[Laura Noakes | Deputy Print Editor]
If you’re stuck for what to eat this festive season, have no fear – I have three Christmas recipes to get you in the holiday mood.
This one is for those of you who maybe don’t have the knack for cooking – it is SO easy, and there is no baking involved whatsoever. It is also pretty healthy, and looks very cute at Xmas parties.
- Whipped Cream
- Writing Icing
- Remove the leaves, and wash and cut your strawberries in half
- Squirt whipped cream in the middle of your two strawberry half’s (that’s Santa’s beard) and on top of the pointy end of the strawberry (that’s the bobble on Santa’s hat).
- Using your writing icing, draw Santa a face.
Festive Hot White Chocolate
This recipe is a little more tricky, but it is worth it! This hot chocolate is so warming and yummy!
- 200 grams of white chocolate
- 2 cups of semi-skimmed milk
- 2 cups of double cream
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- A pinch of cardamom
- A pinch of nutmeg
- 1 cinnamon stick
- Whipped cream (to top your hot chocolate off)
- Melt the white chocolate in a saucepan.
- Add all the other ingredients (minus the whipped cream) and cook on low heat for an hour.
- Pour yourself a mug, and top with whipped cream.
Classic Christmas Cupcakes
What’s Christmas without Christmas Cake? Nothing, in my opinion. This mini version of the classic festive favourite is perfect for one person.
- 70 grams of butter, put some extra for greasing
- 70 grams of dark muscovado sugar
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 teaspoon black treacle
- 70 grams of self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 100 grams mixed fruit
- 50 grams fondant icing
- 50 grams royal icing
- Set your oven at 180c. Mix everything, except the fruit together until your mixture is pale in colour.
- Stir the fruit in.
- Bake in the oven for 25 minutes. Let your cupcakes cool, then cover with fondant icing.
- Then mix some royal icing with some water until it makes peaks. Cover your cupcake with the royal icing.
- Decorate and enjoy.