17 December 2013

Christmas Turkey Cooking Tips | Online Special Offer

In every household, sitting down for Christmas dinner is a special part of the big day! We all know how much time and effort goes into cooking the most scrumptious meal of the year, so Flingers has all you need to roast your turkey this year including some top turkey tips!

Top Turkey Roasting Tips

How much turkey do I need per person?
Always plan for 400-450g turkey per person but remember you’ll want some leftovers too for Boxing day!  

Trussing Tutorial by FoodNetwork.co.uk
How to cook a turkey evenly?
If the turkey is too tightly trussed with string, this will make it difficult to cook evenly. A loosely trussed bird is best for cooking. Find some turkey trussing tips here.
Also, don’t stuff the cavity as this will stop the turkey cooking properly. Instead, place an onion and an apple, both quartered, inside. If you wish to stuff your turkey, prepare your favourite stuffing recipe and fill the neck cavity only.

How to stop my turkey from being dry?
The white (breast) meat of a turkey cooks quicker than the dark (leg and wing) meat. It is better to cook turkeys breast side down for the first half to three quarters of the cooking time, which will help to keep the juices in the breast and stop it drying out.
Tips sourced from FoodNetwork.co.uk

How to get a golden brown on the turkey?
The key to getting a brown skin on your turkey is to ensure the skin is completely dry before placing it in the oven. Excess moisture creates steam and moisture in the oven which will prevent the skin from browning. For the last 30 minutes of roasting, drizzle they turkey with olive oil or ghee for a beautiful, even skin.

How long should I leave the turkey to rest before carving?
Allow your turkey to rest, covered in foil for around 30 minutes before carving. This gives the meat time to relax and the juices absorb back into the flesh.

We hope those little tips help you roast a delicious Turkey! To help you out a little more when cooking this Christmas, Flingers has an fantastic deal on extra large roasting trays. Buy one disposable roasting tray and get another free! This is a special online only deal so make sure you order yours quickly for it to arrive in time!  
Whilst you are browsing online, make sure to check out the rest of our Christmas cooking range. Stock up on all you will need over the festive season including Christmas Cookie Cutters, Roasting Bags, Extra Long Kitchen Foil, Pudding Basins, Tupperware, Cake Boards and much more. All of which is available online and in store on Gloucester Road, Bristol.

Remember! Our disposable roasting trays and bags mean minimal washing up for an added bonus!  

And don't forget the deserts! Check out this recipe for Rudolf the Reindeer Cupcakes which we featured on the blog recently! These will be sure to go down a treat and are perfect for Christmas day. Pick up our Christmas themed Cupcake Cases from Flingers and use one of our festive Cake Stands to present your delightful cakes before they all get eaten!

Or if you are leaving some cookies out for Santa on Christmas eve, why not bake him a special treat using our Festive Cranberry and Orange Cookie recipe? We've heard he leaves extra presents behind for the those who give him such tasty treats! 

Are you looking forward to baking this Christmas?