Christmas is fast approaching, so the time to plan your food for the big day is now. If you’re having a range of celebrations over the festive period, then this is the perfect opportunity to try out some different dessert recipes to “wow” your guests. You can even give yourself an early Christmas present by treating yourself to a recipe organizer to keep all of your most-loved desserts in, so you can make them time and time again. Now, let’s look into some of the different Christmas desserts you can have a go at this year.
Chocolate Yule Log
Chocolate yule logs are a classic crowd-pleaser at Christmas. It’s a little more technical than your average layer cake, as you need to roll the sponge into a swiss roll shape without it breaking but it’s worth the effort, as, with a sprinkling of icing sugar on top and a sprig of holly, yule logs are the epitome of Christmas.
A Snowman Cake
A snowman cake is a perfect way to get creative with icing. If you get the kids involved, they will love bringing the snowman to life. There are various different methods you can do this, depending on what you want and how many people the cake is meant to feed. Just don’t forget to make it a carrot nose, buttons, stick arms, a scarf, and a hat to make it as authentic as possible.
These are simple to make, pretty, light delights that will impress any guests you have over. The bulk of the ingredients is just sugar, egg whites, flavoring, and decorations so you probably have most of what you need already in your cupboards. Think about jazzing them up with festive food coloring so that they look extra special.
Christmas Tree Cookies
Grab your cookie cutters and turn the oven on! These don’t necessarily have to be Christmas tree-shaped, you could also have stars, snowflakes, or whatever else you can create. For more of a Christmas flavor, consider gingerbread over standard vanilla or chocolate chip.
If you’re feeling ambitious, you could try your hand at Christmas reindeer profiteroles. To turn your profiteroles into reindeer, you need to melt chocolate to then decorate the tops of the profiterole pastry. You add little red candy balls for noses, and pretzels or molded chocolate for antlers.
Cinnamon Chocolate Mousse
Cinnamon is another typical Christmas flavor that you can put to good use as it is easy to incorporate into all different kinds of festive desserts. One great option is cinnamon chocolate mousse, as you can have it finished in less than an hour. It’s also easy to make in large quantities, so is a good choice if you’re feeding a lot of people. Give it a go!
You have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to Christmassy desserts, you could even create a new recipe of your own. Try out a few different ingredients and decorations before the big day, then you can pick your favorites to recreate when the 25th of December arrives.