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The Big Freeze

Nigella Lawson prepares her Christmas larder in advance. Here she fills the freezer with roast pumpkin and sweet potato soup, mincemeat pies and other goodies.

Nigella Lawson enjoys the run-up to Christmas and prepares her Christmas larder in advance. Cooking at Christmas is a wonderful piece of slow-down therapy but that doesn't mean that you have to be tied to the stove the entire time. Getting ahead and filling the freezer can be the answer to a Christmas prayer.

After mixing a lychee martini, Nigella cooks roast pumpkin and sweet potato soup with a Stilton swirl, mincemeat pies and her Star from the East, plus a lamb and date tagine - all wonderful to eat straight away or to store in the freezer for the arrival of last-minute guests. And if they have any room left, Nigella's 'girdle buster' pie more than lives up to its reputation.

28 minutes

Last on

Tue 20 Dec 2016 13:45

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  • 00:29

    Eartha Kitt

    Santa Baby


Role Contributor
Presenter Nigella Lawson
Director Dominic Cyriax
Producer David Edgar


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