Are you short on time this Christmas? Do you prefer nattering with a glass of wine to slaving over the stove? Who can blame you? If you want to cook up a Christmas storm and spend more time with your family (or even with a festive game or two of no deposit bingo!), these 5 quick Christmas recipes will help you make something yummy in next to no time.
1. Joulutorttu via The Guardian
These pretty little Finnish pastries are a traditional Christmas treat in Finland. They’re very similar to a British jam tart but much more continental, darling! Best of all, if you have a block of puff pastry to hand, you can whip them up in less than an hour.
2. Smoked salmon, cream & caviar pancakes via Woman & Home
These simple starters (or canapés) are ridiculously delicious and ridiculously easy to make. In fact, once you’ve collected the ingredients, you can create a whole platter of these beauties in less than 20 minutes. Can’t say fairer than that! Here’s the recipe.
3. No-bake peanut butter balls via Better Homes & Gardens
Does your family have a sweet tooth? These no-bake peanut butter balls are the perfect chocolatey, sugary treat – ideal for youngsters who aren’t keen on mince pies. They’re incredibly quick and easy to make too, you don’t even need your oven! Preparation time is just 30 minutes – then simply leave in the fridge for an hour or two and hey presto! Here’s how to make your own.
4. Sweet snowballs via Good Food
Just like BHG’s peanut butter balls, these festive looking “snowballs” are really easy and fun to make – especially if the kids want to get involved. Full of Maltesers, coconut, marshmallow, cranberries and rich tea biscuits, these confections are 20 minute Christmas miracles. Make your own here.
5. Baked Camembert with sun dried tomatoes via Real Simple
Looking for something simple and savoury to make for Christmas Eve or as a festive starter? Baked Camembert is a delicious treat the whole family can tuck into – and you can prepare one in under 25 minutes. Here’s a cracking recipe from Real Simple.
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