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Stefan Gates loves to cook and Christmas is a great time of year to make lots of little treats to nibble on throughout the day.
Bloody Mary Tomatoes
1. Pierce each tomato five or six times with a cocktail stick and put them into a jar.
2. Top up the jar with vodka, a splash of sherry, Worcester sauce, chilli sauce, a little bit of horseradish and a few sprigs of thyme.
3. Seal the jar and leave it in a cupboard or the fridge for seven days.
4. Add celery salt and plain salt to serve.
DIY Butter (brandy butter).
1. Fill one of the jam jars halfway up with double cream and give it a really vigorous shake.
2. Once the cream has thickened and clotted, pour it into the tea towel and squeeze all of the moisture out into the bowl.
3. Open up the towel and you'll be left with butter.
Holy Pan Chestnuts
The Ultimate and classic Christmas treat.
1. Pierce the chestnuts to let them breathe.
2. Place the chestnuts into the pan and roast them over a gas hob or an open fire for 10-20 minutes. If using a roasting tray, put them in the oven for 25 minutes.
3. When they are cooked, peel them and dip them in a little bit of salt to serve.