3 dessert recipes for Christmas

If desserts are an important part as part of the menu we present these Christmas days, sweets are no less and a gap is also made to be present these days.

In addition to the typical Christmas sweets, or traditional Christmas parties such as nougat, polvorones marzipan, yolk cupcakes, sweet potato, hojaldrinas, roscos de vino ... we can also prepare other sweets to taste these days.

The 3 recipes of sweets that we are going to prepare in this occasion are simple recipes of sweets that we can taste both in the breakfasts and in the snacks accompanied by a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or a cup of hot chocolate.

3 dessert recipes to make at Christmas

Puff pastries and marzipan

Pastry puff pastry and marzipan give us the opportunity to enjoy another form of a traditional Christmas candy as is the case of marzipan.

It is a simple recipe to prepare that is prepared in a short time and that sure will taste a lot, especially among lovers of marzipan.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • A large sheet of puff pastry.
  • 150 grams of icing sugar
  • 150 grams of ground almonds.
  • A tablespoon of water.
  • A beaten yolk to brush the puff pastry.

How to make puff pastry and marzipan cakes:

  1. If the puff pastry is frozen, let it thaw at room temperature.
  2. To prepare the marzipan we will put in a bowl the ground almonds, the sugar, the spoonful of water and beat with the blender arm until forming a mixture. We remove the mixture from the bowl and knead a little.
  3. We make a ball with the dough, wrap it with plastic or film and store it in the fridge for 60 minutes.
  4. After the time we extract the marzipan from the fridge, we extend it and we split in 6 portions.
  5. We put the puff pastry on the table or countertop and cut 12 equal portions. We will reserve 6 portions that will be used to close the cupcakes. We take 6 pieces of puff pastry and we prick them a little with the help of a fork.
  6. We put some marzipan over it without reaching the edges.
  7. Then put the other portion of puff pastry on top and close the edges by pressing with a fork so that it is well sealed without getting to pierce the puff pastry.
  8. We beat the yolk of an egg and with the help of a brush we paint the puff pastry.
  9. We preheat the oven with a temperature of 180ºC for 10 minutes.
  10. Then place the puff pastry cakes on the oven tray and cook for 25 or 30 minutes, until golden brown.
  11. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and let the pastries cool. When they are cold we arrange the cakes on a tray and serve them.

We already have our puff pastry and marzipan cakes ready with a traditional Christmas flavor.

Soft almond sponge cake

This almond cake is very easy to prepare, with a soft and fluffy texture, more reminiscent of a cake than a sponge cake.

Almonds are a dry autumn fruit present also in the production of many sweets and Christmas pastries.

Ingredients for 8 people:

  • 130 grams of butter.
  • 75 grams of well-ground almonds.
  • 75 grams of whole almonds without skin, filleted and toasted.
  • 225 grams of simple sifted wheat flour.
  • 225 grams of white sugar.
  • 35 grams of icing sugar.
  • 5 eggs

Preparation of soft almond cake:

  1. To prepare the cake we need a mold of what are called demoldables, we can separate the two parts.
  2. We preheat the oven with a temperature of 180ºC for 10 minutes.
  3. We cut the piece of butter into four pieces.
  4. We take a piece we put it in a saucepan to the fire and we melt it to later to spread the mold.
  5. Once we spread it with the butter, we also spread a little flour.
  6. In a bowl put the eggs with the white sugar and beat well until they whiten a little.
  7. We add to the beaten eggs two pieces of ointment butter and the sifted flour.
  8. We also add the ground almonds and stir until they form a mixture.
  9. Then pour the mixture into the mold and introduce it into the oven.
  10. Cook the cake about 20 or 25 minutes, the cake should be cooked but soft texture.
  11. Carefully remove the mold from the oven and unmold it. We booked the sponge cake while toasting the sliced ​​almonds a bit.
  12. The piece that we had left of butter we melted in a saucepan to the fire. With the help of a brush we brush the cake with the butter on all sides.
  13. Next we place sliced ​​almonds on the sponge cake. Finally sprinkle the icing sugar over the sponge cake.

We present the soft almond biscuit in a nice presentation tray to take it to the table.

The soft almond biscuit can be accompanied with a cup of tea, a cup of coffee, or a cup of hot chocolate.

Puff pastry filled with angel hair

The sweet angel hair is a jam that is made with sugar and pumpkin swamp, squash cider or pumpkin boba as is also known.

It is used a lot to fill cakes, pies, and although we see it throughout the year, it is on these dates when it also gains prominence as part of many cakes that are made on these Christmas dates.

The braid of angel hair is very easy to make and is prepared in a very short time.

The sweet angel hair we can make it homemade or resort to the sweet industrial angel hair that we can already get on the market.

Ingredients for 6 people:

  • A defrosted puff pastry.
  • 130 grams of sweet angel hair.
  • A beaten egg yolk to brush the puff pastry.
  • Sugar glas to decorate the braids.

Preparation of angel hair braid:

  1. We begin by thawing the puff pastry at room temperature.
  2. We are putting the oven to preheat with a temperature of 180ºC for 15 minutes.
  3. We extend the puff pastry on the countertop and mark a little, with the tip of the knife, being careful not to cut, just mark along 3 equal parts. We do not touch the central part.
  4. We will cut the sides or ends diagonally towards the center.
  5. We cut the two equal ends diagonally towards the center to later be able to form and knot the braid. In the center of the puff pastry we put the angel hair and spread it out well.
  6. Then we take the dough strips one on each side and join them to form the braid.
  7. Once we have formed it we brush with the beaten yolk and a brush the puff pastry. Sprinkle the icing sugar over the braid.
  8. We introduce the braid in the oven and cook at a temperature of 180ºC for half an hour, until golden brown.
  9. We extract the puff pastry from the oven and let it cool.
  10. Once cool, place the puff pastry braid on a nice tray to present it on the table.

We already have our puff pastry and angel hair braid ready, ideal to enjoy in breakfasts and snacks accompanied by a cup of coffee, a cup of tea or a cup of hot chocolate to help us warm up.

We hope you like these delicious and simple recipes and that they are encouraged to prepare them, they are very easy to make and in a short time we will have ready different sweets to taste this Christmas with which you will surely surprise.

From NatureVia we can only wish everyone a very happy and endearing Christmas! ThemesChristmas Christmas Recipes

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