WithLuv Recipes for Christmas

by Admin 12. December 2010 18:25

With only 13 sleeps away from Christmas… WithLuv presents some special holiday recipes! 

 This special time of the year as we all know is Christmas.  We do not share this time alone, rather we share it WithLuv. We make the most of the opportunity of Christmas and embrace the spirit of Christmas with our loved ones, friends and family.  Some may rejuvenate the Christmas spirit over lunch or dinner - others may make the opportunity of gift sharing. At WithLuv we enjoy the occasional wine and dine, especially on the wonderful holidays of Christmas.  Below are some recipes that can help you fulfil the enjoyment of Christmas with your loved ones.

WithLuv Fruit pancakes

  •  250g plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 55g caster sugar
  • 2.5g salt
  • 375ml buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 35 g sultanas
  • 35 g finely diced currants
  • 30g finely diced glacé cherries
  • 50 g mixed diced candied
  • Butter or cooking spray
  • Maple syrup and/or low fat-ice-cream, to serve
  • Makes approximately 6-8 pancakes (depending on the size).

Method

Step 1: Sift the baking powder, flour and salt into a large mixing bowl.

Step 2: Pour the sugar in another mixing bowl along with buttermilk, eggs and melted butter - mix until it amalgamate.

Step 3: Combine both Step 1 and step 2 together and mix them together until it is mixed

Step 4: Add and mix the sultanas, finely diced currants and diced candied together into the batter.

Step 5: When ready to cook heat the fry pan on a medium and lightly grease the pan with butter or cooking spray.

Step 6: Gently pour a large spoonfuls of batter into the frying pan until bubbles burst on the surface and the edges start to go dry. Turn and cook until both sides is golden and cooked.

Step 7: Repeat remaining batter from step 5, using more butter or cooking spray when necessary.

Step 8: Serve ‘WithLuv Fruit Pancake’ with maple syrup and/or low fat ice-cream. Enjoy.

Gingerbread men Withluv

  • 70 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 2.5 g grounded nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg (white)
  • 1 pinch grounded cloves
  • 100 g butter
  • 2.5 g baking soda
  • 230 g plain flour
  • Currants (to decorate)
  • Smarties (to decorate)
  • 100g pure icing sugar
  • 6-8 drops of food additives (any colours that you preferred for decorating)

Method

Step 1: Place the butter and sugar in a large bowl and beat with electric beater until pale and creamy.

Step 2: Add the golden syrup and egg in the same bowl and beat until it is amalgamate.

Step 3: Gently sift the plain flour, baking soda, soft brown sugar, grounded nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, grounded cloves in to the same bowl and whisk it together.

Step 4: knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth and elastic.

Step 5: Place the dough in the bowl and cover it with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for approximately 45 minutes.

Step 6: During that time Preheat oven to 180°C.

Step 7: In a dry bowl, place the egg white and beat the egg white until it’s in the soft creamy form. Then add icing sugar and continue to beat it until it is in the stiff states. Divide the amount of icing into bowl(s) and add 6 – 8 drops of food additives (colour of your choice) and stir until combined. Cover the bowl(s) with plastic wrap and place in the fridge.

Step 8: Roll the dough out on a lightly floured surface and cut out the gingerbread men cookies. With an offset spatula lift the cut out cookies onto the baking sheet. (Repeat this step until there no more dough left).

Step 9:  Bake in the oven for 8 – 10 minutes until its golden brown. Remove the gingerbread from the oven and cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes.

Step 10: Decorate your gingerbread men with currants, smarties and icing (icing can be used as glue to attach currants and smarties.)

WithLuv X’mas Snowflake (For the adults of course...)

  • 150 ml pear liqueur
  • 300 ml Milk 
  • Crushed ice cubes
  • Lemonade / lemon Lime Soda / tropical fruit
  • Mint leaves
  • Approximately 6 servings

Method

Step 1: Mix together with pear liqueur with milk, lemonade and ice in a martini shaker.

Step 2: Pour the mixture into cocktail glasses and garnish with mint leaves.

WithLuv X’mas snow shakes (and for the younger ones...)

  •  Lemonade
  •  2 scoops of vanilla Ice cream
  • Jimmies

Method

Step 1:  Put 1 scoop of vanilla ice cream in a milkshake glass then slowly add lemonade until it is ¾ full. Gently mix the lemonade and the vanilla ice cream which will create a milky frothy texture.

Step 2: Add an additional scoop of vanilla ice cream in the snow shake and sprinkle with some jimmies.

Note: 1g = 0.035273 oz

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