Christmas Recipes

Recipes for Christmas – Holiday Recipes

Angel Angel Food Coconut Cream Cake Christmas Recipe December 18, 2008

Angel Food Coconut Cream Cake

1 (8- or 9-inch) purchased round angel food cake
1 (21 ounce) can coconut pie filling
1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 tablespoons coconut, lightly toasted

Split cake horizontally to make 4 layers. (To split, mark side of
cake with toothpicks and cut with long, thin serrated knife.) Place
bottom layer on serving plate; spread with 1/3 cup of the pie
filling. Repeat with 2 more layers. Replace top cake layer. Frost top
and sides of cake with whipped topping. Sprinkle top with coconut.
Store in refrigerator.

Makes 12 servings.

Advertisements
 

Fruitcake Recipe December 20, 2007

5 eggs

1/2 lb. butter

1 C. sugar

1 3/4 C. flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1 lb. candied cherries

1 lb. candied pineapple

4 C. chopped pecans

1 T. vanilla

1 T. lemon extract

Cut cherries into 4’s, cut pineapple into chunks. Cream butter and add

to sugar slowly. Beat eggs then add to sugar mixture; add flavorings to

sugar mixture. Sift flour, measure, then sift again with baking powder.

Place cut up fruit into flour mixture and stir fruit to coat it. After

coating fruit, gradually add fruit/flour mixture to sugar mixture until

all is combined. Pour batter into 2 greased and floured loaf pans.

Start fruitcakes in a cold oven set to 250F. Bake 2 to 2 1/2 hours.

Makes 2 loaves.

“Because I hate fruitcake.”
Bonnie Napier – When asked why we had not posted any fruitcake recipes this year.

 

Christmas Cake December 3, 2007

Christmas Cake

1 cup plain flour
1 cup chopped nuts and glace fruits
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup ghee*
1 tbs cocoa powder
1 tbs golden syrup
1 tsp rose water
1 tsp orange essence
1/2 tsp nutmeg powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
1/4 cup rum
1/4 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 eggs

* Available in any Indian grocery shop.

Sieve plain flour with cocoa, spice powders and baking powder and
baking soda.  Beat ghee and brown sugar till fluffy.  Beat in the eggs
one at a time.Mix rum, essence,rose water and orange juice.  Fold in
the flour mixture and rum mixture alternately till well mixed.  Bake
in a greased and floured 8″ tin at 180C for 30-35 minutes.

 

A HOLIDAY FRUITCAKE RECIPE October 4, 2007

  1.  Go to the crafts store.

  2.  Purchase one or more bags of dried fruit, some plaster of
      paris, brown paint and a disposable cake pan.

  3.  Return home.

  4.  Unwrap the dried fruit, carefully folding the wrapper inside-
      out and placing it at the bottom of your trash can.  Better
      yet, send it through your personal paper  shredder and use it
      for insulation in the attic.

  5.  Mix the plaster of paris with water and pour into the
      disposable cake pan.  Place dried fruit on top, gently
      pushing in so it looks “baked” in the “batter.”  Let dry.

  6.  Take your “fruitcake” out of the disposable cake pan.

  7.  Cover the top, bottom and sides with brown paint, avoiding
      the fruit.

  8.  Wrap your “fruitcake” in festive, colored saran wrap and
      finish with a bow.  I like using red wrap because it gives a
      warm glow to the “fruitcake.”

  9.  Give your “fruitcake” to someone you want to impress.
      When they lift it, they’ll say, “Wow! You must have made a
      really rich fruitcake!”  Don’t forget to smile and say, “Oh, its
      Paris-style fruitcake.”

 10.  Don’t worry about someone trying to eat your fruitcake.
      Nobody actually eats fruitcake… that’s just a rumor.  Just so
      you know, the dried fruit won’t go “bad” because it has the
      same preservatives as Twinkies, which have a shelf-life of
      about 237 years.

Special note:  Make sure to sign your initials on the bottom of
your masterpiece– just in case someone tries to give YOU a
“Paris-style fruitcake” next year…

 

Christmas In July – Christmas Recipes July 22, 2007

Stumble this Post

This Week’s Christmas in July Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes is being hosted at Christmas Recipes

This very special Christmas-themed Recipe Carnival provides some absolutely amazing Holiday Recipes.

Christmas Tree Clipart

While you still have some time to plan for the Christmas Holiday and Thanksgiving Holidays you should try some of these that sound especially good and decide whether they should be added to your menu plans for your holiday meals and become a part of your family’s holiday traditions or should become a staple of your regular cooking all year ’round.

The Carnival is divided up into categories of Recipes for Christmas below:

Let’s get the Carnival under way with this Recipe for Christmas Joy submitted by the Christmas Weblog

And now for the cooking recipes.

Christmas Appetizers and Appetizer Recipes for Christmas

DHM presents The Common Room: Cheese Fondue posted at The Common Room.

Chinese Chicken Rolls is up at Chicken Recipes as a possible appetizer for your Christmas party.

Main Dishes

Annette Berlin presents Roasted Potatoes posted at Frugal Journey.

Christmas Turkey Tips at Turkey Recipes

Kevin Menard at techno gypsy also submits Chicken Corden Bleu

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Chicken Corden Bleu

Stephanie presents Manhattan Style Seafood Stew posted at Adventures in the 100 Acre Wood.

Mama Squirrel presents Christmas Day Lunch posted at Dewey’s Treehouse. She had this to say about these recipes “Some people don’t really eat lunch on Christmas Day, but we eat breakfast early enough that we’re hungry again by lunchtime.”

From the Christmas Recipes page on World Famous Recipes we get this recipe for Christmas Bread

Christmas Bread

1 c Nonfat milk
1/2 c Sugar
2 pk Yeast
1/2 c Warm water (105 115’F.)
1/2 c Nonfat egg substitute
1 ts Vanilla
1 1/2 ts Salt
6 c Flour
1 Grated lemon zest
1 c Mixed candied fruit
1 c Golden raisins
1 tb Butter, melted
Powdered sugar
Red candied pineapple

Heat milk and sugar in saucepan to scalding, then cool to lukewarm.

Combine yeast and warm water in mixing bowl, stirring until yeast is dissolved.

Add cooled milk mixture to yeast mixture in mixing bowl.

Stir in egg substitute, vanilla and salt. Beat in 3 cups of flour and lemon zest.

Beat in remaining flour to make soft dough.

Knead in mixed candied fruit and raisins.

Knead about 10 minutes, until smooth and elastic.

Put dough in greased bowl and let rise in warm place until doubled in bulk, about 1 hour.

Punch down. Divide dough in half. Roll first half of dough on lightly floured surface into oval about 1/4″ thick.

Fold in half lengthwise. Place on greased baking sheet. Brush with half of melted butter.

Repeat with second half of dough.

Cover loaves and let rise until doubled, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375’F. 25 30 minutes, until golden brown.

Let cool to warm.

Sprinkle with powdered sugar and decorate with candied pineapple or cherries.

Makes 2 loaves, or 16 servings.

Dawn presents STUFFING! posted at My Tasty Space.

Another alternative to traditional turkey and mashed potatoes or baked ham comes from Famous Recipes who brings us a succulent Cajun Roast Pork.

Premade “Mixes in a Jar” make excellent Christmas Gifts for the chefs and foodies on your shopping list and Pancake Recipes has provided an example of one mix in a jar with their CINNAMON PANCAKES IN A JAR Recipe

Thelly at Chicken Recipe gives us Apple and Wild Rice-Stuffed Chicken

Christmas Snacks – Christmas Snack Recipes

Christmas Candy Recipes- Christmas Candies

Christine presents Candied Walnuts posted at Morning Coffee & Afternoon Tea.

No list of holiday recipes is complete without a fudge recipe and so we have Strawberry Fudge Balls from Recipes

Cade Krueger presents Hopi Sunflower Bread posted at Write To Right Your Business Opportunity.

Bill at Famous Recipes presents Butter Crunch Candy

Christmas Drinks – Christmas Drink Recipes

Michele from Meanderings Butterbeer – a kid friendly drink recipe using vanila ice cream, apple cider, butterscotch extract, and real butter.

Slow Cooker Recipes presents CROCKPOT MULLED CIDER

Everyday Weekender supplies us with a substantial drink for holiday festivities with Baileys Choclatini and tells about a wild night – beware or you will end up making these all night long.

And what would Christmas and the Holidays be without Egg nog?. – Smarter Dollar Recipes submits a wonderful Eggnog Recipe

Christmas Desserts – Dessert Recipes for Christmas

Diabetic Christmas Recipes

Diabetic Recipes presents Christmas Pudding as a healthy alternatve for those who need to keep their diabetees under control during the holidays.

Online Free Recipes submits Christmas Jello Recipes

Recipes Recipe presents Chocolate Mint Divinity

Christmas Pie Recipes – Christmas Pies

Mommy the Maid presents Chocolate Cream Pie is Christmas in July posted at Mommy the Maid.

wee wifey at Leader Ladies provides us with a great collection of Holiday Pies and includes such delicious treats as Wisconsin Cranberry Pie, Mom’s Lemon Custard Pie, and Pumpkin Mousse Pie.

Christmas Cake Recipes – Christmas Cakes

Shawn Lea at Everything and Nothing presents Hummingbird cake and says:

“My family insists that I make this cake every Thanksgiving AND Christmas. And sometimes Easter. And for birthdays. And just because… ;)”

Christmas Cookie Recipes – Christmas Cookies

Kevin Menard at techno gypsy provides a recipe for Christmas Cookies called Noah’s Ginger Snaps from his 14 year old.

The Grande Finale – Christmas Trifle

Last but not least, the favorite recipes of all time right here on Christmas Recipes are the Trfile recipes that we have posted here in the past. We will include those here again as a fitting finish to the Christmas in July Edition of the Carnival of the Recipes.

Santa’s Christmas Trifle

English Christmas Trifle

Merry Christmas in July and all year ’round.

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Clipart courtesy of Christmas Tree Clipart

Since you now have plenty of Christmas Recipes, here are some other Christmas related sites to get you into the spirit of the “Christmas in July” Season include:

Christmas Quotes

Christmas Carols

Christmas Jokes

and this page with Handmade Christmas Stocking Designs for you to knit.

Christmas Stockings

The next Carnival of the Recipes will be hosted at cehwiedel. The theme will be “Just Say No” (Recipes for restricted diets…low-carb, vegetarian, etc.)

Submit your recipes via email to recipe dot carnival at gmail dot com, or use the Blog Carnival submit form.

The following week, the topic will be Slow Cooker Recipes and it will be hosted at Slow Cooker Recipes

 

Christmas Recipes – Diabetic Recipes – Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake January 21, 2007

Christmas Recipes

Diabetic Recipes

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake

Prep Time: 15 Minutes –
Servings: 8 – Difficulty Level: 2
Ingredients
2 (8-ounce) packages Philadelphia fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup reduced fat peanut butter
1 (4-serving) package JELL-O sugar free instant vanilla pudding
2/3 cup nonfat dry milk powder
1 cup water
3/4 cup Cool Whip Lite
1 (6-ounce) Keebler graham cracker pie crust
1/2 cup grape spreadable fruit spread
2 tablespoon dry roasted peanuts

Directions
In a large bowl, stir cream cheese and peanut butter with a spoon
until blended and soft.
Add dry pudding mix, dry milk powder, and water.
Mix well using a wire whisk. Blend in 1/4 cup Cool Whip Lite.
Spread mixture evenly into piecrust.
Refrigerate while preparing topping.
In a small bowl, stir fruit spread with a spoon until soft.
Add remaining 1/2 cup Cool Whip Lite. Mix gently to combine.
Evenly spread topping mixture over filling mixture.
Sprinkle peanuts evenly over top.
Refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Calories: 289
Protein: 13 g
Fat: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 22.5 g
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Medium-Fat Meat; 1-1/2 starch; 1 Fat

 

Christmas Recipes – Cake Recipes – Christmas Spice Cake Recipe December 25, 2006

Christmas Recipes – Cake Recipes

Christmas Spice Cake Recipe

1 1/3 C. butter

1 3/4 C. sugar

4 eggs

2 t. real vanilla extract

2 1/4 C. flour

1 T. orange zest

2 t. baking soda

1 1/4 t. ground cinnamon

3/4 t. allspice

1/4 t. ground cloves

1/4 t. freshly grated nutmeg

1 1/2 C. grated zucchini

1 1/2 C. grated carrots

1 C. pecans, medium pieces

1 C. English walnuts, medium pieces

1/4 C. golden raisins

1/4 C. Thompson dark raisins

Orange Icing:

2 C. powdered sugar

water, as needed

1 t. orange extract

Preheat oven to 325° F.

Using a nonstick cooking spray, grease one large or two medium loaf pans. Line with wax paper and grease again.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing thoroughly. Add the vanilla.

Sift the flour, orange zest, baking soda and spices together. Add to the butter mixture.

Add zucchini and carrots. Mix until just combined.

Stir in nuts and raisins.

Pour batter into the pan or pans and bake 45 minutes to an hour, or until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean.

Cool 10 minutes before removing from the pan, then cool completely.

Sift the powdered sugar into a bowl. Mix 1 teaspoon water with orange extract. Add to sugar and mix thoroughly. Add water, if needed, 1/4 teaspoon at a time, until icing is of a spreadable consistency.

Spread over top of cooled cake.

Serves 12.