How to Make Christmas Desserts - 8 Delicious Ideas
There is no doubt that one of the protagonists of Christmas is food, and there are many delicious traditional dishes we usually eat at this time, making the celebration even more special. And of course desserts are high on the menu, with many choices to prepare and enjoy during the holidays.
Do not know what to choose or where to start? At oneHOWTO we give you some good options. Discover how to make Christmas desserts and delight everyone with these 8 delicious ideas that everyone will love.
Christmas desserts: Traditional Christmas Pudding
The absolute king of Christmas desserts has to be Traditional English Christmas pudding. Equally loved and hated, this recipe has its origin in the 14th century, when the pudding was more of a porridge made with meat, currants and spices. The recipe may have changed throughout the years, but there are still traditions that are maintained, such as hiding a silver "six pence", which was supposed to bring good luck to the person who found it.
Take a look at our recipe for Traditional English Christmas Pudding, but take into account you need to start the preparation several days before Christmas day!
Christmas desserts: Panettone
Although Italian in origin, panettone has spread worldwide and is one of the most traditional Christmas desserts that we enjoy. This alternative can also be done at home with simply delicious results and you can also make it with fruit or chocolate chips, do it as you wish!
Want to know how? Our article How to make Italian panettone is perfect to follow the recipe.
Christmas Desserts: Yule log
For those who despise Christmas pudding, one of the most popular alternatives is the Yule log. This chocolate sponge cake covered in chocolate icing is pretty typical in France and Belgium, where it's known as 'bûche de Noël' or 'Kerststonk' in the Netherlands.
It's fairly easy to make, you just need to be a bit handy when creating the log-like texture for the icing so it looks top notch. Take a look at how to make a Chocolate Yule log at home.
Christmas Dessert: Caramel Apples
Toffee apples are very typical in the US, but little by little they have been entering other cultures for one simple reason: They are delicious! Children love them too, so it's well worth trying to make them at home as a treat for the little ones.
Christmas Desserts: Fig bread
This may not be your typical Christmas dessert, but it's certainly a great alternative if you're looking for something a little bit exotic but delicious.
Fig bread is actually a typical dessert served in the Andalusian city of Malaga and is typically served on Christmas Eve. So if you're having a family gathering on the 24th and don't know what dessert to serve, take a look at how to make fig bread.
Christmas Desserts: Christmas cookies
While cookies are eaten throughout the year, these are also perfect for Christmas if we make them in traditional shapes like Christmas trees and snowmen. Also, if you're talented at baking, you can always decorate them with fondant, drawing on the faces of typical festive characters like Santa Claus.
To see our recipes and all of our ideas, you can consult our article Making Christmas cookies.
Christmas Desserts: Eggnogg
Not feeling up for eating your dessert? Finish your Christmas meal with a nice warm Egg nogg, one of Granny's favorite drinks when it comes to Yule Tide. With a splash of rum, this incredibly sweet cocktail is perfect to warm up a cold Christmas night.
You can learn how to make eggnog with rum here.
Christmas desserts: How to make mince pies
Another classic dessert made around the Christmas season is mince pies. Though they are usually bought ready made due to the work needed to make them from scratch, there are also some trick to make your mice pies easily and without much effort.
Learn how to make these delicious pies in a flash thanks to our article on how to make mice pies with ready made pastry!
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