2. Top 10 Xmas food ideas you should try out
• From my first article I talked about some BBQ recipes you should try
this summer. In the second one I will focus more on entire food you
should try out this season. It’s the summer season and Xmas is clos by
it’s the favorite time of everyone .Especially it’s the favorite time for
food lovers and home cooks. So in here I will bring you top 10 Xmas
food and there recipes according to my picks. So here you go with the
recipes, try out these recipes and make your tummy happy in coming
3. 10. Christmas cupcakes
• When you talk about Xmas season who could forget the awesome cupcakes. So I will start the countdown with super cupcake recipe u should definitely try during the coming days. Delight your friends and family with these beautifully decorated Christmas cupcakes. Wrap them in
cellophane and give as gifts, or serve at a Christmas lunch. There are many possibilities when it comes to the cupcake. So here goes the recipe you should try out.
• Christmas cupcakes
• 500 gwhite fondant icing
• 1/4 cupicing sugar, approximately
• 1/4 tspred food colouring
• 1/4 tspgreen food colouring
• 12 bought un-iced chocolate cupcakes
• red writing icing, to decorate
• silver cachous, to decorate
• Christmas cupcakes
• Divide fondant into 3 equal pieces. On a surface dusted with icing sugar, knead each piece, until soft and pliable. Tint 1 piece of fondant red. Tint other piece green. Leave last piece white. Wrap coloured fondant, separately, in plastic food wrap.
• On a surface dusted with icing sugar, roll out white fondant to 2mm thick. Using a 7cm round cookie cutter, cut fondant into 12 rounds. Place rounds on a sheet of baking paper, cover with plastic food wrap.
• Roll out coloured fondant, on a surface dusted with icing sugar, to 2mm thick. Using small Christmas cookie cutters, cut out shapes from fondant. Place on a sheet of baking paper, cover with plastic food wrap.
• Brush fondant rounds with a little water. Place on top of cupcakes. Brush fondant Christmas shapes with a little water. Decorate cupcakes with shapes. Using red writing icing to secure and arrange cachous around Christmas shapes. Serve.
• You'll find cupcakes in the bakery aisle or at bakeries. If preferred, make the cupcakes using bought cake mix.
• Use a variety of small Christmas cookie cutters - stars, trees, angels or gingerbread men.
5. 9. Chocolate orange cheesecake
• Number 9 goes to one of my favorite cheesecake which u shouldn’t miss out at any cost during the season. The taste it creates in the mouth is so heavenly and cannot be missed. Rembert to make the cake in enough quantities because I could guarantee that this cake would finish in
really quick time at any food table. Add to this the acidity of oranges. Honestly what could u ask for more?
• 200g dark chocolate digestive biscuits, roughly broken
• 75g butter
• , melted, plus extra for greasing
• For the filling
• 4 large eggs
• 2 large egg yolk
• 2 x 280g tubs full-fat cream cheese
• 150ml tub double cream
• 140g golden caster sugar
• finely grated zest 1½ oranges
• 4 tbsp orange liqueur, such as Cointreau
• For the topping
• 50g orange milk chocolate, grated
• 50g almond milk chocolate, grated
• Lightly grease and line a 20cm springform cake tin. To make the base, put the biscuits and butter in a food processor, pulse into fine crumbs, then tip into the tin. Spread evenly over the base and press down firmly with the back of a spoon. Put the tin in the freezer and leave to set
for 30 mins.
• Put a large piece of foil (extra-wide foil if possible) on the work surface, or criss-cross two pieces of small foil. Place the cake tin in the centre of the foil and bring up the sides to create a foil bowl around the cheesecake. Place in a medium-sized roasting tin.
• Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. To make the filling, put the eggs and egg yolks in a food processor and blitz until well combined. Add the cheese, cream, sugar, orange zest and orange liqueur to the food processor and pulse until only just combined. Pour the cheesecake filling
gently onto the chilled base.
7. 8. Gluten-free glace fruit cakes
• Gee don’t worry anymore if u don’t eat gluten, here I bring u the perfect recipe that u can try out. It’s healthier as it can get for a cake. So if your health conscious and want gluten free here’s the perfect recipe. Try this delicious glace fruit cake.
• Gluten-free glace fruit cakes
• 250 gbutter, softened
• 1 cup(220g) caster sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 cup(160g) mixed dried fruit
• 150 gglace cherries, quartered
• 150 kg150g glace apricots, chopped finely
• 150 g150g glace pineapple, chopped finely
• 3/4 cup(120g) blanched almonds, toasted, chopped finely
• 1 cup(120g) almond meal
• 1 cup(150g) gluten-free plain flour
• 1 cup(150g) gluten-free self-raising flour
• 1/4 cup(60ml) cointreau
• 1/4 cup(80g) apricot jam
• 1/2 cup(80g) blanched almonds, extra
• 2 tbspcointreau, extra
• glace fruit for decoration, extra, optional
• Recipe by
9. 7. Roast duck with spicy Christmas rub and
• Talking about Xmas who could forget the Christmas dinner. At number 7 I bring you the perfect food for the Xmas dinner table. Gee could u miss a nicely done roast duck with masala gravy, normal person wouldn’t miss. You could add some spicy noodles and crunchy Veg to make the
dish more delicious. This is easy to execute as well so make sure this roast duck will be on your dinner table when Xmas comes around.
• “Crispy duck is amazing in stir-fries and works really well with this zingy Asian-style dressing”
• 1 duck (roughly 1.6kg)
• sea salt
• reshly ground black pepper
• 2 heaped teaspoons of five-spice
• 1 clementine
• 6 fresh bay leaves
• for the gravy
• 1 bulb of garlic , halved across the middle
• 2 carrots , trimmed and sliced
• 2 red onions , peeled and sliced
• 3 tablespoons plain flour
• 100 ml Marsala
• 1 litre organic chicken stock
• Remove any excess fat from inside the cavity of the duck, then using a sharp knife carefully score the breast and legs all over in crisscross fashion, roughly 1cm apart. Season the duck with salt, pepper and the five-spice, rubbing all over so the flavour catches in all the nooks and
crannies. Halve the clementine and place it into the cavity along with the bay leaves. Place the duck in a medium-sized roasting tray, cook at 180°C/350°F/gas 4 for around 1 hour 20 minutes.
11. 6. Glazed Ham with Coriander and Fennel
• Here I bring you another recipe perfect for a Christmas dinner. It’s a great recipe for every meat lover and a must try out this season. The dish usually servers and be ready in 1 and half hours. Always remember to keep
the Ham moist.
• 17-pound fully cooked bone-in ham (preferably the shank end)
• 2tablespoons fennel seeds
• 2tablespoons coriander seeds
• 1teaspoon black peppercorns
• 1cup apricot preserves
• Heat oven to 375° F.
• Place the ham, cut-side down, on a rack set in a roasting pan. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes.
• Meanwhile, using a heavy pan, crush the fennel, coriander, and peppercorns. In a small bowl, combine them with the preserves to form a glaze.
• Brush 1/4 cup of the glaze over the ham and bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Brush another 1/4 cup of the glaze over the ham and bake until the ham is heated through, 15 to 20 minutes. Thinly slice and serve with the
remaining 1/2 cup of the glaze.
13. 5. Black Forest Trifle
• “This trifle is a traditional favourite brought up to date with the mix of fruit and Greek yoghurt”
• As an ardent Chocolate lover there is a bias always towards chocolate, so I was thinking like should I put black forest in the list or not as I posted a chocolate containing recipe before. But finally decided to go with this black forest trifle recipe. It’s the most delicious trifle I have had to
date and definitely a must try during coming days. It’s a bit easy to execute and only a 15 mins of execution time with some pre planning. This trifle is easy to execute as well compared to other trifles going around. Happy trifling mates.
• 500g (1lb 2oz) chocolate brownies (shop-bought are fine)
• 2 jars black cherries in Kirsch (we used Opies, widely available), drained, reserving 5tbsp liquid, and patted dry
• 600ml (1pt) double cream
• 500g (1lb 2oz) Greek yogurt
• 2tsp vanilla bean paste
• 2tbsp icing sugar
• dark chocolate curls (see box) and edible glitter, to decorat
• Break up the brownies into large pieces, place in a large serving bowl, and pour over the reserved cherry liquid and top with half the cherries.
• Whip the cream to soft peaks then fold into the yogurt with the vanilla and icing sugar. Place a quarter of this on the cherries, then add the other half of the cherries and finally the rest of the cream. Pile with chocolate curls, dust with edible glitter and serve. This will keep in the
fridge overnight. The cherries will seep slightly into the cream, losing the dramatic tiering effect, although it will still taste delicious!
• For the chocolate curls Melt 200g (7oz) dark chocolate and smooth on to a chopping board. Chill until set, then drag a cheese slicer in long strips along the surface to form curls. If the chocolate cracks, it's too cold; if it curls too thickly, it's too warm. Store on a parchment-lined plate
in the freezer and handle very carefully.
15. 4. Eggnog Ice Cream
• Here I bring you a super delicious Xmas desert at number 4. You can have normal ice cream on any day of the year. But this is a seasonal special ice cream. Licking ma fingers for this ice-cream all ready. This eggnog ice
cream is easy to prepare but will need some time for yield and the setting which will come toad total time around 10 hours. Finally Make sure guys that this desert will be on your table after a heavy meal.
• 4 egg yolks
• 1/3 cup sugar
• 1 pint whole milk
• 1 cup heavy cream
• 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
• 3 ounces bourbon
• Watch how to make this recipe.
• In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until the yolks lighten in color and the sugar is completely dissolved. Set aside.
• In a medium saucepan, over high heat, combine the milk, heavy cream and nutmeg and bring just to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat and gradually temper the hot mixture into the egg and sugar
mixture. Then return everything to the pot and cook until the mixture reaches 160 degrees F. Remove from the heat, stir in the bourbon, pour into a medium mixing bowl, and set in the refrigerator. Chill the mixture in
the refrigerator until it reaches a temperature of 40 degrees F, approximately 4 to 6 hours.
• Once chilled, process in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions. Serve as is for soft-serve, or place in an airtight container and put in the freezer for 2 to 4 hours for traditional ice cream.
• Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/eggnog-ice-cream-recipe2.html?oc=linkback
17. 3. ultimate-christmas-pudding
• I would be cursed if I don’t publish a Christmas pudding recipe in the list. Here I found the ultimate recipe we should try out. Even though the traditional Xmas pudding is coming slowly to end of it life cycle and having a slow death but im sure this pudding will all rejuvenate your love
for the classic Xmas pudding again.
• Ingredients SWITCH TO CUP MEASURES
• 150 grams currants
• 150 grams sultanas
• 150 grams roughly chopped prunes
• 175 ml pedro ximenez sherry
• 100 grams plain flour
• 125 grams fresh breadcrumbs
• 150 grams suet
• 150 grams dark brown muscovado sugar
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
• 1 teaspoon baking powder
• grated zest of 1 lemon
• 3 large eggs
• 1 medium cooking apple (peeled and grated)
• 2 tablespoons honey
• 125 ml vodka (to flame the pudding)
• You will need a 1.7 litre/3 pint/1½ quart heatproof plastic pudding basin with a lid, and also a sprig of holly to decorate.
• Although I stipulate a capacious 1.7 litre/3 pint/1½ quart basin, and cannot extol the utter gloriousness of this pud too much, I know that you’re unlikely to get through most of it, even half of it, at one sitting. But I like the grand, pride instilling size of this, plus it’s wonderful on
19. 2. Roast Pork with Maple and Mustard Glaze
• "Roast pork is great for Christmas. Try this recipe. You'll love it."
• Whoo here we have come to the number 2 dish any Xmas brunch or dinner table would be incomplete without a finely done pork dish. Here I have gone for my favorite pork dish. This roast pork is sure to blow away your mind with its deliciousness. So don’t forget to decorate your
Xmas dish with this Roast pork.
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21. 1. Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie
• "These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you!"
• All with this fancy recipes who could forget the Choco cookies u get for Xmas. This recipe is easy to execute and a definitely a must in every home. So it will be the number 1 recipe on the list. So my friends remember to enjoy these recipes during the coming season.
• 2 cups all-purpose flour
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted 1 cup packed brown sugar
• 1/2 cup white sugar
• 1 egg
• 1 egg yolk
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips