26 November 2020

5 Easy Christmas Recipes To Try

5 EASY CHRISTMAS RECIPES
TO TRY!

Do you remember waking up in the morning to the aroma of your
mother’s/ grandmother’s cooking with her awesome chicken pie or beef stew?

YES, WE DO!

One of the joys of the festive is about bringing togetherness at the table to enjoy a great meal.
Not only can it be a warmth and special family tradition, but it is a yearly chance to bond with your loved ones.

Here’s how you can surprise your family with a special treat
this Christmas by doing the cooking with some easy recipes!


1. Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:
sprigs fresh rosemary
1.8kg potatoes, peeled and cut into pieces
6 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
3 cups of heavy cream
1 1/2 cup of whole milk
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut up
Kosher salt & pepper

Directions:

  1. Tie rosemary sprigs together with kitchen twine. Place in large sauce pot along with potatoes and garlic. Add cream and milk; bring to a boil. Add 2 teaspoons of salt, reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are very tender and falling apart, 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat; discard rosemary sprigs and any stray needles. Using a sturdy spatula or spoon, beat potatoes until smooth. Add butter and 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper and stir to combine.


Image credit: Goodhousekeeping
Recipe from Goodhousekeeping


2. Roasted Turkey

Ingredients:
50g butter, softened
2kg turkey crown on the bone
1 tsp Chinese five spice or a pinch of ground cloves
4 tbsp honey (for glazing)
1 tbsp Dijon mustard (for glazing)
1 tbsp red wine vinegar (for glazing)

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 190C/170C fan/gas 5. Smear the butter all over the turkey crown and season all over with salt and half the five spice. Put in a roasting tin, skin-side up, and roast for 30 mins. While the crown is roasting, mix all the glaze ingredients in a bowl with the rest of the five spice.
  2. Remove the crown from the oven and brush the skin generously with half the glaze. Continue to roast for another hour, glazing twice more, until cooked all the way through and the glaze is sticky and caramelised. Leave to rest for at least 20 mins before carving. Save the juices from the tin to make gravy.


Image credit: Pallensmith
Recipe from BBC GoodFood


3. Mulled Wine Brownies

Ingredients:
100g dark chocolate
150g unsalted butter
200g light brown muscovado sugar
1 large egg and 1 egg yolk
100ml red wine
50g cocoa powder
100g plain flour
pinch of nutmeg and ground cloves
¼ tsp each cinnamon and ginger

Directions:

  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4, butter and line the base of a 20cm x 20cm brownie tin with parchment paper. Melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a glass bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  2. Mix the flour and cocoa powder together with the spices and a pinch of salt – set aside. Using an electric whisk, beat the butter and sugar together until super light and fluffy then whisk in the egg and yolk.
  3. Pour in melted chocolate, wine and flour mixture and whisk until just combined.
  4. Pour the batter into tin and bake for 15 mins until just set, don’t worry if there is a slight wobble in the centre, it will set up as they cool. Put into the fridge to firm up.


Image credit: Pinterest
Recipe from BBC GoodFood


4. Broccoli & Cauliflower Gratin

Ingredients:
4 tbsp. unsalted butter, plus more for pan
1 medium cauliflower, cored and slice
1 large head broccoli , trimmed and slice
6 tbsp. all-purpose flou
3 cups of whole mil
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
8 oz. Gruyère, grated (about 2 cups)
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter a shallow 3-quart baking dish. Arrange cauliflower and broccoli in the prepared dish.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and cook, stirring, 2 minutes (do not let it darken). Slowly whisk in milk. Simmer, whisking occasionally, until slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg and 1 1/4 cups cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over vegetables. Sprinkle with remaining 3/4 cup cheese.
  3. Cover loosely with aluminum foil and bake for 15 minutes. Remove foil; bake until vegetables are tender and the top is golden brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving.


Image credit: Purewow
Recipe from Countryliving


5. Sparkling Wine Mojito Punch

Ingredients:
1/4 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of fresh lime juice
1 cup of mint leaves
1 cup of light rum
2 1/2 cup of sparkling wine

Directions:

  1. In large measuring cup, mix sugar with fresh lime juice until sugar dissolves. Add mint leaves and muddle to mash and combine. Stir in light rum and let sit at least 1 hour or overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, strain into pitcher and add sparkling wine. Serve over ice with sliced lime and fresh mint leaves if desired.


Image credit: Goodhousekeeping
Recipe from Goodhousekeeping


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