The countdown to the Christmas Season has begun…. here I give you my 8 top tips for ensuring
Food Safety over this festive foodtime.
Heat the oven to 180oC or 350oF or Gas Mark 4
Cooking times – you know the weight (remember to ask your butcher!) You can use a clean probe in the thickest part if you have one – temp should be 75o C
For a Turkey under 4.5 kg / 10 lbs
Will feed 8-10 people
Allow 45 mins per Kg / 2.2 lbs plus 20 mins
For a Turkey between 4.5- 6.5 kg / 10- 14.5 lbs
Will feed up to 12 people
Allow 40 mins per Kg/ 2.2 lbs
For a Turkey over 6.5 kg / 14.5 lbs
Allow 35 mins per Kg/ 2.2 lbs
Top Tip -It is best to let the Turkey rest for ¾ hour before attempting to carve it!
Plan ahead and keep calm! I love a list and a time line of when I need to do things as a reminder.
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