The Perfect Christmas Banquet
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! A time for giving, a time for sharing and a time for delicious festive treats. 


Whether you are having a traditional Christmas Dinner, BBQ Lunch or a sneaky Bottomless Brunch – have a read below of some easy meal ideas of what we feel you can add to your Christmas menu to make it extra festive.


Idea #1.

Love trifle, but want to change it up? Try using our Ginger Loaves rather than a classic sponge as the main component. The liquid absorbs great into the loaves and the Ginger Loaves add a nice flavour sensation to an otherwise traditional trifle.


Idea #2.

Not much of a baker? Just want all the food preparation done for you? Pop into your local Coupland’s Store and see what delicious festive treats we have on offer. This includes traditional Christmas Cakes made from a Coupland’s family recipe, delicate sweet short pastry Christmas Tarts, Christmas Puddings with maximum flavour and moisture – just add custard and you are good to go, Christmas Truffles and cute Christmas Tree Biscuits. All these scrumptious baked goodies are good to go! Just display on a festive serving plate, cut to size and add a side of custard or even cream. We think these are the ideal speedy ‘don’t know what to do’ Christmas banquet idea.


Idea #3.

You can’t start Christmas Day off without having some Croissants for breakfast (well, in our opinion anyway). We stock mini and large croissants that have been pre-cooked and good to go for Christmas morning. We advise pre-ordering, so you don’t miss out. Just heat in the oven for a few minutes, cut in half and spread butter, jam, nutella or your favourite filling.


Idea #4.

Picture this… so, the whole families around and you have just finished a delicious Christmas feed of hot honey glazed ham, fresh garden potatoes, boiled bunched carrots and roast lamb with mint sauce and gravy. The effort to prepare that for the whole family was a mission, but it tasted so good! After sitting in the sun for half an hour trying to let your food sink down in your stomach, the kids come running up to you screaming “dessert, mum where’s dessert?”. You struggle to get up out of your seat but remember there are brandy snaps and meringues in the pantry cupboard. You’re also in luck because you pre-whipped some cream to go alongside the Christmas Tarts you served earlier. A smile pops onto your face. After 5 quick minutes you have whipped up some delicious brandy snaps and meringues as a quick and easy dessert! It doesn’t get much better than that to end your Christmas Day on, plus the kids faces of joy lit up the home.

If you would like to fill your pantry cupboard with some brandy snaps and meringues (in case you need them for Christmas Day) pop into your local Coupland’s Store as we have a few different varieties. You will find them near the Christmas goodies.


The whole team at Coupland’s wishes you a fantastic Christmas no matter how you are spending it and what food your decide to have!