Cooking times for turkey
If you are putting the stuffing inside the bird, weigh it after stuffing and before calculating the cooking time.
If you roast the turkey at 180 degrees C, (350 degrees F) or Gas mark 4, then it will need 20 minutes per 450 grams (1 pound), plus an extra 20 minutes.
You may want to wrap the bird in cooking foil so that it doesn't brown too quickly before it is cooked through. In this case you will want to add a little extra to the cooking time.
You could just cover the breast with foil or rashers of streaky bacon to prevent over-browning.
If you have a very large turkey, you might wish to lay it on its side in the roasting pan so that the legs cook through properly, rather than on its back.
Baste an unwrapped turkey regularly during the cooking time, with the juices from the bottom of the pan.
To test whether it is cooked, pierce the bird with a skewer or pointed knife. If the juices run clear then it is cooked.
Now you know how to cook a turkey, you need to carve it and serve to your guests.