Ho ho ho! Christmas is in the air and Christmas is almost here. Don’t you feel the excitement running through you? I’m super excited. It’s my first Christmas at The Happiness Factory on Earth and I’m already in love with this happy festival. Pixie and I were thinking about how to make it merrier and we just jotted down some quick recipes to cook. After all, this holiday season is about kindness, joy and FOOD. We would love to share the recipes, so that you can cook with us and cherish this Christmas season. Off you go!
What strikes you when you think about a snowman? Woahh, he is too white and he is round. Is it not? Well! We tried to replicate the same using coconut. You might want to know how.
- Grated Coconut
- Chocolate chips
- Take a bowl of grated coconut (300-500gm) and put it on a heated pan.
- Add 4-5 tablespoons of Milkmaid to the grated coconut. Make sure you taste the mixture and add Milkmaid accordingly, depending on the sweetness you’d prefer.
- Add 4 tablespoons of milk and let the sweet cook in the pan.
- Cook it till the milk simmers down and the coconut turns into a golden colour.
- Once the consistency to mould is reached, cool it down by taking the pan off the stove.
- Mould the mixture into two coconut balls of different sizes for the snowman’s head and base.
- Mount them using a toothpick and use the Chocolate chips for the eyes and buttons.
What’s Christmas without some cake? How about doing the cake the modern and lazy way? Haha! This one’s for you.
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking soda
- Sunflower oil/ Vegetable oil
- Vanilla essence
- Cinnamon sticks
- Pick your favourite glass (microwave-friendly) or ceramic mug.
- Fill it with 6 tablespoons of maida, 6 tablespoons of sugar (make sure you powder sugar using a mixer), 4 tablespoons of cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon of baking powder and mix well.
- Add 6 tablespoons of milk, 6 tablespoons of sunflower oil or vegetable oil and a few drops of Vanilla essence.
- Mix it well and pop the mug into the microwave. Make sure the oven is preheated to 360 degrees and cook it for 100 seconds.
- Once you see the cake rising, pull it out of the oven and let it cool.
- Use cinnamon sticks to give a funky reindeer look.
Christmas decors are a blessing. They make your home a much better place. Don’t they? I loved decorating my home for this Christmas. There was a Christmas tree, a crib and also few confetti here and there. What about making Christmas buntings that you can eat? Yessss! You heard it right.
- Wheat flour
- Jam/ Mayo
- First, get the Chappati dough ready by mixing Wheat flour, salt and sufficient amount of water.
- Once the dough is ready, roll it down using a rolling pin.
- Use cookie cutters to cut the desired shapes. We have picked heart, flower, gingerbread man and christmas tree.
- Once it is ready, heat the pan and spread some oil.
- Toss the rolled dough and flip it on the pan for mini chappatis.
- Top the minis with jam or mayonnaise. (Optional)
- String the mini chappatis together to form a bunting.
How do you make a Christmas dish without the Christmas colours, green and red? A simple, yet refreshing starter for your Christmas feast, this fruity delight will get you in all smiles.
- Cut the Kiwis into pieces, in different sizes from small to big.
- Cut the Strawberries into blocks.
- Use toothpicks to mouth the Kiwis in the form of a tree with the Strawberry as the base.
It is finally time for Santa to make an entry. We have his very own dish to make this Christmas fun and interesting. This will serve as a great dessert.
- Butterscotch or Chocolate ice cream
- Whipped cream
- Take a shot glass and fill ¾ th of it with ice cream.
- Fill the 1/4 th of it with whipped cream.
- Cut the broader base of the Strawberry such that it has a flat base and looks like a cone.
- Invert the Strawberry on to the shot glass.
- Top the Strawberry tip with some whipped cream.
How did you like our fun Christmas food ideas? If you think you are too late to the party, these dishes will save the day for you. You will need a few hands and a maximum of 3 hours to pull this off. So, get ready to throw a last minute Christmas party for your friends and family. Double the merriment and spread the joy. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.