The secret to making great Christmas treats

Christmas treats

Christmas treatsFood has long been the way to a family's heart, and never more so than at Christmas. Enjoying as a family mince pies, tender turkey and Christmas pud are the highlights of the season - but what if you're not sure how to make them?

Well never fear, as this year John Lewis is reviving an old campaign called Stir Up Sunday, showing mums and dads how to make the best traditional treats.

The campaign runs until Sunday November 20, showing families how to make Christmas cake, how to rustle up mincemeat, and how to jazz up the old-school Christmas Pudding.

There's no better time to get in the kitchen than Christmas - hide away from the plummeting temperatures, pop on your favourite festive tunes and let the smell of freshly-made seasonal bites fill your home. And what's more fun than getting the kids involved?

That is what the campaign is all about - it celebrates families coming together to cook, in the run up to the most magical time of the year.

Rustling up Christmas treats yourself is also a great way of saving money.

Mark Sargent, chef at John Lewis Stratford City, said: "It's great to be a part of Stir Up Sunday,a tradition which has been enjoyed by generations.

"It is a fantastic way to unite families during the festive season by getting everyone involved in their Christmas dinner."

John Lewis has teamed up with the National Federation of Women's Institutes (NFWI) to revive the campaign.

For your chance to be a part of Stir Up Sunday book into John Lewis Masterclasses by emailing [email protected]. Places are limited.