Christmas Desserts

It’s Part Three of the Christmas Recipes series and Steph from The Rolling Pin is ending off with a bang!

  1. Pecan nut pie (Makes 12 slices)

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Andrew grew up in a home where Pecan pie is a favourite and his lovely mom would make this dish for the family every Christmas, but mainly for his dad because this is his favourite dessert. I wonder how many other families feel the same way about pecan nut pie. Pecan pie is definitely a crowd pleaser, so you will not go wrong if you make this for your friends and family. I hope you enjoy this recipe; it is really easy to follow.

 

  • Ingredients:
  • 225 grams plain flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 125 grams vegetable oil
  • 60 ml full fat milk
  • 150 grams golden syrup
  • 100 grams soft butter
  • 200 grams soft light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 350 grams mixed nuts
  • 3 large eggs
  • Double thick cream

 

Method:

  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C/gas mark 4/350ºF. In a large bowl, mix the flour,
  • Salt, oil and milk to form rough dough.
  1. Tip out into a 25cm / 10 inches diameter flan dish, and press the dough
  • Patiently over the base and the sides of the dish, slightly coming up over the top if
  1. Put in the freezer.
  1. Melt the syrup, butter and brown sugar over a lowish heat in a saucepan.
  1. Add the vanilla, stir, then take off the heat and let it stand for 10 minutes.
  1. Take the pastry-lined flan dish out of the freezer, and arrange the nuts on it.
  1. Whisk the eggs into the slightly cooled sugary syrup until it looks like a

caramel mixture, then pour it over the nuts.

  1. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes, or until the filling has set and the pastry is

 

  1. Dollop one tablespoon of cream on top, or on the side and enjoy!

 

  1. Summer berry dessert

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This is one of my favourite desserts! It has fruit in it so it can be classed as ‘healthy’, but is covered with cream so maybe not so healthy! Nonetheless it is so refreshing and yummy! It is not difficult to make, so you can assemble it quickly and easily if you are in a hurry. Andrew and I are making this for our family this year for Christmas.

 

Ingredients:

5x transparent dessert cup (100 ml, 250ml)

1x 250ml double thick cream

1 pack of 12 plain meringue puffs, broken up

1 pack 250ml Frozen blue berries

1-pack 250ml Frozen raspberries

 

Instructions for the assembling the layers:

(Please look at the picture to help guide you when assembling)

 

  1. Break up 1 meringue puff and sprinkle it onto the bottom of the dessert cup, creating your first layer.

 

  1. Place 1 or 2 tablespoons of cream as the second layer (depending on how big your dessert cup is)

 

 

  1. Place up to 4 berries in the cream (mixture of raspberry and blueberry)

 

  1. Place another 1-2 tablespoons of cream on top of the berries. Fill up the cup with raspberries and blue berries.

 

 

  1. Crush up some more meringue finely, and dust it on top of the berries and cream.

 

  1. You now have assembled one summer dessert in one transparent dessert cup. Repeat this in the other dessert cups and ENJOY!

 

This is the last article in our 3-part Christmas series! I really hope that it has been valuable to you and that you have been inspired to try out some new recipes. Merry Christmas and I pray that you have a wonderful time spent with your family and friends over this Christmas time.

 

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