Saturday, December 11, 2010

How to make Quick and Easy Christmas Foods at home

The month of December means it is time for Christmas – and some yummy Christmas foods! Here are quick and easy simple Christmas Recipes to make at home:

Easy Cinnamon Rolls
1. Cinnamon rolls
1 loaf - frozen bread dough , thawed
2/3rd cups - brown sugar
4 tablespoons melted butter
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3rd cup heavy cream
2/3rd  cup powdered sugar(sifted)
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup chopped walnut or pecans

How to Make
1. The dough has to be rolled into a rectangle shape. Then brush it with the melted butter.
2. Mix cinnamon, chopped nuts and sugar in a bowl and add the dough over it.
3. Roll the dough into the shape of a log. Seal the edges of the log with a little water.
4. Cut the rolled-up log into slices.
5. Take a cake pan, lightly butter it, and place the slices on it. Keep aside for about 1 ½ hours at room temperature, so that the dough rises to double its size.
6. Pour the heavy cream over the rolls and bake at 350F (180C) for about 25-30mins.
7. Mix the powdered sugar, vanilla extract and the milk and drizzle over the rolls during the final 5 minutes of baking.

2. Crisp Cookies

½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
1 cup shortening
1 egg
1tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
½ tsp. salt
½ tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
Water for dipping

How to Make

1. Mix the cream shortening, both the sugars, vanilla and egg in a bowl.

2. Add all the dry ingredients and roll into small balls.

3. Dip the tops first in water, then in sugar.

4. Place in baking pan, with sugar side up. Slightly dent the top of each with a finger.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are golden brown.

6. Keep aside for a while on a cooling rack until cool.

7. If not eating right away, store in an air tight container.

3. Apple Bread


1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups of apples (cut coarsely) or applesauce  
How to Make
1. First mix eggs, sugar and vegetable oil in a bowl.

2. Add remaining ingredients and mix.

3. Slightly grease and flour 2 small loaf pans.

4. Pour the prepared mixture into the pans.

5. Bake at 350 degrees for about 90 minutes.

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