How would a classic British dessert taste, with a little elevation of the hero ingredient? With dutch apples taking the spotlight in this recipe, we’d dare say it makes quite the perfect sweet treat for your guests this Christmas! Dutch apples are known to give off a strong aroma and taste sweet and tart. Once caramelised —and paired with cinnamon, nutmeg and lemon — you can already taste the goodness in your mindedness! If you love spices, add cloves or cardamom for a little kick! Or you can go sweet all the way with a topping of vanilla bean ice cream for the dreamy pairing.Beyond Christmas, this dessert is also great for casual or important occasions such as birthdays, festivals or for the perfect accompaniment during teatime. Let's get started!
Crimson red, smooth and velvety sponge slathered generously with silky smooth cream cheese topping. What’s not to love about this crowd favourite cake? For the adventurous, pistachios, pecans and nuts would form part of the garnish to add texture and crunch. Check out this Pistachio Orange Blossom Cake recipe if you’re feeling nutty this Christmas! For the sweeter tooth, Nutella, Biscoff and salted caramel sauce would form the filling to give an added dimension of flavour. What is the history behind the now popular Red Velvet cake? It was said that ‘velvet cakes’ first emerged in the Victorian Era, alongside cakes like the Devil’s Food Cake that was characterised by a soft, spongy and smooth exterior texture. It was in the 1940s that the Red Velvet cake made its first official debut in a cookbook by Irma S Rombauer. The secret to this recipe? We’re going classic. No red food colourings, but natural beetroot extract and the usual suspects to make the perfect red velvet — buttermilk, cocoa powder and more! Whether celebrating with guests or family, these ruby slices of red velvet cake are the perfect dessert this holiday season. With these modern kitchen machines, the versatility and efficiency are worth every penny and then some. If you’re in the mood to try some whipping up local dishes with your kitchen appliance, here’s a 10