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4 Favourite Christmas Recipes

Wow, another year has flown by and it’s nearly time to welcome in the holiday season! What’s a better way to get you in the holiday spirit than dreaming of those festive dishes like pavlova, glazed ham, etc. This year could also be a good time to bring in new dishes and traditions so we put together some of our favourites linked with recipes we can vouch for. Best part is, there’s still a whole month to get planning and preparing!

Christmas Trifle

Trifle looks simply beautiful on the Christmas table! For those with minimal time, this is a great recipe using store bought cake for a super easy trifle taking around 40min to complete.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Punnet blueberries
  • 2 Punnets strawberries
  • 4 Egg yolks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla bean paste
  • 1/2 cup Castor sugar
  • 1/2 cup Cornflour
  • 1 1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp White sugar
  • 6 cups Cranberry juice
  • 3 cups Milk
  • 2 1/2 cups Thickened cream
  • 1/3 cup Fruit flavoured liquor, orange or other
  • 7 tsp Gelatine powder 
  • 1 X 450 g madeira cake or pound cake 

For method and more information, click here.

Christmas Cake

This cake is buttered rum, packed with dried fruit, and delicious! It requires overnight soaking then should take up to 4 hours to complete.

Ingredients:

  • 175 g Cranberries, dried
  • 800 g Dried fruit, mixed
  • 4 Eggs, large
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup
  • 225 g Muscovado sugar, light
  • 225 g Plain flour
  • 2 tsp Spice, ground mixed
  • 85 g Pecans or walnuts, toasted, then roughly chopped
  • 150 ml Apple juice
  • 275 g Butter, unsalted
  • 7 tbsp Rum, dark
  • Zest 1 small orange

For method and more information, click here.

Christmas Pudding

A British tradition that’s loved in Australia, Christmas pudding does require more effort and time, but is so worth it with every bite! Expect to wait 7-8 hours for this wee treat.

Ingredients:

  • 1 oz Candied peel
  • 1 Cooking apple, small
  • 1 lb Dried fruit, mixed
  • 1/2 tbsp Lemon, zest
  • 1 tbsp Zest, orange
  • 2 Eggs, large
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 4 oz Brown sugar, dark
  • 1 1/2 tsp Cinnamon, ground
  • 2 oz Self-rising flour
  • 1 tsp Mixed Spice
  • 4 oz Suet
  • 1 oz Almonds, whole
  • 4 oz Breadcrumbs, fresh
  • 2 tbsp Orange juice
  • 1/4 cup Brandy

For method and more information, click here.

Christmas Pavlova

It feels like Christmas isn’t complete without a good old Pav. We love this recipe creating a festive twist, wreath style.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Blueberries
  • 1 Mint to decorate
  • 1/2 cup Pomegranate seeds
  • 2 cups Raspberries
  • 2 cups Strawberries
  • 4 (5 1/2 oz/160g) Egg whites, large
  • 2 tsp Cornflour
  • 1 1/4 cups Sugar
  • 1 tsp White vinegar
  • 2 cups (16floz/454ml) double cream (whipped)

For method and more information, click here.