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How to Make the Best Christmas Pudding

Thursday, December 19th, 2013

It is very easy to make pudding. All you have to do is Google and you will have more than enough recipes to choose from.

If you are after for the best tasting Christmas pudding in town, you may not need to alter the classic way of making it like the usual ingredients used but you can, for always, give your pudding a twist to make it special and fitting for the occasion.

coconut pudding

Here is a traditional recipe of pudding and tips on how you can make it extra special for your loved ones this Holiday season.

COCONUT PUDDING

Ingredients:
50 pieces small bread, shredded into not so tiny pieces
1 big can of evaporated milk
2 ½ cups of water
2 ½ cups coconut meat, sliced in small squares
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
1/3 cup melted margarine
5 medium sized eggs, beaten well

Steps:

1. Mix all the wet and dry ingredients.
2. After mixing, let the mixture stand for 20 minutes, and then fold-mix it every now and then
3. Bake in pans lined with wax paper

Baking time is 1 hour more or less

• You will know when it is done if top of the pudding appears to be golden brown
• Pan size: 13 x 9 x 2 plus a smaller square pan

Tips:

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It Is inappropriate to top your pudding with an icing because it is not a chiffon cake, so you cannot play with the icing and adorn it to make it Christmassy, however, if you have Christmas themed molders like a Christmas tree, snowman, Santa Claus, reindeers, etc., you can always use it instead of using the usual baking pans.

Aside from coconut, you can also stick with the classic pudding with raisins. And make designs with it.

Okay, so you got there some dessert for the the Christmas dinner. How about the main dish? Want some spit roast? Make sure you have one on the table during this very special dinner of the year. It’s never too late to order now at South Western Sydney Spit Roast Catering.

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Some Things to Watch Out For at the Sydney Fish Market

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Christmas is fast approaching and by now, perhaps you already have the menu for the much-awaited day when family and loved ones gather and celebrate the birth of the Lord. For variety in your main dishes, your menu should include beef, pork, chicken and seafood. With these four, you have to be more cautious with sea foods. Freshness is the key in making excellent seafood dishes. It’s either you serve sea foods in a platter or you make them as the main ingredient in your cookery, you have to make sure you got the freshest.

sydney fish market

In Sydney, their fish market opens from December 23 at 5am up to 5pm of December 24th. This is to sell and give the best raw sea products to the consumers a day before Christmas. These are the times when Sydney Fish Market is jam-packed. They even place more than four hundred personnel within the 36 hours that they are open. This is what they refer to as the 36 Hours of Power.

Fish, crabs, oysters, and prawns- you name it! Sydney Fish Market has got all kinds of sea foods you need for Christmas day. All you have to bring with you when you shop here are your money, energy and patience. Anywhere in the world, sea foods are a bit costly compared to land-based animals’ meat. So if you plan to buy kilos and kilos of different kinds of sea foods, bring more than enough money for it.

Furthermore, you might as well extend your patience a little bit longer when you arrive at the parking area because you will have a hard time looking for a parking space. With this, perhaps you can take the railway transit to prevent unwanted stress.

fish market

You have six sea food vendors to choose from. Before going to SFM, you have to make sure you already have an idea which stall you will go directly to so that you won’t waste your time dizzying up yourself trying to decide who among the vendors you will go to. In addition, ready your list of sea foods you want to purchase also to make your life easier.

No matter how crazy the crowd is inside, you will still enjoy the pre-Christmas day buying of the people you’ll meet along the way inside Sydney Fish Market. And after completing all that needs to be done there, you will be more than pleased that you dared the crowd for the best sea food buys.

Done with the seafood? What about your Christmas dinner spitroast? No time to prepare? No worries! You can call the best spitroast caterer in Sydney, the Northern Sydney Spit Roast Catering. You will have your spitroast on the dining table just in time for the Christmas dinner.

Four Great Christmas Dessert Ideas

Tuesday, November 26th, 2013

Christmas season is fast approaching. Aside from starting to buy gifts for loved ones and friends, pretty sure most women especially mothers are also preoccupied about their menu for Christmas day. From soup to dessert, they make sure all the foods they will serve on the table are well-thought of.

And yeah, thinking about what dishes, drinks and desserts to serve can be quite stressful at times. So, to be of little help, here is a list of Christmas dessert suggestions you can serve on the merriest day of the year:

Choco-Mint Brownies

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Sometimes you want to serve something not-so-messy. Since ice cream and icing-filled cakes can be undeniably messy especially in the hands of children, choco-mint brownie is dry. It’s also considered a finger-food so your guests won’t need saucers and forks to eat this. Isn’t it a favor on your part too? Because saucers and forks which will be supposedly used for dessert won’t add up to your dishwashing chore anymore? Indeed a smart Christmas dessert.

Strawberry Pavlova

strawberry pavlova

It’s always nice to include “Christmassy” colors to your Christmas desserts, isn’t it? Strawberry, for instance, can really make your sweets so Christmas with its rich red color. Although pavlova is a little intricate to make, yet once you get to see the look of your guests’ faces as they eat it, you wouldn’t regret you decided to make it as your Christmas dessert. If you don’t have strawberries, you can also use raspberries or cherries as replacement.

Cream Puffs

cream puffs

Cream puff is also a little complicated to make but really worth it. What makes it delicious is the sweet custard filling that battles with the blandness of the outside covering.
It is best paired with tea. It’s such a perfect Christmas dessert treat after the main course.

White Christmas Ice Cream Cones

white cones

It’s Christmas and therefore something unique and new must be served. Unlike your typical ice cream cone which is all wafer, this one is made up of ice cream, glazed fruits and almonds. Indeed, it’s a special Christmas cone. It can be eaten as is or as how it is supposed to be used- edible ice cream holder.

Of course, all these are just for desserts. How about for the main dish? Boost your Christmas dinner craving with some spit roast. No time to cook? It’s simple. Just talk to the experts at Inner West SyCanterbury – Bankstown Spit Roast Cateringdney Spit Roast Catering.

Why It is Smart to Hire Caterers on Christmas Dinner

Monday, November 11th, 2013

Christmas is coming, and everyone is getting so excited about it. While others are looking forward to receiving their Christmas gifts, others are already drooling for the possible dinner menus on Christmas Eve. However, there are many others that are already getting stressed thinking about the fact that they need to do a lot of shopping and groceries because family, friends and some colleagues are coming to celebrate Christmas Eve with them.

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With this, instead s getting too excited, they become stressed. What should I prepare? How can I do it? Are my cooking skills good enough? Do I have time for the preparations? How can I please them on the table?

These are just some of the many dilemmas that you must be facing as Christmas comes. In order to help you out, and perhaps help you get a bit off your load. We suggest you hire the professional caterers. There are many reasons to do this.

First and the best reasons above all is the convenience it can give you. Imagine all the convenience it provides. You don’t have to rush in the grocery stores, buy all the ingredients and get stressed with the human traffic.

Additionally, hiring a caterer means saving a lot of your time and effort. All you have to do is literally sit down and relax. Forget all the hassles and just expect the sumptuous menus on the dining table on Christmas Eve.

Christmas catering

Moreover, if you hire a caterer, there are a lot of food options available. You can choose from a wide range of menus that would surely fit your taste and your budget. Of course, professional caterers will do their best to provide you menus for your picky guests like those who are vegetarian or require gluten-free diet.

On the Christmas dinner, you don’t have to think about anything else. All you just have to do is to wait for the caterers to come, prepare your home and yourself. See? With just one call to Macarthur – Liverpool Spit Roast Catering, you can have everything set – no hassles, no fuss.

Edible Gift Ideas This Christmas

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

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Next to our natal day, Christmas is a time of the year where we can expect to receive the most number of gifts. Friends, family members, office colleagues, neighbors and even strangers would usually give gifts. On the contrary, we might also have a hard time in thinking about what kind of gift to give to others.
Now, if you are wondering about some special yet cheaper gift ideas then consider having edible and homemade goodies. You can choose from the following:

Cookies. Cookies are very easy to make. Come up with lots of them, put them inside a little jar, tie a ribbon and scribble a personal note and you are done! A very special edible yet less costly gift!

cookie gifts

Bitter Chocolate Truffles. Even your 5 year old daughter can make some chocolate truffles. Come out with some powdered biscuits, add up some milk and rolled them into small edible balls. Topped them with powdered sugar or desiccated coconut and you have a fine gift item.

Cupcakes. Cupcakes are sweet and can be easily decorated. The popular reindeer cupcakes are a sure hit this holiday to kids.

Snow topped holly cakes. A rectangular chocolate cake can be sliced into several parcels. Topped them with snow like icing and add up fresh cherries to form a poinsettia. Give them to your friend or office mates!

Pickled Pears. Pears are a favorite during the holiday. But fresh pears cannot be stored for long. On the other hand, the pickled ones can be stored for a longer time making it perfect for Christmas.

pickled pears

• Fresh Fruits. Aside from pastries, who says that you cannot give a basket of fresh fruits as a Christmas gift? That give will always be appreciated.

At the end of the day, it must be remembered that whatever you may choose as a gift, the most important thing is your sincerity in giving it.

Are you prepared for the Christmas dinner? If you feel like you can’t find the time to prepare for it, or if you don’t trust yourself in doing it on your own, you’d better seek help from Hornsby Spit Roast Catering.

What to Look Forward to in Sydney this Christmas

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

If there is a place where you should be this Christmas, it must be Sydney. Why? Sydney is the place where everything seems to be perfectly relaxed yet amazingly exciting. Your Christmas here will definitely be one of a kind. What are the things that you can expect in Sydney during the holidays?

christmas in sydney

Not the regular Christmas tree. Sydney calls their Christmas tree as the Tree of Brightness. The tree is specially lighted and technically designed where one can send a message through mobile phone and the same message will be displayed for the view of everyone. Tourists can expect this tree to be visible in St Martin’s place starting from the last days of November.

Bright Lights and Festive Environment. It is true that in all parts of the world, during the Christmas season, every place seem to be fully lighted with bright lights and varying colors. But in Sydney, you can have your fair share of the holiday by taking a stroll around the Sydney Town Hall. Start your tour at the St. Mary’s Cathedral to George Street, walk through Hyde Park down to Elizabeth Street and feel Christmas truly in the air.

Sydney christmas

Concerts and Christmas programs. If there is a better time to party then it will be during the Christmas season. Series of concerts, fireworks displays, live performances and family affairs will be in Sydney. It is assured that your Christmas will never be a boring one if you go to Sydney.

Picture Taking. Everybody seems to love to take pictures especially during Christmas. Take beautiful pictures with the Christmas decors and your love ones. Kids will have a good time in taking pictures with Santa Claus! But who says only kids love Santa?

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Food. More than anything else, Sydney is the best place to spend Christmas because of the food offerings. Restaurants and caterers like South Western Sydney spit roast catering will make your Christmas extra special.

Top 5 Most In-Demand Menus for Christmas

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The Christmas season is nothing but simply magical. We love to hang decors on our Christmas tree, bright lights on our window and to prepare for a festive dinner for Christmas Eve. Well, on Christmas Eve and even for the entire Christmas season, most of us would forget that we are on a strict diet. Yes, Christmas season is a time wherein we need to forget how to count calorie intakes and be conscious of our body weight. After all, Christmas comes only once every year and have the opportunity to mingle with people closest to our hearts as well as share with them the toothsome menus passionately prepared by Sydney caterers.

xmas man

Ham. There is no doubt that Christmas dinner will not be the same without the traditional roasted ham at the table. It can also be honey glazed, baked or whatever way of cooking you wish to have. It can be quite historic, but having ham during Christmas dinner has been a tradition for centuries now. However, today, there are other alternatives other than ham servings. Now, we can have a whole roasted pig served before the table.

Turkey. Aside from roasted ham or pork, turkey is another favorite dish for Christmas dinner. It might be true that turkey skin contains high cholesterol levels but who cares? It’s Christmas anyway, right? The truth is that spiced turkey with cranberry sauce is simply irresistible.

Puddings. Yes, Christmas is all about the sweet servings we can find. Name it all and we can have it especially for the Christmas dinner parties in Sydney. The traditional holiday cake is still a hit. Fruit cakes, Christmas inspired cookies and the chocolate Yule log should never be missed!

Cured Salmons. We say, we eat the most special dishes during the Christmas season. For this reason, there is no reason why we could not find cured salmons at the table during this festive season!

Vegetable and Fruit Salads. Who says that Christmas dinner is all about sugar and cholesterol? Of course not. Vegetable salads are still wanted during dinner as well as equally healthy fruit based food selections.

Christmas Party is around the corner! Didn’t book a caterer yet!

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

christmas party catering quote
If you are planning a Christmas Party either at home or a different venue, have you thought about catering yet?

Be it a Finger Food party, Buffet or spit roast BBQ party, christmaspartycatering.com.au can help you We are here to make your Christmas party very special. (more…)

Outdoor catering for the Christmas

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Whether it’s for a New years eve, Christmas, corporate party, All suburbs catering packages are perfect for all events from a garden party to the center piece to your corporate hospitality. Available throughout the Sydney including Northern beaches, Central Coast, Wollongong, Newcastle and Penrith.
Christmas catering service

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Gourmet desserts for your party

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Call Mr Finger Food on 1800 251 440 (www.mrfingerfood.com.au) to add something sweet to your function with gourmet finger food desserts!

Party desserts catering

Mr Finger Food in Sydney offers gourmet desert catering and has a great individual desserts that compliment all menus, especially when coupled with a gourmet finger food package!

Below you will find the pricing of individual dessert finger food per head. They are all beautifully decorated to perfection and are a great choice to finish off gourmet catering at your next function. (more…)