My contribution was a chocolate roulade. I found a Mary Berry recipe on the BBC Food website and added some fresh cherries poached in brandy (with stones removed) with the cream inside, and some raspberries to decorate.
In between the fish and the roulade we had a delicious roasted chicken with lots of veg and all the trimmings.
On Christmas Eve, a Scottish lady came into my showroom looking for an 'ashet'. I didn't know what she meant. She was looking for an 'ashet' big enough to serve her turkey on. Unfortunately, the one I had was only chicken sized. Intrigued by this word, I looked it up in the Concise Oxford Dictionary, Volume 1, and discovered that it is a northern dialect word for a large plate - from the french, 'assiette'.
She did buy a jug for the gravy.
I'm hoping to make some larger serving platters next year, which will make good centre-pieces on the table and add to the sense of occasion, when serving something a bit special. Hopefully, I will be able to provide a suitable 'ashet' next time.