[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.
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.