Christmas is coming! So it’s time to start practicing when it comes to creating delicious, festive treats. Keep kids happy and tummies full with some of these brilliant and easy-to-make winter snacks.
Gingerbread. The ultimate Christmas snack. But chances are you don’t have the time spare to go all out on a traditional gingerbread house. Besides, you want your kids to actually eat the gingerbread. Nobody will want to ruin the overall effect of a gingerbread house by tucking into one of the walls. Here’s how to make cute and delicious gingerbread biscuits. Use all organic ingredients.
- 2 ¼ cups of all-purpose floue
- 1 tsp of baking soda
- 1 tsp of ground cinnamon
- ¼ tsp of allspice
- ½ tsp of salt
- ⅔ of a cup of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 3 tbsp of peeled and ground fresh ginger
- ⅔ of a cup of hot water
- Butter a baking tray.
- Mix everything together in the mixing bowl.
- Bake on the middle shelf of a preheated oven at 350 degrees fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes.
- Cut into shapes and cool.
- If you like, you can ice them. Use white, green and red icing to keep in the festive spirit.
Don’t like gingerbread? Do exactly the same but use shortbread. It’s always nice to give your guests variety anyway.
A chocolate lover’s dream. Chocolate fondue is a huge hit with the majority of the population. What’s better? You can’t really go that wrong with it. At the end of the day, it’s literally melted chocolate in a bowl or a fountain. If you have a chocolate fountain machine, it’ll come with instructions, so make sure to read them carefully. Always clean your machine immediately after use to make life easier for yourself. Getting dried chocolate out of nooks and crannies in the structure can make you question whether it was really worth it. If you don’t have a machine, here’s an easy alternative.
- A mixing bowl
- A wooden spoon
- Chocolate of your choice (white, milk or dark)
- A microwave (check out the best range at whatmicrowave.com) OR a hob and a saucepan
If you are using a microwave:
- Break the chocolate into small pieces and place in the mixing bowl.
- Place the bowl in the center of the microwave and cook on high for thirty seconds.
- Remove the bowl and stir with the spoon.
- Repeat until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
If you are using the hob:
- MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE USING A HEAT RESISTANT MIXING BOWL.
- Put water in the saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Reduce heat so that the water is simmering.
- Place the mixing bowl on top of the saucepan. The hot water will steam the bowl and steadily melt the chocolate.
Place the bowl out for guests. Place marshmallows, strawberries, raspberries and other treats on plates around the bowl, ready to be dipped.