Christmas is round the corner. It's time to put up mistletoes, sing aloud holy hymns, tuck into freshly baked desserts, unwrap presents and paint the world in Christmas-sy colours. No festival can ever be devoid of pockets of sugary delights and heartwarming desserts clad with chocolate, stuffed with fruits, laced with nuts and drenched in love. So it's time for Christmas dessert recipes!
Back in the day, the discovery of spices like cinnamon, nutmeg and pepper along with exotic dried fruits hastened the popularity of desserts during Christmas. With time, this baking bonanza got a boost. Today, pies, cookies, plum cakes and puddings have almost became synonymous with Christmas.
Talking of some of the traditional hits, puddings and cakes hold a special place in Christmas celebrations. The preparation starts on 'Stir up Sunday' which is celebrated about four to five weeks before Christmas. One of the important customs associated with the Christmas 'Pud' is that it was traditionally prepared with 13 principle ingredients that represent Jesus and his disciplines. Also, every member of the family stirs the pudding from east to west, honouring the three Kings. Moreover, adding silver coins to the pudding is expected to bring wealth to the baker. The modern Christmas puddings include dried fruit and nuts. They are steamed and then aged, often for weeks, to enhance the flavor. On Christmas Eve, the pudding is set flambéed with brandy or rum signifying the burning passion of Christianity.
Then, we also have the famous Mince Pie which is a popular British dessert and is considered as a good luck charm. Similarly, the cinnamon and gingerbread cookies are a must-have. Some of these Christmas desserts may require long hours and precision. But we'd like to make life tad easy as you can find a quick fix for your sweet cravings right here. We bring you our quickest and easiest desserts for Christmas that will give you more time to indulge in merry moments.
1. Flourless Chocolate Cake
Recipe by Chef Joey Matthew
Chef Joey Matthew shows you the magic of creating a perfect chocolate cake in pea-sized time - sans the batter and the whisk.
2. Apple Toffee
Recipe by Chef Nikhil and Chef Natasha
Thirty minutes and a few simple ingredients is all what you need to prepare these sesame glazed toffees.
3. Chocolate Lava CakeRecipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
You can't turn down a cake that oozes out hot chocolate
and is hassle free to make, can you?
4. Fig Mousse
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
Here's an easy-peasy way to create magic with luscious figs. Light as feather, this fig mousse is a lip-smacking, sugar-free delight.
5. Cinnamon Apple Crumble
Recipe by Chef Aditya Bal
The goodness of apples wrapped in dizzying aroma of cinnamon. This is the next best thing to heaven!
6. Apple Carrot Muffin
Recipe by Aditya Bal and Devanshi
Whip up a batter, throw in some oatmeal, fresh apples, radiant carrots and crunchy nuts to bake away these heartwarming golden delights.
7. Baked Banana Suzette
Recipe by Chef Vicky Ratnani
Experience the exquisite taste of bananas coupled with a sauce made of orange juice, cinnamon, butter and cardamom. Bake lovely and serve with truckloads of love.
8. Rum Balls
Recipe by Chef Niru Gupta
The classic, rum infused chocolaty balls should never be given a miss, specially when it's Christmas!
9. Date Pancakes
Recipe by Chef Lo Ka Yan, Taj Palace Hotel
Easy to make pancakes, stuffed with dates, baked to a golden perfection!
10. Biscuit Fudge
Recipe by Chef Roopa Gulati
Simple ingredients for a sensational dessert! Biscuits, butter and a few other friends come together to give you this sweet suprise.