Christmas is just around the corner and we all get into the mood and maybe look forward to huge family gatherings and abundant meals. The warm scents of cinnamon, cloves, roasted almonds, and of course, butter, the most valuable Christmas ingredient, fill the house.
Infinite hours to organize and prepare these meals: plenty of starters, multiple main courses and the final course(s), the desserts, which also hold a significant role at the Christmas table. It is highly recommended, and wise, to prepare any meals we can well in advance to shorten the time in the kitchen on the big day!
Desserts are definitely such a choice. If you are lucky enough to be a guest at a Christmas gathering and miss all this fuss, you can still volunteer to bring the dessert and spare your hosts some effort. Our extended family (actually 3 separate households) has come up with a practical solution to make things easier for everyone for Christmas meals: we share the courses and/or dishes to be served so each one has to make less and manageable effort for a bigger festive meal.
In any case and for any occasion, I am sharing my favorite Christmas desserts with you to prepare before the festive meals so you can enjoy more of the big day!
It is the leader of all sweets and there is hardly a person who does not like this fabulous dessert. (See the recipe here)
Buttery, aromatic with its roasted almond that even after dessert, you want to accompany your coffee. (See the recipe here)
You can’t resist these sweet balls that resemble snowballs and are made in less than 15 minutes (See the recipe here)
Vanilla, chocolate, butter and sprinkle with powdered sugar and you can’t eat just one… (See the recipe here)
Don’t be afraid that they are so simple, because when the caramel and chocolate touch the palate, the eyes will shut for this dreamy taste. (See the recipe here)
Airy fluffy pieces of chocolate and walnut or as I call them, the Greek version of macarons. (See the recipe here)
Snow only scares us when it’s on the street, but we want snowy desserts this time of the year. These chocolate morsels are truly addictive! (See the recipe here)
You can make this dessert with leftovers, but for this dessert I made a cake just to make these cariokes. The truth is, I didn’t have any cookies left. (See the recipe here)
In case that your kourabiedes didn’t succeed to be perfect or even they were a success, make this easy cheesecake type dessert and you will see everyone licking their spoons so that not a crumb escapes them. (See the recipe here)
This dessert is like cariocas. You can put gingerbread or cookies or cakes or whatever else you have… (See the recipe here)
The most wonderful combination for Christmas sweets for me is the combination or marriage, as we called in Greece, of chocolate and caramel. (See the recipe here)
Winter without the scent of orange and syrup, it is impossible. Relatively light and will cleanse your mouth of the spices that your meal had. (See the recipe here)
Super impressive look for a decorated festive table. (See the recipe here)
My childhood Christmas tables almost always had this dessert and it is one of my favorites because I miss the beautiful Christmases I spent with my grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts, uncles and cousins. (See the recipe here)
If you don’t make another recipe with coconut, make this one that have only 3 ingredients and give an exotic touch to the festive table. (See the recipe here)
May this year be the most promising of all previous ones.
Wishes for Health, Love, Happiness, Faith, Dreams, Joy, Creativity and Success!
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!