Merry Christmas Folks! What are the plans for Christmas? Well, we know that there is much to do… decorations, dressing and gifts and even cooking. Oh la la, the list is endless. But we have the perfect thing for you. We have here, an exceptional list of Easy Christmas dishes that are not only quick to make but are also extremely delicious! Time to spend more on enjoying the holidays than on concocting something in your kitchen. There will be gossips anyways…
The traditional coffee-addict tiramisu is revisited with a citrusy twist! Try out Lemon Tiramisu and let the zests dazzle your taste-buds for more! Here’s how to proceed with it;
- 5 Egg Whites
- 5 Table Spoons Of Sugar
- Juice Of ½ Lemon
- 2 Cups Of Whipping Cream
- 1 Cup Of lemon flavoured liqueur
- Freshly grated Zest of one lemon plus extra for garnish
- 1 Cup of Water
- 40 Italian Lady Finger Cookies
Take a clean bowl and whisk the egg whites, sugar along with the lemon juice until white fluffy peaks are obtained. Fold in a splash of the lemon liqueur and zest
Whisk the whipping cream until stiff peaks in a separate bowl. Carefully, start folding the egg whites’ mixture into the cream without breaking the consistency.
In another bowl, mix the remaining lemon liqueur with water and add sugar if desired. Lightly dip each sides of the ladyfinger cookies in the liqueur water.
Arranged the dipped cookies packed together at the bottom of a cake pan. Spread half of the cream mixture evenly over the ladyfingers and add a second layer of the ladyfingers. Repeat the cream process and sprinkle some zest of lemon and white chocolate if desired.
This version of tiramisu can be served immediately! No waiting time to please the sweet tooth!
Pasta Alla Gricia
Everyone loves pasta alla carbonara… or at least most of us do! We love it, for sure but it could be a hassle to cook. Here’s a pasta recipe that skips the eggs entirely, making it extremely easy to make! Grab your spatulas!
- 1 tablespoon of Olive Oil
- 8 Ounces Of Guanciale
- 5 Garlic Cloves, peeled
- 1 handful of fresh sage, chopped
- ¾ cup of freshly grated pecorino cheese (our favourite)
- ¼ cup of extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pound of pasta – penne is the best!
In a large non-stick pan, heat the olive oil and then toss in the guanciale and garlic. Saute them for about 10 minutes while making sure the meat does not get too crunchy or the garlic does not burn. When they are golden brown, add the sage.
Bring a large pot of salted water to boil and add in the pasta. Add a little drizzle of olive oil and let it cook for 2 minutes less than indicated on the box. When the timer is reached, strain it all and add in the pan.
Toss the pasta for few seconds over medium-high heat and then add in the Pecorino. Follow-up with a one-minute toss! To be served with some extra cheese and drops of olive oil on top. Don’t forget the peppers and a good bottle of robust red wine!
Pan- Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Bacon
We love to keep out Brussels sprouts delectable and simple! And if that means sautéing them with some butter, onions and bacon, we wouldn’t say no! Check out this exceptionally mouth-watering combo of veggies and non-veggies for a perfect Christmassy feeling!
- 4 Strips Thick-Cut Bacon
- 2 Tablespoons Of Butter
- 1 Pound Of Brussels Sprout, halved
- 1 Onion, chopped
- Salt and fresh ground black pepper
Cook the bacon in a large skillet over medium-high flame until it is nice and crispy. Remove the bacon to a paper towel then roughly chop it into pieces. In the same pan, add in some butter and melt it over high heat.
Add in the onions and Brussels Sprouts and sauté them until the sprouts and golden brown. Season with salt and black pepper to taste and toss in the bacon for a quick stir. To be served immediately alongside some sour cream or as a side dish.
These recipes seem so tasty that you might want to try them all! Well, don’t forget to share these with your fellow friends. Why? They are going to ask for it! Everyone wants to know the recipes of tasty dishes for Christmas, of course!