Food and Nutrition

3 Christmas desserts you must try!

Puja Sharma Vasisht
7 to 11 years

Created by Puja Sharma Vasisht
Updated on Dec 26, 2017

3 Christmas desserts you must try

With Christmas on us, here’s something to indulge your family in. Our super luscious recipes will surely make the festival more fun.

Christmas Cake
A Christmas classic, no celebration will be complete without this one!
Ingredients
210 grams Plain flour
4 Eggs
200 grams Castor sugar
225 Butter (softened)
1 teaspoon Baking powder
100 grams Almonds (70 grams whole+30 grams ground)
1 tbsp honey
145 grams each Raisins, currants
80 grams Mixed peel (available at grocery stores)
50 grams dried cherries
2 tbsp Orange zest
5 tbsp Plain flour

Method
1.    Combine raisins, currants, mixed peel, cherries and orange zest. Combine with 5 tablespoons flour.
2.    Combine butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add remaining flour, baking powder and ground almonds; fold into butter mixture. Mix in fruit mix from step 1.  Spread in foil lined 20cm round cake tin (with 7.5cm depth).
3.    Bake at 170 C for about 1 1/2 hours, until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Remove cake from tin.
4.    Toast almonds in oven until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Brush honey over top surface of hot cake. Arrange almonds on top. After cooling, cake will not be sticky.

Egg Nog
Synonymous with Christmas, this eggy drink is also healthy and nourishing for your children. 
Ingredients
200 ml Milk
1 Egg
25 ml Cream
10-15 grams sugar
A pinch Nutmeg powder
Few drops of Vanilla extract
Method
1.    Beat together the milk, cream, sugar, and egg in a medium-sized nonstick/ thick bottomed saucepan.
2.    Cook over low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture thickens slightly and coats the back of a spoon, about 5 minutes. Do not let it boil. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla essence.
3.    Serve immediately, topped with freshly grated nutmeg to taste. Or you may refrigerate it, serve it cold, or reheat it before serving. If it thickens with refrigeration, simply thin with a little extra milk.

 

Rich Chocolate Mousse
A very popular dessert with children, this one is a must-have

Ingredients
 25 gram Plain cooking chocolate  + 1 ½ tsp  Butter 
Or
Cocoa powder  1 Tablespoon dissolved in 2 tablespoon water + 1 teaspoon butter
1 Egg
60 grams Cream
 1 ½ tbsp Castor sugar
1 ½ tsp Gelatin
A few drop Vanilla essence
Method
1.    Soak gelatin in 1 tablespoon of water
2.    Melt chocolate bits with vanilla and butter. (if using cocoa, cook the paste over a double boiler).
3.    Separate yolk and white. Add beaten yolk, sugar and soaked gelatin to the above mixture when it cools slightly.
4.    Whip the egg whites till stiff. Beat the cream. Mix the chocolate mixture with the egg white and beaten cream and pour into soufflé cup.
5.    Keep it in freezer till set.
6.    Garnish with whipped cream and grated chocolate.
Here’s wishing everyone a Merry Christmas

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| Dec 26, 2017

yummilicious christmas recipes to make this day all the more special and share happiness with friends and family through these dishes.. I would definitely give these dishes a try.

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| Jul 28, 2017

Thanku so much Puja.

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