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The Hairy Bakers' Christmas Special

The Hairy Bakers cook up their favourite festive recipes for families who won't be spending Christmas together: fire-fighters, nurses, police and ambulance crews.

Christmas is coming, the geese are getting fat, and the Hairy Bakers are embarking on their first ever Christmas special.

On brand-new motorbikes, the Hairy Bakers travel around the country cooking up their favourite festive recipes as they plan an early Christmas party for families who won't be spending Christmas together: fire-fighters, nurses, police and ambulance crews.

The Hairy Bakers' Christmas tour takes them from an indoor ski slope where they cook up Christmas pudding and mince pies for hungry snowboarders, to a turkey farm where they turn leftovers into a delicious turkey and ham pie.

They go to a Christmas tree farm to rustle up a festive chestnut soup and giant cheese straws and a prison in Cumbria where they make bagels filled with salmon smoked within the prison grounds.

At a Lancashire school, the Bakers and kids make festive biscuits to hang on the tree. And they drop in to Betty's Tea Rooms in Harrogate, to learn the art of making the perfect chocolate yule log.

The journey ends with a feast in the world's largest tree house. Full of festive cheer, lashings of mulled wine, reindeer and even an elf or two this is the first ever Hairy Christmas party.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 10 Dec 2012 19:00

The Hairy Bikers' Recipes

For more information on the Hairy Bikers or to access their recipes visit the BBC Food site

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Si King
Presenter Dave Myers
Executive Producer Gill Tierney
Producer Oliver Clark
Director Oliver Clark

Broadcasts

  • Thu 11 Dec 2008 20:00
  • Fri 12 Dec 2008 21:00
  • Sat 13 Dec 2008 18:10
  • Sun 14 Dec 2008 19:00
  • Sun 21 Dec 2008 03:15
  • Mon 22 Dec 2008 19:30
  • Sat 19 Dec 2009 15:30
  • Sat 19 Dec 2009 19:40
  • Mon 10 Dec 2012 19:00