(Gloucestercitynews.net)(Nov. 12, 2020)--It’s the holiday season! It’s the season of giving and receiving, a season of eternal joy and celebration, and, of course, a time of sincere thanksgiving. It is that time of the year where we put our best foot forward to prepare the best celebration yet. Are you excited to experience the holiday magic once again?
The holiday season will certainly give us lots of opportunities to try out new things every year. May it be a unique home decoration, a distinctive Christmas tree, new flashing lights to brighten up the neighborhood, or new recipes and desserts to experiment with the family. All these can undeniably make this holiday season worth remembering for the years to come.
Speaking of desserts, what is your dessert menu for this year? Is it the same as last time, or are you trying a completely new one? Whatever’s the case, flavorful dessert can inarguably make a difference on your holiday table. Read below to know the best holiday desserts that you should try now.
This recipe may come as a surprise, but it is a unique fit for your holiday menu! The secret of a tasty apple strudel recipe comes with its technique, and this includes how you roll out the dough and the way you spread out the filling. Take note of that. This dessert will undoubtedly make you want for more.
The ingredients for making an apple strudel are readily available at your home or the nearby grocery. The ingredients are unsalted butter, all-purpose flour, salt, and egg yolks for the pastry. As for the filling, you’ll need three medium apples, all-purpose flour, granulated sugar, some raisins, cinnamon, unsalted butter, and roasted hazelnuts.
Once you master the technique of making apple strudels, it will surely be part of your yearly holiday menu.
Peppermint Stick Brownies
Nothing makes a holiday better than brownies on a platter! Brownies have been a classic holiday treat for most of us, and yet, this recipe will surely add a distinctive style to traditional brownies. Hint: it includes peppermints!
Peppermint stick brownies have two layers. The first one is the chocolate mixture, which includes sugar, flour, eggs, baking soda, a little bit of salt, and, of course, the chocolate mix. The second is a combination of cream cheese, milk, vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, and the main ingredient, peppermint extract. Add these two layers on top of each other, bake for 30 to 35 minutes, cool it down, cut into lengthwise, then viola!
Baileys Coffee Slushies
You might be wondering, coffee on a holiday table? Really? Well, yes! Baileys coffee slushy includes- yup, you guessed it- Baileys Irish Cream together with a cold brew coffee, cold brew ice cubes, milk, and vodka. These ingredients make up this tasty coffee blend that will surely add spice to your holiday spirit. Ease up on it though! You might get woozy from the alcohol in it after a few Baileys slushies.
All you need to do is to mix all ingredients in the blender until it smooths. You can even add chocolate sauce or caramel for garnish (or you can even add both) to make the presentation more creative. Top it with whipped cream, put the straw, and enjoy this delectable treat that is easy to make and serve. It is also suitable for family gatherings on all sorts of occasions.
Cookie Dough Trifle
This no-bake trifle is a must-try this holiday season. Why? First, it is easy to make. Two, it is a no-bake recipe, and third, it’s a trifle. You could never go wrong with trifles. You need to mix softened butter, packed brown sugar, vanilla extract, crushed graham crackers, kosher salt, milk, and mini chocolate chips in an electric mixer for the cookie dough.
All you need for the whipped cream are these ingredients: whipped cream, mini chocolate chips, and chocolate chip cookies. A box of instant chocolate pudding mix and cold milk will do for the chocolate pudding. The trifle’s bottom should be the cookie dough layer, then the whipped cream, then the chocolate pudding. Repeat this until you reach the top.
Finally, top it with whipped cream and mini chocolate chips; this no-bake cookie dough trifle will be the next star of your holiday table.
Red Velvet Cake
Sure, cakes are overrated during the holiday season, but a red velvet cake? It will undoubtedly change the game! For the cake, all you need are the following: softened butter, granulated sugar, eggs, pure vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, distilled white vinegar, and red food coloring. Mix all the ingredients and make two batters for a two-layer cake. Then bake for 25 to 30 minutes.
To make the cream cheese frosting, you need blocks of cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and kosher salt. Using a hand mixer, mix all the ingredients until the frosting is thick. Finally, place one layer of cake and topped with cream cheese frosting, then add another layer of cake. Coat it with the remaining frosting, add some decorations, and your good to go!
The holiday season is when we put all our worries aside and prepare for another memorable time of the year. All foods and preparations are worth it, especially if you share it with the people you love. Enjoy and Happy holidays!