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  Life   Food  23 Dec 2016  Xmastidings, folks!

Xmastidings, folks!

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Dec 23, 2016, 12:21 am IST
Updated : Dec 23, 2016, 7:07 am IST

Here are some traditional X’mas recipes that continue to remain popular through generations and are easy to prepare.

Christmas Pudding Marination
 Christmas Pudding Marination

Christmas Pudding Marination

Ingredients:

 

  • Currants – 225 gm
  • Raisins and sultanas
  • Mixed peel – 120 gm
  • Mixed spice – 120 gm
  • Self-raising flour – 170 gm
  • Bread crumbs – 250 gm
  • Brown sugar – 250 gm
  • Butter – 250 gm
  • Eggs – 3
  • Spoon black treacle – 10 gm
  • Gold label  – 300 gm
  • Brandy and Dark Rum – 300 gm

Method:

  • In a large bowl mix the ingredients in the order that they are listed above.
  • After the flour, add some liquid and stir well.
  • Add the eggs and the remaining liquids.
  • Should the mix be too heavy, add a few extra drops of Rum.
  • Cover the bowl and leave for 24 hours.
  • Divide the mix into two inch moulds.
  • Using baking paper, cut a circle and place on top of the mix.
  • Cover well with tin foil and place in the steamer for 7 hours.
  • Carefully take from the steamer, remove the foil and baking paper and turn out onto a serving plate.

Serve with brandy sauce

 

Rosemary potatoes

Rosemary Potatoes

Ingredients:

  • Baby potatoes – 250 gm
  • Rock Salt to taste
  • Rosemary, chopped – 1 tsp
  • Sour cream – 150 gm
  • Olive Oil to drizzle
  • Pepper –  ½ tsp
  • Chopped chives/Parsley – 1 tsp
  • Garlic crushed – 4-5 pods
  • Bacon diced – 2 tbsp
  • Method:
  • Pre-heat the oven to 170° C. Wash the potatoes and scrub thoroughly to remove excess dirt and a little skin. Rub with sea salt; sprinkle coarsely ground pepper, chopped rosemary crushed garlic, diced bacon and generous amount of olive oil. Toss them and arrange them in a silver foil lined baking tray.  Bake them for 25-30 minutes or till done. Stir in chopped chives/parsley into the sour cream. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Serve hot with sour cream and some more generous drizzle of Olive Oil.
  • Cherry tomatoes are an excellent additive to the roasted potatoes.

Recipes courtesy executive chef Manu Chandra, Olive Beach

 

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