December 08, 2021
CM Content Team
Christmas 2023 is just around the corner, but the preparations have already started, and we can’t wait for the Christmas holidays to begin.
That time of the year has come when the air is chilly, but is filled with warm love and festive vibe. There’s something more that you can smell in the air during Christmas time. The tantalizing aroma of Traditional Christmas Foods.
Just like there’s no Christmas without a lit Christmas tree with a big pile of gifts under it, there’s no Christmas without Christmas delicacies.
Christmas is not just a time of giving and receiving. It is a season that awakens our taste buds with a unique blend of traditional and contemporary flavours. From classics to innovative creations, these six culinary treasures capture the essence of the festive season, creating a gastronomic experience beyond mere sustenance.
We explore the rich tapestry of traditional Christmas dishes, each serving as a testament to the warmth, love, and togetherness that define this magical time of the year.
Whether it's the nostalgic aroma of roasted potatoes wafting through the air or the comforting embrace of a steaming cup of mulled wine, these delicacies are more than just food—they embody cherished traditions and the joy of sharing moments with loved ones.
Get ready to embark on a journey of taste and tradition as we unwrap the stories behind these Christmas dishes, celebrating the culinary heritage that makes Christmas a truly delectable season.
It’s no surprise that the crispy, crunchy roast potatoes are one of the most favourite special Christmas delicacies! Loved by all, this vegetarian side dish couldn’t be easier to make as the perfect side to your main festive foods for Christmas.
Red potatoes, cut into quarters
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
½ teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
Eggnog is a sweetened, chilled, rich, dairy-based beverage served along with or before Christmas dishes. It is traditionally made with milk, sugar, cream, whipped egg whites, and egg yolks. This simple egg and milk punch is enjoyed on Christmas Eve as a chilled drink.
Also, people in many countries prefer adding distilled spirits like brandy, rum, whisky and bourbon to eggnog.
4 Egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar, plus 1 tablespoon
1 pint whole milk
1 cup heavy cream
3 ounces bourbon
1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
4 egg whites
Plum cake, also known as fruit cake, is a part of a wide range of cakes that are made with either dried fruit (such as currants, prunes, or raisins) or with fresh fruit. This is one of the known Christmas delicacies, traditionally crafted with an array of candied or dried fruits, nuts, and an assortment of aromatic spices, embodies the festive spirit with its rich and indulgent flavours.
You can also try adding dried fruits and nuts to the cake batter after soaking them in spirits like rum.
1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
125 gms almonds, chopped
2 tsp vanilla essence
2 1/2 cups mixed fruits (sultanas, raisins, candied peels and cherries), chopped
2 cups refined flour
An 8 inch round cake tin, lined with a double layer of grease-proof or brown paper at the bottom and on the sides.
Also known as spiced wine, Mulled wine is another Christmas delicacy that reflects the spirit of Christmas. A classic winter drink, especially popular around Christmas, enjoyed with traditional Christmas foods.
Mulled Wine is prepared using red wine and a number of mulling spices like cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, star anise, etc. Served hot, this alcoholic beverage helps you tackle the winter chill! However, don’t worry if you are a teetotaller as these days the non-alcoholic versions of the wine are also available for you to enjoy in Christmas.
Amidst the delightful array of traditional Christmas dishes, fudge stands as a distinguished confection, effortlessly holding its place alongside the tempting pies and cakes that grace the festive table.
2 3/4 c. chocolate chips
1 (14-oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
2 tbsp. heavy cream
4 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. kosher salt
3 tbsp. Christmas sprinkles
This roast chicken has to be a sure winner on your table filled with festive foods for Christmas. Its aromatic and savoury aroma while cooking adds to the festive ambiance, creating anticipation and excitement. Additionally, roast chicken is a versatile crowd-pleaser that appeals to a wide range of tastes.
How can this list of special Christmas dishes and Christmas delicacies be complete without adding a tender roasted chicken onto it!
1 (3 pound) whole chicken, giblets removed
salt and black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon onion powder, or to taste
½ cup margarine, divided
1 stalk celery, leaves removed
There you have it. A list of delicious traditional Christmas dishes to enhance your festive celebrations. Try making some of these Christmas delicacies and tell us how delicious they turned out.
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