What’s on your holiday table this year? If it’s the same old recipes you’ve been repeating for ages, pause, and get your hands on these amazing twists you can apply to your common holiday cuisines.
I think we all can agree that the holiday season is incomplete without desserts. But repeating the same desserts year and year can be quite frustrating. But, don’t that that come in the way of you and your Christmas joy. We have added some twists to the classic holiday desserts that will give you a new taste with the classic holiday feel. Don’t waste any more time and dive into this list!
Rum Cake is among the first desserts that crosses our mind when we talk about holidays. But, aren’t you bored of the repeated taste that you get every year? This year, make it a tad bit different. When we say rum cake, we do not specifically mean dry cake. This time around, try including some big chunks of your favourite fruits as you prepare the batter for the cake. For additional taste, soak these fruit chunks in rum a night before you bake the cake. This will give an extra flavour to the finished dessert.
Another tip, when your cake is baked, give it a syrupy touch. For this, you can use a syrup made with butter, sugar and water. Make tiny unnoticeable holes on the cake and spread the syrup. Enjoy your first Christmas dessert!
This feast dish is an excellent option for after supper plans. Did you know that Christmas pudding has been on the list of holiday dishes since the 15th century? Dried fruits, however, were only added later in the 16th century. With a history as rich as this, it would be a little disrespectful to change the foundation recipe of this dish. But, we do have something in store for you.
The traditional way of making a Christmas pudding involved soaking it in alcohol overnight. Not only does it enhance the flavour of the pudding, but it also helps to retard the rate and chance of spoilage. This practice has been in continuation for years however, it lost its touch somewhere in the middle. This year, bring back the traditional values and make this holiday season even more cheerful.
Another interesting holiday tradition dictates the preparation of gingerbread. You must remember the gingerbread animation from Shrek right? Even if you don’t you may still have the idea of what gingerbread looks like. The twist in this recipe is the use of icing. The best thing about gingerbread is that you can mould it and make interesting structures out of it.
The best way to celebrate the festive spirit could be by making it a challenge with your loved ones. Roll, cut and decorate your dough before making significant structures. Use shiny sprinkles and edible colours to fulfil your creative desires. You can also make a gingerbread trifle to end your holiday season with a mouth full of joy.
Forrest Gump has said it right, “Life is like a box of chocolates.” To celebrate the jolly season, some chocolates are a must. And the best batch is the one made at home. We get so caught up in the products available in the market that we forget how fun and easy it could be to make some handmade chocolates with your loved ones.
Chocolates are versatile. You can add chocolate to a variety of Christmas desserts. You get to choose the shape, the decoration, the filling as well as the flavour you want your chocolate to be. In the end, you will decide what Christmasy treat you want to give to your guests. Our tip would be to include the taste of authentic dark chocolate and fill the centre with some fruit jams of your choice. Remember to keep a few chunks just for some extra fun.