The cold festive season is here, and everybody wants to explore tasty homemade dishes.
What I love about preparing Christmas dishes is that there are tons of them online and you don’t have to worry about getting the ingredients in your local store.
You can easily shop from your favorite grocery shops. However, to avoid shopping from unreliable stores I would suggest that you read the reviews before shopping.
Check for fast delivery services before because you don’t want your Christmas food and ingredients to be delivered after Christmas.
It may interest you to read some reviews about Tesco or any other convenience supermarket.
With your ingredients at hand here are some of my top Christmas dishes picks!
1. Mushroom lentil pie
Mushroom lentil pie is a tasty plant-based food perfect for the cold season.
Lentils or any type of legumes make one of the easiest vegetarian dishes to prepare with a preparation time of fewer than 30 minutes.
These are ingredients you will need to prepare mushroom lentil pie;
- Vegetable broth
How to prepare:
On a pan add vegetable broth and lentils and bring it to a simmer.
Boil your potatoes until it is halfway ready (10 minutes) while your garlic is roasted in the oven for about 30 minutes.
When it is ready, mash your potatoes and garlic together.
Prepare your mushroom pie by Adding the vegetable broth garlic carrots followed by the mushrooms
At this time, you can add any seasoning or spices you like.
Bring all this together by mixing the lentils and mushrooms. Separately prepare a thick flour and water mixture.
Put all this together in a baking tray and add in your potatoes.
Bake for 25 minutes and it will be ready.
2. Fried Roasted turkey
Here is the simplest way you can prepare your Christmas roasted Turkey. What you will need;
- Unsalted butter
- Black pepper
- Turkey stock
How to prepare
Wash your Turkey and Pat it dry.
Prepare your stuffing; chopped onions parsley thymes, breadcrumbs and seasoning and stuff it in.
Apply soft and butter on the surface of the turkey followed by salt and pepper and any additional spice of your choice.
Preheat your oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
Have your Turkey in a baking tray with turkey stock? Cover your Turkey with aluminum foil to prevent excessive loss of moisture.
Nake your turkey for 15 minutes at 360°C, then turn the oven down to 180°C.
Baste your Turkey every 20 to 30 minutes to ensure the seasoning is absorbed while baking.
It will take about 4 hours for your Christmas turkey to be ready.
3. Carrot cheesecake
Carrot cheesecake is only around the desert. You can have it on Easter New Year’s Christmas birthdays Sunday afternoons, all right now.
They are not the quickest to me, but they are the most delicious.
Here are the ingredients you will need to prepare your Christmas carrot cheesecake;
- One cup of flour
- One tablespoon of cinnamon
- Half a tablespoon of baking soda
- Half a tablespoon of baking powder
- 2/3 of granulated sugar
- Two eggs
- 1 and a half-grated carrots
- Two cups of sugar
- One tablespoon of flour
- A quarter cup of sour cream
- One egg
- Cream cheese
- Cream cheese softened
- Butter softened
- Sugar (powdered)
- Sour cream
- Vanilla extract
How to prepare:
There are two parts: first prepare the cheesecake mixture and then separately prepare the carrot cake mixture.
To prepare your cheesecake mixture, you will need to add sugar and flour and whisk it together before adding cream cheese and sugar.
When it is smooth and with no flour lumps, start adding the eggs one by one followed by a sour cream and vanilla extract.
Separately prepare the carrot cake mixture by adding flour baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon granulated sugar and nutmeg in one bowl and mixing it to a smooth paste.
Add in your eggs one by one before mixing them and finally adding your carrots.
Before you start assembling your cake preheat your oven to350 degrees.
Take your baking pan and pour half or quarter of your carrot cake mixture (depending on how many layers you want) and spread it evenly.
Put in your cheese cream cake on top of the carrot cake mixture and do not let it mix. Add the carrot cake mixture and continue interchanging until you run out of layers.
Bake your cake for an hour while you prepare your toppings.
To prepare your topping, start by mixing cream cheese and butter until it is smooth. Add your powdered sugar, sour cream and vanilla extract to the mixture before placing it on the refrigerator.
Finish your carrot cheesecake by adding your toppings.
4. Vanilla butter sugar cookies
Vanilla butter sugar cookies are very easy to prepare and they make that perfect dessert or snack for the last-minute Christmas party.
Here’s are the ingredients you will need;
- Butter (1 cup, softened)
- 2 Eggs
- Vanilla extract (2 tablespoons)
- Baking soda (1 teaspoon)
- Cream (1 teaspoon)
- Salt (1 teaspoon)
- Sugar (1 cup)
- Butter (3 tablespoons)
- Vanilla extract ( 1 tablespoon)
- Milk (2 tablespoons)
Whisk your flour and baking soda then add salt followed by the cream. Leave this to refrigerate while you mix your butter and sugar.
With the butter and sugar mixture, add the eggs and vanilla extract and mix it until it’s creamy.
Prepare your oven for a bake by preheating it to 350 degrees.
Take a mixture out of the refrigerator and roll dough on the surface.
Cut the dough into cookie shapes of your choice before placing it on a baking sheet.
It will take anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes to bake.
In another bowl prepare your frosting by mixing sugar butter vanilla extract and milk.
When your cookies are ready using a pastry bag, apply frosting on your cookies.