Year’s perfect time to cook some good food and share with the near and dear ones is here! Yes, it’s Christmas- the holiday period we wait for the year long. Talking about holidays and how can we avoid food? Find here some traditional Christmas recipes to boost your holiday spirit. So eat good food, enjoy and relish the beautiful season with your loved ones. Try the recipes during the holidays.
Hot Milk Cake
- 4 large eggs
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2-1/4 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 cups Purabi milk
- 10 tablespoons butter, cubed
- In a large bowl, beat eggs on high speed for 5 minutes or until thick and lemon-coloured. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is light and fluffy.
- Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to batter; beat at low speed until smooth.
- In a small saucepan, heat milk and butter just until butter is melted. Gradually add to batter; beat just until combined.
- Pour into a greased baking pan. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
- 4 cups Purabi milk
- 5 whole cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 12 egg yolks
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 1/2 cups light rum
- 4 cups light cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- Combine milk, cloves, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and cinnamon in a saucepan, and heat over lowest setting for 5 minutes.
- Slowly bring milk mixture to a boil.
- In a large bowl, combine egg yolks and sugar. Whisk together until fluffy. Whisk hot milk mixture slowly into the eggs.
- Pour mixture into a saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for 3 minutes, or until thick.
- Do not allow mixture to boil. Strain to remove cloves, and let cool for about an hour.
- Stir in rum, cream, 2 teaspoon vanilla, and nutmeg. Refrigerate overnight before serving.
PS: Self-raising flour (1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon of salt)
- Melted butter, to grease
- 1 cup Purabi milk
- 375g dried mixed fruit (cherries, dried figs, dried cranberries, dried dates, chopped)
- 1 cup (250ml) orange juice
- 1/3 cup (80ml) brandy
- 1 cup (150g) plain flour
- 1 cup (150g) self-raising flour
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon mixed spice
- 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 250g butter, melted, cooled
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 3 eggs, lightly whisked
- Custard, ice-cream, or brandy butter, to serve
- Sift combined flours, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, mixed spice and nutmeg into a large bowl. Add fruit mixture, butter, brown sugar, milk and eggs and stir until well combined. Gently spoon mixture into prepared pudding steamer, smooth top, and secure the lid.
- Place pudding basin into a large saucepan. Pour in enough boiling water to combine halfway up the side of the pan. Place over medium heat and bring to the boil.
- Cook, covered, topping up with extra boiling water if necessary, for 5 hours 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the pudding comes out clean.
- Remove steamer from the saucepan, and set aside for 10 minutes before turning onto a serving plate. Serve immediately with custard, ice-cream or brandy butter, if desired.
So try the recipes with your loved ones and enjoy the festivities. But don’t forget to share your own Christmas special recipes with us!