BAN­QUET­ING SOUS CHEF, AN­THONY DOYLE

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THE PAV­IL­ION THE VILLE RE­SORT-CASINO Is it al­ways up to you to pre­pare the big fes­tive meal at home?

When I’m off for Christ­mas my fam­ily and I pick one item each to cook and pre­pare, with us be­ing a large fam­ily it makes it a feast.

Tell us about your fam­ily’s fes­tive feast?

We usu­ally have prawns and bugs then, of course, the tur­key, the pork, the lamb and the ham with all the trim­mings. It re­ally is a feast leav­ing you in an ab­so­lute food coma.

What’s your ideal Christ­mas meal to pre­pare?

I love do­ing honey baked ham then, of course, rum balls to fin­ish it off.

Your favourite Christ­mas treats?

I love my rum balls and a good Christ­mas pud­ding with a nice brandy cus­tard is al­ways good. Three things (food wise) that it wouldn’t be Christ­mas with­out?

Got to have the ham, the tur­key and it’s just not Christ­mas with­out the Christ­mas pud­ding and rum balls. What do you do to make your fam­ily’s Christ­mas meal spe­cial?

Def­i­nitely in the spe­cial honey glaze I make for the ham it just turns out per­fect. What is your top tip for the Christ­mas meal for fam­i­lies who pre­fer not to spend hours in the kitchen?

Get your fam­ily in­volved. Get all the prep done and ready the day be­fore so on the day you just pop it in the oven and en­joy a lovely fam­ily day. What is the dish that your fam­ily keep want­ing to see on the ta­ble?

Would have to be Mum’s amaz­ing tri­fle, an ab­so­lute win­ner ev­ery year.

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