It's the most awaited time of the year. Try these recipes for Christmas eve dinner and celebrate the festival of joy.
We are sure by now you must have planned a Christmas party but wait, have you decided on which dish to prepare for the same? If you're planning your Christmas eve dinner at home and confused whether what to make, we are here to help you. Presenting to you some delicious food recipes to prepare for the celebrations.
Grey Goose Old Fashioned
Old Fashioned is one of the oldest cocktails in the world. It's easy to see why it has stood the test of time. Now try it with a simple Grey Goose Vodka twist instead of whiskey.
|Grey Goose Vodka||50 ml|
|Demerara Brown Sugar||2 tsp.|
|Dash Of Hot Water||-|
|Dash Of Angostura Aromatic Bitters||-|
Add the sugar and water to a rocks glass, then stir to dissolve. Add orange zest. Slowly trickle in Grey Goose and cubed ice, piece by piece, stirring throughout. Top with cubed ice to serve.
A delightful mid-day aperitif! Coffee and vodka meet tonic water and orange zest to give it the freshness necessary to brighten up any party.
|Grey Goose Vodka||1 Part|
|Unsweetened Coffee||1 Part|
Build-in wine glass in this order: Grey Goose Vodka, coffee, tonic water, orange zest.
Gingerbread Cookies by Chef Alpa Pereira
Cookies taste sweeter during the time of Christmas and it is almost a sin not to have one. Here is a simple recipe for Christmas cookies that you can make at your home.
|Light Brown Sugar||200g|
|Gingerbread Spice||10g (ginger powder, cinnamon powder, allspice, cloves and nutmeg)|
|Eggs||50g (about 1 egg)|
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius In a large bowl, soften the butter, add both the sugars and gingerbread spice, and cream together. Add the egg and milk and combine completely. Sift in the flour and baking powder, and mix till just combined. Do not overmix.
Cakes and Desserts
A tiramisu is a must-have for all coffee and chocolate enthusiasts. When laced with Bailey’s, it becomes a luxurious craving. This Irish-style dessert includes mascarpone cream, which cuts through the richness of the coffee and liqueur, making it a dream dessert.
|Cooled espresso||1.5 cups|
|Cocoa powder||to garnish|
Mix egg yolks and castor sugar over a double boiler to make the sabayon. Gently fold in sabayon, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream to create a smooth mixture. Soak the ladyfingers in a mixture of coffee and baileys. Arrange soaked fingers in a ramequin and cover them with the sabayon, mascarpone cheese, and whipped cream mixture. Place it in the chiller to set for 90 minutes. Garnish it with cocoa powder and ladyfingers.
Rudolph Reda Vanilla cupcake by Chef Sunil Singh
Cupcakes are everyone's love and here is a vanilla cupcake recipe for you. Make sure you try this at your party and make your guests happy.
|Red Gel Colour||1g|
Mix refined flour, baking powder, yogurt, castor sugar, oil, and vanilla essence in a cake
mixer on medium speed for 5 minutes till all the ingredients are well mixed to form a smooth
batter. Preheat the oven to 150’C. Grease the cupcake mold and pour the mixture evenly into it. Bake the cupcake for 15 minutes. Mix buttercream, white chocolate, and red gel color and pour into pipping bag. Once the cupcakes are done remove them from the oven and let them cool for 30 minutes. Garnish with snowballs.
Rocky Road Brownies by Rachel Goenka
Hot brownies in this cold weather are everyone's favorite and you must try this recipe to add up some sweet taste to your Christmas celebrations.
|Butter melted then cooled||½ cup (113g)|
|Eggs, room temperature||2|
|Granulated sugar||1 cup (200g)|
|Unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted||⅓ cup (40g)|
|All-purpose flour||½ cup (64g)|
|Mini marshmallows||1 cup|
|Chopped walnuts||½ cup|
|Chocolate chips||1 cup|
|Baking powder||¼ tsp|
Preheat oven to 350°F. Melt butter and set aside to cool slightly. In a medium bowl, beat two eggs with the vanilla. Add in sugar, cocoa powder, flour, salt, and baking powder, and gently stir. Pour the melted butter into the brownie mixture and mix until the butter is fully incorporated. Spread batter in a prepared 8-inch square pan. Bake 18-22 minutes. Remove from oven and add chocolate chips, marshmallows, and walnuts. Bake until the chocolate is shiny and the marshmallows puffed.
|Red chili powder||-|
|Red chili paste||-|
Take a duck and rinse it thoroughly. Now, prepare the paste that the duck will be marinated with.
In a pan, take some oil and add a spoonful of ginger-garlic paste. Let the paste sizzle thoroughly and then add red chili paste. Once done, add coriander powder, cumin powder, cardamom powder, and red chili powder. Mix thoroughly and add crushed kasturi methi in it to add more flavor to it. Now let it cool and then add some fresh yogurt. Mix it well and marinate the duck with this flavorful paste. Now let this marinated duck set in for 3-4 hours in the fridge. Then roast it for 25 minutes in the oven at 180 degrees and your hot sizzling roasted duck is ready.
|Ground black pepper||-|
Take a turkey, clean it properly and dip it in brine water for 2-3 hours. Take a saucepan and melt the butter. Add lemon zest, lemon juice, and thyme according to the weight of the turkey. Apply the marinated butter and stuff onions, garlic, malta oranges, fresh thyme, and black pepper inside the turkey skin. Roast the loaded turkey for 25-30 mins at 180 degrees and now your loaded roasted turkey is ready to serve.
Baked Crabs by Chef Manoj Sharma
|Crab meat (shredded)||60g|
|Onion (finely chopped)||25g|
|Garlic (finely chopped)||15g|
|Celery (finely chopped)||15g|
In a pan, heat oil and sweat chopped garlic, onion, and celery. Add shredded crab meat and sauté for a minute or two. Add white sauce and fresh cream and continue cooking on a low flame for 2 minutes. Season with thyme, salt, and pepper. Finish with grated Parmesan cheese.
Clean and blanch the crab shells, spoon the stuffing into the shells, sprinkle Parmesan cheese on top, and grill in the salamander until the cheese melts and turns golden brown.
Do try these recipes and let us know in the comments how they taste!