt. Heat gently until simmering.

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Remove from the heat and set aside for 30 minutes. Discard the onion, clove and bay leaf. Reheat until hot but not boiling. Make breadcrumbs with 200g stale white bread (weighed without crusts). Stir into the milk with 25g butter and set aside for 10 minutes. To make it extra creamy, stir in 3tbsp double cream. Leave to cool and refrigerate. Reheat for 3 minutes in the microwave on Christmas Day. Serves 8 CALORIES

189 9%

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4.2g 5%

9g 13%

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MED

MED

5.3g 27%

0.6g 10%

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CHEF’S TIP Alternatively, add some double cream and nutmeg to liven up a packet of bread sauce.

Cranberry sauce Put 500g fresh or frozen cranberries in a pan with the grated zest of 1 orange and 150ml orange juice. Heat until simmering. Add 125g sugar and stir until it dissolves. Simmer for about 4 minutes or until the cranberries burst. Pour into a bowl and leave to cool. Serves 8 CALORIES

HIGH SUGAR

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LOW

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78 19.2g TRACE TRACE TRACE 4% 21% <1% <1% <1% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

CHEF’S TIP If you’re short on time, instead of making your own cranberry sauce, just heat up Asda Cranberry Sauce and add a little freshly grated orange zest.

RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: KATE WHITAKER. STYLING: PENNY MARKHAM. FOOD STYLING: LORNA BRASH

Homemade gravy & sauces


CHRISTMAS FOOD

Cherry almond trifle Make this the day before then add the toppings on the day. You can also use Asda Madeira Cake instead of baking the almond cakes or muffins Preheat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/ Gas 4. Put 4 paper muffin cases or 6 paper cupcake cases in a muffin tin or bun tin. Put 50g softened butter, 50g caster sugar, 50g self-raising flour, ½ level tsp baking powder, 1 large egg and 15g ground almonds in a bowl and beat until creamy and mixed evenly. Divide between the paper cases and bake for 15 minutes for the cupcakes or 20 minutes for the muffins, or until the tops spring back when pressed lightly. Cool. Stone 250g fresh cherries and put in a pan with 100ml Asda Cherry Juice Drink. Simmer for 5 minutes. Cool. Cut the cakes in half and sandwich with 3tbsp Asda Extra Special Cherry Conserve. Break the cakes into pieces and put in the base of a large trifle bowl. Mix together 4tbsp cherry brandy and

4tbsp of the cherry cooking juice. If you don’t want to use brandy, replace it with more cherry juice. Drizzle over the cake. Drain the cherries and scatter evenly on top. Put 250g mascarpone in another bowl and stir to soften. Gradually add 500g Asda Extra Special Creamy Custard until evenly mixed. Spread on top of the sponge and cherries. Whip 450ml double cream until it just holds its shape and put on top. Put 25g flaked almonds in a dry frying pan and cook over a medium heat and toss until golden. Tip on a plate to cool. Decorate the trifle with the flaked almonds and more fresh cherries. CALORIES

450 23%

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Festive feast timeplan Based on a 6kg turkey THE DAY BEFORE If you are using a frozen turkey, defrost it (see page 42). Make the parsnip and Parmesan purée and put in the fridge. Prepare the pigs in blankets and stuffing ready to cook. Cover with clingfilm and chill. Peel the potatoes, cover with water and store in a cool place. Peel and cut up the squash, parsnips and carrots. Put in bags in the fridge. Make the stock, cranberry sauce and bread sauce. Refrigerate. Wash and trim the Brussels sprouts, chop the bacon. Store separately in the fridge. Prepare the trifle less the cream.

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 12 READY IN 1HR 10 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 59P

ON THE DAY 9.30am Prepare the turkey. Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. 10.00am Put the turkey in the oven. Make the prawn cocktail less the rocket and finish the trifle. Refrigerate. 12.30pm Put stuffing balls and pigs in blankets in the oven. Parboil the potatoes and root veg. Drain. 1.00pm Remove the stuffing balls and pigs in blankets. Baste the turkey and return to the oven, uncovered. Put the potatoes in the oven. 1.30pm Remove the turkey. Put on a platter and cover with foil. Turn the oven up to 220C/200C Fan/Gas 7. Add root vegetables. Boil, drain and halve the sprouts. Make the gravy. 2.00pm Remove the potatoes and root veg. Stir-fry the bacon and sprouts. Reheat gravy, bread sauce, pigs in blankets and stuffing. 2.10pm Finish the starters and serve.

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Added Roastiness this Christmas

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CHRISTMAS FOOD

Turkey know-how Whether you’ve never cooked Christmas lunch or you’re an old hand, follow our tips on choosing, preparing and carving a traditional bird We recently won the title British Turkey Supermarket of the Year at the 2012 British Turkey Awards and our Basted Whole Turkey was named Best Christmas Traditional Product for its ‘delicious, moist and buttery flavour.’ You’ll find a wide range of turkeys in store and can pre-order at the Butchers Counter or at ASDA.com/groceries.

Frozen Best if: You like to plan ahead and buy your bird in advance. We have a wide selection of frozen British turkeys, including basted birds, in sizes from small to extra large.

PHOTOGRAPH: LAUREN MCLEAN. STYLING: EMILY JONZEN. FOOD STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN

Fresh Best for: Those who don’t want the hassle of defrosting a turkey. Asda’s Butcher’s Selection standard whole birds and Extra Special Norfolk Bronze Free-Range turkeys are in store from 19 December. And this year, we’ve reared our own Extra Special Norfolk Bronze turkeys to give them a richer flavour and succulent texture. They also meet high standards of welfare. Available to order: 30 Nov to 15 Dec for delivery slots 20 Dec to 23 Dec.

Crowns and joints Best for: Easy cooking and carving; if your kitchen has a compact oven; and if you want to avoid leftovers. We have a range of fresh or frozen turkey crowns – a crown is a bird with the legs and wings removed. As it’s smaller than a regular turkey, it’s quicker to cook and easier to carve. Boneless turkey joints are also available from the Chosen by you and Extra Special ranges. Available to order: Butcher’s Selection Turkey Crowns; 9 Nov to 22 Dec for delivery slots 30 Nov to 23 Dec. DECEMBER 2012 | ASDA.COM/MAGAZINE | 41


FOOD CHRISTMAS

How to carve your turkey

1

Hold the tip of a drumstick and pull the leg outwards. Slice through the hip joint with a carving knife and remove the leg. Repeat. Cut through each leg joint to separate thigh and drumstick.

2

Cut diagonally down the sides of the breast towards the wing. Press out the wing to reveal the joint, and cut through it. Remove the wings.

3 Frequently asked questions I’ve got loads of friends and family coming over for Christmas lunch. How many people will one turkey feed? Approximately, a 2kg bird will feed 4-5 people, 4kg for 8-9 people and 6kg for 12-13. Although this will depend on how hungry your guests are! Last year I struggled to defrost my turkey in time – how long do they usually take? You can defrost a turkey in the fridge or in a cool room. Allow 10-12 hours per kg if you’re defrosting in a fridge. In a cool

room (below 17.5C/64F), allow 3-4 hours per kg; and longer if the room is cooler. How long should I cook the bird for? Follow the instructions on the packaging, but for birds up to 4kg allow 20 minutes per kg plus 70 minutes; and for birds weighing over 4kg allow 20 minutes per kg plus 90 minutes. You should include the stuffing in the total weight. I’ve heard that you shouldn’t put stuffing in the main part of the turkey. Is that correct?

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Only stuff the neck cavity – if you stuff the main body cavity it can result in the bird being undercooked. However, it’s okay to put flavourings such as lemon, orange, halved onion and fresh herbs in there. After you’ve stuffed the neck cavity, tuck and fasten the skin flap with cocktail sticks. Alternatively, cook the stuffing separately in an oven dish. How will I know the turkey is cooked? Insert a clean skewer into the thickest part of the thigh. If the juices that run out are clear, the turkey is cooked.

If they’re pinkish, return to the oven and cook for a further 15 minutes, then test again. What are your tips for succulent turkey? My family always complain that mine’s too dry. After cooking, transfer the turkey to a platter, cover loosely with foil and leave to one side for 30 minutes to allow the meat to relax and soak up the juices. It will stay warm for up to an hour. For more cooking tips and a roasting calculator, go to britishturkey.co.uk

PHOTOGRAPH: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN

Slice off the whole turkey breast, keeping the knife close to the bone. Carve the breast into even slices.


Christmas at the

WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN AND GREGOR MCMASTER

We’ve got meals from just £4.25 or 2 for £8 Can’t wait for the festivities to begin? Then treat your taste buds to the Christmas menu at your local in-store Asda Café. Whether you visit during your weekly shop, or pop in when you fancy a night off from cooking, we’ve got a host of delicious reasons to visit an Asda Café. For starters, there’s a choice of two delicious warming soups – Chantenay carrot and parsnip or broccoli and Stilton.

For mains, you can enjoy a traditional British roast turkey Christmas dinner, or our Extra Special ham Christmas dinner. And to round things off in style, there’s hot raspberry frangipane, served with yummy custard, cream or ice cream. Our fab Christmas menu is the easiest way to get into the festive spirit. Or if you’re short of time, why not pop in for a quick cup of coffee and cake? See you soon!

Christmas menu Starter Chantenay carrot and parsnip soup or Brocolli and Stilton soup

£1.50 Main course British roast turkey Christmas dinner or Extra Special ham Christmas dinner or Vegetable Brie and cranberry tart

£4.25 or 2 for £8 Dessert Hot raspberry frangipane, served with either custard, cream or ice cream

£1.75


SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.34

Main attraction

Fancy a change from turkey? Try these alternatives for Christmas lunch

Duck breasts with fruity clementine & cranberry sauce Tangy cranberries give a festive twist to this delicious dish. The reserved duck fat is ideal for sauté or roast potatoes 2 x 340g packs Gressingham duck fillets 4 clementines 1tbsp groundnut oil 1 shallot, finely chopped 200g cranberries, fresh or frozen 25g sugar 4tbsp Asda Fine Cut Marmalade Leeks, spinach and peas, to serve Pat the duck skin with kitchen paper. Leave in

the fridge for 30 minutes. Score the skin in diagonal lines with a knife. Peel the clementines. Save the peel from one of the clementines – scrape off the white pith with a small, sharp knife and cut the peel into fine shreds. Put in a small pan, cover with cold water and heat until simmering. Simmer for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain and set aside. Purée the clementine flesh in a blender or processor.

Heat the oil in a small pan and cook the shallot over a low heat until soft. Add the clementines and cranberries. Cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Add the sugar, marmalade and shredded peel. Stir until the marmalade has melted. Set aside. Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Put the duck breasts skin-side down in a frying pan. Cook over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the skin is

golden brown and the fat has run out. Drain and reserve the fat. Turn the breasts over and cook for 1 minute. Move to a roasting tin and cook in the oven, skin-side up for 9-15 minutes, depending on how pink you like your duck. Leave to rest for about 10 minutes. Reheat the sauce and serve with the duck, leeks, spinach and peas. CALORIES

HIGH SUGAR

MED FAT

447 22.4g 18.8g 22% 25% 27%

LOW

LOW

4.5g 23%

0.5g 8%

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Celebration salmon You can use Prosecco, Cava, Champagne or any dry sparkling wine for this wonderful sauce – plus you get to enjoy the rest of the bottle with your meal! 10g butter, plus 25g extra 2 x 240g packs Asda Extra Special Lightly Smoked Salmon Fillet 4 sprigs flat-leaf parsley 200ml Asda Extra Special Prosecco 2 shallots, finely chopped 25g plain flour 150ml single cream 1tbsp dill, chopped, plus 4 sprigs to garnish Brussels sprouts and roast new potatoes, to serve Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease a

roasting tin with 10g butter. Add the fillets and put a parsley sprig on top of each one. Gently pour on the Prosecco – it will foam up at first. Then cover the tin with foil and cook for 20 minutes or until the fish flakes easily. Discard the parsley. Lift the fillets out and put them on a plate. Cover loosely with foil and keep warm. Reserve the Prosecco juice. Melt the rest of the butter in a saucepan and cook the shallots, over a medium heat, until soft, stirring occasionally.

Remove from the heat and stir in the flour. Cook over a low heat for a minute, whisking with a wire whisk. Remove from the heat and whisk in the juice. Return to the heat, whisking until thickened. Simmer for 2 minutes. Whisk in the cream and chopped dill, then season and reheat. Pour over the salmon and garnish with the dill sprigs. Serve with Brussels and roast new potatoes. CALORIES

456 23%

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LOW

4.9g 27.6g 5% 39%

LOW

11.5g 58%

0.3g 5%

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FAT

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RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: MAJA SMEND. STYLING: TONY HUTCHINSON. FOOD STYLING: KIM MORPHEW

SERVES 4 READY IN 50 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.74

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CHRISTMAS FOOD

SERVES 4 READY IN 55 MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1

Cheese & vegetable pies

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The cheese pastry in these pies make them taste really special but if youÕre short of time you could use ready-to-roll shortcrust pastry instead 150g butter, cut into small cubes, plus extra for greasing 300g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out A pinch each of dry mustard powder, cayenne and salt 50g extra mature Cheddar, finely grated 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1tbsp mild olive oil 1 small leek (white and pale green part), finely chopped 160g bag Fresh Tastes Baby Spinach 150g frozen petit pois 200g pot Asda Lighter

Plain Soft Cheese 1tbsp flat-leaf parsley, chopped 1tbsp fresh sage leaves, chopped 1 medium egg, beaten Preheat the oven to 190C/ 170C Fan/Gas 5. Grease the holes of a four-hole Yorkshire pudding tin with a little butter. Sift the flour, mustard powder, cayenne and salt into a large bowl. Rub in the butter until it resembles breadcrumbs. Stir in the cheese and egg, then

mix to a firm dough. You may need to add a couple of teaspoons of cold water. Make the dough into a flat slab, then wrap it in clingfilm and chill for 20-30 minutes. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the leek over a medium heat, until soft. Add the spinach, stirring until it wilts. Tip into a large bowl and stir in the frozen petit pois. Stir in the soft cheese, parsley and sage, then season well. Roll out the pastry on a lightly floured surface.

Cut out 4 x 12cm-diameter rounds and use to line the pudding-tin holes. Cut out 4 x 10cm-diameter rounds for lids and cut a star out of the centre of each one. Divide the filling between the tins and dampen the edges of the pastry with a little water. Put the lids on top and pinch to seal the edges. Bake in the oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. CALORIES

767 38%

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2.4g 3%

49.7g 28.4g 71% 141%

1.3g 22%

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Ice and easy

For super-cool desserts, get creative with these freezer friendly recipes that are bound to be a big hit with your guests

SERVES 4 READY IN 5 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 60P

Kids will love these for dessert!

Ice cream snowmen Let the kids have fun decorating these cute figures – you’ll need to work fast to serve them before they melt! 2 dried apricots 80g pot Asda Chosen by you Choco Toffee 4 Asda Chosen by you Liquorice Allsorts 4 Asda Cola Belts or Fruitella Strawberry Belts

900ml tub Asda Chosen by you Vanilla Ice Cream

mouths, and Liquorice Allsorts for hats. Snip the ends of Strawberry or Cola Belts for scarves. Before you scoop the ice Scoop out 4 large balls of cream, cut the apricots to create vanilla ice cream for the noses for the snowmen. Line up bodies and put in four dishes. some Choco Toffees for the Then scoop out 4 slightly snowmen’s buttons, eyes and smaller balls for the snowmen’s

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heads and place on top. Quickly decorate with the sweets to create snowmen and serve immediately. CALORIES

550 31%

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57.6g 68%

30g 43%

18.5g 93%

0.4g 10%

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Toffee & pistachio meringue Walnuts or pecans can replace pistachios. This dessert can be frozen for two weeks in a plastic container 4 large egg whites 225g caster sugar, plus 100g for the toffee sauce 115g pistachios, finely chopped 75g unsalted butter 450ml double cream Preheat the oven to 130C/ 110C Fan/Gas ½. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Draw a 21cm diameter circle on each, then turn the paper

over. Whisk the whites to form glossy peaks. Add the sugar a heaped tsp at a time, whisking until stiff again after each one. Gently fold in the pistachios. Put a small dab of the mixture under the paper in each corner to help it stick to the tray. Spread the mixture on the trays to make two rounds, using the pencil marks as a guide. Bake in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes or until pale

coloured and crisp. To test if it is cooked, peel off the paper at one edge – if it peels off easily the meringue is cooked. Cool on a wire rack. Meanwhile, make the toffee sauce. Heat 100g caster sugar in a small pan with 2tbsp water until the sugar dissolves. Cook, without stirring, until golden brown, then remove straight away from the heat and add the butter and a small pinch

of salt. Add 75ml of the double cream and stir until it’s evenly mixed. Set aside until cold. Lightly whip the rest of the cream until it holds its shape. Fold in the toffee sauce with a spoon so that you have a swirled effect. Spread on one meringue and top with the other. CALORIES

398 20%

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27.7g 31%

29.7g 42%

16.5g 83%

0.1g 2%

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BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 12 READY IN 2HRS PRICE PER SERVING 32P

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Orange & pineapple sorbet cups This retro-style dessert is light and refreshing and offers the perfect balance to rich Christmas food

Slice off the tops of each orange and carefully scoop out the flesh using a spoon. Remove as much of the pith and membranes from the flesh as possible. Then whizz the flesh in a blender or processor to make juice. Put 75ml of this juice in a small, lidded plastic container and freeze to use later. (Either drink the rest of the juice or freeze it in an ice cube tray. It’s great with sparkling wine to make Bucks Fizz on Christmas morning.) Carefully wipe the shells and put in a large plastic container and freeze. Two to four hours before you are ready to serve, put the pineapple in a bowl and add the sugar, Cointreau (if using) and 75ml of the frozen orange juice. Cover and leave until the juice melts. Stir well, cover and refrigerate. When you’re ready to serve your orange cups, half fill each orange shell with the pineapple mixture and top with a scoop of the pineapple and mango sorbet. Serve immediately.

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215 43.1g TRACE TRACE TRACE OF YOUR 11% 48% <1% <1% <1% 5 A DAY BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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SERVES 6 READY IN 25 MINS PRICE PER SERVING 90P

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6 large oranges 1 x 400g pack Fresh Tastes Pineapple Chunks 2 level tbsp caster sugar 75ml Cointreau (optional) ½ x 900ml pot Asda Chosen by you Pineapple and Mango Sorbet


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Christmas pudding ice cream This creamy ice cream has all the taste of a traditional Christmas pudding and can be frozen in ramekins 150g sultanas 100g dried cranberries 150g glacé cherries, quartered 150g ready to eat dried apricots, cut into pieces the size of a sultana 6tbsp Cointreau 100g pistachio nuts 150g Asda Dark Chocolate (50% cocoa solids)

3 large eggs, separated 75g icing sugar 300ml double cream Put the sultanas, cranberries, glacé cherries, apricots and Cointreau in a bowl and cover with clingfilm. Soak for 1-3 days. Line 10 ramekins with a double layer of clingfilm. Chop the nuts.

Break the chocolate into squares and melt in a bowl over a pan of simmering water – don't let the bowl touch the water. Remove the bowl. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Gradually whisk in the sugar, a level tablespoon at a time, whisking well after each. In another bowl, whip the cream until it just holds its

shape. Beat the yolks with a fork to break them up. Fold the fruit and soaking liquid, nuts and yolks into the cream using a large metal spoon. Gently fold in the whites, turn into the ramekins and cover. Freeze for at least 4 hours. HIGH

LOW

509 44.5g 27.5g 13.8g 25% 49% 39% 69%

0.1g 2%

CALORIES

HIGH SUGAR

HIGH FAT

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 10 READY IN 4HRS 40 MINS PLUS SOAKING PRICE PER SERVING 80P

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Masterclass

Sweet shortcrust pastry Get your pastry right, and your mince pies will be the best youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve ever tasted. Our basic recipe is great for lemon meringue pie and bakewell tarts, too

MAKES 28 READY IN 1HR 20 MINS PLUS COOLING PRICE PER MINCE PIE 14P

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MASTERCLASS FOOD

PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: REBECCA NEWPORT. FOOD STYLING: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS

Glynis McGuinness Food Editor

Sweet shortcrust pastry is the perfect pastry for mince pies – crumbly, buttery and slightly sweet. It’s just like plain shortcrust with sugar and egg yolk added. Mixing the sugared water with egg yolk means the sweetness is evenly distributed throughout the dough. As well as enriching the dough, adding egg yolk also means it becomes slightly elastic, which is good news if you’re not used to making pastry. These mince pies will keep in an airtight container for two weeks, or you can freeze them instead.

Sweet shortcrust pastry 2 level tbsp caster sugar 450g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out Good pinch salt 250g salted butter, chilled, cut into small cubes 50g Trex Pure Vegetable Fat, chilled, cut into small cubes 2 egg yolks from large eggs CALORIES

212 11%

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HIGH

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11.7g 13%

11.4g 16%

6.1g 31%

0.3g 5%

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Dissolve the caster sugar in 3tbsp hot water. Leave to cool, then chill further in the fridge. Sift the flour and salt into a bowl. Add the butter and vegetable fat and rub in with your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. Mix the yolks with the sugared water and add to the bowl. Mix with a round-bladed knife until the mixture clumps together to form a dough.

Gather the pastry dough with your hands, wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes. Roll out on a lightly floured surface to the thickness of a pound coin. Cut out 28 x 8cm rounds and 28 x 7cm stars using Asda Star Cutters, £1.97 for 5-pack. Gather the leftover dough, roll out and cut out more shapes.

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3 Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Use the rounds to line the holes of two 12-hole tins, easing them to fit in snugly. Fill each hole with a heaped teaspoon of mincemeat from a 822g jar. Dampen the edges of the pastry shells, place the stars over the mincemeat, and press their ends against the shells to seal.

Bake the mince pies for about 25 minutes or until golden brown. Leave in the tins for 10 minutes, then ease them out with a round-bladed knife and transfer to a wire rack to cool. Give them a light dusting of icing sugar before serving – hold the sieve above the pies and gently tap its sides.

Glynis’ tips ● Warm hands? Your ingredients

● Hot kitchen? A steamy kitchen

and hands should be nice and cool when handling pastry or it might get crumbly and difficult to roll. Run them under cold running water for a minute.

can have the same effect, so put the bowl of rubbed-in flour in the fridge for 15 minutes before adding the egg yolk and sugared water.

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‘Our mince pies are hand finished and lightly dusted with sugar’

Freshly baked Enjoy award-winning, freshly made mince pies from the Asda bakery, made to a traditional recipe and bursting with fruity flavours ItÕs traditional to make a wish as you eat your first mince pie of the season. So, how about a delicious Asda In-Store Baked Mince Pie? They’re made from mouthwatering, butter-enriched crumbly pastry with a generous filling of mincemeat. Baking them in store makes them even fresher, just as if you’d made them at home. Enjoy them with a cuppa or whenever you fancy a burst of festive spirit – some traditions just aren’t meant to be broken. As a nation, we’ve been eating mince pies for hundreds of years, but not always in their present form. In fact, centuries

ago, mince pies were large, savoury pies, filled with meat, and were known as Christmas Pyes. And it wasn’t until Medieval times that they started to taste like the ones we eat today. This change from savoury to sweet came about after the Crusaders brought back spices from the Middle East. These spices were added to fruit and gradually replaced the meat filling. All those years on, and we still love this delicious sweet pie. Our award-winning In-Store Baked Mince PIes are made to a classic recipe, with the perfect balance of sweetness and spice, capturing all the warmth and flavours of the season.

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If you want to make this really easy, or you don’t have time to bake a cake from scratch, you could decorate a readymade Asda Extra Special 3 Month Matured Un-iced Fruit Cake, £6 (907g).

Classic cake

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1kg Asda Mixed Dried Fruit 100ml brandy or rum 215g butter, softened 215g soft brown sugar 4 large free-range eggs 225g plain flour, sifted 2tsp ground mixed spice Grated zest of 1 orange and 1 unwaxed lemon 75g ground almonds 100g glacé cherries, quartered

♦ Put the dried fruit in a bowl with the brandy or rum. Cover with clingfilm and leave for 24 hours, stirring occasionally. ♦ Line a 22cm deep round tin with three layers of baking paper. Preheat the oven to 150C/130C Fan/Gas 2. ♦ Beat the butter, sugar, eggs, flour, spice, zest and almonds together in a large bowl until creamy. Stir in the cherries with the dried fruit and its liquid. ♦ Put the mixture in the tin and wrap – see tip, below right. Bake for 2 hours, then reduce the oven to 140C/120C Fan/ Gas 1. Cook for another 1½-2 hours or until a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. ♦ Remove from the tin and cool on a rack. When cold, store in an airtight box or tin. MED

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304 40.8g 10.5g 15% 45% 15%

5.4g 27%

0.1g 2%

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Heat 125g apricot jam and pass through a sieve. Use some to brush along the top edge of the cake. Shape a piece of marzipan into a rope about 1cm thick and place it over the jam. Turn the cake upside down and put on a cake board or plate – the marzipan ensures it sits steady.

4 Divide the rest of the icing into four portions. Knead green Home2Bake Professional Icing Colours Gel into two of the portions to make one pale green and one darker green. Roll out to slightly thicker than a pound coin and cut out trees in different sizes.

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Brush the top and sides of the cake with the jam. Dust a work surface with icing sugar and roll out 750g marzipan to a 30cm round. Lift, using the rolling pin to support it, and lay it on top of the cake. Smooth over the sides with your hands. Trim any excess from the bottom with a knife.

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Roll out 750g white ready-toroll icing to a 30cm round. Lightly brush the surface of the marzipan with boiled water that’s been left to cool. Lay the icing on top of the cake. Smooth it down the sides of the cake, rubbing lightly with your hands to smooth out the creases. Trim off any excess.

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Knead red Home2Bake Professional Icing Colours Gel into another portion of icing. Leave the last portion white. Shape into strings 4mm wide. Wind round each other to make tree trunks. Cut into 3cm and 4cm lengths. Leave for at least 2 hours to harden.

Make icing using 60g Royal Icing Sugar and 2tsp water. Use to attach the trunks to the trees. Keep the rest of the icing in a small dish, covered with clingfilm. Leave the trees for at least 2 hours to set. Stick onto the cake with icing, and wind thin red ribbon round the side.

Top tips Wrap the tin to stop the cake drying out – use a double layer of newspaper tied with string. If the cake browns too much when baking, cover with a double piece of baking paper after 2 hours. IÕd love to see readersÕ results Ð send your photos to the address on page 7.

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Children will love making these decorative treats with bright melted sweet centres

MAKES 12 READY IN 1HR 30MINS PRICE PER BISCUIT 15P

Right: Hang them on your tree with ribbon

300g plain flour, plus extra for rolling out 1 level tsp ground ginger 1 level tsp ground cinnamon 175g butter, cut into cubes 100g golden syrup 24 Fox’s Glacier Fruits Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Line three baking trays with baking paper. Sift the flour, ginger and cinnamon into a bowl. Rub the butter into the flour using your fingertips until it looks like breadcrumbs. Add the golden syrup and mix with a knife until big lumps form. Using your hand, finish mixing to make a dough. Wrap in clingfilm and chill for 30 minutes. Lightly flour a work surface and a rolling pin, then roll out the dough to about 3-4mm thick. Cut out large stars and rounds with cutters. Use your smallest cutters to cut a hole in the middle of each biscuit. Gather up any leftover dough, then roll out and cut out again. Put the biscuits on to the baking trays using a fish slice to support them. Use a skewer to make a small hole in each if you want to hang them. Put the sweets in a freezer bag and bash with a rolling pin to break them into smaller pieces. You may need to get an adult to help as they’re hard to break. Put the broken sweets in the biscuit holes. Bake them in the oven for about 15 minutes or until they start to brown and the sweets have melted. Cool on the baking trays for 10 minutes, then move to a wire rack to finish cooling. CALORIES

273 15%

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20.5g 24%

12.3g 18%

7.6g 38%

0.3g 5%

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STARTERS

LIGHT BITES

A selection of the finest Thai-style canapés Get the party started with chargrilled chicken skewers, succulent and tender chicken aromatically spiced with a distinctive smokiness, Tiger prawn dim sum, an exotic blend of Oriental flavours in delicious light, crisp parcels, and melt-in-the-mouth chicken bites enveloped in pandan leaf. Intensely aromatic Oriental dips make the perfect accompaniments. ♦ Left: Extra Special: Oriental Chargrilled Chicken Skewers, £3 for 10-pack (250g; £1.20/ 100g); Oriental Dip Selection, £2 (150g; £1.33/100g), both in store 11 December ♦ Top right: Extra Special Oriental Black Tiger Prawn Selection, £3 for 12-pack (244g; £1.23/100g), in store 11 December ♦ Right: Extra Special Chicken in Pandan Leaf, £4 for 8-pack (160g; £2.50/100g), in store 11 December

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STARTERS

‘OUR ALL-BUTTER PASTRY MINI SAUSAGE ROLLS ARE MADE WITH PRIME CUTS OF PORK, HAND-FINISHED WITH A SPRINKLING OF BLACK PEPPER’

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STARTERS

PERFECT PASTRIES Bite-sized tarts and pies make easy party platters Our mini tartlets have crumbly cheese and thyme pastry, while mini steak and ale pies contain Shropshire ale for extra flavour. Classic mini pork pies and mini sausage rolls are made from the best ingredients and taste great served with tangy pickle. ♦ Left: Extra Special: Mini Tartlet Selection, £4 for 12-pack (288g; £1.39/100g); Mini Pork Pie Selection, £3 for 8-pack (400g; 75p/100g); Mini Pork Sausage Rolls, £3 for 20-pack (300g; £1/100g); Mini Steak & Ale Pies, £4 for 12-pack (360g; £1.11/100g); all in store 11 December

Crumbly pastry, delicious maple-smoked bacon and a creamy cheese and thyme filling make our bacon and Brie tart hard to resist.

‘THESE CLASSIC SMOKED SALMON STARTERS ARE SO SIMPLE AND YET SO ELEGANT’

♦ Above right: Extra Special Maple Bacon & Brie Tart, £3 (300g; £1/100g), available in limited stores

Enjoy traditional slices of flavoursome Hebridean smoked salmon marinated in whisky. Or try our smoked salmon pâté teamed with light and crisp oatcakes. ♦ Right: Extra Special: Smoked Scottish Salmon with Malt Whisky, £2.98 (100g; £2.98/100g); Smoked Salmon Pâté & Oatcakes, £3 (150g; £2/100g), in store 11 December

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MAIN DISHES

‘WE’VE DONE ALL THE HARD WORK FOR YOU! OUR IMPRESSIVE PART-BONED TURKEY JOINT HAS BEEN STUFFED AND TRUSSED, READY TO GO IN THE OVEN’

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MAIN DISHES

FINE MEATS Turkey, pork or beef – the choice is yours! And it’s so easy with the Extra Special range Serving a traditional turkey is simple with our part-boned stuffed British turkey joint with caramelised apple and ginger stuffing. It’s all ready to go – all you need to do is pop it in the oven to roast. ♦ Left: Extra Special Part Boned Stuffed British Turkey Joint, £20 (1.7kg; £11.76/1kg), in store 19 December

For an impressive centrepiece, try this British rack of pork, ready for you to roast for the best crackling ever. ♦ Top right: Extra Special Rack of Pork, £7.50 per kg, in store 19 December

Classic roast beef makes a popular alternative to turkey. This succulent, hand-cut rib of British beef has been matured for 21 days for extra flavour and tenderness. Roast to your liking and serve with Extra Special Horseradish Sauce. ♦ Right: Extra Special 21 Day Matured Rib of British Beef, £17.58 per kg, in store 22 December, available in limited stores

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ACCOMPANIMENTS

‘OUR WENSLEYDALE PARSNIP BAKE HAS A DELICIOUS CRUNCHY BREADCRUMB TOPPING THAT CONTRASTS PERFECTLY WITH THE RICH, CREAMY SAUCE’

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ACCOMPANIMENTS

ALL THE TRIMMINGS Our top-quality meats deserve the very best accompaniments Mouthwatering roasties are guaranteed with readyprepared Rudolph potatoes in goose fat. Serve with our Wensleydale parsnip bake, wedges of roasted parsnip with a creamy cheese sauce and crispy breadcrumb topping. ♦ Left: Extra Special: Rudolph Potatoes in Goose Fat, £2.50 (800g; 31.3p/100g); Wensleydale Parsnip Bake, £3 (650g; 46.2p/100g)

Our gorgeously festive braised red cabbage is made with fine port, spices, Braeburn apples and fresh cranberries. ♦ Top right: Extra Special Slowly Braised Red Cabbage with Apple & Cranberries, £3 (600g; 50p/100g), in store 1 December

Our poultry gravy is enriched with sweet Madeira and fragrant thyme. Luxurious bread sauce has aromatic spices and double cream, while our tangy cranberry sauce has warm flavours of cinnamon and port. ♦ Right: Extra Special: Fresh Poultry Gravy, £2 (400g; 50p/100g); Bread Sauce, £1.50 (200g; 75p/100g); Cranberry Sauce, £1.50 (200g; 75p/100g), in store 29 November

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ACCOMPANIMENTS

‘A SELECTION OF SWEET, EARTHY VEGETABLES INFUSED WITH AROMATIC HERBS, CHOPPED AND READY TO ROAST’

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DESSERTS

VIBRANT VEGETABLES We’ve made things ultra easy for you with our range of ready-prepared vegetables No peeling necessary! Choose clementine roasting vegetables, a colourful combination of tender veg with zesty clementine segments. Or for classics with a twist, try baby sprouts with bacon and sage butter, or tender baby parsnips with Parmesan. ♦ Left: Extra Special: Clementine Roasting Vegetables, £3 (750g; 40p/100g); Baby Sprouts & Bacon with Sage Butter, £2.50 (300g; 83.3p/100g); Baby Parsnips with Parmesan Crumb, £3 (670g; 44.8p/100g); all in store 1 December

DIVINE DESSERTS Simply delicious! Treat them to our all-butter Christmas trees and tasty mince pies – heavenly served with a dollop of extra thick brandy cream. Packed with luscious festive flavours, our decorative jewelled Yule pudding and traditional luxury Christmas pudding are total indulgence. ♦ Top right: Extra Special: All-Butter Christmas Trees, £2 for 18-pack (11.1p each); All-Butter Mince Pies, £2 for 6-pack (33.3p each); Extra Thick Brandy Cream, £2.40 or 2 for £4 (250ml; 96p/100ml) ♦ Right: Extra Special: Jewelled Yule Pudding, £10 (907g; £1.10/100g); 6 Month Matured Luxury Christmas Pudding, £5 (907g; 55.1p/100g)

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CHEESEBOARD The must-have ingredient for a classic Christmas cheese board, this matured blue Stilton has a creamy texture and mellow flavour. Pop a whole Camembert in the oven for the perfect treat to share. Last but not least, our Cave-Aged Mature Cheddar is matured in Somerset caves for up to three months for a complex flavour. Serve it in style with a selection of our rustic crackers. ♦ Right: Extra Special: Mature Blue Stilton, £5 (500g; £1/100g); Artisan Bakery Rustic Cracker Selection, (300g) ♦ Below left: Extra Special Mature Camembert, £2 (250g; 80p/100g) ♦ Below right: Extra Special Cave-Aged Mature Cheddar, £4 (400g; £1/100g)

PHOTOGRAPHS: CRAIG ROBERTSON. STYLING: ROBERT MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: EMILY JONZEN

‘THE PERFECT CHEESE BOARD SHOULD OFFER A VARIETY OF CHEESES, INCLUDING ONE BLUE, ONE SOFT AND ONE HARD. SERVE WITH WALNUTS, FRUIT AND OUR ARTISAN BISCUITS’

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Try something new with Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese

Parmigiano Reggiano Spread Serves 4 Ready in 10 minutes

Ingredients 125g ricotta cheese 80g Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano, freshly grated Salt and pepper 1 tbsp unsweetened whipped cream Nutmeg Chives, chopped (or other favourite herb or spice)

How to make 1. Whisk the ricotta until it reaches a soft and frothy consistency. 2. Add the Extra Special Parmigiano Reggiano, salt, pepper and whipped cream. 3. Finally, add the nutmeg and chives to taste. The cheese mixture should be creamy and can be used as a spread on bread or as a ďŹ lling for vol-au-vents or savoury cream puffs.

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MEAT AND FISH

Boxing day treat Make celebrations a relaxed afair by serving guests these impressive dishes from

After the excitement of Christmas, the day after tends to be a relaxed affair. So take it easy by serving sumptuous dishes from our Extra Special range. A great choice for a main course is this succulent Gammon Joint With Cointreau. It’s wonderful, too, as part of a buffet with pickles and salad. ♦ Extra Special Gammon Joint With Cointreau, £10 (1.1kg; £9.10/1kg)


WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: TAMZIN FERDINANDO. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN, JAYNE CROSS

MEAT AND FISH


MEAT AND FISH

For more Boxing Day ideas, look at the new range of Asda Extra Special fish dishes in store from 13 December. Hot Smoked Salmon (left) is fantastic for a main course, party platter or served with a beetroot and onion salad. Also new is Gravlax (right), a Scandinavian-style cured salmon dish, and our elegant tians – beautifully layered mini-towers. Try mouthwatering Prawn, Salmon & Avocado Tian or flavour-packed Crab Cocktail Tian. Finally, pick up our Scottish Fish Pâté Trio, and you’ve got an impressive festive feast at a great price.

♦ Left: Extra Special Hot Smoked Salmon, £8 (500g; £1.60/100g); Above top: Extra Special Prawn, Salmon & Avocado Tian, £4 (200g; £2/100g); Extra Special Crab Cocktail Tian, £4 (250g; £1.60/100g); Above: Extra Special Gravlax, £2.98 or 2 for £5 (100g; £2.98/100g); Extra Special Scottish Fish Pâté Trio, £3 (210g; £1.42/100g)


Top class Made with quality ingredients, everyone will love these stylish desserts created with Leiths School of Food & Wine

Passion Fruitt S St Star ttar ar ar D Delice This refreshing, sweet e and zesty dessert will bring a delicious finishing touch to your festive table, £6, serves 6 Praline Crunch Delice Luscious creamy chocolate layers make for a stylish treat. It’s dusted with edible gold or for something different, dust with cocoa, £8, serves ess 10 10

Trio of Desserts (Pot au Chocolat, Raspberry Panna cotta, Tiramisu) The three mini pots include: a rich and luxurious hit of Belgian chocolate, raspberry coulis on top of rich cream with vanilla, and honeyed coffee cream with Marsala-soaked sponge, £5 for 6-pack Tarte au Chocolat The crisp, all butter pastry is lavishly filled with silky smooth Belgian chocolate and West Country cream ganache. It’s great served with fresh strawberries, £3

PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL, CRAIG ROBERTSON. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN, ROBERT MERRETT. FOOD STYLING: JAYNE CROSS, EMILY JONZON

Sherry Trifle This is layered with fresh cream, deliciously warming Sherry and sweet strawberries, £8, serves 8


CHRISTMAS FOOD

Here’s to Christmas

Throwing a party? Try these simple recipe ideas for delicious canapés, plus drinks to serve with them

New York nibbles

WORDS AND RECIPES: GLYNIS MCGUINNESS. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: REBECCA NEWPORT

♦ Spread some crostini with soft cheese, then top each one with some pieces of smoked salmon. ♦ Squeeze over a few drops of lemon juice and top with some dill or snipped chives.

Bellissima bites

Put a little soft cheese on some crostini and place a basil leaf on each one. ♦ Halve some cherry tomatoes and place on top. ♦ Followed by some torn pieces of a mozzarella ball.

125g butter 500g soft brown sugar 120ml milk 250g crunchy peanut butter ½tsp vanilla extract 300g icing sugar

Dry and crisp with lively green fruits, this Champagne is the perfect celebratory drink. Also try our Grease a Extra 20cmSpecial x 20cmPinot Grigio cake that’stin fulland of delicate shallow line it mineral and apple flavours. with baking paper. Melt the butter in a large pan. Add Piper-Heidsieck the brown sugar and milk Champagne Brut, £15until (75cl); and stir over a low heat Asda Extra Special Pinot the sugar dissolves – do not £5this (75cl) letGrigio, it boil at stage.

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A taste of the Med

Coronation canapés

♦ Quarter and deseed some peppers. Grill skin-side up until the skin starts to blacken. ♦ Place in a bowl and cover with clingfilm. Leave for 15 minutes, then peel the skin off. Cool the peppers, cut into strips and toss in olive oil. ♦ Use to top some crostini with a little crumbled feta cheese and a sprig of thyme.

Cook a little curry paste in a pan over a low heat for 2 minutes, stirring all the time. Cool. Add mayonnaise and Greek-style yogurt. ♦ Mix with cooked, chopped chicken, a few chopped dried apricots and a little diced cucumber. ♦ Use to top some crostini, then garnish with coriander.

Serve these premium ales slightly chilled to enjoy their malty, hoppy flavours. Wine drinkers should try the rich, red and black bramble fruit flavours of this Rioja. Extra Special: Gentleman Jack Ale, £1.80 (500ml); Premium Golden Ale, £1.80 (500ml); Marques del Norte Rioja, £4.68 (75cl)

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perfect mixed with lemonade


With our fantastic new range of own-label wines, choosing your perfect tipple is now as easy – and enjoyable – as drinking it Don’t worry about grape varieties, regions and vintages. The clear, colour-coded labelling on our new range, The Wine Selection, will help you discover the perfect bottle of red, white or rosé to match any meal, occasion and palate. See our simple-to-follow tasting notes below to choose the right one for you.

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♦ The Wine Selection Pinot Grigio, £4 (75cl)

Tasting notes SWEET Deliciously rich white wines. CRISP & REFRESHING Fresh and zesty whites. SMOOTH & FRUITY Lovely fruity flavours. DRY & REFRESHING Fruity but dry rosé. SOFT & FRUITY Smooth and fruity rosé. LIGHT & FRUITY Easy drinking fruit-filled reds. MEDIUM BODIED Tasty food-friendly reds. RICH & FULL BODIED Big and beefy reds.

Rosé Delightfully fruity, this dry and refreshing rosé tastes great on its own or with snacks and light, everyday meals. Nicely chilled, it’s perfect for a girls’ night in with nachos and Mexican dips, and simple meals such as pizza, creamy pasta, chicken and salad. ♦ The Wine Selection Chilean Syrah Rosé, £4 (75cl)

Côtes du Rhône A treat with weekday suppers like spaghetti bolognese, sausage casserole or roast chicken with vegetables, this warming red wine is fruity with just a hint of spice. ♦ The Wine Selection Côtes du Rhône, £4 (75cl)


Our wine is tasted by experts from The Wine Quality Institute Pinot Grigio From the Venezie region of Italy, this refreshing, light, easy drinking white is bursting with crisp, green apple flavours. Chill well, pour generously and savour every last drop with your favourite pizza and a bowl of salad. ♦ Asda Pinot Grigio, £4.48 (75cl)

Barossa Shiraz This full-bodied, fruity red from South Australia – an area famed for its powerful Shiraz wines – is crammed with warming, wild berry brambly flavours. It’s perfect to drink with casseroles, roast meats and spicy dishes. ♦ Asda Barossa Shiraz, £5 (75cl)

Claret Medium bodied, this smooth claret is from the Bordeaux region of France. It’s rich in blackcurrant flavours and makes a good, everyday drinking red. When dining, choose steak, mushroom and spicy Indian dishes. It goes beautifully well with cheese and crackers, too. ♦ Asda Claret, £5.28 (75cl)

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc

Californian Zinfandel Rosé

Crisp and refreshing, this fresh, fruity white is ideal with a fish supper.

Try this fruity, soft rosé with light meals, such as fish and pasta. It’s also great teamed with spicy, chilli-based dishes.

♦ Asda New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, £6.28 (75cl)

♦ Asda Californian Zinfandel Rosé, £4.98 (75cl)


Straight from sun-drenched California, this easy drinking, light and fruity red has a gentle fruity flavour and tastes delicious with vegetarian or tomato dishes. ♦ Asda Californian Cabernet Sauvignon, £5.48 (75cl)

Asti Spumante

Cava Rosé

Sweet, fun and frothy, this super sparkler from Italy is a great addition to any celebration and is ideal with desserts. Try it as an accompaniment to rich, indulgent puddings to round off the perfect meal. Serve in tall glasses to keep the bubbles going for longer.

Another party favourite, this soft and fruity fizzy wine is Spain’s answer to Champagne. It’s refreshing to drink, goes well with nibbles, is a great accompaniment to starters, and makes a very agreeable aperitif.

♦ Asda Asti Spumante, £5.13 (75cl)

♦ Asda Cava Rosé, £4.78 (75cl)

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Californian Cabernet Sauvignon


Party bites Make entertaining easy and afordable this Christmas with our Chosen for you range of party favourites your guests will love Stock up your freezer now with Chosen by you frozen party food and you’ll be able to create a fuss-free, great-value spread in no time. There’s a fantastic selection to choose from, starting at just £1 a pack. You’ll also find £2 products and 60-piece platters for £4, so you can entertain in style without going overboard on cost. These tasty savoury bites come ready prepared. Simply pop them into the oven straight from the freezer – it couldn’t be easier, leaving you time to enjoy the fun.

Spread the cost of Christmas by stocking up now FEED 10 PEOPLE FOR £6! We’ve worked out that £6 of Chosen by you frozen party food will feed a gathering of 10 people – that’s 60p per serving*.

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♦ £4 platter: Asda Chosen by you 60 Piece Chicken Platter, £4 (780g; 51p/100g) £2 packs: Asda Chosen by you 16 Hot & Spicy Butterfly Prawns (192g; £1.04/100g); Tex Mex Bean & Cheese Wedges, £2 (400g; 50p/100g); 10 Chicken Satay With Peanut Dip, £2 (200g; £1/100g)


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♦ £1 packs: Asda Chosen by you 12 Filo King Prawns, £1 (120g; 83p/100g); 9 Mini Cheese & Tomato Pizzas, £1 (270g; 37p/100g); 50 Cocktail Sausage Rolls, £1 (800g; 12.5p/100g); 12 Mini Éclairs, £1 (130g; 77p/100g)

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PHOTOGRAPH: RIA OSBOURNE. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: GREGOR MCMASTER. *BASED ON 10 PEOPLE EATING 8 ITEMS EACH

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PARTY BITES

Planned or spur of the moment, hosting a get-together needn’t be a hassle with our impressive, easy-to-prepare party food

For impromptu parties or unexpected guests, keep some of this fabulous Chosen by you party food handy in the fridge and you’ll be able to rustle up a stunning spread anytime, no bother. If you’re prepared for all eventualities with a fridge full of goodies, you won’t have to worry if people just pop by. They’ll love the delicious Quiche Slice Selection,

Pasta Salad Selection and British classics, such as Savoury Egg Bites and Pork Pies. Or how about delightful Frittatas and Scottish Smoked Salmon Appetisers? Add slices of moreish Garlic Baguette, a juicy Olive Selection Pack and tangy Sun-dried Tomatoes and you’ve got a great-tasting buffet without the worry that’s ready in just minutes.


Create some mischief with our bewitching haul of haunting Halloween

Party guests like to try a little bit of everything, so cater for all tastes with a crowd-pleasing buffet Above: Asda Chosen by you 8 Mini Pork Pies, £2 (400g; 50p/100g); 12 Mini Bacon & Tomato Frittatas, £2.38 or 2 for £4 (180g; £1.32/100g); 12 Scottish Smoked Salmon Appetisers, £2.38 or 2 for £4 (100g; £2.38/100g)

WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPH: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: JAYNE CROSS

Main image, clockwise from left: Asda Chosen by you Pasta Salad Selection, £2.38 or 2 for £4 (600g; 39p/100g); Triple Garlic Baguette, £1 (510g; 19.6p/100g); Mini Savoury Egg Bites, £2 (420g; 47.6p/100g); Olive Selection Pack, £2.38 or 2 for £4 (180g; £1.32/100g); 9 Quiche Slice Selection, £2.38 or 2 for £4 (400g; 59.5p/100g)


PARTY BITES

Liven up your Christmas bufet this year with a fantastic choice of favourite crowd-pleasers, all with a simply delicious twist

If you’re having a Christmas party and really want to impress your guests, why not put together a wow-factor spread from our Chosen by you range? With a few simple additions and our amazingly easy recipe ideas, your festive entertaining is sure to sparkle. Serve slices of succulent Silverside Beef with tangy

Stilton & beef salad

Baked Camembert

♦ Dry-fry some walnuts for a minute. Leave to cool. Whisk 3tbsp walnut oil, 1tbsp cider vinegar, 1tsp honey and ½tsp Dijon mustard for a dressing. ♦ Quarter, core and slice a ripe pear and toss in 2tsp lemon juice. Put some watercress on four plates with crumbled Asda Chosen by you Stilton, the walnuts and pears. Drizzle over the dressing. ♦ Serve with slices of Asda Chosen by you Silverside Beef.

♦ Wrap slices of salami from an Asda Chosen by you Italian Salami Selection Pack around the end of breadsticks and put on a baking tray. ♦ Stud an Asda Chosen by you Baking Camembert with slivers of garlic and sprigs of thyme. ♦ Cook the breadsticks and the Camembert in the oven at 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4 for 5 minutes, then serve.

Stilton (see recipe below), and tuck into Farmhouse Mushroom & Garlic Pâté and creamy baked Camembert (below). Guests can help themselves from the Italian Salami Selection Pack, or enjoy slices on our Pastry Pizza (opposite), topped with British Whisky Cheddar – a round of cheese with a warm kick.

♦ From left to right: Asda Chosen by you Silverside Beef, £4 (300g; £1.33/100g); Stilton, £2 (220g; 90.9p/100g); Farmhouse Mushroom & Garlic Pâté, £2 (230g; 87p/100g); Baking Camembert, £1.50 (125g; £1.20/100g)


Pastry pizza

♦ Grill Asda Chosen by you Hot & Spicy Chicken Skewers for 1 minute each side. (They are ready to eat, so can also be served cold.) ♦ Mix diced cucumber, chopped fresh mint and Asda Greek Style Yogurt to make a dip. ♦ Create a salad of lettuce, ribbons of carrot and spring onions, dressed with lemon juice. ♦ Serve the salad and dip with the skewers. Sprinkle with fresh coriander, if you like.

♦ Put a sheet of Asda Chosen by you Ready Rolled Puff Pastry on a baking tray and spread with Asda Tomato & Basil Pizza Topper. Sprinkle over grated Asda Chosen by you British Whisky Cheddar and then top with salami from an Asda Chosen by you Italian Salami Selection Pack. ♦ Cook in the oven for 10-15 minutes at 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. ♦ Sprinkle with basil leaves before serving.

WORDS: MARILYN WRIGHT. PHOTOGRAPHS: SAM STOWELL. STYLING: JENNY IGGLEDEN. FOOD STYLING: KATE BLINMAN

♦ From left to right: Asda Chosen by you Hot & Spicy Chicken Skewers, 2 for £4 (160g; £1.25/100g); British Whisky Cheddar, £1 (100g; £1/100g); Italian Salami Selection Pack, £3 (185g; £1.62/100g)

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Bolognese Sauce Recipe The ultimate family favourite a Bolognese. Or as they say in Italy, the Ragualla Bolognese. My recipe for Bolognese or Bolognaise as the British spell it, is rich in flavour and uses beef mince only, but you could use half beef and half pork mince, it’s your choice.

Ingredients

Serves 4

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Marco’s Top Tip Always evaporate the water off at each stage – sweating the vegetables, adding the wine, stock – by doing this, you intensify flavour.

Method 4. Over a low heat add the carrots, celery, garlic and onion. By cooking down slowly, without colour, it allows the natural sweetness in the carrot to come out.

1. Chop the carrots, onion and celery as finely as possible. By chopping finely it allows all the flavours to be released into the bolognese. (My Mum used to mince all the garlic, celery, onions, carrots and meat together.)

5. Add the beef and cook with the vegetables to render the fat out of it. If there is excess fat, you can simply pour it off and then proceed to make your bolognese. In Italy, they use half beef and half pork. My recipe is all beef.

2. Take the garlic cloves (you can use as much or as little as you like), crush them with the back of your knife and then slice them finely. Once sliced, add a little salt to the slices. Using the back of your knife again, mash it into a paste. The salt helps to get the paste really smooth and fine, but you can just use a garlic crusher or a food processor.

6. Seal off the mince – by doing this you evaporate off all the water, which intensifies the flavour of the beef. Work the beef by stirring it thoroughly, lifting the meat to break down all the lumps for a smooth sauce.

3. Add a generous amount of olive oil to a large saucepan or stove-top casserole.

7. Add the tomato purée, mix thoroughly to cook the paste. Add the red wine (this is optional) and evaporate off. Add the water and one Beef Knorr Stock Pot and evaporate off. 8. Add the pre-prepared tomato sauce and mix thoroughly. 9. Bring back to the boil and add a couple of bay leaves and a few sprigs of thyme. Taste to check the seasoning and add another Knorr Beef Stock Pot if it needs it. 10. Let the sauce cook for 1½–2 hours, slowly, with the lid on. 11. Once cooked, discard the thyme and bay leaves. These have released all their flavour and are no longer needed. Your bolognese is now ready to serve.

Each 100g serving of Bolognese sauce contains: MED Calories

340

17%

MED Sugars

5.9g

MED Fat

19.6g

MED Saturates

7.9g

MED Salt

1.7g

7% 28% 40% 28% of an adult’s guideline daily amount (GDA) * Nutritional information applies to 100g sauce


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Great for using up cooked turkey

Bang bang turkey noodles This dish gets its name from a tradition in Asia where a mallet is used to beat poultry for shredding 2 blocks Asda Egg Noodles 2tsp sesame oil 2tbsp crunchy peanut butter 3tbsp Asda Dark Soy Sauce 1tbsp cider vinegar 2tbsp sweet chilli sauce 1tsp clear honey 1tbsp groundnut oil ½ cucumber 125g carrots, cut into matchsticks

4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 300g cooked turkey or chicken, cut into small pieces 1tbsp sesame seeds Add the noodles to a pan of boiling water and boil for 4 minutes. Drain and put in a bowl. Add 1tsp of the sesame oil and toss together. Cool.

Put the remaining sesame oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, chilli sauce, honey, groundnut oil and 2tbsp of water in a bowl. Stand over a pan of simmering water and whisk gently until mixed. Halve the cucumber lengthways, scoop out the seeds and discard. Slice the cucumber into half moon

shapes. Add to the noodles with the carrots, spring onions and turkey and toss together. Drizzle on the dressing. Put the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan and cook over a medium heat until lightly toasted. Sprinkle on the salad. CALORIES

424 21%

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13.2g 19%

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2.5g 42%

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BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Stilton and spinach strata Stilton is in abundance at this time of year, in cheeseboards and gift sets

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15g butter, plus a little extra for greasing 2 leeks, white and pale green part only, trimmed 1tbsp sunflower oil 160g bag baby leaf spinach 175g bread or bread rolls, preferably unsliced and a day or two old 150g Stilton, crumbled 50g reduced-fat mature Cheddar, grated 4 large free-range eggs 600ml semi-skimmed milk 2tsp Dijon mustard Preheat the oven to 180C/ 160C Fan/Gas 4. Grease an ovenproof dish with butter. Cut the leeks in half lengthways and rinse under running water. Slice finely and pat as dry as possible with kitchen paper. Melt the butter and oil in a pan, add the leeks and stir to coat. Cover and cook over a low heat for 5 minutes. Uncover and cook for another 5 minutes, stirring often. Add the spinach and stir until it wilts. Cut the bread into 2cm cubes and put most of it in the base of the dish, reserving some cubes for the top. Put the vegetables on top of the bread in an even layer. Scatter on the Stilton and then the Cheddar. Lightly beat the eggs with the milk and mustard, then pour over the cheese topping. Scatter on the remaining bread. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Remove the cover and bake for 40-50 minutes until the top is golden and the inside is just set. CALORIES

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33.6g 48%

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Curried vegetable potato cakes You can vary the proportions of the vegetables, depending on what you have to hand 15g butter 2tbsp sunflower oil, plus extra for brushing 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 level tbsp Asda Medium Curry Powder 500g cooked potatoes, roast, boiled, mashed or a mixture 300g cooked mixed carrots and butternut squash, chopped

300g cooked Brussels sprouts, chopped 1 medium free-range egg, lightly beaten Poached eggs, to serve Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Melt the butter and oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook until soft and starting to

turn golden. Add the curry powder and cook for another minute. Tip into a large bowl. If the potatoes are roasted or boiled, cut into small pieces. Add to the onion with the mashed potato, carrots, squash and sprouts, then mash. Add the egg to the veg and season well. Stir to mix. Divide into eight portions. Wet your hands and shape

each portion into a cake, about 1.5cm thick. Put on the baking tray and chill for at least 30 minutes. Brush the tops of the cakes with oil and cook in the oven for 25-35 minutes. Serve two cakes per person, with poached eggs.

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Pea & ham soup This classic soup is traditionally made with dried split peas, which needs slow cooking. We’ve used frozen so it’s quicker to make 2tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 1 garlic clove, crushed 1 stick of celery, sliced 200g potatoes (peeled weight), cubed 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 500ml ham or chicken stock 200ml semi-skimmed milk 300g frozen peas 200g cooked ham, chopped 2tbsp chopped fresh mint or 2tsp dried mint Crusty bread, to serve

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Heat the oil in a large pan and fry the onion and the garlic over a low heat until softened. Stir in the celery, potatoes and carrot, then cook for another 3 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cover and continue simmering for another 15 minutes. Stir in the milk and the frozen peas, then simmer gently for 4 minutes. Blitz in a blender until smooth. Add the ham and heat until warmed through. Season with black pepper and stir in the mint. Ladle into soup bowls and serve with some crusty bread.

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FAT SAT FAT

SALT

288 8.3g 10.2g 2.6g 1.8g OF YOUR 5 A DAY 14% 9% 15% 13% 30% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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River cobbler fillets & potato wedges Breadcrumbs give the fish a tasty crunch and are great for livening any white fish, salmon and trout 4 medium-size potatoes (ideally Maris Pipers), peeled 1tbsp olive oil 1tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 4 river cobbler fillets, about 175g each 8tbsp mayonnaise 50g Asda Dried Breadcrumbs 50g Parmesan, finely grated 250g cherry vine tomatoes Preheat the oven to 200C/180C Fan/Gas 6. Line two baking trays with baking paper. Cut the potatoes into wedges, then toss in the oil

and rosemary. Place on a baking tray and bake for 35 minutes or until crisp outside and soft inside. Put the fillets on the other tray. Spread the uppermost sides with mayonnaise. Sprinkle with breadcrumbs, then the Parmesan. Season with black pepper. Place the fillets in the oven 20 minutes before the wedges are cooked. Add the cherry vine tomatoes for the last 10 minutes. CALORIES

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31.3g 45%

6.5g 33%

1.1g 18%

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SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING £1.30

Open veggie lasagne If you’re short on time, try this quick lasagne that’s ready in just 45 minutes – ideal for mid-week entertaining 2 red onions, peeled and cut into thin wedges 1 small aubergine, cubed 10 sun-dried tomatoes, halved; plus 2tbsp oil from the jar or 10 baby plum tomatoes and 2tbsp olive oil 1 red and 1 yellow pepper, deseeded and cut into small pieces 2 x 25g packs Asda Simmer Sauce Mixes White Sauce

125g Asda Lasagne Sheets 600ml skimmed milk 2tbsp fresh parsley (optional), chopped Preheat the oven to 200C/ 180C fan/Gas 6. Toss the red onions, aubergine and sundried tomatoes in some of the oil to coat. Put in a roasting tin, cover with foil and roast for 25 mins. Toss the peppers in the

remaining oil and add to the roasting tin. Cook uncovered, for another 20 mins. Meanwhile, make the white sauce. Empty the contents of both sachets into a pan and blend in the milk with a wooden spoon. Bring gently to the boil, stirring continuously. Simmer for 1-2 minutes until thickened. Cut each lasagne sheet

in half and add to a pan of boiling water. Simmer for 4 minutes. Drain. Carefully layer the cooked lasagne sheets, roasted vegetables and white sauce on four serving plates. Sprinkle with some fresh chopped parsley, if using.

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298 16.1g 9.8g 0.9g 1.5g OF YOUR 5% 25% 5 A DAY 15% 18% 14% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Oriental chicken skewers These tender, tasty skewers are great served with a dip made from sweet chilli sauce and tomato ketchup 2tbsp soy sauce 2tsp fresh ginger, grated 1 garlic clove, crushed 1tbsp honey 2tbsp lemon juice 4 chicken breasts, cut into 3cm cubes 300g long-grain rice 150g frozen peas 150g frozen sweetcorn 1tbsp sunflower oil

2 spring onions, trimmed and sliced Mix the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, honey and lemon juice in a bowl. Add the chicken, cover with clingfilm and marinate in the fridge for at least 20 minutes or up to 2 hours if you have time. Rinse the rice and place

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in a pan, add 1.2L water. Bring to the boil and stir once. Cover and simmer for 12-15 minutes, stirring in the peas and sweetcorn for the last 5 minutes. Thread the chicken cubes onto wooden skewers, brush lightly with oil and cook on a griddle pan for 3-5 minutes on each side until cooked.

Alternatively, cook under a grill for 5 minutes each side. Cut through a cube to check they’re cooked through. Drain the rice in a sieve. Fluff up with a fork and stir in the spring onions. Serve with the chicken.

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3g 549 6.7g 8.2g 1.7g OF YOUR 7% 12% 9% 50% 5 A DAY 27% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

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Salmon & couscous parcels Parcels keep the salmon lovely and juicy – make sure they are tightly sealed but leave space for air to circulate 1 unwaxed lemon 200g couscous 15g butter 6 sun-dried tomatoes, drained and chopped or 1 tomato, chopped 4 spring onions, trimmed and finely sliced 2tbsp flat-leaf parsley 2 x 280g packs salmon fillets Broccoli, to serve

Preheat the oven to 190C/170C Fan/Gas 5. Cut out four 21cm x 21cm squares of baking paper or foil. Finely grate the lemon zest and place in a bowl with the couscous and butter. Pour over 250ml boiling water. Cover and set aside for 5 minutes. Save the lemon.

Fluff up the couscous with a fork, then stir in the sundried tomatoes or tomato, spring onions and parsley. Divide the couscous between the paper or foil squares and place the fillets on top. Squeeze over the juice of half the lemon, then season with pepper.

Wrap the squares around the salmon and seal the edges to form parcels. Place the parcels on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Serve with broccoli. CALORIES

408 20%

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0.3g <1%

19.9g 28%

SUGAR

FAT

MED

LOW

4.6g 23%

0.2g 3%

SAT FAT

SALT

BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING

SERVES 4 READY IN 45MINS PRICE PER SERVING £2.45

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THIS MONTH ENTERTAINMENT

Films, music, books

– and much more! We’ve got something for everyone, in store and online

BATMAN, THE DARK KNIGHT AND ALL RELATED CHARACTERS AND ELEMENTS ARE TRADEMARKS OF AND © DC COMICS. © 2012 WBEI. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

CINEMA GREAT EXPECTATIONS (12A)

This adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic sees orphan Pip (War Horse’s Jeremy Irvine), acquire wealth thanks to an anonymous benefactor. Now a gentleman, Pip pursues Estella (Holliday Grainger, Jane Eyre), his childhood love and adoptee of Miss Havisham (Helena Bonham Carter, below). Will Pip win Estella’s heart and solve the mystery of his fortune? In cinemas 30 November.

DVD THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (12)

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The dramatic finale to the Dark Knight film trilogy sees Batman (Christian Bale, above right) donning his cape after eight years in exile to pursue cat burglar Selina Kyle (Anne Hathaway). But in doing so, he encounters a far more dangerous adversary in new masked villain Bane (Tom Hardy, above left), who has evil plans to overrun Gotham. Can the Dark Knight win the battle to save the city that branded him an enemy? Released 3 December.

DVD KEITH LEMON: THE FILM (18)

Leigh Francis’ comedy alter ego Keith Lemon (right), star of TV’s Celebrity Juice, lands himself millions of pounds following a TV appearance with David Hasselhoff – and the attentions of Kelly Brook. Expect outrageous gags and a stream of celebs including Ronan Keating and Billy Ocean.

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TAKE ME HOME ONE DIRECTION Boy band One Direction have taken the pop world by storm and show no sign of stopping. Their newly released second album features tracks written by McFly’s Tom Fletcher and Brit-award winner Ed Sheeran. Super producer Dr Luke also contributes.

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ENTERTAINMENT THIS MONTH

CINEMA

THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (3D)

The long-awaited prequel to The Lord of the Rings follows the adventures of hobbit Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman, right). When Bilbo is visited by the wizard Gandalf (Ian McKellen), he finds himself joining a group of dwarves as they journey to reclaim a treasure from the fearsome dragon Smaug. WATCH R On the way, Bilbo meets a TR AILE strange creature, Gollum (Andy Serkis), and acquires a precious ring that will change his life forever. In cinemas 14 December.

BOOKS THRILLER

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Mankind is under threat from the animal kingdom. Biologist Jackson Oz and ecologist Chloe Tousignant race to warn world leaders – with escalating violent attacks, there’ll soon be nowhere for the human race to hide.

The perfect gift for any fan of the costume drama, this book is the official companion to the last three series of the ITV show and takes you deep into the lives of those in the big house.

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Sporting hero Bradley Wiggins opens up about life on and off wheels in this candid book that discusses the rush of his 2012 Olympic victory so soon after his Tour de France triumph. He also reveals all about his brutal training regimes and the sacrifices he’s made.

Marty’s a footieloving tomboy, while sister Melissa loves all things pink and girly. So when they have to share a bedroom, it’s all-out war. But when one row leads to a serious accident will Marty realise just how much her sister means to her?

ZOO BY JAMES PATTERSON AND MICHAEL LEDWIDGE, £9 (CORNERSTONE)

BRADLEY WIGGINS, MY TIME, £9 (YELLOW JERSEY PRESS)

THE CHRONICLES OF DOWNTON ABBEY BY JESSICA FELLOWES AND MATTHEW STURGIS, £9 (HARPERCOLLINS)

THE WORST THING ABOUT MY SISTER BY JACQUELINE WILSON, £3.85 (RANDOM HOUSE)

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GAME LEGO LORD OF THE RINGS (7)

Explore Middle Earth and experience the epic story events of The Lord of the Rings with this game based on the popular trilogy. Relive the legend through Lego mini-figures as you explore wonders, solve timeless riddles, and overcome endless foes in the quest to destroy the ancient magical ring. Available on Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, DS and PS Vita.


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GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS

UP FOR GRABS We’ve got lots of fantastic giveaways this month. Turn over for more prizes and entry details WIN! A two-night stay at a Champneys spa Wish you could get away from it all on an indulgent pampering break? We’ve teamed up with Champneys to offer a two-night stay for two people at one of their luxury spa resorts, including all meals, accommodation in a premier room, unlimited use of the facilities and three luxurious treatments each. Two runners-up will each win Pamper Day vouchers for two people, including lunch and two treatments each. Even if you don’t win, you can still enjoy our exclusive offer: save 50 per cent on the nightly rate, plus a free thalassotherapy pool treatment, in January 2013. Pick from Springs in Leicestershire, Henlow in Bedfordshire, Forest Mere in Hampshire or Tring in Hertfordshire. Visit champneys.com/ASDA or call 0843 316 2222.

WIN! A family ticket to the action-packed Doctor Who Experience, with an overnight stay at the Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff

Fancy teaming up with the Doctor on a new adventure? The TARDIS has landed in Cardiff, and you’re invited to join in at the interactive Doctor Who Experience – a multi-sensory attraction n where you can fend off fearsome foes and enter a Dalek spaceship. To celebrate, we’re giving away a family ticket for two adults and two children to the Doctor Who Experience and an overnight stay at the luxurious Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff. Plus, 20 runners-up will each win a family ticket. For details on both venues visit doctorwhoexperience.com and parkplazacardiff.com.

WIN! A two-night UK family break with Four Pillars Hotels We’ve teamed up with Four Pillars Hotels to offer two lucky families (two adults and two children) a fantastic two-night weekend break at any of their hotels, including breakfast and dinner. Four Pillars Hotels have a range of three- and four-star luxury hotels situated in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, ranging from a stylish lakeside resort to a Victorian listed mansion. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing country retreat or a fun-filled break with activities, there’s something to suit everyone. If you’re not lucky enough to win, you can still enjoy a bargain break at Four Pillars Hotels with their winter offers. Prices start from just £47 per person per night, including dinner, bed and breakfast – plus children stay and eat breakfast for free. Visit four-winter.co.uk or call 0800 374 692.

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GIVEAWAYS & OFFERS WIN! A VIP weekend in London to see Loserville

WIN! A Samsung Full HD Smart 3D LED 50in TV with Playing for Keeps If you enjoy a good rom-com, you’ll love Playing for Keeps. It stars Gerard Butler (left) as George, who is trying to put his life back together after numerous setbacks. He agrees to coach his son’s football team – but he hadn’t anticipated the bevy of single mums who compete for his affections. To celebrate the film’s cinema release, we’re giving away a Samsung Full HD Smart 3D LED 50in TV. With built-in Wi-Fi and Freeview HD, including two pairs of 3D glasses, you can also enjoy apps, videos, Skype, web browsing and more. Playing for Keeps is released in cinemas on 1 January 2013 – watch the trailer at playingforkeeps.co.uk.

WIN! Fabulous Sony TV, Blu-ray player and The Amazing Spider-Man Blu-ray Calling all Spidey fans! We’re celebrating the release of The Amazing Spider-Man on Blu-ray and DVD by offering the chance to win a fabulous state-of-the-art Sony TV, Blu-ray player and a copy of the Blu-ray. The action movie follows the fortunes of teenage social outcast Peter (Andrew Garfield), who spends his days trying to unravel the mystery of his own past and win the heart of his high school crush, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone). Released on 26 November. *ENTRY DETAILS Calls cost 50p from BT landlines. Calls from other networks, payphones and mobiles may be higher. Text entries cost 50p plus standard operator rates. For technical issues/help only, call 0845 803 0325. See page 138 for full and specific terms and conditions

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HOW TO ENTER* For your chance to win these giveaways, call the number below or text the code, then a space and your name and address to 82229, or enter the prize draw online at ASDA.com/win CHAMPNEYS SPA Call 0901 151 0084 Text ASDA1 DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE Call 0901 151 0085 Text ASDA2 FOUR PILLARS HOTELS Call 0901 151 0086 Text ASDA3 LOSERVILLE Call 0901 151 0087 Text ASDA4 SAMSUNG 3D TV WITH PLAYING FOR KEEPS Call 0901 151 0088 Text ASDA5 SONY TV, BLU-RAY PLAYER & SPIDER-MAN BLU-RAY Call 0901 151 0089 Text ASDA6 Calls/texts cost 50p each*. The closing date for prize draws is 31 December 2012.

PLAYING FOR KEEPS: © 2011 PLAYING PRODUCTION, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN: © 2012 COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. MARVEL, AND THE NAMES AND DISTINCTIVE LIKENESSES OF SPIDER-MAN AND ALL OTHER MARVEL CHARACTERS: ™ AND © 2012 MARVEL ENTERTAINMENT, LLC & ITS SUBSIDIARIES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

For high-energy fun, check out Loserville, a new British musical. Set in 1971, the show follows the fortunes of geek Michael Dork and his friends, who are all set to change the world – it’s just that no one knows it yet. We’ve got a fantastic prize up for grabs, which includes four top-price tickets to Loserville at the Garrick Theatre in London, a backstage tour, overnight accommodation for four at The Cavendish London hotel, a pre-theatre meal at wagamama, and a cupcake-making class courtesy of The Cocoa Box. More details can be found at loservillethemusical.com, thecavendishlondon. com, wagamama.com and thecocoabox.co.uk.


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purchased or at any other Asda Superstore. See ASDA.co.uk/storelocator to find your nearest store. Nutritional traffic lights Our nutritional traffic LOW MED HIGH HIGH lights feature on SUGAR FAT SAT FAT SALT 3 CALORIES 427 12g 18g 5.5g 3g recipes where OF YOUR 5 A DAY 21% 14% 26% 28% 50% BASED ON GUIDELINE DAILY AMOUNT PER SERVING quantities are stated. Asda brand-satisfaction guarantee If you’re unhappy with an Asda-branded food item bearing the Try Me, Love Me We'll refund and replace if you are not 100% happy logo, we’ll offer TRY ME, phone us on: 0800 0845 300 9521111 0101 or visit our website: LOVE ME a full refund and www.asda.com replacement. Excludes entertainment, George and Home & Leisure purchases. For full terms and conditions of our exchange and refund policy, go to your.asda.com/about-asda/exchanges-and-refunds When calling or writing please quote the code 'EFT' and the date from the Best before box.

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SPECIFIC PRIZE DRAW TERMS & CONDITIONS Champneys spa, page 135 The prize will be offered in the form of a gift voucher, which is valid for 12 months from the date of issue. The prize is based on two people sharing a premier twin or double room excluding Saturday nights, subject to availability. Prize includes a massage, facial and thalassotherapy per person, breakfast, lunch and dinner. The two runner-up prize vouchers are valid for 12 months from the date of issue for runner-up and guest. Valid Monday to Friday, subject to availability. Runner-up prize includes lunch, thalassotherapy session and one other 25-minute treatment per person. Prizes can be taken at Champneys Forest Mere, Springs or Henlow, excluding Tring. Prizes do not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, expenses, additional spa treatments or spending money. Guests must be 16 or over. Doctor Who Experience, page 135 The prize is four tickets (two adults and two children aged 16 or under), including a one-night stay for four, sharing a family room, with breakfast, at The Park Plaza Hotel in Cardiff. The prize does not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, expenses or spending money. The runner-up prizes include 20 family tickets for a party of four (two adults and two children aged 16 or under). Winner and runner-up tickets are valid until 3 February 2013, excluding Tuesdays, subject to availability. Four Pillars Hotels weekend stay, page 135 Two winners will each win a two-night break for a family of four (two adults and two children aged 16 or under) at the winner’s choice of Four Pillars Hotel, subject to availability. Staying in a family room, the prize includes dinner from the table d’hôte menu on both evenings and breakfast each morning of the stay. Prize does not include travel, drinks, activities, spending money or other incidental costs other than those stated. Prize must be taken by 30 April 2013, subject to availability. The prize is subject to the standard terms and conditions of Four Pillars Hotels Limited. Loserville musical, page 136 The prize is for four tickets to Loserville at the Garrick Theatre, London. Tickets are valid for Friday evening or Saturday matinee performances until 9 March 2013, subject to availability. The prize includes a backstage tour (to be taken on the same evening as the theatre tickets), a Friday night stay for four, sharing two twin or double rooms, subject to availability, with breakfast at The Cavendish London, a pre-theatre meal at wagamama up to the total value of £80, and a cupcake-making class with The Cocoa Box. Any additional food or drink will be charged. The prize does not include travel, meals or beverages other than stated, expenses or spending money. 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To celebrate the season for giving we’re offering 50 Asda customers the chance to win a year’s supply of cushiony soft Cushelle® Supersize. You can enter just by answering this simple question: How many extra sheets does one roll of Cushelle® Supersize have compared to standard Cushelle®? A. 180 B. 60 C. 240

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