Easy to make Christmas Recipes at Home

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Christmas rum cake

Christmas in India is lit. Literally, you’ll see Christmas lights in almost every nook and corner of the country. The culture is more urban but because of the advent of the internet, today, every place in India indulges in Christmas celebration, wholeheartedly. While traditional Christmas recipes vary across the globe, the Indian celebration brings its own unique flavours to the table. From rum this holiday season, let's explore some easy and delightful Christmas recipes that you can whip up in your Indian kitchen, adding a touch of warmth and flavour to your celebrations. Let’s look at some easy-to-make Christmas recipes that you can make at home and enjoy with your friends and family.

1. Creamy Mashed Potatoes:

Ingredients:

  • Potatoes
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt and pepper

Steps:

  • Peel and chop potatoes into even pieces.
  • Boil until fork-tender.
  • Drain and mash with butter.
  • Gradually add warm milk until desired creaminess.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.

2. Christmas Rum Cake:

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 package yellow cake mix
  • 1 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar powder
  • 1/4 cup waters

Steps:

  • Preheat oven to 325°F.
  • Grease and flour a bundt pan. You can get baking pans from thinKitchen’s wide range of baking pans.
  • Toast nuts in the oven for 8-10 mins; set aside.
  • Combine cake mix, pudding mix, eggs, water, oil, and 1/2 cup rum. Beat until well combined. Add toasted nuts.
  • Pour batter into the bundt pan.
  • Bake for 55-60 mins; cool in the pan for 15 mins, then transfer to a platter.
  • In a saucepan, melt butter, add sugar and 1/4 cup water.
  • Bring to a boil, then simmer for 5 mins. After cooling, add ½ cup of rum.
  • Poke holes in the cake and pour warm rum glaze over it.
  • Let it sit for a few hours. And now you’re free to serve it.

3. Gingerbread cookies:

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups crushed ginger biscuits
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves

Steps:

  • Mix crushed biscuits, melted butter, brown sugar, and spices.
  • Shape small portions into balls or desired shapes.
  • Chill shaped cookies in the fridge for 15-20 mins.
  • Bake at 350°F for 8-10 mins until edges are set.
  • Cool the cookies on the sheet, then move them to a rack. You can get quality baking sheets from thinKitchen.
  • Pro tip: Dust with icing sugar for a Christmas touch.

Here is some bakeware essentials you can use for making these recipes and more:

1. Jamie Oliver Round Cookie Cutters (Set of 5 - Atlantic Green):


Elevate your Christmas cookie game with the Jamie Oliver Round Cookie Cutters that comes in a set of five. Crafted with durability and precision in mind, these cookie cutters bring a touch of Jamie Oliver's culinary expertise to your Christmas baking. Add a dash of international style and functionality to your Christmas hom baking experience.

2. KitchenCraft 16-Piece Sweetly Does It Icing Tin Set:

Turn your Christmas dessert into a masterpiece with the KitchenCraft 16-Piece Sweetly Does It Icing Tin Set. This all-in-one set equips you with a variety of icing tips, allowing you to create intricate designs and beautiful decorations. Whether you want to decorate your Christmas rum cake or the gingerbread cookies, this icing tin set is a must-have. If you are avid baker, this is an investment worth making.

3. Zyliss Durable Non-Stick Springform Cake Pan (8in/20cm):

Ensure your Christmas cakes come out perfectly with the Zyliss Durable Non-Stick Springform Cake Pan. This 8-inch (20cm) diameter pan is designed for ease of use and durability. The non-stick surface ensures your cakes release effortlessly, leaving you with flawless bakes. Whether you're baking a classic rum cake or a sponge cake, this springform pan is an essential addition to your Christmas bakeware collection. In fact, it’s ideal for using it round the year.

4. Brabantia Baking Set:

Upgrade your Christmas baking experience with the ultimate Brabantia Baking Set. This comprehensive set offers high-quality bakeware designed to meet the demands of holiday cooking. From cookies to cakes, this set has you covered with durable and stylish pieces. Elevate your baking game and bring a touch of sophistication to your Christmas kitchen.

With these easy-to-follow recipes, you'll be on your way to creating a memorable Christmas feast. Get ready to impress with every festive creation. Don your apron, embrace the holiday spirit, and enjoy the joy of cooking without the stress. Happy holidays and happy cooking!

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