Posts Tagged ‘christmas desserts’

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:

christmas pudding

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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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

chocomint

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.