Christmas is a great excuse to get your elbows working in the kitchen to cook up some unique and delicious treats for you and your friends and family to enjoy. Of course, desserts usually take a very long time to plan and make, and usually take a lot of practice until you can make them perfectly on the big day. Your options are to train hard and get the recipe down perfectly, make something in advance, or pray!
Those options aren’t always available, so the alternative is to create some quick munchies to enjoy. Here are some delicious treats that you’re bound to love, and they’re easy and convenient to make as well! Break away from the Christmas pudding this year and check out these ideas.
Chewy Microwave Booze Fudge
One of the most delicious and indulgent snacks ever is fudge. Christmas snacks are usually filled with something alcoholic to help celebrate the occasion, so how about some booze fudge desserts? Here’s a simple recipe for fudge that can be made in the microwave!
Grease a baking tin and line it with baking parchment. In a separate heat-proof bowl add roughly 400g of sugar, a can of condensed milk, and about 140g of butter that’s been chopped into smaller pieces. Add a pinch of salt, give it a good mix, then pop it into the microwave for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2 minutes or so. Make sure you use a big bowl, because it’s going to spill over the sides as it bubbles! Next, add some vanilla and your favourite liqueur, mix it together, then heat for another 2 minutes. Scrape it into the baking tin and flatten it out. Allow it to cool by setting it aside for about an hour, and let it firm up before cutting it.
This microwave booze fudge is a delicious snack that’s guaranteed to knock your socks off. Just make sure to take some Magastic after dinner to help the food and sweets settle!
Indulgent Liqueur Dessert Coffee
A lovely hot drink is all you need to relax after a large meal. Treat yourself and your guests to this deliciously indulgent dessert coffee that’s flavoured with liqueur and topped with cream and chocolate. This recipe is very customisable, and you’re free to add whatever toppings or alcohol you want!
For each person, pour about a cup’s worth of coffee into a slightly taller or larger mug. Add about 60ml of a coffee flavoured liqueur (such as Kahlua or Tia Maria) and 30ml of an almond flavoured liqueur (such as Amaretto) and then stir. Add whipped cream on the top, and dust with cocoa powder or chocolate shavings. Alternatively, cut the booze fudge into small pieces and top it with that!
As mentioned before, this is a very customisable recipe! You can experiment with different liqueurs, but keep in mind the flavours! The coffee also has to be quite strong, so make sure you brew a strong batch of, ideally, coffee-machine style coffee. Instant works too, but you’ll bring out the flavours of the liqueur if you use higher quality coffee.