Bakers rejoice, because sugar and spice makes Christmas nice. No Christmas celebrations would be complete if we won’t over-do the dessert bit. Get set to end your festive feast with one of our best Christmas dessert recipes- cake, tart and muffins in your Christmas party. Drooling yet? These dessert recipes are as special as the holidays itself, so don’t forget to make ahead these favourites.
Here is an array of delectable dessert recipes from Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity, New Delhi to make your Christmas dessert a hit with your near and dear ones.
- Mix butter and sugar for 5 minutes until it becomes white and creamy.
- Add eggs one by one, then flour, baking powder and vanilla essence to the mix. Beat all the ingredients until smooth
- Take a baking tray, place a butter paper and pour the mixture on it. Bake the cake in the centre of a preheated oven – 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4 for 20-25 mins, or until the cakes have risen and are golden, and spring back when lightly pressed in the centre.
- Remove the cakes from the oven and leave them to cool in the tins for 5-10 mins, then turn them out on to a wire rack and leave them to cool completely.
- Spread the jam over the base of one of the cakes. Sandwich the two cakes together.
- Dredge with caster sugar before serving.
- The unfilled Victoria sponge cakes can be packed in freezer bags and frozen for up to 3 months. Allow to defrost before filling.
ORANGE CHEESE TART
- Tip all the ingredients into a bowl and beat until smooth.
- Bake the tart base in centre of the preheated oven – 160°C for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove the bas and leave it to cool completely.
- Pour cheese mix on the part baked tart base
- Bake the mix in the oven at 140°C for 15-20 minutes.
- Cool it down and top it with orange jelly before serving.
FETA CHEESE ROSEMARY MUFFIN
- You will need a 12 hole mini-muffin tin.
- Melt the butter in a small saucepan, add in the chopped feta cheese and rosemary and season with freshly ground black pepper and pinch of salt and give it a good mix.
- Pre-heat the oven to gas mark 6/400F/200°C.
- For the muffin base, sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- In another bowl beat the egg, then add in the milk and give it a good whisk again.
- Next, pour the egg mixture into the flour, using minimum number of folding movements (you should finish folding in 15 seconds and ignore the lumps in the mixture – do not overtax).
- Now gently add the feta cheese mixture into the muffin mixture, folding in, as before, with as few strokes as possible.
- Arrange the muffin cases into the muffin tins and spoon the mixture into them.
- Bake them in the centre shelf of the oven for about 20 minutes, or until well risen and golden.
- Remove the muffins from the tins and serve mild hot.