Holiday dessert ideas...please!
I'm to attend/host three holiday parties this week. I want to be able to supply a dessert for each event. In the past, I've made caramel apple pie, red velvet cake, cookies, and tiramisu. Please give me some fresh ideas, so I'm not stuck in a rut. I would like to avoid cookies...as I've spent the better part of this month and this week baking Christmas cookies for friends and family.
Thanks very much!
Chocolate risotto? That's one of my husband's favorites.
You say you've made red velvet cake, but my new favorite thing to do with red velvet cake is to make a trifle out of it and top with a cream cheese/cool whip or cream cheese/whipped cream mixture and crushed oreos. I've also done this as red velvet cupcakes topped with icing and crushed oreos. Very very pretty for Christmas.
You can also make an eggnog cake - french vanilla cake mix and vanilla icing, add nutmeg to both.
And last, this is my "cheater's" version of my grandmother's Christmas bread that otherwise requires me to deal with yeast (which I am never successful at): top Hawaiian King's sweet rolls with a powdered sugar glaze, red and green maraschino cherries, and chopped pecans.
You all are the best! Trifle, fruit crisps, cheesecakes, and creamy moulds sound great! To be honest. I'm afraid of the croqueembouche...so beautiful but so many steps (if you make the profiteroles fresh) and the buche de noel is something from my childhood bakery and we still get them there to this day. Thanks so much!
I've posted this recipe before but I always bring it out for Christmas since it looks like a wreath, easy to make and light tasting.
You will need a mould container.
1 cup sugar
1 medium size container whipping cream
1 cup warm water
2 packets geletin (I use KNOX geletin)
1 med size tub sour cream (full or low fat)
1 tsp vanilla
In saucepan, on med high heat, stir sugar and whipping cream together until it dissolves. Take the cup of warm water, dissolved the geletin into it and pour into sugar whipping cream mix. Stir continually until mixture is warm but NOT boiling. Remove from heat and let sit for 1 hr. After one hour whisk in sour cream and vanilla until smooth.
Pour into mold and refrigerate - for 4 hours up to overnight.
Take out of mold before serving. Serving with fruit sauce, fresh berries. I use red fruit sauce (strawberries) and mint leaves for Christmas.