Christmas Special: Easy festival desserts

Here are some simple Christmas desserts to prepare

Christmas is around the corner.Definitely people are making plans to spend this special day with their loved ones in a unique way. Some are planning huge parties whereas the rest may pay a visit to church and spend rest of the day with their family watching some Christmas special. Here are few easy desserts that you can prepare home.

All in all, everybody surely has some or the other plan for holidays.

Are you sure you have decided on everything? Hopefully, you are not missing the most important festival article. Confused? Give the gears in your head a rest. We are talking about desserts.

No matter how health conscious one is. Festivals are the only times when all your diet plan could be sidelined. It’s the time when you can savor the sweet delicacies without caring for gaining weight.

But wait, what are you making? Don’t know? Well, no need to panic. Let us have a look at few of the simple and easy to make Christmas desserts:

Vanilla’s taste filled cheesy goodness

Vanilla Cheesecake

With the goodness of cheese and taste of vanilla, this dessert will without doubt make your Christmas extra special. This dessert could be make with ease and requires only few ingredients. Let have a quick read at the recipe:


ü Make the Ginger Graham Cracker Crust.

ü Preheat oven to 325° F.

In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese until smooth, about 1 minute. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Add 1 cup of the sugar and 1 teaspoon of the vanilla and mix until well combined.

ü Pour the batter into the crust and bake until set, 45 to 50 minutes.

ü In a small bowl, whisk together the sour cream and the remaining sugar and vanilla. Pour the mixture over the cheesecake, spreading it to the edge. Bake 5 minutes.

Savor the chocolaty delight

ü Cool and refrigerate overnight before serving.

· Chocolate Bread Pudding

Who doesn’t love chocolates, especially when it is the festive season going on and what better than a chocolate pudding. This easy to make dessert will undoubtedly make your day. Here is how to bake it:


ü Whisk the milk, eggs, and sugar in a medium saucepan. Add the butter and chocolate and heat over low heat, stirring only until the butter and chocolate melt. Stir in the vanilla.

ü Lightly coat a 13-by-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Arrange the bread slices in 3 layers. Pour the chocolate sauce over the bread.

ü Cover with plastic wrap and place another baking dish on top to weigh down the bread. Set aside for 1 hour to allow the bread to absorb the sauce. Heat oven to 325° F.

ü Remove the top baking dish and plastic. Bake uncovered 35 to 40 minutes or until set. Serve warm with whipped cream.

ü Thaw two 13-ounce packages frozen French toast and cut into 1 ½-inch cubes. Heat oven to 325° F. Lightly coat a 13-by 9-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Place the toast in the dish. Beat 4 cups milk, one 12-ounce can chocolate syrup, and 2 eggs; pour over the toast. Cover with foil and bake 10 minutes. Remove foil and stir. Bake, uncovered, 20 to 25 minutes longer or until set. Serve warm with canned whipped cream.

Something Indian

· Indian Pudding

Indians have this tendency of playing with recipes and shaping it into a completely new dish with Indian flavors added. That what Indian pudding is for you. If you wish to try something will Indian flavors, then this is your dish. Let us see how to make it:


ü Pre-heat oven to 350° F.

ü In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, bring 3 cups of the milk to a boil. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining milk and the cornmeal. Whisking constantly, slowly add the mixture to the boiling milk.

Reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in the molasses, butter, brown sugar, salt, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla.

ü Transfer to a buttered 1 1/2-quart casserole dish. Set the casserole in a roasting pan, pull the oven rack out halfway, and place the pan on it. Carefully add enough hot water to the pan to reach halfway up the casserole. Cover both pans with a single large sheet of foil. Bake for 1 hour. Remove foil.

Bake until the pudding is almost set but still wobbly,1 1/2 hours more. Transfer casserole to a wire rack for at least 30 minutes. Spoon onto plates. Serve with the whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

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