Celebration Recipes

Eggnog gingerbread trifle

12 December 2012 | 2:25 pm
Christmas desserts

Ingredients: 1 (14.5 ounce) package of gingerbread cake mix (and ingredients to make it) 3 cups of eggnog 1 (5.1 ounce) package of instant vanilla pudding mix 2 cups of heavy cream 1/4 cup of white sugar 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract Gingersnap cookie crumbs Method: 1. Prepare the gingerbread cake mix according to package […]

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Bûche de Noël: yule log

29 November 2012 | 11:30 am
Christmas desserts

Ingredients: 4 large eggs, separated 2/3 cups of sugar, divided 2 tablespoons of water 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract 1/2 cup of ground almonds 1/2 cup of sifted cake flour 3 tablespoons of cocoa 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar Dash of salt 2-3 tablespoons of confectioners’ sugar Chocolate buttercream frosting 1/2 cup of chopped […]

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Gingerbread men

29 November 2012 | 10:59 am
Christmas desserts

Ingredients: Melted butter for greasing 125g of butter at room temperature 100g/1/2 cup of firmly packed brown sugar 125ml/1/2 cup of golden syrup 1 egg, separated 375g/2 1/2 cups of plain flour 1 tbsp of ground ginger 1 tsp of mixed spice 1 tsp of bicarbonate of soda Plain flour for dusting 150g/1 cup of […]

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English Christmas fruit cake

29 November 2012 | 10:38 am
christmas desserts

Ingredients: 1lb 2oz/525g of currants 8oz/225g of golden raisins/sultanas 8oz /225g of raisins 4oz /110g of finely chopped mixed candied peel 6oz /165 of halved glace cherries 10oz/300g of all purpose/plain flour A pinch salt ½ level tsp of mixed spice ½ level tsp of ground cinnamon ½ level tsp of freshly ground nutmeg 2½ […]

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Christmas peppermint cake

29 November 2012 | 10:17 am
Christmas desserts

Ingredients: Cake: 3 cups (360 g) of all-purpose flour 2 3/4 cups (550 g) of white sugar 1 cup (120 g) of dark unsweetened cocoa powder 2.5 teaspoons (12 g) of baking soda 2 teaspoon (10 g) of baking powder 2 teaspoon (14 g) of salt 1 cup + 2 tablespoons (280 ml) of room […]

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Gravy recipe

28 November 2012 | 12:39 pm
Christmas recipes

Ingredients: 1/2 cup of butter 1/2 cup of flour 1 clove of minced garlic 1/4 cup of ketchup 1 tsp of Dijon mustard 1 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce 1 quart of cold beef broth salt and black pepper to taste Method: 1. In a saucepan, melt the butter over a medium-low heat. 2. Add the […]

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Roast parsnips

28 November 2012 | 12:18 pm
Christmas Dinner

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs of parsnips, peeled and julienned 3 tablespoons of olive oil 2 pinches of cayenne (to taste) 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt  (to taste) 2 cloves of minced garlic Method: 1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C. 2. Layer the parsnips on a baking sheet in single layer. 3. Sprinkle with the olive oild, […]

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Roast potatoes

28 November 2012 | 12:10 pm
Christmas Dinner

Ingredients: 1 lb/ 500g of peeled floury potatoes 4 tbsp of goose fat, lard or vegetable oil Salt and pepper Method: 1. Preheat the oven to 425F/220C/gas mark 7. 2. Cut the potatoes into even sized pieces and place in a saucepan. Cover with cold water, add a sprinkle of salt and bring to the […]

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Stuffing balls

28 November 2012 | 12:00 pm
Christmas Recipes

Ingredients: 1 cup of chopped onions 4 tablespoons of butter 1/2 cup of chopped celery 6 cups of dry bread cubes 2 cups of low sodium chicken broth or water 2 slightly beaten eggs 4 tablespoons of dried parsley flakes 4 teaspoons of dried sage 2 teaspoons of dried poultry seasoning 1/2 teaspoon of freshly […]

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