A Cozy Christmas!

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December being our favourite month, we are all set to get sit down to a delicious Christmas brunch the whole family will love. So folks, if you are still wondering what special to sweet preparations to make for the festive month, take a look at these mouth-watering recipes. Try one of these cosy and comforting recipes to please your kith n kin besides keep the little ones entertained all holiday afternoon. Here are two recipes to warm the coldest of nights.

Chef Ashish Rai, Head – Culinary, Barbeque Nation gives us two lovely recipes to practice until two weeks to the festive time.

Spanish Valencia Prawns

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METHOD:

  1. In a round bowl, mix paprika powder, red wine, shrimp powder, saffron, salt and vegetable oil and whisk well.
    Add fried onions and fried garlic. Check seasoning.
    Peel, de-vein and clean prawns. Add lemon juice. Marinate for 45 minutes.
    Grill over moderate charcoal fire and serve hot with a medium spice dip.

Toffee Apple Pudding

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METHOD:

    Step 1) For the toffee sauce: in a small saucepan, melt the butter and sugar in a pan together over a medium heat, until the mixture begins to turn amber and caramelises.
    Step 2) Lower the heat and slowly stir in the cream and vanilla extract, then take off the heat and set aside to cool completely.
    Step 3) For the pudding: lightly butter a 9inch baking basin. Cut a small disc of butter paper and place in the bottom.
    Step 4 Peel core and slice the apples. Heat 25g of the butter and gently fry the apples until they are just tender and start to caramelise. Set aside to cool slightly.
    Step 5) In a bowl, beat together the rest of the butter and sugar until the mixture is pale and creamy. Gradually add in the beaten egg and milk mixing well.
    Step 6 Sift in the flour and fold into the batter until well-combined.
    Step 7) Scatter the apples onto the bottom of the buttered basin and drizzle over half the toffee sauce. Pour the sponge batter over the apples.
    Step 8) Cover the pudding basin with a lid, and then place a thin aluminium foil on top of the lid leaving little extra, and seal the edges
    Step 9) Place the basin in a large saucepan or steamer and pour in enough boiling water to come halfway up the sides. Cover with a lid and steam for at least 1 hour or until a skewer inserted into the middle of the pudding comes out clean.
    Step 10) Turn the pudding out onto a plate and serve with remaining toffee sauce & lite whipped cream.

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