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Alternative Christmas Baking Ideas

Most people can already guess what’s going to be on their plates this Christmas: braaied meat with plenty of salads, and trifle or pudding for dessert. There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the script, but if you’re looking for Christmas recipes with a twist, you’ve come to the right place.

Naartjie and Cinnamon Christmas Cookie Tree

Cookies and Christmas are some of the best reasons to love the festive season, so you shouldn’t be surprised that someone found a way to combine these classics. The best part of this dessert is the icing. In terms of icing recipes with zest, you can’t go wrong with this one.

Granadilla Amasi Loaf

We know what you’re thinking. “What does a combination of granadilla and amasi taste like?”. There’s no simple way to put this, but we’ll give it a shot. This proudly South African dessert tastes like angels dancing on your tastebuds. Do you think we’re overselling it? There’s only one way to find out: whip up a loaf and watch your guests devour every crumb.

Malva Pudding Waffle Cake

Malva pudding is a standard South African Christmas dessert that is enjoyed often with custard or ice cream. It usually has a spongy texture similar to cake, but this recipe is a bit different. Instead of making the conventional sponge pudding, shake things up by making waffles. Coupled with a custard filling and Malva sauce, this dessert is bound to please the harshest critics.

Koeksister Ice Cream Cones

Who would have thought there was a way to improve koeksisters? The sugary treats usually taste good on their own, but that doesn’t mean there’s no need to experiment. If you’re going to be serving ice cream this year, give the usual cone a break and go for something moist. Your guests will appreciate your creativity.

Carrot Cake Bunny Chow with Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Get rid of your carrot cake recipes, because this is the last one you’ll need. A bunny chow is a hollowed-out loaf of bread filled with curry. But in this case, cake replaces bread and curry makes way for cream cheese ice cream. After one bite, you’ll wonder why it took so long for you to make sweet bunny chows.

Surprise your loved ones with more than just a gift. Give them unique desserts to enjoy, and you’ll be the talk of the town.


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